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This very vehicle came into my yard as Category D salvage 2 or 3 years ago. It was brush painted in black & looked a right mess, so I'm amazed someone saw sense to buy it & get it fixed up! Its currently taxed also.

 

Interestingly, in the glovebox was a photo of how it looked prior to being brush painted (& bumped) & it looked very much the same as how it looks (presumably?) now.

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The lovely little Datsun needs some whitewalls as in the original ad! :D

Ah well, I wanted to do that but I couldn't get 12" ones in the UK, only 13" or bigger :(
Kia Pride was 12 inch I think? :lol:Re. that Pug van and the story of its resurrection, the word "ringer" came immediately to mind given the paintwork comments...

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Re. that Pug van and the story of its resurrection, the word "ringer" came immediately to mind given the paintwork comments...

Can't imagine there'd be many who would 'ring' such a low value vehicle... Checked the images yesterday on the works pc & it looks much the same vehicle to me, despite looking crappy, it was a solid old beast!

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The lovely little Datsun needs some whitewalls as in the original ad! :D

Ah well, I wanted to do that but I couldn't get 12" ones in the UK, only 13" or bigger :(
Kia Pride was 12 inch I think? :lol:Re. that Pug van and the story of its resurrection, the word "ringer" came immediately to mind given the paintwork comments...
Haven't seen a white-walled Pride since they were new/new-ish. :cry:

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A weekend update of cars seen at the excellent Hartlepool Historic Quayside. The majority of cars were traditional type classic cars, but a nice free day out and weather stayed sunny.

 

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Must be a very late SD1 - I think the Vitesse continued until the 827 hatchback made an appearance.

 

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Shame about the hubcaps - part of the Diesel granadas charm are its black steel wheels

 

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These seen on the streets over the last week -

 

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Northern lights indeed. Only explanation for those tyres.

 

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God help us. Perfectly nice clean early mk2.

 

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The piece of paper said 'this car is not for sale'. I presume offers have been made for this GTI donor.

 

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Magnificent.

 

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Very early UK Z car. Wish it was any other Datsun but a 240Z though.

 

more here:

 

http://www.reallyloud.co.uk/cars/cars68.htm

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GR8 photos there Datsunsunny including some excellent wheel work - totally inappropriate rimz and pound shop wheel trims aplenty. Refreshing to know this stuff is out there TODAY and happening in YOUR neighbourhood. My favourite is the Volvo 360 OAP JDM Dori-spec BBC2 RSPB NHS WRX FTW.

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Some nice stuff there, I also especially like the Volvo 360.It's encouraging to see this type of car being looked after and the owners being proud to show them without fear of too much classic car snobbery.The E-reg SD1 is certainly a very late one. I used to pass one on my route to school, not a Vitesse unfortunately but it stood out to me as unusual even back then when it was only a couple of years old.

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An update of what I've seen over the last couple of weeks:

 

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I've never really heard good things about the Maxi, but there's something about a blue or green one that makes me want to own one. I doubt if I ever will though.

 

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A promo for a Citroen Specialist in Newcastle - they also have a 10 year old Xantia wagon with a huge tower extension thingy.

 

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Very clean example, no doubt recently restored.

 

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I think this was a S version.

 

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No idea whats going on here, and in my eyes far too recent to feature in my hallowed galleries but it is shite, and thats what counts here.

 

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Old wagons are quite popular with the Jewish community in Gateshead, mostly Toyota vans and Volvo's but occasionally you see something more interesting.

 

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Sister to the Talbot Express, Citroen C25 and not imported Peugeot J5.

 

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This made my panda look absolutely massive. pnarr pnarr.

 

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Bizarre. Any ideas who did these conversions? Looks pretty ungainly in my eyes - opportunity missed there by Renault. Again.

 

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Oh yes! I stumbled across this as I thought I'd saw a Sierra Estate - as I went to check out the Sierra, I was disappointed to see it was a later facelift G reg model and ignored it, but then caught hold of this solid honey further up the street. JACKPOT! I suspect it will eventually end up on ebay as most of these 70's Japanese survivors tend to.

 

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Final and personally my favourite out of the batch. Its pretty ropey - but I was delighted to see it. Judging by its overall condition though I think its going to struggle in the future.

 

A few more spots are here:

 

http://www.reallyloud.co.uk/cars/cars69.htm

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That Mazda's a cracker, there was a garage near me as a youth called Shafesbury Garages that switched allegiance from Ford to Mazda and they started by peddling these buggers to all the old folks around those parts, there were stacks of them and now they're all gone, or tucked away and they seemed to last really well, I should start leafletting in the hope that one turns up

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323 is a stunner! I'd be truly amazed to see that on the street.Ditto the Cherry coupe, shame it's a bit tired looking though. The number plate looks vaguely familiar, wonder if it was in the DOC or perhaps it's got a similar reg'n to a Datsun UK vehicle? Wish I could get access to my database :x I drove one of those coupes with an A12 engine not long ago and was pleasantly surprised, much more refined feeling than the normal 3dr hatch with A12 that I had as my first car.

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What's with the calling estates 'wagons'? Wagons were what they had in Rawhide or what the council used for collecting rubbish from the middins. Have a nice day y'all.

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Hmm...sorry MonzaE - I suppose its just something I picked up in Japanese car talk. So Estates it is. Even though I tend to think of Brookside when someone says Estate....

 

'Mystery' car is indeed a Granada Ghia.

 

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A couple more spotted today.

 

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Quite recent, but I don't think I've seen many of these Carina Estates. Quite handsome machines.

 

I stumbled across a classic bus meet at the Metrocentre - not a BL scrapyard, but rather a massive and somewhat soul-less shopping centre in Gateshead. I guess some Bus collectors held a meet in the coach park. There were a lot of guys running around with notepads.

 

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There were quite a few more too, but I'll post these ones up purely as selfish personal nostalgia - I used to go to school in buses/coaches similar to these in the mid 80's. Initially as a 1st year me and my mates would want to sit at the front, then I quickly realised that was wrong - I eventually migrated towards the rear of the coach in my later years.

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Leyland National! Truly miss those sodding things, regularly used to take them to town and back as a kid. Even at the time, I remember feeling somewhat disappointed when one of the "new" Leyland Lynx buses turned up, they were as clattery and harsh but not half as fun.

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There were quite a few more too, but I'll post these ones up purely as selfish personal nostalgia - I used to go to school in buses/coaches similar to these in the mid 80's. Initially as a 1st year me and my mates would want to sit at the front, then I quickly realised that was wrong - I eventually migrated towards the rear of the coach in my later years.

I used to get taken to school in one of these in 2002! Its Probably still in service too i last saw it in 2006 still doing the school run.

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Tchoh, go to all that trouble of restoring a mk2 National in original livery and spoil it with non-trad number plates.

 

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I seem to recall a lot of these particular vehicles had an engine and gearbox transplant from Volvo coaches halfway through their lives, wonder if this one's been put back to original and whether original was the fixed-head Leyland truck that smoked like an absolute bastaad.

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In Japan-speak, Wagon = the people/family carrying version of an estate car, whereas Van = the commercial variant, but still with windows and in a lower spec.The versions that were sold here were usually the Wagons. My '73 180B estate even had a Wagon badge on one of the pillars.

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Isn't the Estate vs Wagon thing all about where you're from? In England, they're called Estate Cars, refering to the Estates the landed gentry who were their original market, lived on - alternatively also called Shooting-brakes, referring to the shooting partys they were used for. In America, land owners don't have Estates, they have (cattle) Stations, hence over there, they're called Station Wagons.

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Nice bus pics - I'm a particular fan of Bus Shite (I dont own a note pad or foosty parka!)The top one is a Plaxton Panorama Elite (EFE did a model) but the small wheels suggest a Bristol LH, Ford or Bedford Chassis?Agree with Mk2 Craig the no. plates on the National are poo. As its a MK2 National it would have had either the leyland o.600, or TL11 fitted as new - hope its the '600 as it sounds pretty ace :D

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If you like bus shite Lathalmond is worth a visit and should be within an hour's drive for you.

Its a great museum - lots of interesting buses esp of a Scottish nature! I'm also a member of the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust at Brigeton in Glasgow :)

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The top one is a Plaxton Panorama Elite (EFE did a model) but the small wheels suggest a Bristol LH, Ford or Bedford Chassis?

"321YHN" into Google says it's a Bedford, DVLA says manufactured 1971. Fords were all ten-stud wheels... growing up on an island where ALL the buses were Ford and (nearly) ALL the coaches were Bedford one soon learned the differences :)

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Did you picture that Beta near the A1 junction? My mate bought one a few months ago, and that certainly looks like the garages it's kept in!He's looking to sell it too - pity I'm skint, or should that be "currently affected by the credit crunch"?

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The Beta was seen on some back road near Wells, west country way. Unless he'd was in that area that day I'd say it was unlikely to be the same car.

 

Anyway, bit of bumper crop of spots, but nothing too shite and certainly not that rare, but here are a few noteworthy ones.

 

The Metrocentre holds a classic car show every 2nd Wednesday during the summer months, it attracts a surprising amount of cars, from the tynes/wear/tees area. Certainly worth checking out if you're into Yank muscle cars. A few European classics make it too, but again nothing too out of the ordinary.

 

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Then I travel south for the Beaulieu autojumble. Again a very low turnout of cars of real interest, but the odd jems can be found in the car parks.

 

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One of the many cars for sale - always overpriced and this year sadly lacking in shite. Apart from the Renault and Vauxhall.

 

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However this was up for grabs too for an not unreasonable £1700.

 

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I think these are quite rare. Great to see them high off the ground instead of the usual groundscraping stuff.

 

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Car of the show for me. It was on the Practical Classics stand.

 

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Not shite, but certainly designed with shiteness in mind.

 

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I really don't care for minors, but this one was quite attractive.

 

http://www.reallyloud.co.uk/cars/commer_1.jpg

 

One of the main reasons I prefer autojumbles to normal shows are the volume of people genuinely into cars, as opposed to random families wondering around for a day out taking the pi55 out of Allegros or dream catcher vendours seen at classic car shows these days. Additionally you can have a chinwag with most traders and punters. One chap I spoke to claims to own the only surviving volvo 165 - a 164 with a estate back end. A specialist company converted 10 164's in 1974, and just the one survives -I'm hoping to get pictures of it soon.

 

 

Finally a few j-tin street spots.

 

http://www.reallyloud.co.uk/cars/mitsubishi_space_wagon.jpg

 

http://www.reallyloud.co.uk/cars/nissan_sunny_zx.jpg

 

http://www.reallyloud.co.uk/cars/toyota_hiace_5.jpg

 

http://www.reallyloud.co.uk/cars/nissan_silvia_1.jpg

 

http://www.reallyloud.co.uk/cars/nissan_cherry_4.jpg

 

A few more pages of snaps can be seen right here:

 

http://www.reallyloud.co.uk/cars/cars70.htm

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