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V I always wondered why Isle of Wight vehicles survived better than mainland ones....

 

A combination of things I reckon. A large population of elderly/retired people who have old skool standards of "look after it". Low annual mileages, only recently (last 5 years) has there been widespread salting of the roads.

 

However, I have noticed in the last couple of years a dramatic reduction in old cars here, the Scrapage Scheme (boo hiss!) played a big part in reducing the population here and the introduction of lots more Hyundai cars :( .

 

I have some pictures of a trip to the scrapyard to see the victims of Scrappage here on the island, I put the pictures up a new topic here sometime - sad pictures though.

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nice MkA

 

 

Laurie Bond was an interesting character. I own two of his designs, although I prefer the Berkeley to the Bond!

3 Wheeler version or 4?

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Just to add some spots from the last week or so.....

 

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This I believe is a Honda 400/4 Super Sport;

 

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This picture was taken a while back but the car is still about, saw it today, chip-oil powered.

 

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NOT a Ferrari

 

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Not something you see everyday eh?

 

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Hope you like. :)

 

I found these (old) pictures on Photobucket in an album that I forgot I had.

 

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^^^ Austin Princess.

 

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XRfry.jpg

 

I still need a set of these, but I have this habit of finding them for sale just after they've sold. I could also do with finding some of those funny ribbed plastic door protectors with the reflectors in (black with red reflectors, ideally). Maybe a static strip too... and a spiral-based body-coloured wing-mounted aerial like my Dad had on his Datsun.

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Blimey, I didn't realise the IoW was so good for tat, my older brother lives there, I need to go and visit him sometime and grab some photos whilst I'm there I guess!

Also, I think the Maestro may be ex AA instead of BT, because of the Reading issued numberplate and the H plate, they would have repainted it grey I reckon. Still a very good spot though.

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Some great spots on here JHT. Don't think I've ever seen a C15 pickup, and that Charade from the other day is a little gem as well 8)

 

Who put those trimz and arches on that poor little Woolly Whore's Nest? It would look very fine otherwise.

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nice MkA

 

 

Laurie Bond was an interesting character. I own two of his designs, although I prefer the Berkeley to the Bond!

3 Wheeler version or 4?

1959 Berkeley B95 - four wheeler

1953 Bond MkC - three wheeler

Had umpteen Berks (4xT60, 1xSE328, 1xB95)

C15 pickups are more common than you think - almost every C15 Romahome (built in IOW) is based on a pick up.

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That Hornet does look odd with 12 Inch wheels, Mayfair trims and black arches. It sort of looks like it started out as a Mayfair and was then converted by some crazy firm for the Japanese market.

 

The white 1100 is a cracker too.

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nice MkA

 

 

Laurie Bond was an interesting character. I own two of his designs, although I prefer the Berkeley to the Bond!

3 Wheeler version or 4?

1959 Berkeley B95 - four wheeler

1953 Bond MkC - three wheeler

Had umpteen Berks (4xT60, 1xSE328, 1xB95)

C15 pickups are more common than you think - almost every C15 Romahome (built in IOW) is based on a pick up.

 

I thought the T60 was a 3 wheeler?

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Time to update....

 

Badly parked Capri;

 

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Posh 2 tone Black Cab;

 

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Harry finest - stripped!

 

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ATS been looking for this FIATS engine;

 

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...given up thy have I reckon.

 

Petit Italian seeks some camping action;

 

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Hmmm moss:

 

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Anyone here able to identify as to what model this Mercedes van is:

 

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I would say it was larger than a Vito but smaller than a Sprinter. Anyone?

 

 

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3 wheeled Wolseley;

 

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There you go then. :)

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With that roof extending over the front, that Fiat 900E looks like a 'Sleeping Giant' version.

 

I can't help with identifying the Merc van, but I do remember seeing loads of them when I first went to France in 1988. I liked them because they were unusual as we didn't get them, plus they look shonky to boot... :D

 

Nice work JHT.

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The Mercedes van is an MB 100. Built in Spain, not available in the UK as far as i know. I have only seen one locally,owned by a Dover based vehicle delivery company.

 

Brian.

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More from the Isle of Shite;

 

The Teeth-mobile keeping company with a small car (MoT time):

 

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Crab supreme;

 

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Royal Enfield Bullet;

 

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Ford A Series Luton, very rusty;

 

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...and not to be out done in the rot stakes...Sherpa;

 

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Honda NSX;

 

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