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Spot of the Day Part 2

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Spotted today in Northampton. 1959 Cadillac Sedan De Ville (four door). In a very black shade of black. You could land a small helicopter on the bonnet. What a car!

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Back and forth to MK yesterday.

White Jag XJS ragtop

68 Morgan

Frogeye Sprout

Chevette saloon in light met. blue and alloys.

 

And a pair of clowns racing a Cayenne and a Bentley Continental drophead along an empty A14. The Bentley just left the Porsche.

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Another immaculate looking dark red/maroon F reg Nova today. Second one in that colour that I've seen locally recently - I know this was a different one as it was a two door as opposed to the four door I saw first. Both looked in stunning condition though!

 

Keith

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This morning I saw a J reg cream Volvo P1800.

 

Trevor

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1 hour ago, Max Headroom said:

This morning I saw a J reg cream Volvo P1800.

 

Trevor

And you didn't nick it for me?

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1 hour ago, Max Headroom said:

This morning I saw a J reg cream Volvo P1800.

 

Trevor

That reminds me - at weekend I saw an early P1800 with the cowhorn bumpers .  It was immaculate in gunmetal grey & running on chrome wires , which really suited it .

Also encountered a very tidy S2 Escort RS Turbo , whose owner flagged me down so he could take a photo of it next to my RS2

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18 minutes ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

And you didn't nick it for me?

You’re at the back of a long queue!

 

Trevor

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I stopped queuing when the prices got stupid. Same with Jeeps. Some people have more money than sense.

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On 4/24/2018 at 8:11 AM, bentwaters81tfw said:

The Bentley just left the Porsche.

 

Not surprising really, as a Cayenne isn't a real Porsche. Real Porsches don't have names, they have numbers starting with 9. Or 3, if it's very, very old. But 9 is best, and it has to have an aircooled engine in the back, turbocharger is optional.

 

Bentley OTOH, has been making racing lorries since the late '20s! Just ask Mr Bugatti.

 

:)

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3 hours ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

I stopped queuing when the prices got stupid. Same with Jeeps. Some people have more money than sense.

Sadly , that is increasingly the way of things in the classic car world .  Prices just keep going up & up meaning that the traditional enthusiasts are being pushed aside by people with money .  I remember a competition in Classic & Sportscar  magazine to win an Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Volante .  It was reckoned to be worth £30K , which was pricey but not outrageous .  Today a similar vehicle is a minimum of £750K , putting it out of reach of everyone but the VERY rich . 

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On 20/04/2018 at 8:06 PM, Pete in Lincs said:

Yellow Triumph Stag... The passenger door rear shutline

was about 2mm at the bottom and about 6mm at the top.

Probably just been restored. I seem to remember the panel gaps at delivery were more like inches than millimetres!

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There was a red Jaguar XK150 FHC Northbound from the Lincoln end of the A15 this afternoon.

 

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5 hours ago, rs2man said:

Sadly , that is increasingly the way of things in the classic car world .  Prices just keep going up & up meaning that the traditional enthusiasts are being pushed aside by people with money .  I remember a competition in Classic & Sportscar  magazine to win an Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Volante .  It was reckoned to be worth £30K , which was pricey but not outrageous .  Today a similar vehicle is a minimum of £750K , putting it out of reach of everyone but the VERY rich . 

I know someone who let’s say will never be destitute who used to buy classic cars as a hobby back in the 80’s and export them to he USA. He literally had a barn full of classic cars. Never saw what they were as they were all under tarpaulins.

 

Money eh...

 

Trevor

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On 4/21/2018 at 12:47 PM, Killingholme said:

Spotted today in Northampton. 1959 Cadillac Sedan De Ville (four door). In a very black shade of black. You could land a small helicopter on the bonnet. What a car!

So your sure then, it was black?

If 50's Cads are helipads then the 60's must surely be aircraft carriers!?

The 59's are really lovely cars, my fave. 

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Slightly tatty around the edges white D reg Capri 2.0 Laser, looked like a daily driver - as did the silver Merc 190E I let out of a junction a few minutes later.

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On 4/25/2018 at 4:48 AM, von Race said:

So your sure then, it was black?

If 50's Cads are helipads then the 60's must surely be aircraft carriers!?

The 59's are really lovely cars, my fave. 

For me the 1961-2 model years are the sweet spot when it comes to styling.

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I'll second that.

 

Today, at the Boston sausage shop on the A17 just West of Boston.

A rather nice dark blue Triumph TR5/TR250.

With it's extra wing mounted side lights I imagine it's a US import that

has been converted to RHD.

It apparently belongs to the shop owner.

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8 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

the Boston sausage shop on the A17 

:penguin:Sounds like my kind of place. Silver service and a decent wine list?

 

Trevor Ronay 

 

 

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