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Spot of the Day Part 2

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On 19/02/2018 at 11:14 PM, keefr22 said:

 

Back last summer the missus & I were in Alresford when they were moving a West Country class loco from the Watercress to visit the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Brilliant manouvering by the driver to get out of the station car park, down the narrow station approach road & then to negotiate the T junction at the end! 

 

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Keith

Can't read the number is it "Swanage"

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The locomotive is No: 34007 "Wadebridge" but at the time of the photograph carried the Smokebox Number Plate for No: 34019 "Bideford".

 

Chris 

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Out shopping in Banbury saw a Vauxhall Calibra, haven’t seen one of those for years, and a split screen crew cab VW bus.

 

Karl

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Bumper haul today:

  • Ferrari 275
  • Series 2 Land Rover 
  • VW Mk1 Scirroco
  • Citroen HY van

Karl

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Today appeared to be Landie day in Banbury, with no less than 4 series 1 & 2 Landies out and about, but bizarrely enough, they were all the same blue?

 

Also spotted was a very tidy 1987 Fiat Uno outside of Wickes.

 

I can’t remember the last time I saw an Uno.

 

Karl

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2 Mk 2 VW Sciroccos and a Mk 1 Escort in rally spec on the back of a truck.

 

But for a real haul, I was at DX last wednesday, and saw this lot!

https://online.handh.co.uk/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/84//

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And today, only a yellow Triumph Spitfire  and a turquoise MGB GT

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I'd go for the orange Escort Mexico.

Which I note went for more than a '59 TR3!

And what on earth did someone do to that poor SD!?

This week I are mostly been seeing...

On Tuesday in Nottingham, a Minivan in medium sea grey.

Yesterday down near Peterborough, a Mk1 Capri in a very bright yellow.

Today, Northbound on the A1 a Citroen Light 15 (Traction avant) in black.

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The MB Jeep went for more than it was worth. It was rough round the edges. I would expect mint and fully fitted for less than that. The Lotus Cortina only made  on being early. The later ones with the Ford rear suspension were better. DB6 is still out of my bracket.

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32 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

I'd go for the orange Escort Mexico.

 

Snap! Shame about the sunroof though, always better not to have a hole in the roof! Scary to think that it went for nearly 50 times what I sold my last one for!!

 

33 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

And what on earth did someone do to that poor SD!?

 

Exactly what I thought - dreadful!

 

Keith

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If I was going to pick something it would be the Land Rover 88 or the Mike. I love utility vehicles. If I had to pick a car probably the Volvo.

 

 

The other day I ran across a bright orange 53 Desoto Firedome. Not something you see every day.

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I wouldn't mind that 2CV - but it would be more than a bit exy by the time I got it out here!

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I'd go for the SD1 but the bodykit reminds me of the Manta especially the sill so it'd have to go back to Rovers original....

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Today, (South Lincoln) I caught a glimpse of a Riley 1.5 or Wolseley 1500

in a cream and brown scheme complete with windscreen sunshield

(remember them?). Judging by the age of the driver it could well

have been a one owner from new car.

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I don't go back that far but i used to have a Wolseley 4-44 and a cousin had the MG Magnette,i'll have a look for the photo's and post them...

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2 hours ago, Vince1159 said:

I'd go for the SD1 but the bodykit reminds me of the Manta especially the sill so it'd have to go back to Rovers original....

 

Trouble is, given everything BL's propensity to rust, it would probably fall apart when you took the bodykit off....!! :whistle::lol:

 

Keith

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14 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

 

Trouble is, given everything BL's propensity to rust, it would probably fall apart when you took the bodykit off....!! :whistle::lol:

 

Keith

Very true but anything'd be an improvement on that ruddy 'orrible bodykit...

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Earlier this week I saw a 2.8 Ford Capri in black. I think an updated version would sell well today.

 

Trevor

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On 30/03/2018 at 6:21 PM, Vince1159 said:

but i used to have a Wolseley 4-44

Here she is in all her black and rust glory,only kept her for a few weeks because it was a pain changing gear with the column change then sold to someone to restore...

 

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A brass radiator  Model T near Southampton on Saturday.  That's pre-1917 year so over 100 years old.  Seemed to be running quite nicely.

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This afternoon North of Lincoln on a country road,

An early E type in electric blue with the hood down.

('Cos for once it was warm enough for just a T shirt!)

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A trip out to Reading this afternoon to drop eldest son off at the station for his trip back to university in Falmouth, so trip down the M40 followed by a trundle through the south Oxfordshire countryside, during which I spotted:

 

  • Alvis TE1 convertible, immaculate in deep red.
  • XK120 Coupe, again in deep red, and equally immaculate.
  • Fiat 600 on the M40 resplendent in mint green.

Karl

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On 02/04/2018 at 10:41 PM, Bordfunker said:

Mad Max’s Bentley Coupe in Banbury this afternoon.

 

https://www.carscoops.com/2017/03/this-bentley-continental-gt-off-roader/

 

I kid you not!

 

Karl

"A 2005 Coupe for under 55k and one in Florida for 34k",i'll have a rummage around for loose change and see if they're still available!...

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Cost you 10 grand for a major service. A friend has one, and it was done for him before he bought it.

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