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Spot of the Day Part 3

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2 hours ago, Madmonk said:

Spotted this at a dealer last week so went to look at it on Saturday and pick it up this Saturday weather permitting!!

 

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For those interested its a 1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500, 72K miles, nut and bolt rebuild 9 years ago.

 

Where's the jealous icon.....?!

 

Keith

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Erm, Achtung, Spitfire? :pilot:

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16 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Erm, Achtung, Spitfire? :pilot:

 

Are you driving a BMW (or Messerschmitt bubble car, even more appropriately!!)

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Driving along Lytham front this morning saw a lovely MG Magnette it was in really good nick.

ATB

Jim

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A fair bit of nice metal over the weekend what with a trip over to Spa (including lots of Datsuns and Peugeot 205s, plus a number of old Ferrari's, Triumphs and quite a few race cars). Quite a few pictures sitting on the camera at the moment, but in the meantime here's a few off the phone...

 

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Triumph Toledo

 

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Wedge TVR

 

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Escort RS1600

 

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On 5/20/2019 at 1:59 PM, Madmonk said:

Spotted this at a dealer last week so went to look at it on Saturday and pick it up this Saturday weather permitting!!

 

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For those interested its a 1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500, 72K miles, nut and bolt rebuild 9 years ago.

75 is early for 1500, I had a blue one too,basically just a mkIV with the bigger engine, slightly simpler than the later ones with dogcheck seats.

Dont fold the roof like in the picture or the quarter windows will crack and scratch!

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Saw a very smart Mini 1275GT in Nantwich the other day , painted in that dreadful brownish orange .  Looked like it was intended for serious use as it had a roll cage & as it drove away there was the telltale whine of a straight-cut box .

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On the way down to North Norfolk yesterday evening and a pale blue  'F'reg (67) MGB was coming the other way. Also a Jowett Javelin in layby with the bonnet up😕 About 15 mins ago we stopped outside where we are staying in Stiffkey and overtaken by a hardtop 'J' red bright red E Type Jaguar. 

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A white V reg Morris Traveller in the Chester High Road.

 

Trevor 

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8 hours ago, Max Headroom said:

A white V reg Morris Traveller in the Chester High Road.

 

Trevor 

V reg? How did they manage that I wonder?

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17 minutes ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

V reg? How did they manage that I wonder?

Most likely it was exported when new and then re-imported in 1979/80 . Before they altered the registration process in the mid 1980s anything imported was given a registration relating the the year it was imported , not the year it was built . 

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1 minute ago, rs2man said:

Most likely it was exported when new and then re-imported in 1979/80 . Before they altered the registration process in the mid 1980s anything imported was given a registration relating the the year it was imported , not the year it was built . 

He must have squeezed it then 'cos I was importing cars pre and post the changes.

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@rs2man and @bentwaters81tfw

 

I stared at the plate and it was a V. I thought it a bit late (J reg 1971 would be the latest I thought????)

 

Trevor

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3 minutes ago, Max Headroom said:

@rs2man and @bentwaters81tfw

 

I stared at the plate and it was a V. I thought it a bit late (J reg 1971 would be the latest I thought????)

 

Trevor

'J' was the last, aside from the one built from parts in a dealership window, which was a 'N'. When I was importing, the latest plate I got was a 'T' before the rules changed, so this one must have been in the final batch before the changes.

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41 minutes ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

'J' was the last, aside from the one built from parts in a dealership window, which was a 'N'. When I was importing, the latest plate I got was a 'T' before the rules changed, so this one must have been in the final batch before the changes.

I'm sure the rules changed later than that - we had a Mk2 RS2000 on a B- prefix plate .

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11 minutes ago, rs2man said:

I'm sure the rules changed later than that - we had a Mk2 RS2000 on a B- prefix plate .

I've slept since then. I think BFG cars had slightly different rules.

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And DVLA local offices occasionally mistakenly registered cars with plates newer than they should have had - know this from personal experience working in DVLA vehicles enquiries and answering quieries from sometimes perplexed new registered keepers.....

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A quick lunch-break walk: an Aston Martin ( I have no idea which type)

 

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and a very nice Jaguar 3.8

 

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As nice as the Aston undoubtedly is, the Jag with the wire wheels all day long...😛

 

Trevor

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7 minutes ago, Max Headroom said:

As nice as the Aston undoubtedly is, the Jag with the wire wheels all day long...😛

 

Trevor

Absolutely!

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On the A17 at Sutton Bridge on the way back home, a J reg open top Triumph Spitfire in that weird maroon brown seen on early 70's British Leyland cars

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5 hours ago, Max Headroom said:

As nice as the Aston undoubtedly is, the Jag with the wire wheels all day long...😛

 

Trevor

 

Exactly what I was thinking!

 

K

 

 

 

 

 

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Over the weekend, a couple of clean Rover P6's and a very nice red Austin Healey, unfortunately passed while the dashcam wasn't working. But I did see this (Bond Minicar) on a trailer on the A1 today - not surprised the owner chose to trailer rather than drive it on a 4-lane motorway!

 

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11 hours ago, JeroenS said:

A quick lunch-break walk: an Aston Martin ( I have no idea which type)

 

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and a very nice Jaguar 3.8

 

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The Aston is the Expensive type.

 

And another vote for the Jag ...

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