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Spot of the day - Part 7


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3 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Compared with this, for instance?

 

Yeh but that's comparing chalk and cheese Pete, like saying how much better a Mk2 Escort looks than a new pig-ugly Puma! ūü§£

 

I just think the..

 

3 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

snap fit Lego model.

 

...looks much better than the other recent BM's (but unlike most other peeps I like those too...!!)

 

3 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

But we can probably agree to differ.

 

We most certainly can, how boring would it be if we couldn't....?! :)

 

Keith

 

PS that E30 in your link is gorgeous!

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8 hours ago, Stef N. said:

Hatfield House was a lovely setting and a gorgeous late summer's day for the The Enfield and District Veteran Vehicle Society to show off their motors. I'm sure you will like some of them.

 

That 1300GT, RFM 130L is the same colour as the Austin 1100 which was my first ever car - I would love to have that in the garage!

 

Nice pics Stef ! :)

 

Keith

 

 

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4 hours ago, Vince1159 said:

The 106 was fun to drive,206 looked great and the GTi was gorgeous and the CC was innovitive,306 was comfy and nice to drive and the 406 especially the Coupe looked beautiful....

Dunno what they're like now, but I've got a 2015 208GTi as my daily drive, and it's brilliant! Compact, comfortable and goes like the clappers. Very close to a 2015 equivalent of a Mini Cooper S - the biggest possible engine in the smallest possible body, with a wheel at each corner. And economical - I'm just back from a trip to Sydney; even allowing for my style of driving I still got around 5 litres/100km on a round trip of just over 500kms.

 

And my favourite latest description of BMWs - Bavarian Money Wasters ...

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12 hours ago, Windy37 said:

Exactly my point . There was a 106 Rallye there too . Now there's a car to be taken to a mountain pass and driven hard !!

Gary 

Yes but as a daily driver for 7 years it was occasionally hard work.  Geared for rallying homologation, 4500rpm at 70mph made motorway trips wearing!  I guess the mk2s were better but they weren't the real deal.

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Just taken a local cut through, windows down, sandwiched between a silver 72 plate 911GT3, and a green 1998 8-series.

The Porsche was constantly making all kinds of artificial sounding revving noises, the BMW a purposeful rumble when required.

Then, altogether more refined, a red and cream 1984 Roller with gold Spirit wafted into Reigate on  personals.

 

Matt

 

 

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I went to a local mechanic's shop with a friend, to drive his car home when he picked up his wife's car after a service, and there was this 1972 Toyota Crown in for some routine maintenance.

It has 130,000km on it and the interior is absolutely mint. The cloth seats look like new- the beige tartan is quite a sight.

There's a bit of filler on a small dent on the right rear quarter but otherwise it's perfectly straight and free of rust.

The hubcap isn't missing, he just had the front wheel off.

A very ordinary car but it's unusual to see one in roadworthy condition, let alone as well preserved as this one, and it's a daily driver.

It has a '2600' badge but it has the 2.2 litre engine and 3-speed auto, and the mechanic said it's a bit of a slug.

Not surprised, it's quite a large car and seems to be built like the proverbial tank.

 

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Some older cabs on the tober in Horley

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this Volvo is I think Dutch registered. I actually wanted a pic of the 50's living van it is towing, but it was obscured by the trailer on this side, and an angry GSD on the other.

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this ERF is the operator's baby. He claimed to drive her to the pub and shops sometimes. Despite their clean condition, he was adamant that all the cabs and all those brasses would get a good polish before the show opens. Notice the Showtrac badge off a Scammell which is a long term offroad personal restoration project for him. 

 

Matt

 

 

 

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On 9/12/2023 at 11:55 PM, klubman01 said:

Spotted this Renault Megane R26.R track day weapon at Cambridge services yesterday afternoon.  With an appropriate registration number as well!

 

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Trevor

Eh, that's a Clio RS 200 Cup. Megane's bigger, and all R26.R have that bright red decals.

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While driving to Cavaillon this afternoon I was passed by a rather exotic Lucid Air. Unfortunately, it was quite a bit quicker than me, so I missed a photograph. I've never seen one before but it is an elegant all-electric tourer. I understand that its mechanical components also go into electric Aston Martins.

 

Maurice

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While out & about yesterday what I took to be a Mini Clubman 1275GT, metallic mid blue with gold pin stripping & probably an Aussie one as it had what appeared to be factory flares. If dopey here had been able to remember the rego I'd have been able to check that. It looked very nice though & I've long had a soft spot for the Clubman front end.

Steve.

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Some interesting spots on the way back to Lincolnshire from Kent today.  Near Longfield (just north of Brands Hatch) a red Lambo Countach complete with enormous and ridiculous rear wing, and looking very out of place in the village.  Going into the Dartford tunnel there was a Cobra in full Shelby colours (replica, I think).  Later, on the M11 heading south, a dark red E-type, and finally, on the A14 near Cambridge Services, a lime green early Triumph Spitfire.

Trevor

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I took some pictures about 5yrs ago and fbook has just thrown them up as a "precious memories" like they do. 

I don't think I posted previously. The old couple clocked me snapping their car and we had a good chat. They're not vintage collectors, it's just that they hadn't changed their car for 30yrs.... I don't think they realised they have the LAST ONE RUNNING! ūü§©

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The final meet of the year at Hull Humber Bridge car park was held last night . A great selection including the rare Abarth I walked past at Beverly in the summer ! Here's some more photos of it

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Slammed on air Karmann with an immaculate Renault 5 GT Turbo for company 

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Probably the cleanest Mini I've ever seen 

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Gary 

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13 minutes ago, Windy37 said:

the rare Abarth

 

That really is beautiful!!

 

13 minutes ago, Windy37 said:

Probably the cleanest Mini I've ever seen 

 

But you've not seen ours.... :whistle:¬†ūü§£

 

That is indeed a gorgeous little Min, seriously wish ours was 25% as nice as it!

 

Keith

 

 

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