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Spot of the day - Part 7


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Central London this morning, and this is certainly ULEZ free

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Not sure who was more surprised, me seeing it or the driver having its pic taken. Seemed happy enough though.

 

And this is cool

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More typical fare for the area

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And then this, I mean it would have been rude not to.

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Seen in Rome during Med Cruise on Sunday September 10th Temperature at 32C! Fiat 500 Ghia 'Jolly'.

 

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When out for a 2,5 hrs ride on my BMW R 60/5 south of Munich

 

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there were an MGB GT and these open convertibles coming along: Jaguar XK 120, Jaguar XJS, Aston Martin Volante/Vantage (?), Austin Healey 3000, Mercedes 450 SL, Fiat 850, Fiat 124.

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5 hours ago, klubman01 said:

What a fabulous thing to see.

Trevor

Yes Trevor and with original picnic hamper!

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10 hours ago, PatW said:

Seen in Rome during Med Cruise on Sunday September 10th Temperature at 32C! Fiat 500 Ghia 'Jolly'.

 

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For some reason the registration authorities out here (we have one for each State and territory) would never allow that, or the several equivalents, on the roads here. Bit sad, really ...

10 hours ago, paul-muc said:

When out for a 2,5 hrs ride on my BMW R 60/5 south of Munich

 

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there were an MGB GT and these open convertibles coming along: Jaguar XK 120, Jaguar XJS, Aston Martin Volante/Vantage (?), Austin Healey 3000, Mercedes 450 SL, Fiat 850, Fiat 124.

Now that's a PROPER bike!!

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On 9/16/2023 at 10:34 PM, Farmer matt said:

 

 

More typical fare for the area

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Gosh that Rosso F1 2007 tri-coat paint really pops. I usually disliked 812 Superfast (or any front-engined V12 Ferrari) in red, but dark shades like this or Rosso Fuoco does work its magic.

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This morning on the way into work - a gritting lorry... (presumably in training, but incongruous nonetheless.

 

And on the way back, I followed this N-reg 911 (don't usually both with 911s as they're ten a penny round here, but you don't see many of this age).

 

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EDIT: Accidentally posted prematurely.
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A few spots over the last few days. Friday last week down the street I quickly pulled over to snap this Grenadier. The first of them I've seen about here. Also ogling it were a older couple I know who run to a SWB Defender 90 & were tempted but put off by the price, NZ$100,000 +/-. 😮 

 

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Over the weekend, the other half & I went for a walk around the airport perimeter track, an hour of virtuousness. :)  We'd parked next to this before we set out. A 1977 Porsche 911S (if the number plate is to be believed)

 

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Putting some motion lotion into the 'Zuki this morning, this pulled into an adjacent lane. A 1969 Triumph 2000 Srs1. I've long liked the look of the early ones over the Srs 2s, pity about the wheels.

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Steve.

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9 hours ago, Black Knight said:

Today I saw an Indian built Enfield decked out to look like a WW2 Royal Enfield British Army dispatch motorcycle

And there's nothing wrong with that!

They're putting practical bikes within the discretionary budgets of ordinary folks and round here at least, they're selling like cold beer on a hot day.

I have a Royal Enfield Himalayan with a blown engine, given to me with an offer to buy it back if I want to sell when repaired, and it's very impressive with regard to engineering and build quality.

I was going to add "for the price" but it's decent by any standard. The low cost shows in some areas- the handlebars bend like paperclips and there are a few niggling electrical problems with some of them- but the basic bike is a solid unit.

To stay on-topic, here's the issue with the engine which I spotted in my shed:

 

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This is not caused by any shortcoming with the design or quality, but a poorly adjusted exhaust valve.

The tappet adjuster was loose, which allowed it to unscrew from the rocker arm, which caused the valve to hammer into the head when closing, which broke the head off the valve.

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On 16/09/2023 at 10:26, Windy37 said:

A great selection including the rare Abarth I walked past at Beverly in the summer ! Here's some more photos of it

Definitely worth a second posting,  I've also always had a soft spot for the Clan, thanks for posting ‐Andy 

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