The Definitive Spotted Thread...

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The Definitive Spotted Thread...

Post by Zelandeth » Tue May 07, 2013 10:21 pm

This has proved to be a pretty popular topic over on a Saab forum that I frequent, and can be a bit of good fun. Both in terms of finding out cars that are out there, and seeing who's seen your car, and bringing to light potential project cars to be saved. Having them in one place seems to help as more people are likely to look at it.

I'll start! Two in three days actually, was right surprised.

On Sunday afternoon, white Riva Estate spotted southbound on the M6 in the vicinity of Lancaster.

This afternoon, red E plate Niva 1.6 heading south along Broad Street in Aberdeen. Looked mint! Surely the owner must be on here.

Only other Niva I know in this area is on a housing estate in Inverurie, looking in quite a sorry state. Was a year or so last time I was out that way, no idea if it's still there.
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Post by Zelandeth » Wed May 08, 2013 8:55 pm

Yeah, I think that any interesting or oddball vehicles qualify here...as most of us I reckon are likely to take note of anything unusual.

Some nice finds there...Love the Minivan, parents had one almost identical to that when I was about 3. Imagine it's long since gone to the forecourt in the sky.
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Post by mooshaker » Sat May 11, 2013 2:42 pm

Image sorry about quality i took it on my phone flying past in my van

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Post by Zelandeth » Tue May 28, 2013 7:15 am

Very nice...P6 has been on my wish list for many a year...
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Post by Hoodoo » Tue May 28, 2013 6:10 pm

Always fancied a 3.5S. Met Police used to remove the hubcaps because they slowly rotated on the wheel and sliced into the valves!
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Post by RobbyD » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:23 am

There's a white niva three or four blocks east of my girls house, in catania Sicily, and saw a red one out at Viagrande, the two at the wrecker are pretty abused, breaks my heart, I'll try for pics
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Post by Zelandeth » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:33 pm

Now what is that? Aside from probably worth an obscene amount of money anyway...
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Post by RobbyD » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:44 pm

Cinqs are a dime a dozen down here
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Post by Zelandeth » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:34 pm

No photos unfortunately as I was driving at the time - but was following a pair of brand new Morgan 3-wheelers on the way into Aberdeen this evening. One in red, one in Brittish Racing Green.

They look fantastic, they sound even better, and don't half shift...

Oh if only I had the odd thirty grand sitting around...
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Post by RobbyD » Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:36 pm

only took a pic of this one, lots of nice cars there though
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Post by happiness stan » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:33 pm

Man you've got some cool cars down your way. is this a Bristol?

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Post by Zelandeth » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:41 pm

Very nice. I can't pin down the exact model from memory I'm afraid, but that's definitely a Bristol.
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Post by GvidoR » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:54 pm

Does this count?

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Post by Zelandeth » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:11 pm

Given that even the latest of that shape of 'em must be 20 odd years old now, reckon they count.
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