The Definitive Spotted Thread...

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Re: The Definitive Spotted Thread...

Post by excossack » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:12 pm

Yesterday I spotted an old N reg as i.e "AAA 123N" Volvo 244DL. Did'nt get a pic as I was on the phone at the time.
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Post by Zelandeth » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:59 am

That Rapid has appeared a few times I think.

Even given the silly prices they are fetching now, that is a bit rich!
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Post by Neil Chowney » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:58 pm

Whats this then? :-)
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Post by Neil Chowney » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:46 pm

You are correct, you have no idea.... which frankly, makes a change... :-)
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Post by excossack » Sun May 04, 2014 5:01 pm

While in Spain I spotted
Fiat 126 2500
Renault 5
Fiesta Mk2
Renault 4
Series 3 109 pickup
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Post by Neil Chowney » Mon May 05, 2014 7:39 am

TheRealNivaman wrote:
Neil Chowney wrote:Whats this then? :-)
A vehicle to fornicate in perhaps :lol:
Its a FIAT Topolino. There were two outside a very rustic old cafe in Rome.
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Post by Zelandeth » Sat May 10, 2014 7:21 pm

Lovely BMW 2002 today on the A5 Central Milton Keynes roundabout. Sounded nice too, exchanged waves with the driver as well which is always nice to see. No photo I'm afraid as I was driving.
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Post by Zelandeth » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:29 pm

Got overtaken today going down the H4 in Milton Keynes today by what I would swear was a De Tomaso Panthera. Never seen one in the metal before but can't for the life of me what else it could be.
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Post by Hannesb » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:58 pm

"... not that uncommon..."? I have NEVER seen one on the road, and it was the only car I ever wanted as a boy. I still have a collection of photo's somewhere.

I keep forgetting to mention that I spotted 8 individual Nivas while I was in Zante last month. Took some photographs too, but I think we all know what a Niva looks like. :)
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Post by Zelandeth » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:05 pm

Not maybe as exotic as some things we've seen in here mind you, but I think this qualifies these days! Can't mind last time I saw one...

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Few bits of rust, but generally looked pretty tidy.
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Post by Zelandeth » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:45 pm

Indeed...Not the most exciting car in the world in its day.

...Would far rather drive that mind you than the vast majority of the stuff that's about these days!
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Post by Zelandeth » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:49 am

How about the Hyundai Atoz?

Pretty certain when I had to deliver one of those when I was at the garage that I decided that it was the most completely utterly soul-destroyingly hateful car ever made...

...It made the Daewoo Matiz I had to take back seem almost pleasant!
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Post by Zelandeth » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:05 pm

While I was out working on the Skoda this evening, what should I see driving past but a Chrysler Horizon...Didn't know there were any left!

Can't say what sort of condition it was in as it was getting dark and pouring down with rain...Sounded nice though (which is the only reason I spotted it, heard it coming up the hill and poked my head around the corner).

Also saw an E plate red Metro City-X driving through Inverurie today, with who I assume was its original owner behind the wheel given their apparent age. Car looked mint though, and they gave me a cheery wave as I went past the other way.

PS: Definitely see what you're saying GB about the Astra, it had the potential to be so much more than it was. Especially given that the Astra's little brother the Nova was such a cracking little motor. Especially when in unmolested stock form...Which sadly is a rare thing to see.
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