I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 07 Jun 2016, 06:22

Zelandeth wrote:Don't know what it was, but saw something I'd say was 40s or 50s era open top, British Racing Green, straight six powered as I came out of the Morrison's car park this evening.

Heard it long before I saw it, straight six from that era is quite a distinctive noise!
If we assume it would most likely be british, the most likely candidates would perhaps be the Jaguar XK6 engine planted into something.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Gibbo2286 » 07 Jun 2016, 08:37

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
Zelandeth wrote:Don't know what it was, but saw something I'd say was 40s or 50s era open top, British Racing Green, straight six powered as I came out of the Morrison's car park this evening.

Heard it long before I saw it, straight six from that era is quite a distinctive noise!
If we assume it would most likely be british, the most likely candidates would perhaps be the Jaguar XK6 engine planted into something.

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Or one of these:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=MGC&r ... b5NV5KM%3A

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 07 Jun 2016, 10:15

I like the MGC Gibbo, especially in BRG.. Lovely colour 8-)

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by white exec » 07 Jun 2016, 11:22

Always fancied the idea of the MGBGTV8, although the reality was less good, I read more than once.
Although ostensibly the same engine as the P6B, it was in fact detuned, and had even more strangling cast exhaust manifolds fitted than the P6B non-S, to get it to fit between the inner wings. Nice concept, and looked lovely.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Xantianut » 07 Jun 2016, 23:06

Ay up, Newcastle Falcon!!!

It was exactly the same colour as the lower of the two DS in your pic. Even Otterchops liked that one and she is a jealous girl.....

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by elma » 08 Jun 2016, 19:44

Saw an NG TC today, it's a kit car with a Rover V8 squeezed in.

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Also a Silver Shadow on the way to a wedding.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 08 Jun 2016, 20:17

elma wrote:Saw an NG TC today, it's a kit car with a Rover V8 squeezed in.

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That's not the Shell garage at the bottom end of Betws-Y-Coed near the bridge is it James? looks a little bit familiar from our hols!...and a little "racing car" lotus seven esq did pull in when we were filling up as well.

Even if its not, iron bridges still carrying traffic are pretty rare in the UK so its an excuse to post up a nice iron bridge pic anyway!

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Post by elma » 08 Jun 2016, 20:51

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That's not the Shell garage at the bottom end of Betws-Y-Coed near the bridge is it James? looks a little bit familiar from our hols!...and a little "racing car" lotus seven esq did pull in when we were filling up as well.

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It is indeed. Llandudno and Betws Y Coed are Classic Car hotspots, especially in this weather. My best spot on the Shell forecourt was an Aston Martin DB 2 4, a car pictures don't do justice. You can see the beginnings of the later cars (DB4,5&6) shapes pencilled into its bodywork.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 08 Jun 2016, 21:03

elma wrote: It is indeed. Llandudno and Betws Y Coed are Classic Car hotspots, especially in this weather. My best spot on the Shell forecourt was an Aston Martin DB 2 4, a car pictures don't do justice. You can see the beginnings of the later cars (DB4,5&6) shapes pencilled into its bodywork.
I am so pleased that it is....looks like at the moment I've still got it! Photographic memory or what! Did enjoy our visit to North Wales.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 08 Jun 2016, 22:08

...and a quick flash back to the pages of Autocar on October 23rd 1953...

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Zelandeth » 10 Jun 2016, 19:53

Yesterday afternoon I spotted a gold Y plate Triumph Acclaim turning into Bradwell Common in MK. Looked tidy to - aside from the fact that it had been lowered to within an inch of its life. Can't remember for certain if I've seen that one around before.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by BenC5HDi » 10 Jun 2016, 21:58

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This yesterday in Twyford, a genuine 1967 with a big block V8. It sounds *amazing*. I saw it a week or so ago at the lights while I was on foot with my 6 year old son who declared it awesome. The driver duly obliged by giving it some loud pedal for him and laying a bit of rubber.

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My dad had one of these for over 10 years. Spotted this mint one yesterday too!

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Jun 2016, 23:47

..Only 339.95 euros inc VAT as well!

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Jun 2016, 23:56

Zelandeth wrote:Yesterday afternoon I spotted a gold Y plate Triumph Acclaim turning into Bradwell Common in MK. Looked tidy to - aside from the fact that it had been lowered to within an inch of its life. Can't remember for certain if I've seen that one around before.
There's something interestingly awful about the interior of a Triumph Acclaim :!: :) Lokks like its mostly constructed with Caramac!

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Jun 2016, 00:08

...and my "on the hoof" spot today, what would be the bog standard of the Rover P6, the Rover 2000 SC 1971. Described by the DVLA as "brown".......but I know Tobacco Leaf when I see it, and it is one of my favourite "browns".

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