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 elma » 25 Jun 2016, 00:37

A little selection of my favourite spots made during last week which I spent in France with xantia_v6.
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Also one spotted back in England out and about with citrojim.
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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 25 Jun 2016, 15:18

Nice spots James especially the old commercials and I also liked this pic you posted on xantiamaniac's scraptivas blog.
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The little Type C is just the perfect-looking old car full of character, and the yellow paintwork just right. Something slightly bigger, but along the same lines caught my eye, the Citroen B14F torpedo 1927 for sale on Car and Classic by E&R Classics of the Netherlands

Over 80 pictures of it here

It's asking price is £19,950 which is a good step up from the little "C". But a nicely finished off interior in what is almost "rover Mango" which contrasts perfectly with the blue paintwork.

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

Post by Zelandeth » 25 Jun 2016, 20:05

Today just around the corner from our house spotted an absolutely mint looking S plate bright blue Saab 99.

This colour I think.

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

Post by elma » 25 Jun 2016, 21:18

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Nice spots James especially the old commercials
Heres a little more then

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 25 Jun 2016, 21:21

That has to be something like "Laguna Blue"

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If you like SAAB's you can have a little play with this colour chart. I arrived at Laguna Blue by putting in the model (99) the year (78 for S-Reg) and it was the only blue on the list. Click on the code and up pops a pic of an example vehicle...this time a combi coupe no less.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 25 Jun 2016, 21:24

elma wrote: Heres a little more then

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Thats a Panhard Dyna of some description with its trademark front! The other one appears to be a Peugeot 301 Camionnete circa 1935 ish, but the Grill does have Peugeot SG emblazoned on it. Both absolutely gorgeous :!:

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 25 Jun 2016, 21:46

... more SAAB colours.....now we had a one of these in the 1970's a what I presume was "Dorado Brown" 4-door Combi Coupe.

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PS.....Oh and a gratuitous "Sunset Orange" from the early 70's.....

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 26 Jun 2016, 23:03

Spotted this British, two-seater sports + 2 apparently (but don't seem as if there's much room in the back!), and when it starts up, if you ever miss being on 40 Woodbines a day, just get a couple of lungfulls, of the smoke from the exhaust no doubt equally as good for your health. Takes off with a reasonable parp after that initial smoke screen. Lotus Elan+2 first reg 1st September 1968, 4,600 cc's according to DVLA????, although 1,557ccs was the standard Lotus Twin Cam cc for the model.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 04 Jul 2016, 19:10

White MGA today hiding in a double garage. Too wet today no doubt for a little outing.

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Very few MGA's are going to make it in the classsics under £10,000 thread....this example has an asking price of £23,250 on carandclassic.co.uk, could make it into the "nice pair" thread with the petrol truck though! :-D

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..and when the 1959 Thames Trader Tanker is not in black and white....it's red

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

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 04 Jul 2016, 21:22

Hell Razor5543 wrote:I found another Jaguar at a different service station;

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James, what sort of unbelievable co-incidence is this? The MGA I spotted today was also a YUY registration (UY being originally a Worcester Registration)

Autotrader Vehicle Check-MGA 1960

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

Post by Xantianut » 04 Jul 2016, 23:18

Wibble.........

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

Post by Zelandeth » 05 Jul 2016, 20:39

Not too unusually for me it's a bus rather than a car...

While rummaging around in the garage today I heard the dulcit tones of something with a Gardner 6 series engine rumbling up the hill, so of course being me immediately launched myself out the door to investigate. Sure enough, a school trip was just leaving, and rather than the scruffy N plate Volvo Olympian that usually appears, instead it was a very tidy looking MCW Metrobus on an A plate. Surely can't be too many of them left in service these days.

Sounded lovely, and I almost wonder if it was actually a preserved vehicle that ended up getting dragged into service to fill in for another breakdown or something.

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

Post by CitroJim » 06 Jul 2016, 17:40

One for you Zel :D

Spotted at the Haynes Motor Museum on Sunday...

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Jul 2016, 23:24

CitroJim wrote:One for you Zel :D

Spotted at the Haynes Motor Museum on Sunday...

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Now, of the three greens available for N-Reg SAAB 96's I think that one is Verona Green.

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Its definitely not opal green

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and,the SAAB version of Olive Green is a shade too light as well, although it had a decent run on SAABs from 1965 to 1980

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