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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Jul 2015, 06:36

Vauxhall make 4 appearances in the selection of 120 cars in I-Spy Classic Cars. Thus we have the ancient Vauxhall Prince Henry, the Cresta PA spotted by MikeT, and these two:-

Vauxhall Calibra for a rather mean 10 points (even rarer than a MKIII Cavalier!)
Beneath the wind-cheating styling, the Cailbra shared its mechanical parts with the humble Vauxhall Cavalier. Despite the low roofline, the calibra's still a two-door full four seater, with a hatchback leading onto a roomy luggage compartment. Besides the standard 2.0 litre engine, there's a turbo edition, plus a 2.5 litre V6
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Vauxhall Lotus Carlton 40 Points
The basic Carlton was a straightforward executive saloon, but once sports car specialist Lotus had been let loose on it, it had a 3.6 litre twin-turbo engine, a massive 377bhp on tap, and potential to reach 180mph; there's a six-speed gearbox too. The wide-wheels, side skirts and substantial spoilers identify it as a wolf in sheep's clothing!
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I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by addo » 24 Jul 2015, 07:33

Spotted a fairly original Hillman Imp in black, today. Unlike Malcolm's Imp, it had not suffered a fire.

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Post by CitroJim » 24 Jul 2015, 07:51

addo wrote:Spotted a fairly original Hillman Imp in black, today. Unlike Malcolm's Imp, it had not suffered a fire.
I always wanted an Imp... Still hanker for one now...

Malcolm's Imp featured in his eulogy at his funeral :) That car is now famous!

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Jul 2015, 15:44

Only three of these were made so a bit unfair to put it up as a whatsthisthen? but and interesting variation on the Imp theme...

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Those of you acquainted with the dark arts of whatsthisthen?ing will quite easily discover its identity from autotrader vehicle check and the sourceinfo for the image :)

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by Stickyfinger » 24 Jul 2015, 15:55

Its a

IwanABEE a Lan-C-A
the Mk1 998cc one

some plastic on a Stiletto

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Jul 2015, 16:08

.....and a rear-end view

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by Stickyfinger » 24 Jul 2015, 16:24

To be fair to it (whatever it is called) as an Imp conversion its not bad at all

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Jul 2015, 16:48

Plenty of Italian influence.

The story of the three Zimps is told here, all 3 are still in existance today.

A straight 999 points for an "on the road" or "at the show" spot :!:

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Post by myglaren » 24 Jul 2015, 16:49

CitroJim wrote:
addo wrote:Spotted a fairly original Hillman Imp in black, today. Unlike Malcolm's Imp, it had not suffered a fire.
I always wanted an Imp... Still hanker for one now...

Malcolm's Imp featured in his eulogy at his funeral :) That car is now famous!
Avoid them if at all possible - speaking from experience, and not a pleasant experience.

I spotted a very tidy black DS in St. Leonards, not associated with Malcolm's funeral. Near the sea front at 06:00.

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Jul 2015, 17:51

myglaren wrote:
I spotted a very tidy black DS in St. Leonards...
The DS in I-Spy Cars scores 20 points
from I-Spy Cars
The shark-like DS profile remains unique but, apart from everything you can see-like the single spoke steering wheel and the rear indicators mounted in the roof-the front-wheel drive saloon came jam-packed with innovation. The hydropneumatic suspension is self levelling, while gear change, clutch and brakes are all power-assisted
google "black DS in St Leonards" and this is the first listing.

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by Zelandeth » 24 Jul 2015, 23:41

Nice one today! Ferrari 308 GTO. Was in the Saab and gave the driver a thumbs up out the window as he passed. He waved back, backed off a bit, dropped a gear then belted past me. Oh...my...word...what a lovely noise...

Restored my faith in owners of exotica after the E-type nonsense last week.

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Jul 2015, 23:55

Was this the type of rear-view you got Zel?

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Or was it a nice yellow one?

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by daviemck2006 » 25 Jul 2015, 00:12

The yellow one must have a good reverse gear[emoji12] [emoji23]

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 25 Jul 2015, 04:26

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
google "black DS in St Leonards" and this is the first listing.

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The the bloke in the black teeshirt is in fact Malcolm outside his unit....

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 25 Jul 2015, 05:34

CitroJim wrote: The bloke in the black teeshirt is in fact Malcolm outside his unit....
Yes, the picture comes from a thread on the citroencarclub forum-and a random chance of finding it using to Steve's exact words he used in his post in google.

A very nice colour and example of a DS to use to illustrate the 20 pointer from "I-Spy Classic Cars", and for me only knowing Malcolm through the forum, a nice back story to the photo and one of Malcolm doing what he liked best.

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