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

Post by CitroJim » 07 Jul 2016, 04:09

Verona green is definitely my favourite :D Gorgeous colour!

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 07 Jul 2016, 17:41

Had a bit of a delve into North Yorkshire down to Scarborough yesterday. Passing through Thornton-le-Dale just outside Pickering there's a classic car garage so I snapped few pics.

First up, quite a tatty, and mucky coloured Vauxhall VX 4/90. Maybe at one time "Luton's Finest" but had very much seen better days.
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A sporty derivative, the VX4/90, was also available, with twin-carburettor, alloy head, high-compression, nitrided crankshaft engine giving 71 bhp (53 kW; 72 PS) and servo-assisted brakes. Externally the car was distinguished from the standard car by a coloured stripe down the side, revised grille and larger tail-light clusters. These cosmetic features were essentially similar to the Canadian-market-only Envoy models.
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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 09 Jul 2016, 16:27

I saw a bright, buttercup yellow Reliant Scimitar soft top on the A3 northbound yesterday (08/07), reg HHA 645N. Very nice looking car.

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

Post by CitroJim » 09 Jul 2016, 17:39

I love Schmitars a lot. Fancy one in my dreams..

Today I saw a group of Sierra Cossies taking a break on their way to a rally in Chieveley Services (A34/M4) and then a little down the Newbury Bypass I got passed by two very fast moving MK1 Escort Mexicos...

Must have been a big Ford rally on today somewhere down south...

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Jul 2016, 20:46

Today's spots en route to Whitley Bay and back.

A rather tatty green, and not very nice green, Corsair in the far corner of a used car dealer in Cullercoats, with a price tag of over £4,000 on it, looked expensive if it was £500 for me, but in general I do like a Corsair.

A red GT6.......always a head turner for me cos I used to have one many moons ago. I like them in any colour even purple...well magenta to be precise, not to be confused with the altogether more muted damson.

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

Post by elma » 17 Jul 2016, 09:01

Nice spot, I love a GT6. A car I'd like to own one day.

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Post by CitroJim » 17 Jul 2016, 11:04

elma wrote:I love a GT6
me too, especially in that colour 8-)

Spotted an HC Viva, a Lambretta scooter wearing 20,000 mirrors and a 1968 Vespa scooter all whilst walking to my karate dojo this morning...

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

Post by Zelandeth » 19 Jul 2016, 21:12

Yesterday actually but I forgot about it until just now.

Nice Merc spotted up at the industrial estate at Stacy Bushes yesterday when I was grabbing lunch.

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Wouldn't mind one from that era at all...or to be honest anywhere from there up until the early 90s really.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jul 2016, 22:03

That looks like a Mercedes 280 SL roadster....its got a 2778 cc Engine and first registered 23rd July 1968 and a distinctive style grill.
Christened 'Pagoda' after their distinctive cabin shape with its generous glass area, these SL models were amongst the best-loved sports-tourers of their day and remain highly sought after by collectors.
Plenty of additional info here on the "Pagoda".


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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jul 2016, 22:28

...and nice to see W113's have gear knobs like a 1958 Ford Anglia!

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 23 Jul 2016, 23:08

Todays pair were a Triumph Dolomite in blue, and a MGA in dull reddish brown. I do like an MGA, but this was badly in need of a shiny new paint job in a bit more vibrant colour. No original photography I'm afraid.

The Dolomite was this colour (Tahiti Blue at a guess). It may have been like this an 1850 HL, but may conceivably have been a Sprint.

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

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 24 Jul 2016, 18:35

Well, a Dakota DC3 (but with the zebra stripes) has just flown over my house in Reading. Sorry, but I didn't get to the camera in time.

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Post by myglaren » 24 Jul 2016, 18:51

Sunderland airshow yesterday and today. All sorts flying over but can't see them for the clouds and rain.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Jul 2016, 19:06

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Well, a Dakota DC3 (but with the zebra stripes) has just flown over my house in Reading. Sorry, but I didn't get to the camera in time.
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Not many about so a very good chance it was this one :)

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

Post by myglaren » 24 Jul 2016, 19:20

Last time I saw one was at the Middleton-St.-George airbase - now South Durham Airport and a couple of miles from my second daughters home.
But that would have been back in 1963 :(