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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Mar 2017, 14:33

Spotted one of my favorites the other day, a Rover P5, and passed by the Red Bx again....dont think it has moved since the last time.

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 12 Mar 2017, 17:54

In nearly 34 miles of a bike ride today I saw nothing of interest. Everyone around here all seem to drive SUVs...

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by myglaren » 12 Mar 2017, 18:16

CitroJim wrote:In nearly 34 miles of a bike ride today I saw nothing of interest. Everyone around here all seem to drive SUVs...
Same around here seemingly, out in force today.
Followed a Jaguar "Evoke" (F-Face). Like BMWs it seems indicators are an additional option.
I did find a tidy 02 Saxo parked next to me though :)

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by white exec » 12 Mar 2017, 18:44

If you like P5's, dig out the film The Man Who Haunted Himself - bound to be on YouTube - the star of the film.

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 12 Mar 2017, 19:07

Roger Moore was in that film as well, wasn't he?

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by xantia_v6 » 12 Mar 2017, 19:08

Given that they were mentioned here a week or so ago, I was surprised to see an Austin 2200 on the road a couple of days ago. They were rare here even when new, as we would normally have got the Australian versions (Tasman/Kimberley).

I also saw an immaculately restored Humber 80 the same day (not my cup of tea at all).

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Mar 2017, 19:08

white exec wrote:If you like P5's, dig out the film The Man Who Haunted Himself - bound to be on YouTube - the star of the film.
Roger Moore upstaged by a car. :) :?:

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Mar 2017, 19:19

Trailer has a bit of footage with Rog wrestling for control over his P5



What's the paint colour/interior?

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 12 Mar 2017, 19:24

Wasn't he also upstaged by a Volvo P1800 in "The Saint"?

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by white exec » 12 Mar 2017, 20:33

Paint colour is Burgundy. Not sure about the Connolly leather.
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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Mar 2017, 18:54

VW Fastback today, very possibly a sort of dull two-tone.

Volkswagen did describe it as their most beautiful car in advertising at the time...not sure that says very much :-D

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 13 Mar 2017, 19:05

I spotted a Triumph Toledo on my bike ride this afternoon :)

It was warm and sunny so I took the opportunity to ride just in bibshorts and a short-sleeve jersey (plus helmet and cycling shoes of course).. Good to get some sunlight on my arms and legs :)

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Mar 2017, 19:15

CitroJim wrote:I spotted a Triumph Toledo on my bike ride this afternoon :)

:)
I always imagine Toledo's to be bright yellow with black interiors!

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 14 Mar 2017, 05:35

They look lovely in yellow Neil :D

The one I saw was in very unflattering (and flat!) dark brick red...

I must get a helmet cam so I can get pictures of my spots when cycling....

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection-2016/17-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 14 Mar 2017, 07:47

CitroJim wrote:They look lovely in yellow Neil :D

The one I saw was in very unflattering (and flat!) dark brick red...

I must get a helmet cam so I can get pictures of my spots when cycling....
The there was always its successor the Dolomite Sprint as an object of desire for young mini owners in the 1970's ...Mimosa Yellow with Black Vinyl Roof :-D

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