I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

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

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 26 Jul 2015, 23:59

Well the badge showed 1100E (with the E in silver with a black background).
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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Jul 2015, 16:54

James...still searching for an example of the 1100E badge but not found one yet!

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

Post by CitroJim » 27 Jul 2015, 17:07

I can't think of an E either and having owned one in the 70s and having been around them when they were current, I'm mystified too..

The only Es ever knew were posh Dagenham Dustbins of the period...

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

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 27 Jul 2015, 18:17

OK, so it may have been a badge added at a later date to fool ignorant gits such as myself, but I know I did see it (although the 1100E was a separate badge from the Morris one).

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Jul 2015, 18:58

One "dagenham dustbin" badge

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did go like refuse off a shovel though :-D

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Jul 2015, 19:16

Now as far as 1100E's are concerned this is the mutt's nuts, although not a badge in sight :-D

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Jul 2015, 23:57

Not found a Morris 1100E, but from down under there was the 1100 S from 1967 which had a 1,275cc engine!

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

Post by Stickyfinger » 28 Jul 2015, 00:52

Metro was sold in Europe as the Metro 1000e

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 28 Jul 2015, 08:28

Could this be the the answer to the "E" mystery....

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Maybe a MK III, I know if I saw one "on the road" I would have to get a telescope out to distinguish the MK III bit from 2 chevrons away :-D

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

Post by myglaren » 28 Jul 2015, 09:00

Seeing that made me think that as we always have two chevrons on the front of the car we can drive as close as we like to the car in front :twisted:

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 28 Jul 2015, 23:39

This is another 5 points in the bag for me, sort of a light green on quite a dull damp day up here.
DVLA think its "GREEN, 1983 CITROEN 2 CV6 SPECIAL 4 DOOR SALOON"

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Jul 2015, 21:50

Of course with FCF being Worldwide, "classics" from outside the UK will in general fall outside of the 120 in I-Spy Classic Cars, but not from this thread.

So talking of the BMC ADO16 stable for example:-

Are their any Nomads in Australia?
or Victoria's in Spain?

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

Post by Zelandeth » 30 Jul 2015, 23:15

I guess the Mk I Leyland National I spotted heading down the M1 today probably doesn't count then given it's not strictly speaking a car...would wager it was on its way to/from a show of some sort though.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 31 Jul 2015, 00:00

Zelandeth wrote:I guess the Mk I Leyland National I spotted heading down the M1 today probably doesn't count then given it's not strictly speaking a car...would wager it was on its way to/from a show of some sort though.
Not many of those left so a pretty rare "on the road" as opposed to an "in the museum spot". Apparently designed by Giovanni Michelotti, although he probably dashed it off in a couple of hours....Its an oblong metal box with four wheels and a little bump at the back for the heater paraphernalia :!:

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

Post by van ordinaire » 31 Jul 2015, 09:47

pretty sure there was a Daphine - & a Gordini at that - in the car park at the Bristol Classic Car Show AND met a man at the "Festival of the Unexceptional" with a Caravelle (although he hadn't brought it)