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

Post by Zelandeth » 31 Jul 2015, 21:37

I was considering taking the Skoda down to the Festival of the Unexceptional, however turned out it was a year too new.

...aaaand it's head gasket finally decided that it had had enough a little while back so is currently resting under its cover while I try to find time to sort it.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 01 Aug 2015, 19:36

Zel your Skoda Estelle 120 must be one of the rarest vehicles in the UK according to "Howmanyleft"

I think at least 40 points would be in order for an appropriate picture :)

This is a Skoda Super Estelle 120 LSE 4-Door Saloon according to autotrader vehicle check

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 01 Aug 2015, 19:56

van ordinaire wrote: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)
The Renault Dauphine makes the 120 in I-Spy Classic Cars and 35 Points
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Like Volkswagen, Renault once favoured rear mounted engines. This neat little saloon was popular across Europe, with over 2M sold. In Britain, Dauphines were used as the country's first mini-cabs, despite not being very roomy inside. With an 845cc engine, performance is modest, at 70mph flat out
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I do like the caravelle and its stablemate the floride, particularly nice for pootling around the Cote D'Azur comme ca

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Post by addo » 01 Aug 2015, 22:30

There are several project Dauphines for sale here, a couple look quite sound.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 01 Aug 2015, 23:08

There's a Renault Floride for sale in Liverpool for £8,000. Shiny white cars are ok, but I think it needs a decent bright paint job for me like the yellow of Thierry Dubois' artwork above.

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

Post by Stickyfinger » 02 Aug 2015, 00:54

Meanwhile in Canada, the style Police" take away another offender
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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by ACTIVE8 » 02 Aug 2015, 08:28

So having "Triumphed" at fitting a big block the owner did the bodywork with his eyes shut! :rofl2:

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

Post by CitroJim » 02 Aug 2015, 17:31

NewcastleFalcon wrote: I do like the caravelle and its stablemate the floride, particularly nice for pootling around the Cote D'Azur comme ca

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I love those pictures Neil, so atmospheric :)

Definitely agree the Floride looks lovey in yellow and white is not it's best colour...

Spotted a lovely AC Cobra today whilst out on my bike... Sounded lovely too... Not the usual Rover V8 power that was for sure...

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 02 Aug 2015, 22:43

CitroJim wrote: Spotted a lovely AC Cobra today whilst out on my bike... Sounded lovely too... Not the usual Rover V8 power that was for sure...
The AC/Shelby Cobra is in the 120 in I-Spy Classic Cars, and scores 40 points to boot!
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Created in California by Texan racing driver Carroll Shelby, the gorgeous cobra is a hybrid. Britain's AC body/chassis powered by America's Ford V8 engine. This combination of light weight and plentiful horsepower produces lightning acceleration-enough to have regularly beaten Ferraris on the race track.
You can have 41 points if it was yellow Jim :-D

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 02 Aug 2015, 23:26

Another 10 points in the bag today, almost too embarrased to collect them for this:-

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Awful.....so here's an antidote of something a bit more beautiful from our day out today.

At a working quarry just off the A69 at Brampton, there are 2 breeding pairs of the European Bee-eater, and the RSPB have set up a 24/7 watch but also have facilitated viewing of the birds by the public. Token donation of £5 for the car park, but a very rare event for these beautiful mediterranean birds to breed in Britain let alone this far North.

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

Post by Stickyfinger » 03 Aug 2015, 00:07

bloody Europeans coming over here and eating all our brave British Bees !



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

Post by CitroJim » 03 Aug 2015, 05:26

That's a gorgeous bird :-D

No, sadly Neil, the Cobra was silver :(

That Morris 1000 is absolutely hideous :twisted:

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

Post by Stickyfinger » 04 Aug 2015, 11:06

Yeeeegh....make them Dauphins sweat !

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

Post by Zelandeth » 04 Aug 2015, 22:37

Early Vauxhall VX220 in bright yellow this evening...got to be worth something I guess...I wouldn't mind owning one anyway...even if I would probably always be thinking of my much missed Cappuccino.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 Aug 2015, 18:55

Never seen one of those Zel, will have to consult the "book" for a comparible :)

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Had quite a good spotting day today with pics, for later. A continental Sunbeam badged "Imp" on its summer holidays to Barnard Castle probably the most unusual spot.

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