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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by van ordinaire » 12 Sep 2017, 20:52

CitroJim wrote:
07 Sep 2017, 04:25
van ordinaire wrote:
07 Sep 2017, 02:06
Actually, the relevant page from an old AA book is as good as anything - for anything up to the current issue plates.


Gosh! I remember those from looking at old AA Books as a kid :) I used to be fascinated with them...


When my father's new handbook arrived, I got the old one - an essential companion on any long journey. I probably committed that page (& the international plates page) to memory back then (probably the start of my interest in registration numbers) & some of it stuck!

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by van ordinaire » 12 Sep 2017, 20:55

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
07 Sep 2017, 06:25
van ordinaire wrote:
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Looked at that "Pre 1973 UK Number Plates" link, just seemed to be a list of 1 & 2 letter identifiers &, as such, of no real help/use - or was I missing something.


You have to click on the 2-letter issuing office code and you get another page which records the dates when that issuing office moved on to the next sequential letter code (A to Z).

No earth shattering purpose, just a curiosity where you can date a vehicle from the registration plate even without a specific year letter suffix.

regards Neil


Ah! So I had missed summat. 'laff to look at it again, if only for a bit of fun. Thanks.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Sep 2017, 21:00

bobins wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 20:41
Saw these two on Guernsey at the weekend. What's the maximum points I can get with two Darts ? :-D

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Two treble 20's!

Of course if you had set your aim a mere 38.3 miles South East, you would have achieved FCF legendary status by capturing an original photograph as you strolled to junction of Rue du Presbytere and Rue des Picots, Trinity, Jersey
and came across AA BOX 687!

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by bobins » 12 Sep 2017, 21:07

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 21:00


Of course if you had set your aim a mere 38.3 miles South East, you would have achieved FCF legendary status by capturing an original photograph as you strolled to junction of Rue du Presbytere and Rue des Picots, Trinity, Jersey and came across AA BOX 687!

Regards Neil


I did consider that option, but didn't want to get my feet wet walking to Jersey :lol:

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Sep 2017, 22:44

bobins wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 21:07
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Of course if you had set your aim a mere 38.3 miles South East, you would have achieved FCF legendary status by capturing an original photograph as you strolled to junction of Rue du Presbytere and Rue des Picots, Trinity, Jersey and came across AA BOX 687!

Regards Neil


I did consider that option, but didn't want to get my feet wet walking to Jersey :lol:


Just in case you head off on another Channel Islands trip here's the location of the box!

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@49.23340 ... 6656?dcr=0

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by CitroJim » 13 Sep 2017, 05:32

Two darts? 120 isn't it... Twice treble-top ;)

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by Zelandeth » 17 Sep 2017, 01:56

Fine...only noticed because I'm me...

G plate Proton 1.5GLS hatchback. Silver, with the full width rear decor panel. Absolutely mint, even down to the factory wheel trims.

...missing my old one now...quite a lot. One would look nice next to the Lada.

I'm utterly daft aren't I.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by elma » 17 Sep 2017, 09:43

Zelandeth wrote:
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I'm utterly daft aren't I.

In the best way possible.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 17 Sep 2017, 09:59

Zelandeth wrote:
17 Sep 2017, 01:56
Fine...only noticed because I'm me...

G plate Proton 1.5GLS hatchback. Silver, with the full width rear decor panel. Absolutely mint, even down to the factory wheel trims.

...missing my old one now...quite a lot. One would look nice next to the Lada.

I'm utterly daft aren't I.


Is this is the type of thing Zel?

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1991 Proton Saga 1.5 GL Aeroback in the United Kingdom [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], by Rob (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob_sg/5685934632/), from Wikimedia Commons

and what a backstory! Highly significant and a well deserved addition to the classic car spotting thread :-D
from wiki
Germany has the Golf. Britain has the Mini. Japan has the Corolla. Well, Malaysia has the Proton Saga. There are cars, and then there are cars of national significance... the Saga is one of them. And for over 30 years, it's been the go-to choice for Malaysians seeking a cheap and practical sedan. When the first Sagas rolled off the Shah Alam plant in 1985, Malaysia was still a relatively poor country. Not everyone could afford a car... but the Saga changed all of that. It motorised Malaysia like never before. In a few short years, the Saga was all over the place. And it wasn't just Malaysia where the Saga found success. When Proton began exports to the United Kingdom in 1989, the humble Saga set the record for Fastest Selling Make of New Car Ever to Enter the United Kingdom. Over 300,000 Sagas were sold by 1991, some 10% of which found homes in Britain.
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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by CitroJim » 17 Sep 2017, 11:35

elma wrote:
17 Sep 2017, 09:43
Zelandeth wrote:
17 Sep 2017, 01:56

I'm utterly daft aren't I.

In the best way possible.


Absolutely yes :)

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by Zelandeth » 17 Sep 2017, 15:49

That's the one Neil. Mine was pretty much identical to that save for being a very pale gold colour and on a G plate.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 17 Sep 2017, 20:42

Saw plenty of classics today down at Whitley Bay links. Loads of very nice cars, including models I have owned, sneaking into the classics gatherings now :)

I think the classic that got away from me was my Triumph GT6, some nice examples on show, but the Metro was also there, along with a Sierra. Quite a gathering of the unsung Rover 75 too.

A very. Shiny collection of citroens too including DS, Traction Avant, and one Citroen Ami.

Didn't take the camera, and there was at least one oddball, identifying itself at the back as a Nissan, with a soft top, and an unusual looking front end with a proper chromed grill with bars , and round lights.

Haven't found anything that looks like it on the internet, so someone may have been amusing themselves with a bit of custom design.

Sunny for a while, enough to have had a decent look round, but tossed it down later on.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by harryp » 17 Sep 2017, 21:24

Slightly off topic.... In October Classic car mag, there are a couple of pages on Citroen, their pioneering engineering expertise and bemoaning the demise of the oleo suspension. Well worth a read!

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 17 Sep 2017, 22:37

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
17 Sep 2017, 20:42

Didn't take the camera, and there was at least one oddball, identifying itself at the back as a Nissan, with a soft top, and an unusual looking front end with a proper chromed grill with bars , and round lights.

Haven't found anything that looks like it on the internet, so someone may have been amusing themselves with a bit of custom design.


Found it :-D It was what is known as a Nissan March in Japan, basically a Nissan Micra Convertible given a bit of retro treatment by Japanese firm Mitsuoka. This example comes from an expired Gumtree sale ad from a Middlesborough seller, so highly likely this was the very one spotted today at Whitley Bay

https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDM2WDYxNA== ... T/$_86.JPG

...and if you ever spot a shrunken Jaguar Mk2 with a Nissan badge on the back, that will be another product of Mitsuoka known as the Viewt

http://lh6.ggpht.com/-HmoAxdl4ilU/T8EI_ ... 25255D.jpg

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

Post by myglaren » 18 Sep 2017, 15:56

Whilst trudging around trying to locate some LDS I spotted this:
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Tesla Model S
First one I have seen close up and stationary, looks quite impressive inside.

I am curious about the owners choice of numberplate - hardly does him (or her) any favours.