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I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by addo » 15 Aug 2015, 09:50

CF Beddie van in metallic blue, done up as the inevitable "shaggin' wagon" and spotted Friday arvo.

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Post by CitroJim » 15 Aug 2015, 10:19

You see more British tin than we do Adam :lol:

Ahh I have fond memories of Bedford CF Shaggin' Wagons... All the rage in the 70s, as was shagging...

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Post by bobins » 15 Aug 2015, 17:03

How many points do I get for seeing this last weekend ?

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And do I get extra points as I was driving it ? :-D

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Aug 2015, 18:46

Yes plenty points for that :)

Well not surprising the green goddess doesn't make the 120 in I-Spy Classic Cars.
It was otherwise known as a Bedford RLHZ self-Propelled Pump.
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Their main role was to pump huge quantities of water from lakes, rivers, canals and other sources into cities hit by a nuclear attack. The machines could be used in a relay system over a number of miles, with Green Goddesses at regular intervals to boost the water pressure. Firefighting was a secondary role.
They also carried an independant petrol driven Coventry Climax Godiva Fire Pump.
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One vehicle which does appear in the 120, and utilises a "Coventry Climax" is the good old Hillman Imp at 25 points

So with that terrible piece of logic its worth at least 25 and for a picture, and a drive it got to be double points. Its a 50 from me :!:

Tell us that you put a genuine fire out with it and you can have a ton!

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Post by bobins » 15 Aug 2015, 18:56

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Tell us that you put a genuine fire out with it and you can have a ton!
'fraid not :( I did get the two tones working and did turn on the blue light though :)

The one in the picture does have all its kit and has got a little over 3600 miles on the clock :shock:
It's got a misfire at wide open throttle, I did look for the OBD port on it to try some diagnostics but couldn't find it - any suggestions where it is :-D

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

Post by Zelandeth » 15 Aug 2015, 19:45

Another yellow one today, a W plate Opel Manta in Banbury, was turning into Tesco as I passed by on the way to a friend's place.

Remember from when I was staying here for a while that Banbury seemed to be the home of about 90% of the 70s and 80s cars still on the road, spotted more things in the couple of weeks I was staying here than in about a year before...

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Aug 2015, 20:35

addo wrote:CF Beddie van in metallic blue, done up as the inevitable "shaggin' wagon" and spotted Friday arvo.
This must be quite close Addo....its Dazza's CF Beddie...

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

Post by Stickyfinger » 15 Aug 2015, 20:48

Yellooooow for Jim
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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Aug 2015, 20:50

Zelandeth wrote:Another yellow one today, a W plate Opel Manta in Banbury, was turning into Tesco as I passed by on the way to a friend's place.
Is that a vinyl wrap on the bonnet, a very mild rat-look? Must get Vauxhall Calibra type points.....only 10...seems a bit harsh...go on then if it had the tiniest bit of black vinyl on it take 20!

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Aug 2015, 21:06

That particular yellow on the Lotus, if its this one here, is Renault Liquid Yellow.

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Post by Stickyfinger » 15 Aug 2015, 21:47

Black bonnets don't work on Red cars
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Also the wrap material would (even if black) insulate anyway, defeats the object to use wrap.

And no....not my car

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

Post by myglaren » 16 Aug 2015, 00:23

For extreme yellowness, spotted a new but broken down Pontiac Firebird in bright yellow, on the way back from Cosford.

Otherwise, zilch.

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Post by CitroJim » 16 Aug 2015, 04:30

Loving the yellow feast :-D

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Aug 2015, 09:35

As an anti-dote to the yellow feast how about 50 shades of grey. Of the eight exterior colours available on the C1 3 are shades of Grey. Spotted this example hidden away on the mean back streets of Leyburn no points for a classic car spot though :-D
The Citroën C1 is available in eight exterior colours (Caldera Black, Gallium Grey, Carlinite Grey, Tapenade Grey, Lipizzan White, Smalt Blue, Scarlet Red and Sunrise Red) and can also be personalised with bi-tone colour options. The soft-top version, Airscape, is also bi-toned.
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of course if yellow old scholol telephones are your thing Richmond station's little vintage shop has one for sale with a ticket price of £45

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I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by addo » 16 Aug 2015, 11:19

A 107E Ford Defect, spotted today.