I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

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

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Thanks, that went straight in the favourites

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And north east Scotland had the warmest day of the year so far!

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addo wrote:Thinking about a base-level SmugMug subscription, mainly to host and safely store my thousands of images.

For now I have used one of the horrid commercial sites (TinyPic) but here's my trucklet as of this weekend... Maybe it should be in the rat topic?

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What a ripper Addo, you really are branching out on the marques. I'm impressed at the extent and enthusiasm of your collection.

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...Not a classsic car spot but an unusual one for me today.....

A genuine U-reg car. When I first saw it i thought that cannot be a proper number plate. "U" 's are not used by the DVLA.

Yes but there was a tell-tale sticker which proved that it was a genuine bona fide registration.

It wasn't one of these, but the two vehicles do have something in common.

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...here's another nice pair

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That blue Peel P50 was driven by Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear, around the BBC Centre!

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Well done James...The link was the Isle of Man original home of Peel Cars, and of "U" registration cars.

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Never knew the IoM had U registrations... You learn something new on here every day!

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CitroJim wrote:Never knew the IoM had U registrations... You learn something new on here every day!
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I like a random link so lets run with it! The caption which goes with the image is

"The Isle of Wight Ferry-Faringford-1960" from "The History of Lymington"

but is it the same vessel as this.

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built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton.

Vital statistics here

Probably a hillman minx coming off the ramp?

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My cousins son (Tom) is 2nd in command on one of the IoW ferry's BTW, he just got his "full ticket" in Jan (whatever that is)

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Another cameraless spot today and it may well have been an absolute icon of the breed. All I know is it was yellow, it was a cabriolet and it was a SAAB. I suspect it was a 900. The Saab 900 Convertible is an icon on its own, but the icon-within-the-icon is the Saab 900 Monte Carlo Yellow version of the car. Only just over 50 originally distributed in the UK-could I have seen one in Cramlington today?

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....talking of SAAB's this is a very nice interior, of quite a stunning restoration, of a 1962 SAAB 95 van

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It started out like this

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and ended up like this

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Even though its grey...its a definite head turner for me.

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....re yellow SAAB 900 Convertibles.......there's one for sale in Cardiff for £399 :!: on gumtree

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You can still get a lot of car for a little money.

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Shame those wheels are 5 pins :), they would look really good on the Activa :)

My best ever company car was this 900T , mine was a darker Anthracite grey...LOVED it but really wanted the Carlson version
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