I-Spy Classic Cars/Bikes-What have you spotted?

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mickthemaverick wrote: 22 Mar 2024, 19:56 Hiding in the corner of the car park at our lunch pub today was this beauty. Who can identify it precisely? :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 22 Mar 2024, 20:03 I would rather imprecisely say the Princess 4 litre R, if there is such a thing, with the rolls Royce Engine top of the head, and I wont get any closer without looking it up. :-D
mickthemaverick wrote: 22 Mar 2024, 20:09 You are 1/3rd correct Neil!! :-D
Missed out the very important bit :-D

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Van den Plas Princess 4 litre R?
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Paul has 2/3rds correct :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote: 22 Mar 2024, 20:49 Paul has 2/3rds correct :-D
Ah yes only has 2912cc's under the bonnet....just the plain Vanden Plas Princess 3 litre.

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Well done, I'll accept that as the precise answer Neil, although as you will see from this picture there is one minor bit missing!! :-D
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The 'Austin' badge!
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They didn't have an Austin badge but I'm damned if I can see or remember what Mick's getting at. :)
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Underneath the Princess 3 litre badge there is a 'MkII' badge :-D
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The "Retro Electro Workshop" programme on UKTV/ Yesterday Channel mentioned here...
Vintage Audio thread
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Remember these...All our Yesterdays thread
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...has proved to be a treasure trove. Not least Rob's workshop in Norwich, and the super totally appropriate little car he drives round in...
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Already out of the under 10k thread but worth a place somewhere so here is closest!! :-D
MG Midget Mk1
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It's a lovely day so the Brown Triumph Spitfire is back...

Looks a bit like a child's toy now...
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At the petrol station
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Its a Morgan Plus 4
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Must have been MK1 Fiesta Noticing day yesterday... viewtopic.php?p=797948#p797948

Spotted this very late Mk1 Fiesta XR2 first registered August 1983. This was supposed to be the launch date of the Mk 2 Fiesta across the board but according to project bobcat this applied
In August 1983 the Fiesta mk1 range was replaced by a more rounded mk2 version. The same basic bodyshell was used but given a new smoother front end and re-styled tailgate. As usual Ford chose to hold back the sporty model until the normal range had made its mark on buyers, so no XR2 to be seen. Except for sneak previews in the " Ford Sales Staff only" confidential literature which showed a black left hand drive XR2.

The earliest UK Fiesta XR2 mk2 models to be registered were the Ford press fleet in May 1984, having been built in April 1984 (EG build date code).
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Car Park stand out.
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A special Vauxhall Cavalier

The info reads
This is the oldest known surviving Vauxhall Cavalier in the UK
This Cavalier is from a very early batch built on 14th November 1975 in the launch colour of Signal Yellow.
It was sold by J.S.Robson's of Consett from new and spent its life at Annfield Plain Stanley.
It was parked up in November 1992. One Owner with just 52K miles. Recommissioned in 2017.
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