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

Post by MikeT » 18 Jul 2015, 22:10

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Came across those two at Mudeford Quay carpark this evening.

Classic car meet in Bournemouth tomorrow I might attend. But today, took me mam to a small local village festival that had it's own classic car (and tractor) show. Pics on video but there were Triumph 2000's, 1300's, Dolomite and Vitesse 2.0, Moggy Minor 1000, Rover 3.5, Really old Bentley, Ford Escorts RS2000's, MG and a few others I can't recall.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jul 2015, 08:54

Mike, nice pair of drop-head coupes!

Ford consul Mk1 scores 30 points
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The 1.5 litre Consul was a turning point for Ford: it was the company's first car with a unitary-construction body. It was the first Ford with an overhead valve engine and also the world's first car with the 'MacPherson Strut' independent front suspension; these features combined to make the 75mph Consul feel very modern to drive.
Triumph Herald scores 15 points
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The two-door, four-seater is unusual for its separate chassis, all independent suspension, and trendy shape. The first version had a 948cc engine driving the rear wheels, but from the mid-1960's the Herald 1200 had an 1147cc, 43bhp unit, giving a 75mph top speed.
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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by MikeT » 19 Jul 2015, 12:22

Hmm, 45 points eh Neil? Let's see if we can boost that number somewhat

http://s32.photobucket.com/user/pixpad/ ... eyFestival" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If I've got this right, in order shown we have;

Nissan Figaro
Series 3 Landy and Series 2 Landy
Scooby STI
Triumph 2000
MG
Rover 3.5Litre
Morris Minor 1000
Triumph Dolomite
Trio of (MKI?) Escort RS2000's
Mercedes SL280
Bentley
Lesley Philips? Daimler V8 250
MKII? Escort RS2000
Triumph Vitesses 2L
Triumph TR7

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jul 2015, 13:23

MikeT wrote:Hmm, 45 points eh Neil? Let's see if we can boost that number somewhat

http://s32.photobucket.com/user/pixpad/ ... eyFestival" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If I've got this right, in order shown we have;

Nissan Figaro
Series 3 Landy and Series 2 Landy
Scooby STI
Triumph 2000
MG
Rover 3.5Litre
Morris Minor 1000
Triumph Dolomite
Trio of (MKI?) Escort RS2000's
Mercedes SL280
Bentley
Lesley Philips? Daimler V8 250
MKII? Escort RS2000
Triumph Vitesses 2L
Triumph TR7
Looking through the pages of the book, which has 120 selections in it, the ones on your list scoring points are

Morris Minor 1000 10 points
The attractively-curved Minor became one of Britain's best-loved cars...and also the first to exceed the one million sales mark. At first, its 918cc motor meant that it was underpowered (later fixed with new engines0, but excellent suspension and steering made it delightful to drive. Look out for Minors as a saloon, convertible, van, pick-up, and the distinctive wood framed Traveller Estate
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Mercedes 280 SL 30 points.
The elegant shape of this two-seater roadster was first seen in 1963 as the 230SL, but four years later the engine was upgraded from a 2.3 to a 2.8 litre unit which gave the car near 120mph capability. Every car came with its own detachable hardtop to make it enjoyable all year round.
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The Daimler 250 V8 gets through with 20 points. as its basically a rebadged Jaguar Mark II which does appear in the book

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The MGB wades in with 10 points

Near misses were the Landrover Series 2 (I'm afraid the points only go for a Series 1), The Rover 3.5 Litre P5 (the book awards 15 points for a P6)


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

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 19 Jul 2015, 15:41

I know I won't get any points (no photos, but I was driving), but on the M4 today, London bound, I saw an Escort MK1, Mexico, in medium blue with white highlights.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jul 2015, 19:20

Hell Razor5543 wrote:I know I won't get any points (no photos, but I was driving), but on the M4 today, London bound, I saw an Escort MK1, Mexico, in medium blue with white highlights.
James nice spot, and according to howmanyleft rarer than a Mercedes 280SL, so I reckon an Escort Mexico more than justifies 30 points! I have also found that gettting the photographic evidence of a random 'on the road' spot is tricky.

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PS
the story associated with the pic above

Ram raiders steal £120,000 vintage racing car by smashing through showroom window with Land Rover - and being gone in 60 seconds

Gang filmed reversing through showroom window in Ripley, Surrey
After breaking in thieves frantically attach chains to Ford Escort Mexico
Using their Land Rover, they tow it out of the building to make their escape
Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101

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

Post by MikeT » 19 Jul 2015, 19:39

Hell Razor5543 wrote:.... I saw an Escort MK1, Mexico,.
Snap!! 8-)

http://s32.photobucket.com/user/pixpad/ ... /OnTheProm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

In order of slideshow;

Mercedes 190SL
Mini Moke
Matra Bagheera
Scimitar
Singer Vogue
Daimler Conquest
Hillman Minx
Vauxhall Shovit, I mean Chevette
MG Midget
Austin 7
MG Model A
Spitfire 1500
Sunbeam Tiger
GT6 MKIII
Austin Clifton
MG Roadster
Vauxhall Cresta
Humber Supersnipe
Triumph Stag
Bentley ?
Austin Cambridge
Lancia 2000
Reliant TW9 chassis cab
MG GBT V8
Commodor GS
Ford V8 Pilot
Morris Cooper S
AC 3000 ME
Escort 1600GT Mexico
Police MG V8
MG Sprite
Jaguar XJ 4.2C
Morris 8
Jensen Interceptor
Austin Nash Metropolitan
Range Rover
Jowett Jupiter
Morris Oxford
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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jul 2015, 19:54

Mike.....for the near misses and not exactly as in the book i would reckon.....and its just my own lengoodmanesque view!


Nissan Figaro yes I like them but its just a 5pointer for me
Series 3 Landy and Series 2 Landy a generous 10 points
Scooby STI.......controversial perhaps....not keen at all on them......its a Nuls Points for me
Triumph 2000.......comparable to the Rover P6 in the book 20 points
Rover 3.5Litre......again not quite a 30 pointer.....20 points for me
Triumph Dolomite.........I think I quite generously created a precedent by offering 30 points for one of these
Trio of (MKI?) Escort RS2000's........I think its got to be a 30 for these
Bentley...........haven't precisely identified it but old bentleys in general get 40 points
MKII? Escort RS2000........probably another 30 there
Triumph Vitesses 2L.........clagging this in the same category as the herald 15 Points
Triumph TR7.................an MX5 gets 10 points so a TR7 probably justifies 10 I think photographic evidence of a TR7 in hideous brown could scrape another 5

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

Post by MikeT » 19 Jul 2015, 20:14

Too generous Neil, thank you.

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

Post by VertVega » 19 Jul 2015, 20:50

Location: Tallinn, Estonia

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jul 2015, 22:04

Looks like a Mercedes 300 Limousine, a Bentley State Limousine gets 40 Points in I-Spy Classic Cars so 40 points it is.

Second thoughts 41 if you went all the way up to Tallinn specially to take the picture :)

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Jul 2015, 22:14

MikeT wrote:Too generous Neil, thank you.
I think you hit quite a few "in the book" cars with your latest crop. I will peruse and digest them at my leisure. I do like a Jowett Jupiter though, although not in the book a javelin is at 35 points so I reckon its well worth a 35 as well.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 20 Jul 2015, 09:23

Quite a long list Mike , the ones in the book are

Scimitar 15 points
from I-Spy Classic Cars
No one had thought ofcombining the practicality of an estate car with the acceleration and style of a sports coupe before the Scimitar. A glass tailgate at the back opens on to a luggage area that can be made huge with the rear seats folded. The bodywork is plastic, and the 3-litre engine comes from Ford. An enlarged but similar Scimitar was launched in 1976.
MG Midget 10 points
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An old MG name was revived for this fun two-seater sports car (an almost identical Austin Healey Sprite edition was also available0. Engines ranged from 948cc in the mkI to 1275cc in the mk IV and then from 1975, the midget 1500 took over with both a bigger engine and black rubber bumpers to single it out.
Austin 7 25 points
from I-Spy Classic Cars
Sir Herbert Austin's first real car in minature was hurried into production in 1923, but quickly became a motoring legend. It is very light and, although there's just room for four people, the tiny 747cc, 10.5bhp engine struggles to pull a fully-loaded Seven along.
Vauxhall Cresta 25 points
from I-Spy Classic Cars
This large family saloon set the trend in the late 1950's, with its prominent rear fins, elaborate chrome trim and wraparound windscreen heavily influenced by contemporary American cars. Under the bonnet, an unstressed six-cylinder engine was more than adequate to cope with Britain's then-new motorways.
Triumph Stag 15 points
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this glamourous convertible has a T-shaped roll-over bar linking the windscreen with the rest of the body, to offer protection if the car turns over in a crash. Its a full four-seater, with plenty of power from its 3.0 litre V8 engine. Some Stags have a detachable hardtop.
Morris Cooper S 15 points
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In 1959, the cleverly packaged Mini redefined small cars- the engine was mounted across the front, turning the front wheels, with the gearbox tucked underneath, allowing maximum cabin space. In highly-tuned twin fuel tank Cooper form, it became a rapid road car, and unbeatable in rallying; visual differences from the lesser minis include a contrasting colour roof, and perforated wheels.
MG Sprite (Austin Healey Sprite Mk 1 25 Points)
With cheeky headlights sitting on the bonnet top, no wonder fans of this tiny sports car named it the "Frogeye". The whole front part of the body lifts to reveal the 848cc engine, but at the back, there's no boot lid-you have to cram your luggage in from behind the two seats!
Jensen Interceptor 25 points
Here's one of the most desirable cars of the 1960's. The Interceptor was British made but used a US-made Chrysler V8 engine, while the styling complete with a large, curved glass tailgate, came from Italy. the outwardly similar Jensen FF pioneered the use of four-wheel drive and anti-lock brakes on production cars, revolutionary at the time.
Range Rover 10 points
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Britain really led the world in 1970 with the launch of the first Range Rover. It bridged the gap between the four-wheel drive Land Rover and the luxurious Rover saloon, and kick-started the trend for people to use 4X4 vehicles as everyday cars. At first only available as a two-door with a four-door option added in 1980, most have a gutsy V8 engine
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Post by addo » 20 Jul 2015, 10:08

I've seen a couple of older Benzes lately, a "finny" (W112) estate and 114 coupé.

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

Post by CitroJim » 20 Jul 2015, 13:03

I've not seen anything even vaguely interesting for ages now :(

Now if there was a thread to post up pictures of boring everyday humdrum stuff I could wipe the board! It's all there is around here now.