I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by daviemck2006 » 22 Apr 2016, 21:31

I'm surprised it made it on to the trailer before it disintegrated. They were good looking cars though.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 22 Apr 2016, 21:37

I think it may have just been a fibreglass mock-up, otherwise it would not have made it that far in the rain.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Deanxm » 22 Apr 2016, 22:01

Poor little Lancia, bullies! [-X :wink:

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 Apr 2016, 22:46

Must be Lancia week!

Ages since I have seen a Beta Berlina. Heres one in avocado.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 23 Apr 2016, 05:36

Stickyfinger wrote:Don't worry, as it is raining it will rust to nothing by the time it gets home.
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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Gibbo2286 » 23 Apr 2016, 09:11

Damn good cars really, they came to grief when a few of them had the engine drop down because the front sub-frame came away from the floor.

Lancia hadn't built them for UK weather and salt, the front sub-frame rear fixing was bolted to a single skin floor pan which quickly rusted out, a pretty simple repair put that right but the press made a meal of "The engines fall out!"

Another problem they suffered from was headlamp reflectors, they were poorly silvered and soon became mot failures, there were no after market lamps available and the oem ones were an horrendous price.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Stickyfinger » 23 Apr 2016, 09:32

Gibbo2286 wrote: when a few of them had the engine drop down because the front sub-frame came away from the floor.

Lancia hadn't built them for UK weather and salt, the front sub-frame rear fixing was bolted to a single skin floor pan which quickly rusted out.
You are awarded the "Understatement of the Year" award :)

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by Gibbo2286 » 23 Apr 2016, 10:24

I bought and sold a lot of them, it was easy when all the cheap end of the market was flooded with Cortinas and the like, not everybody wanted a bread and butter rep's car, these had a bit more style and apart from the rusty ones they gave good reliable service.

If you want to see rusty stuff take a look back at early post war Ford and Vauxhall models, they too were good cars if they'd only made more effort with rust prevention.

I used to go to the Vauxhall dealers and buy F model Victors from round the back at £40 a go, take them home and fix up the bodywork and sell them for a very healthy profit.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 23 Apr 2016, 10:30

Oh yes, the F Type Victor was a legend in it own (very short) lifetime for rust :lol:

Something to do with cheap Russion steel recycled from old ships that was rusty even before it was turned into cars as I have always understood it..

Same, I believe, as to the root cause of Lancias and Alfasuds in particular rusting so spectacularly - they were rusty straight from the production line!

And remember how Fords rusted right up until recently...

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by myglaren » 23 Apr 2016, 11:14

I lived near someone that bought a Beta. Very smart and sounded impressive.
No problems with rust whatsoever, the engine flew to bits long before it had time to rust.

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 23 Apr 2016, 13:49

In truth the Beta was a very lovely car...

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 23 Apr 2016, 14:01

Worth bringing a nice image into the body of the kirk.

A Victor "F" from the rear, a nodding dog and some furry dice and that'll be the exhaust poking through the bumper

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Post by CitroJim » 23 Apr 2016, 14:05

Thanks for the3 picture of the F Type Neil... They were a very pretty little car :D

That bumper exhaust exit was a very neat touch but that was one place I recall it used to rust the bumper badly... I wonder if the corrosive gasses and water from the exhaust caused the rust in the bumper?

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Re: Classic car spring/summer season 2016-What have you spotted?

Post by bobins » 23 Apr 2016, 21:09

Three more spotted whilst out today:

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not sure about the last one - a Lagonda perhaps ?

The little Singer looks to be good for inducing grins :-D

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Apr 2016, 07:23

bobins wrote:Three more spotted whilst out today:

not sure about the last one - a Lagonda perhaps ?

The little Singer looks to be good for inducing grins :-D
The huge chrome backed lamps certainly suggest you are right with a Lagonda. Usually, if you get a decent shot of the reg plate you can just pop it into Autotrader Vehicle Check or something similar and out pops the confirmation from the DVLA public record. The number looks to me like ACC 386 but I have tried this and a few other possibilities and nothing comes out!

The Singer badged imp was known as the Chamois.....here's one in the Tatra Mountains...small surefooted and fast!

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As the Singer Gazelle had been in existence for many years, Singer decided to embroider on the theme and called their Imp version Chamois: small, surefooted and fast. Maybe not overly glamourous, but charming and effective, with a startling acceleration.

'Singer' stood for luxury cars and Imps with a Singer badge maintained that traditional image. The interior was really beautiful with polished walnut veneer. Seats were larger and more comfortable than in the Imp. A temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge and heater blower were standard fittings. On the outside they sported a large dummy grille, bumper overriders, anodised aluminium wheel trims and an exclusive range of colours with a stripe down its side.
The one on your photo seems to make a feature of the rear-silencer for some reason!

Another set of great spots!

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