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Russell Campbell
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That's the one Nuno. The first car I owned was a Fiat Cinquecento - but I always fancied a 4x4 Panda. That AX would have been an interesting alternative. Other than the badge there's doesn't seem to be much to give it away!

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Russel, 

The AX was  a common sight here but they are fast desapearing, and its a Citroen that never catch my eye.

I only see two of those 4x4 alive.

I spotted the first one by pure hasard in a trafic jam when my lights show a rear dif under an apparently normal AX. Its a surprise and only after that I notice the 4x4 badge. Until then I didn´t know this model existence.

The second one is that one from the photos. The owner had put together an amazing number of cars (mostly Opels) that by some reason he think they worth to be preserved or kept as donors . The AX 4x4 was among the first categorie.

I discover that barn in the midle of Portugal, when during some months (2006/2007) I had a project running in a company  few miles away.  

When i was in the area, after the meetings I go there and we take some time chatting  about everything (moslly about cars) and walking around the garages, warehouses and is own private scrapyard. He is a very nice guy, retired from a GM dealer, a die-hard petrol head and a well know member of the portuguese Classic Opel Club. From the point of view of a petrol head, those moments are pure quality time .

Since I finish the project I never return  there again.

Examples...

One the warehouses...

A corner of the scrapyard...

One of the garages...

 

Chatting around the Fiat 1500cc, 6 cilinders...

 

nuno granja

 

 

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i love this thread

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Spotted in field near Lisbon.

An early 60's VW type 1, a Taunus P3 and an early Audi...

 

A Ford (Taunus) P7B...

A VW Type 3 Variant and an old Subaru (light blue)...

An MK2 Capri, more VWs this time from the early 70's, and a Fiat 126..

 

 

A littlel bit off-topic, some goodies that a friend of mine find in an garage that had closed a few years ago

Four weels no engine, but a classic...

 

On the same place...

 

The guy who find the garage, give me some goodies...

 

More from the same place...

NOS VW 1303 spare...

A static VW Aircoolled engine...

 

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Fresh catch

Some snaps taking during the summer  holidays in the north of Portugal...

A P6 with Cosmic wheels...

 

A Land Rover...

 

and a LWB Mercedes based on the w114...

 

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Fresh catch

From the same batch, a  Peugeot 304 Coupé ...

 

 

NUNO GRANJA

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Ha, who remembers Cosmic Wheels?

Even more obscurely, that was the title of a 1970s record album by hippie/folkie Donovan.......but enough of that.........Nuno, third photo down of the Rover; what is that on the left? Looks like an old steam tractor, any more photos of that?

Chris M.

 

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Chris,

Cosmics are one of of my favorites.... about the machine I have no ideia...

 

The image as good as it gets...

 

The photo was taken at summer holidays during an early morning ride between two small towns on the portuguese northshore and the chances of passing there again in a near future are very remote. But if you are really interested  I can ask a friend and fellow car enthusiast who have a beach house in the area if he can take some photos.

 

nuno granja

 

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Keeping with the summer holidays snaps..

Some barn finds for sale at the roadside..

 

Fiat 1400,..

 

 

Fiat Balila...

 

Citroen 2CV van...

 

Also in the theplace, a little bit off topic...

 

nuno granja

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Nuno Granja wrote:

Chris,

Cosmics are one of of my favorites.... about the machine I have no ideia...

 

The image as good as it gets...

 

The photo was taken at summer holidays during an early morning ride between two small towns on the portuguese northshore and the chances of passing there again in a near future are very remote. But if you are really interested  I can ask a friend and fellow car enthusiast who have a beach house in the area if he can take some photos.

 

nuno granja

 

Thanks for the photo Nuno, but no need to bother anyone. I am also a fan of old steam machinery and this looks to me like one of the typical turn-of-the-century (1900 that is) so-called 'locomobiles'. Not particularly linked to the American car company of that name, that was a generic term for mobile machines used for threshing and farm duties. Although they could sometimes be driven from their own power they were usually horse-drawn from one job to the next.

I am going to see some folks from a local steam machine club soon, so I will see if they recognise it.

Chris M.