Spotted - Classic Cars At Shows - Not On The Road

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Diplomat
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Nuno Granja, you've got tons of pictures. I notice that a lot of your photos are taken abroad. They tend to hold onto their older cars a lot more overseas. Maybe it's a habit that we should pick up on with here in the UK. After all, what have you got to lose; the car will be worth a lot not too far down the line.

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* Diplomat...

Sorry, as everybody have allready noticed, english is not my mother language and I'n not sure about the meaning of your words; " I notice that a lot of your photos are taken abroad.".

 

*Petrolhead,

Thanks for the comment, I still have a lot of pics on the archive, witch haven't been  posted here.

Its been a god exercise to review them. After posted all of them I will only post "fresh catch", but will take some time until that apen.

 

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Nuno Granja wrote:

* Diplomat...

Sorry, as everybody have allready noticed, english is not my mother language and I'n not sure about the meaning of your words; " I notice that a lot of your photos are taken abroad.".

 

You speak very good English, and I assumed that it was your first language!

What I meant was 'Many of your photographs appear to have been taken outside of the UK'.

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Thank you Diplomat,

I'm a portuguese petrol-head and from a generation who only have french class at school. So I take after class english lessons during one year and after that i was by myself, seing movies, reading and when necessary look at the dictionary. My wife who works in a environment where everybody use english says that I have a terrible accent.

I have been in England just for a few days in London for tourism and two days in Southampton during a a business trip of my wife. At Southampton when my wyfe was on a  meeting at NOC, I spend a couple of hours looking at the cars being taken out of a ship (or ships), Corvettes and other US cars, Nissans Figaro, Subarus etc etc. (sorry cant find the pics)

Off topic, but one of the most  strange spoots I've done, a Westfied, the last car i expect to see in the midle of nowhere in central america.

 

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See here for some model details (it does get a bit confusing! :-

http://www.ado16.info/makes_models.shtml

Thanks for taking the trouble to post this link, I forgot I also had a 1965 Morris 1100 too, oh and a very reliable 1750 Leyland Maxi, (the 1300s werent always so)the twin carb one maybe because it was the newest owned by me, and the most economical too,..both the single carb big valve MG and VDPs were automatics.

and back in the day when the bottom rotted out on the best selling, but not best rustproofed family car, and you were left with the mechanicals a decade or so on, The Ranger, complete with the state of the art high fashion Wolfrace wheels.Used to see quite a lot with MG 1100/1300 grills in the 70s

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GBt wrote:

[and back in the day when the bottom rotted out on the best selling, but not best rustproofed family car, and you were left with the mechanicals a decade or so on, The Ranger, complete with the state of the art high fashion Wolfrace wheels.Used to see quite a lot with MG 1100/1300 grills in the 70s

Aaargh no! The dreaded kit-car craze at it's worst

Great idea for a new thread though Gavin, Maybe one of us should start a 'Dodgy Kit Car' thread, but best put in non-classic matters eh? Don't want to lower the tone too much around here. I bet we could unearth some real weirdos.

Chris M.

 

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Bet there are more of these old Standard Vanguards surviving in Australia than in their country of origin.

Yep but it looks like this one got shrunk in the wash, or maybe the Sheep Dip!

The Vanguard seems a bit more truncated than the one we used to go down Sarthend in back in the 50s in, it. More like this size, however it probably rusted away with all that Thames delta salt sea air.

There you go we dont want the uninitiated thinking compact American cars really were, that compact.

OK I'm off to see how we can blag Nuno's spotted Caterham clone onto a kitty car thread and meander a bit with a Ramble down hyabusa lane-ie discuss the bike power unit therein, also a 400 brake DAx Sierra Cosworth 7 doppleganger, I once saw, of road at a show in a pub called The Merry Fidlers,or the Merits of Zetec power in a lightweight shell and was the V8 version a step too far, and usually finished up off track too..

.So as the Westfield fits in your souvenir 'kit' bag better,

do they sell  Panther Limas too?

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Thanks for correcting those two GBt, I think what happened, is I tried to upload a file that was too big, and somewhere between the C&SC forum and the link to Photobucket it got resized or squashed to fit. I did notice it later, but couldn't be bothered resizing them and posting new links.  I will investigate the preferred file sizes and be careful to use smaller jpegs in future.

Chris M.

 

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Fresh catch

Some cars spotted at the monthly informal Lisbon meeting of the portuguese classic car web forum "Portal dos Clássicos".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had to leave at the midle of the meeting so I miss a few ones.

nuno granja

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I tried to get some photos up but failed so you'll have to follow this link to see them. Sorry about that. See them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59728935@N07/