Spotted - Classic Cars At Shows - Not On The Road

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Nuno Granja
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Fresh Catch

Some cars spotted at Lisbon today during the informal montlhy meeting of the portuguese web forum "Portal dos Classicos"...

In good condition and original specs...

 

 

In good condition but not on original specs...

 

And on original specs but poorly restored...

 

Also in this meeting, the first out of this Portaro Campina, fresh from a light home made restoration (the basis was very good).

Portaro was a Portuguese brand who produces 4WD vehicles based on the romanian ARO but with Daihatsu engines. The "Campina" was a light truck built over the same basis, only a few survive and this one is the only one restored and very well know among portuguese classic enthusiasts . It have been in Tv news about this now defunct brand, exposed  on our national classic car museum for while .... and it still being used as working vehicle in the owner window/door fixing company.

 

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Chris Martin wrote:

Some European classics are popular here too;

Ultra rare '67 Moretti looks tiny next to Bertone Dino, which was far from Ferrari's biggest car anyway.

Any comments? Any favourites here?

Plenty more to come.

Chris M.

Great cars Chris!!!! Although the Citroen SM is my favourite the Moretti is exceptional! I've never seen it before!!! Do you mind me showing your pic in a Greek Classics forum?

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Fresh catch,

 

Interesting display, even if  not very well placed (between a big boat and the wc door...).

Spotted at International Fair of Lisbon, yesterday...

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Some new faces at the portuguese classic cars web forum monthly meeting at Lisbon...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one is in a good condition but i dont like the modifications....

 

 

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I don't remember when and where I took this photo, but I guess it is a 1964 Elva GT160

 

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Nice car!

I am sure it will not take long for one of the C&SC team to identify at which car show they had an Elva on their stand.

Reminds me a goodly few years ago when I by chance ran into an elderly Frank Nichols. It was late one night in the small bar of a hotel, not many drinkers left and he had a few stories about the old days. As usual, I took no notes, had a headache (and not much memory)  in the morning, and no sympathy from 'er indoors.

Chris M.

 

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This is for Nuno who seems to like the VW Combi vans in all their different variations. This is the best of the early split window models, but with a bit of extra treatment.

Chris M.

 

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Avanti tribute in a private Belgian collection, January 2012

 

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Ok, who likes Buicks?

Always in the nid-range of the GM line-up, not top end Cadillac, nor blue collar beer drinking Chevrolet, they often get left behind in the image stakes.

But I reckon they usually beat both in the style department.

What do you think?

Chris M.

 

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Some cars spotted during last week at "MOTOR CLASSICO" , the Lisbon classic car show. This year the show reflects the economical crisis we are suffering and from the usal 3 halls, this year we have only one and even that with some trick to fill empty spaces. I do some commercial fairs to my clients and the picture is pretty much the same.

 

Now some cars, firts from the outside carpark, for the visitors who drive classics...

 

Starting with my favorite Lotus, a very rare car here...

 

My favorite GT, even if this is not my favorite version...

 

And more "commun" machines...

 

To be continued...

 

 

nuno granja