Spotted: classic cars on the road

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Nuno Granja
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A very rare (i think it is rare everyhere...) Toyota in good original condition

 

Spotted at Lisbon last summer, with my cellphone camera, but I can't miss that fish...

 

 On the rear window a curious sticker from the biggest portugese camping sites company, still in activity and had celebrate 50 years of activity last year. They are one of my clients.

 

Another one of this Toyotas, but in  this case on poor condition and not so original. This car is badly restored and stay for years on a open sky car stand at the road side of the "EN1" road (Estrada Nacional  Nº1/Nacional Raod Nº 1).EN1 is a  kind of the portuguese mother road with 315km of old tarmak between Lisbon and Oporto. Since the A1 highway become an option 20 years ago, this road become more and more for local trafic with old restaurants and other business on the road side, as some of the  last surving oldstyle scrapyards.

A fellow enthusiast from the portuguese classic cars web forum have a sedan Toyota with the same engine of this to sport cars a aircooled flat twin. I gona search in archives and will post photos here.

 

Will be back on EN1 road, that I take anytime I have time to travel.

For now and off topic, 3 snapshots from from a  fast desapearing Portugal, taken on that road..

The Katrina didn't pass here, but...

 

In this one the advert says "Specialist" - "Parts and Tires" - "Citroen" and to illustratte the advert the remains of a beetle...

 

"Cars from 1000.00 euros with MOT and warranty"

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Can't compete with Nuno's spots, but followed this 205 Rallye this morning. Not sure if it was the real deal, but it certainly looked it.

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Neither do I. Nuno's Toyota findings are really rare, almost appalling.

Last Saturday, I was in the tail of a future classic, Panamera 4S, in a monstrous traffic jam 4 km to Stuttgart, while yesterday morning I found myself behind a VW Golf Cabriolet in Luxembourg.

By the way, time to prepare for winter conditions, bellow is an Aston Martin trough my freezing window, Feb 2011.

Panamera 4S near Stuttgart, November 2011

VW Golf Cabriolet, Luxembourg, November 2011

Aston Martin, Luxembourg, February 2011 

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James Elliot and Mario Laguna,

Thanks for the comments.

I spott cars since i can remember even if I only start to take pics a few years ago.

Sometimes I'm afraid that this topics become to much about the portuguese scene. If that upset the  management, please send me a private email.

Otherwise the archives still full of pics to be posted slowlly

 

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Spotted in a Lisbon underground car park...

 

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Saw a nice blue TR6 on Richmond Bridge today. Top down. Top fella.

And then there is this. Don't be fooled by the dirt and autumn leaves, this car looks well looked after and is regularly used (as far as I can tell). I've never met him/her, but the owner is pretty near the top of my classic heroes list.

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James Elliot,

 

Nice collour an  sorry about ignorance, but may I know what car is?

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Nuno Granja wrote:

James Elliot,

 

Nice collour an  sorry about ignorance, but may I know what car is?

nuno granja

It's a Lamborghini Islero, Nuno.

 

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 James Elliot and GBt, thanks for the anwser 

Nice car, but I can't recognise it from the backside, (a terrible shame for a  petrolhead with minimum of self respect)

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