Spotted: classic cars on the road

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coda tronca
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Somewhere in Croatia last summer

P.S. Hate this guy :-)

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Fresh catch,

 

Spotted at Lisbon this week-end, a Vw Type 1 1303S, in a very good condition and except the chromed wheels. all original...

 

And on the way to the beach, sudently i can see the 70's  on my mirror...

 

Its the first time i see such Datsun, the 160Z . It is RHD model so maybe it's a souht-africam model...

 

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Another Datsun? How good can it get? Thanks Nuno, I'm getting all excited again!

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A rare Buick.

 

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Spotted at Lisbon...

 

A Vignale coupé based on the Fiat 124...

 

And to keep DUISE happy, another yellow Datsun

 

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Nuno Granja wrote:

 

And to keep DUISE happy, another yellow Datsun

 

nuno granja

Gee, thanks. But why waste the nano-volts or whatever to upload that here? Not very green of you Nuno.

But seriously, how rare is that FIAT? It looks like it was on the move when you photographed it, so well done to catch it.

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Nice colour combination on these 2CV spotted in Belgrade, Serbia...yellow car is Zastava 750 - license built Fiat 600 by Zavodi Crvena Zastava from Kragujevac, Serbia. A car that motorised former Yugoslavia...

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DUSIE

I'm not a classic car journalist but the facts about this car will be close to this...

The Vignale Coupe "Eveline" is a failed attempt to sell a 124 Coupe.

In my point of view the original one made by Fiat is a better looking car and have more powerfull engines during his life span. The Vignale  most powerfull engine is the 70cv (from the Fiat 124 Special) of the later series and the Fiat original starts at 90cv...

Another factor against the Vignale Eveline is the price, entry level model the "L" had the same price of the Fiat Coupé and the top of the range  "GL" even more, so same prime less power.

It seems they sell something betwwen 100 to 200 Evelines and the Uk Importer was F. Demetriou & Son who plays a major role in the this brandexport story...  but that's a another story.

 

Back on topic, a German VW Type 2 Bay "Westy" Spotted at Lisbon...

 

And a  a unidentified 30's (British?) saloon, spotted at Oporto...

 

 

 

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Nuno Granja wrote:

DUSIE

I'm not a classic car journalist but the facts about this car will be close to this...

The Vignale Coupe "Eveline" is a failed attempt to sell a 124 Coupe.

In my point of view the original one made by Fiat is a better looking car and have more powerfull engines during his life span. The Vignale  most powerfull engine is the 70cv (from the Fiat 124 Special) of the later series and the Fiat original starts at 90cv...

Another factor against the Vignale Eveline is the price, entry level model the "L" had the same price of the Fiat Coupé and the top of the range  "GL" even more, so same prime less power.

It seems they sell something betwwen 100 to 200 Evelines and the Uk Importer was F. Demetriou & Son who plays a major role in the this brandexport story...  but that's a another story. 

nuno granja

Thanks for that. I seem to remember reading the story of the Eveline in an old C&SC. If memory serves Mr Demetriou had a stake in a casino in London, (Queensway Bayswater W2 area maybe?) and bankrolled a quantity of these cars, only to struggle to find buyers for them. C'est La Vie. I doubt the relative value of price against power mattered, he was probably thinking the exclusivity of the design would do the trick. My comment was just to say well done at catching the moving target for a photo. You could spend a lot of time standing by the road waiting for a Vignale FIAT coupe to go by.

 

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And a  a unidentified 30's (British?) saloon, spotted at Oporto...

 

 

 

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Hard to tell for sure but the most likely is the Morris Eight Series II or III from 1938 to 1947. If not, many other ordinary British cars like Austin 8 or 10, Hillman Minx, Morris Ten, Wolseley, Standard etc used very similar shapes, but I know the Morris Eight was probably the biggest seller and for some reason I only ever remember seeing them in black.