Spotted: classic cars on the road

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Nuno Granja
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Back on-topic with fresh catch spotted last two days at Lisbon...

On the way to the seaside a pristine  MGB GT...

At the sea side, an TR6...

..an Alfa Spider...

... and some surfers from Poland on a VW Type 2...

 

Back in town 2 VW type 1 1303, a regular model (1300cc)...

 

...and a "S" (1600cc)

 

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Thanks you Nuno for clarifying the story. I had often heard of that legend too, but your explanation makes sense, and yes, the rest of us Europeans were well aware of the political situation in that time.

So, did the dealer finally make his profit?

Chris M.

 

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Chris,

Every now and then we notice that some cars from that source was seen, or somebody buyed one but I haven't 100% verified reports.

As usual it may had sell if for every model the price match to the market value. Also as we are  a small country, with tiny classic market,  some of those cars may go to other countries.

 

Back on topic with fresh catch, spotted yesterday in Lisbon...

 

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Fresh catch,

Not so old cars, but one or another, they catch my eye this last days at Lisbon...

 

An MKIII Cortina 2000 GXL...

 

A VW Type 1 1200 Standart (entry level model), even if at some point they had bolt in it,  a passenger side mirror and bumper over riders...

 

A Mercedes 240D in a sorry state...

This one is assembled at Portugal before the revolution (1974) from geram CKD kits in order to avoid import taxes. At that time almost every major car maker assembled cars here this way. They have some portuguese made parts and the windscreen from "Covina" e is a clear signal that is a portuguese assembled one . It seems that the Portuguese Merdedes Benz owners Club, did no save this car of being neglected

 

A MK1 Miata far far away from home...

To be legal at portugal, an hand made front "plate"...

 

And finally a Porker 964 Carrera 2...

 

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Been far too long since I posted on this thread. Here are a few recent spots:

Nice-looking B in Farnham

And here's another MG (I think, it flashed past me!), this one a VA or maybe SA.

A Porsche in Putney is hardly a rare sighting, but this one was older and more "enthusiast" than most.

Apologies for the appalling quality, but if you have amazing eyesight you may just spot the Fiat 500 in this.

Was on holiday last week and saw this really smart-looking Vitesse in the isolated fishing village of Beesands, Devon.

 

 

 

 

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Yes James, you are right, a Porsche in Putney is not that rare, much like a Nissan in Neasden.

FYI the MG is a late 40's or early 50's Y-Type.

Saw a '57 Chev Station Wagon (horrible yellow) just down the road yesterday, I didn't have a camera with me, but if it is still around today I'll get a snap.

Chris M.

 

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Fresh catch

Some cars spotted this week at Oporto...

 

A Mercedes "Fintail"...

 

During a visist to my mechanic, an old school VW specialist., due to a faulty ralenti sensor on my blue Scirocco this VW Type 1 1302 S was parked outside...

 

...and inside (and a  little bit off topic...) a VW Type 2 Split undergoing major work...

 

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Fresh catch,

A Mercdes W108 spotted yesterday at Lisbon...

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My posts  from the last weeks here are mainly fresh catch, so lets digg a little in the archives...

A Triumph Dolomiet Sprint spotted at Oporto 6 years ago...

(Targa Club is a famous Oporto  sports car club founded in 1966 http://www.targaclube.com/ )

 

... and Renault 15 TS in very good original condition....

Also at Oporto a strange Plimouth Fury converted to station wagon. Probably (I'm almost 100%sure) it was converted to be used as an hearse, a comum trend here in the 60's and 70's, when those big american gaz guzzlers have no market value and are converted to that function. Now in the hands of young enthusiasts it show a more "alive" colour scheme..

 

And an early 50's american car spotted somehere in the midle country...

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You gotta love that Plymouth Fury hearse, but coincidentally I suggest the bottom photo is of a 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook.

Chris M.