Spotted: classic cars on the road

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James Elliott
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A wet Wednesday morning on the South Circular in London is less glamorous than the Aussie showing, that's for sure, but yet another Moggy. There seems to be a huge amount of these in daily use.

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Mario Laguna
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James, yes there are plenty of those around. Indeed.

A good friend of mine uses his all year long in any kind of weather, with family and dog aboard.

We recently (last November) convoyed for him to buy a classic VW wagon!
Actually the orange VW pleased his wife, so she bought it!

 

Nuno Granja
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Thanks for sharing nice cars and obviously Mario's friend  wife have good taste.

I've been very busy and in last days I didn't spot anything, maybe I must do some digging at the archives .

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Nuno, there are places where you shouldn't bring your wife.

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Not sure if this warrants being on here, but couldn't help smiling when I saw this hearse parked in Staines, nice to see there's life still eft in the old girl :)

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Nuno Granja
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From the archives,

 

A 914 2.0, spotted at Oporto seaside, a few years ago....

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James Elliott
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A couple from the weekend. As ever, apologies for the quality of the photos, feel free to lobby Haymarket to buy me a new phone.

Hot Rod looking pretty incongruous in Whitton

Bristol looking totally at home in Putney

 

 

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James Elliott wrote:

A couple from the weekend. As ever, apologies for the quality of the photos, feel free to lobby Haymarket to buy me a new phone.

Hot Rod looking pretty incongruous in Whitton

Bristol looking totally at home in Putney

That Model A looks quite ok, Not chopped silly and not garish colours, maybe Alphabet Alex might know more if he still looks in here.

As for the late model Bristol, well, to my eye they lost all their 'Bristolness' a long time ago, so full marks for spotting that one, I would probably walked straight past idly thinking "oh dear, Toyotas are getting even biggger now".

By the way, I spotted a '57 Chev Nomad near my local supermarket this morning, I will try to remember to take my camera next time I am round that way.

Chris M.

 

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Nice Scimitar. I,ve had the SE5 and a later SE6 in the past. They were fine cars. Had the 6 for 14 years and sold it for the same price that I paid for it.

Now run a cooper S , Porsche 996 and a Rouse Sport 304R , Nd a 71 Beetle Cabriolet, but still have a croft spot for for the Scimitar

 

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Fresh catch

A pristine VW Brasilia spotted at Lisbon

 

VW Brasilia is tipical VW Brasil "mix" model, looks like a shortened Type IV 412 Variant and is developed over a VW Type 1 mecahnics with large Type 14 Ghia floor pans. It have a rear hatch, but is a fake one as the engine is a standart Type 1 engine with taller "dog house" and not the "pankake engine" as the type III. So there is no lugage space at the back and as it uses a Type I derivated petrol tank, there is only a  small storage area at the front under the boot lid.

My father brought one new in 1977 and I learn to drive in it.

 

At Oporto a dusty Mercedes 300 Adenauer Automatic, fresh from a long storage period. From a brief chat with the owner, I get to know that is an original Belgian car imported to Portugal in 2002...

 

At Oporto suburbs, a lowered VW Type I from early 60's...

 

 

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