Spotted: classic cars on the road
Forgot to add. In the old house one of the tenants had in the garage an Armstrong Siddely Sapphire in 2 tone white and blue or silver and blue, I forget which. These days when I visit there is occasionally some expensive-ish machinary there (Boxters etc - it is Putney, after all) but I do miss the unwitting eclecticism of the 70's.
Nice Spot Don Callum, thanks for sharing..
A Land Rover in "Camel Trophy livery" spotted las week in Oporto suburbs...
A Jaguar Xj S3, parked under the rain at Lisbon suburbs...
I saw this Renault Juvaquatre/Dauphinoise in St Omer (Pas-de-Calais) on Saturday. Even in France they must be pretty rare these days.
Spotted an hour ago. parked outside of Oporto biggest train station...
The young driver was waiting his girlfriend.
VW type 1 spotted at LIsbon...
Mercedes 230 Pagoda, spotted at Oporto
Also at Oporto, a Fiat 124 Spider in the trafic...
... and a modified VW Type 1 Oval,
Took a drive into the Southern Highlands NSW on Sunday. I know it was 'Drive-It-Day' in good old Pommegolia but I didn't realise it had spread to Australia too. On my way to an unrelated car event I came across this group of Mercedes, most of which were on ACT registration plates meaning they probably came from Canberra about 200kms away.
Blimey this forum is getting worse all the time - the number of times it falls over or crashes while I am writing or uploading is ridiculous - no wonder most have given up on it. C'mon G&SC there must be a more user-friendly program available.
Anyway, as I was saying..............more Mercedes, that 220SE Coupe is a real classic!
oh no, sorry, that link is going nowhere, let's try the '39 Plymouth....
so, no idea why that worked and not the previous one.
So let's try another - this one is for James Elliott.
It is a steep drive up into the mountains and I usually take the 450SLC if I am going that way as it has enough grunt, but that is off the road having interior trim refitted so I had to take the daily plodder and being a bit slow up the hill whenever I get to a passing lane I move over to let a few others through.
So I was driving along as quick as I could behind a Toyota also not in a hurry and noticed a blue Triumph 2000 in my mirror, with a couple what looked like old Holdens behind that.
When I got to the overtaking lane I kept left, as did the Toyota in front, and then all hell let loose and the Triumph shot past up the hill like I was going backwards, with a growl matched by the three or four Holdens following it.
"Blimey" thinks I, "what has he done to that?" I know some people have got t
he old Triumph six to get a move on, but I have never seen even a TR6 go like that did.
On top of the escarpment the road goes in to a village - Robertson - and just before there is a popular spot for tourists and hundreds of bikers, particularly on a Sunday at the famous Robertson Pie Shop where I saw the Holdens and the Triumph parked up next to the Ducatis. A quick U-turn and I pulled in. and met a group of blokes standing around comparing tall tales, "who owns the Triumph?" says I, "it's 'is" one helpfully points so I wander over to enquire. He has managed to shoehorn a 4.5 litre V8 out of a Leyland P76 in to it (a descendant of the Rover lump)
I am going to finish this story even though the forum software seems to want to sabotage it.
Anyway, as I was saying, he had the big V8 in it, and his Holden driving mates were all similarly equipped which explained the grunt on show, just a shame I didn't have the SLC with me too, I might have nearly kept up with them.
I took this one photo but the battery in the camera was on the blink, and by the time I got back to my car for a spare they had gone. Nice car though.
Chris M. (now let's see if the photo loads ok...........)