Spotted: classic cars on the road

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Nuno Granja
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Fresh catch

 

 

A much more silent car, spotted today at Lisbon (Mercedes w114...)

 

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A little bit off topic, but in the end I "spott the car on the road"...

I spend last 4 days in Oporto seaside suburbia, and when driving around in my Audi Coupé, I came across my old friend and fellow petrolhead Tavares Mercedes 300C at the local café.

 

Longtime no see talk and soon we are chatting about cars. We end  going to is garage to look at is pride and joy...

 

A BMW 3.0 CSi, in good original condition. With 128.000 kms, It had a new paint , a  full mechanical revision and nothing more. It still have  the original catalog, the owners books and even the Koni dampers guarantee certificate....

 

 

To get on-topic again we go for a drive  in the neighborhood in order to "spot it on the road"...

 

Its my first drive in such model and I get hooked, it looks beautifull and the drive matchs the looks.

 

 

Well, back on-topic an Hillman Imp spotted later in the same area

 

 

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Well 'spotted'. That is one classic Beemer!

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Thank you Chris,

 

Fresh catch,

 

A more popular car spotted in Oporto area this week, during a maintenance drive around the garage block in my "new" family wagon, wich is waiting for a major body, trim and mechanical overhaul 

 

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Nuno Granja wrote:

in my "new" family wagon, wich is waiting for a major body, trim and mechanical overhaul 

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What? Are you sure you bought the right car?

Chris M.

 

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Chris,

A little off-topic, even all the cars on the phtos are spotted on the road...

A father a couple of 2yo twins, living in a south europe country with hot summers and a strong  diesel addiction, with absolute no interest in moderns and a solid  tradition of no credit for buying cars,  the choices for a big reliable pocket money family wagon with AC are thin and shared by some BMW, Mercedes and Volvos estates on the market. The Audi C3 was never imported where and I only find 3 on sale, all private imports.

After almost 190.000 trouble free kms in my Audi Coupe 2.3cc/5cil, with 3 major continental tours, (one from Oporto to Berlin...), serviced by an oldshcool VAG mecanhic  for the last 30years, and the tradition of rare cars (in portuguese standarts...) the coice is clear, I must stay in my confort zone...

 

... and in a near future this pic, taken at Oporto last August during a  casual meet with an old friend and fellow petrolhead Jorge. on the wayback from holidays, will be different...

 

 

The Golf bought  "cash on hands" in 2003 for my wife, its only 77.000km it's a  nice car and with Ac it have been very usefull with the twins.

Its the only  car I ever bought new and it's been interesting seeing it get older (usually I spent time and money refressing cars..) , but I want something more interesting, from my point of view and within  my pocket  size.

I will be back on this theme on a proper topic, in the meantime two pics taken in the  90's. From 93, me with my VW type IV 412 LE Variant on Empi Sprint Stars (another very rare car over here) and Jorge (the Samba onwer) with two friends. The VW type III  Variant was owned by Carla the girl in red. The second pic from 98, shows  me getting out my green Type III "Fastback", also on Empi Sprint Stars and tartan covered seats. It was my last aircooled VW...

 

 

nuno granja

 

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I was only joking Nuno, but when someone says their 'new' car needs major body, trim and mechanical overhaul it sounds to me like a full-on restoration case!

Like the type 3s though, they are still quite a common sight in Australia, but I can't remember the last time I saw a 412.

Keep 'em coming.

Chris M.

 

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Nuno Granja
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Fresh catch,

A fast Capri, spotted today in Lisbon....

 

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1600E

At the car park at work in Theale today L plate (circa 1971/72).

Nice to see it in good order and looked after.