When did you last seen one of those?

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Fresh catch...

 

From the séries, still working after all these years....

 

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Spotted at Lisbon, a small car full of young people...

 

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Two 80's french hot hatchs, now  almost extincted and spotted at Oporto..

The Citroen Visa.  "GT TONIC" ...

 

...and the Renault Super 5 Gt Turbo...

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Fresh catch,

A few cars (not classics yet) spotted during easter holidays at Oporto seaside suburbia...

From the series, "Still working after all these years" a Mercedes123 on duty at local fire brigade...

 

A Datsun 1200....

At the local supermarket a Fiat 127 from the firts series (pre-hatchback), the owner is member of the Classic Fiat Club...

 

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Who knows if one day modest Fiat Pandas will be sough after little gems. After all, how to reach so far places (waiting for the Ibiza ferry, April 2012) with so little money? and in RHD fashion.

Seat variations are popular. Almost brand new green Marbella, Alicante, April 2012

Talking about Ibiza, the three-volume Malaga interpretation is already hard to find in daily use, Alicante, April 2012

 

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Fresh catch,

 

An early  Bimmer 5 Series 528i in good original condition spotted last week at Oporto seaside suburbia...

 

One of my 80's favorites.

 

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Redranch recently posted a photo of an Auburn in the 'Barn Finds' thread, which reminded me these are not often seen either so here are three that I found recently at local car shows.

I know the NMM at Beaulieu has an 851 Speedster, and I know of at least one replica that was in London (formerly the property of Teddy Turner, the Thunderbird collector mentioned here last year), but I suppose most are in the USA.

Any more Auburns out there?

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Hi Chris, may be this belongs to "cars at shows" thread, but as you asked for.
This is a 1935 Auburn 851 Phaeton in a private Belgian collection, ca January 2012

 

 

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Fresh catch.

 

An MkIV Cortina, spotted yesterday at Lisbon. In a  very good condition even if with too big wheels for a small 130occ engine ...

 

Cortinas from the 4 series was a commun sight at portuguese streets in the past. Doe to the petrol prices and road tax rising in the 70's most of the MKIII's and Mk IV's are basic 1300cc models.

The MkI and Mk II series are already seen as classics and a few survive preserved in the hands of collectors. The MkIII's and Mk IV's start to have a follow from young entusisasts or even old Ford fans looking for the next big thing. Its good as some cars will be preserved and saved. 

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Fresh cath...

Spotting Yellows  at Lisbon last week wend.

 

A late series  4L....

 

... and a 70's Fiat 126...

 

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