When did you last seen one of those?

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Nuno Granja wrote:

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A 28.000 km Metro 1.3 LS Automatic, spotted at Lisbon today during the informal montlhy meeting of the portuguese web forum "Portal dos Classicos"...

Its good to know that the Metro owner, who  also have a Jaguar XJ S2 4.2, is starting to preserve this cars. 

 

Also spotted at t the same place...

 

nuno granja


LoL LoL LoL
This is my Metro :-)

1963 Austin 1100
1970 Austin 1800S
1970 Austin Max
1970 Austin 1300
1970 Morris 1300
1973 Jaguar XJ6
1975 Austin Allegro
1983 MG Metro
1985 MG Metro Turbo
1987 Austin Metro Auto
1988 Austin Montego
1988 Austin Metro 1.0
1989 Austin Metro 1.0

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Fresh catch

 

A Mercedes 123 (diesel, what else....) spotted today in LIsbon. They still a  common sight here and a whole new generation of enthusiasts start to look at them, but they are quite rare In this colour combination (red with tan interior) and condition . The petrol engine versions are virtually nonexistent

 

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Fresh Catch,

Once very popular here the original Deltas (most of them was 1.3 entry level models) are fast desapearing now. These days it's rare to spot Deltas in good shape are even more if it is an HF Turbo like this one, in good original condition....

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Fresh catch When still waiting for the end od the month to restore my "bandwitch" credit on photobucket, a new snap directly from my new account... A Citroen Dyane, spotted yesterday at Oporto suburbia...

Fresh catch

Still waiting for the end od the month to restore my "bandwitch" credit on photobucket, in the mean time, a new snap directly from my new account...
A Citroen Dyane, spotted yesterday at Oporto suburbia...

 

 

nuno granja

 

PS, I'm in Oporto area for a few days but business and familiy commitments keep me away from the classic car races in the week-end

http://www.circuitodaboavista.com/gca/index.php?id=382#cont

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Fresh catch

 

An Opel Kadett B spotted yesterday in Lisbo area,  once very popular here, now almost extinct...

 

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Fresh catch,

 

A Datsun 120Y Van spotted in Lisbon, another car in the category "once very popular here"...

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Fresh catch

An endagered species spotted at Oporto...

 

 

 

The two door version was very rare here, but it seems that this one is allready in good hands...

 

 

 

nuno granja

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When did I last a Volvo 343 ?  Can't remember, they are that bland, I suppose it is one of those cars we could all walk past without noticing, but that boxy shape, ugly bumpers and complete lack of curves, totally unlike today's anonymous look-alike Asian hatchbacks, already makes a very '70s statement.  Born out of a marriage of convenience with DAF famous for it's Variomatic transmission, and using Renault engines I doubt it was a very exciting car to drive. 

BUT....

does it score extra cool points for being designed by Giovanni Michelotti ?

Chris M.  (a secret past Volvo 265 owner  - shhh, don't tell)

 

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James Elliott wrote:

For those cars that may not yet be fully-fledged classics (may never be, in fact), but seem to have joined the ranks of "the disappeared". The once commonplace that, thanks to rust and scrapping, if you see one now, your first thought is "Blimey, I haven't seen one of those for years".

Like this early Espace (which in the bodywork at least is demonstrating why there are so few left)...

What else has gone missing without trace?

 

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Ladas, maybe no one except a Russian's idea of a Classic, however I had 4 of the darn things (one for 4 and a half years) and never lost a penny on one of em. Nor was I in a position to be fussy if I wanted to continue to run both Classic Brit and American V8s + motorbikes for a hobby.

as seen about to leave The Thamesis Club, near Teddington my current now old banger 14 years old etc, still c a good few about just like yu used to see Corsairs, Tinas Trumphs etc, now considered classic , before it became an industry.