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Re: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Post by Dave 6726 » Tue May 16, 2017 9:52 pm

Keep working on it - I learned to drive and took my test in one. They're great little cars........



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Re: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Post by Scimher » Tue May 16, 2017 10:01 pm

...They are, Dave - in fact an ideal pairing with the SE5..........both British; both have a chassis; both have reasonably simplistic engineering; both have a very good spares back-up [given their combined age.......99yrs!!! Strewth! I've never worked out the aggregate age before - that's frightening!!] Oh, & one is a convertible & one doesn't even have a sunroof to leak.



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Post by Rattling » Thu May 18, 2017 5:37 pm

70s BMW 2002 in very good condition!


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Re: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Post by scimjim » Thu May 18, 2017 9:26 pm

Two Bugattis in Bourton on the water and what I think was the nose of a Rover P4 peeking out of a garage.


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Post by scimjim » Thu May 18, 2017 9:57 pm

When I took G97 to be corner weighted, they had a LHD e-type on the lift. Recently imported and solid underneath, just needing recommissioning after many years in a garage. Also a Lotus Elan having a HG after Loton (I think that was the scrutineering sticker) a week or so ago and the tatty purple Daimler Dart I saw when I went to the rolling road next door last month.


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Post by MarkHawkins » Thu May 18, 2017 10:56 pm

A very nice looking blue S plate Stag at the petrol station in Chipping Norton. It sounded rather better than the SS1 I was putting fuel in.


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Post by 1969SE5 » Thu May 18, 2017 11:22 pm

tatty Rover SD1 just outside Kidderminster, heading toward Bromsgrove


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Post by Scimher » Fri May 19, 2017 12:11 pm

Yesterday coming away from my lock-up in the SE5, offroad at the side of business premises, a gorgeous dark-blue E-type coupe in repose - glinting chrome 'wires' with webasto opened up; on a 'C' plate...



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Post by Will Anderson » Fri May 19, 2017 5:03 pm

This Aston Martin V8 Vantage

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Not sure what this was but i think it is past hope of restoration! :D

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Re: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Post by greeny » Fri May 19, 2017 5:11 pm

That looks ford to me maybe mk1 or 2 escort?


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Post by Rattling » Sun May 21, 2017 8:09 pm

Two 3 wheeler Morgan's complete with flying jackets M25 west bound.
Two Red Furgasun? tractors on trailers M25 westbound


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Re: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Post by scimjim » Sun May 21, 2017 8:15 pm

A pair of V8 Vantage S in convoy Northbound on the M5 this afternoon - I wound my window down to listen :-)


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Re: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Post by greeny » Sun May 21, 2017 9:40 pm

Mclaren something new on the main road in Dukinfield!


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Post by Elizabeth's dad » Sun May 21, 2017 9:46 pm

About a week ago in Glencoe, a lightweight low drag E-type coupe.


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Re: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Post by tanuki » Sun May 21, 2017 10:44 pm

On a drive through the Beaujolais this morning a black DS20 shortly followed by a blue Alpine-Renault :mrgreen:
Later a green Stag ... and just as I was coming back to my parents' village a stunning 'in its juice' Ford Capri MKI
was coming out of a roundabout - no time to check the details but by its sound it might very well have been an RS2600 8) -


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