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Re: What cars did you see today?

Post by Will Anderson » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:54 pm

Red Sunbeam Alpine in the car park of the Dufftown Golf Club. I was "driving" past on "course" for some "tee" at my brother's. :oops:


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Re: What cars did you see today?

Post by Elizabeth's dad » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:58 pm

scimjim wrote:How on earth does a Honda Beat merit a mention? :-)
Why not?


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Re: What cars did you see today?

Post by Scimher » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:04 am

While putting my bulb in the back of the fuel guage, outside, by the road, there was a 'toot' & an SE6b rumbled by.......(Recognised it, but nice to see it meander up the hill, after it had gone past!)



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Re: What cars did you see today?

Post by ScimmyMike » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:15 pm

Whilst on a sunny 8) Sunday drive to Bakewell me, the Missus with a rather large Doberman in the back of the coupe :shock: came across numerous Beetles, I assume there had been a show somewhere there were so many, a nice Rover P4, triumph herald, Austin A40, got a wave of most of them and several admiring glances from modern car drivers. :) :)
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Re: What cars did you see today?

Post by Scimher » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:51 pm

As am shortly to give a home to a large 'canine' Mike, am glad to hear they are compatible with Scimitars.....Oh, before I forget, I'm supposed to be acquiring some wheels/tyres from someone on the forum & he's going to 'Silverdale'...Are you or anybody, from 'High Peak', going......????



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Re: What cars did you see today?

Post by philynnbob » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:57 pm

Lancia Stratos sat in window of closed down leisure vehicle dealership.



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Re: What cars did you see today?

Post by cookieboy » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:49 pm

a lovely green coloured ford cortina estate mk2 with a lovely sounding exhaust note .possibly a pinto engine .in swanley kent .it looked immaculate .


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Re: What cars did you see today?

Post by o.weijer » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:30 am

A very big Ford grand torino (station) with wooden site panels. photo wil be uploaded


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Re: What cars did you see today?

Post by steve bryant » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:22 am

[quote="cookieboy"]a lovely green coloured ford cortina estate mk2 with a lovely sounding exhaust note .
from memory the cortina estate had a "savage" version, it ran the 3.0ltr essex. on the grill badge it had an S instead of the C



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Re: What cars did you see today?

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:30 am

Well I think we've found the lowest point this threads ever likely to see - onwards & upwards :-)
I thought as a 4x4 person, that might strike a chord (albeit discordant!) with you Jim! :lol:

Anyway, moving from the ridiculous to the sublime, (and relating to Alec's earlier coment) during Saturday I saw this gorgeous DB4:

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When you get the chance to spend some time looking at it, you really appreciate just how right the shape was. :D

Then at the end of the day I encountered a very rare car, a Morris Marina Mumford Convertible:

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The owner said he'd bought it from an elderly chap who'd owned it for most of it's life, and it was still all incredibly original - you could see where Mumford had repainted it around the area they'd cut, as that paint had now developed microblisters, unlike the rest. It's all so redolent of the '70s with it's bronze paint and brown & beige interior. Read more about the Mumford Marina Here. :)


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Re: What cars did you see today?

Post by Gemini Bob » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:46 am

They don't look quite the same Roger without the piano attachment :lol:


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Re: What cars did you see today?

Post by piman » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:05 pm

Hello Roger,

"When you get the chance to spend some time looking at it, you really appreciate just how right the shape was."

Isn't it just, understated and elegant (Even if the body was deisgned in Italy), the new Ferrari being the complete opposite in my view, it's really ugly. I always liked the Aston's twin fuel fillers, one each side and neat little catches inside with which the caps are opened.

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Re: What cars did you see today?

Post by cookieboy » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:28 pm

steve bryant wrote:
cookieboy wrote:a lovely green coloured ford cortina estate mk2 with a lovely sounding exhaust note .
from memory the cortina estate had a "savage" version, it ran the 3.0ltr essex. on the grill badge it had an S instead of the C
i was in a que of traffic and i didnt seem to have twin tail pies which a v6 would have surely .i have only ever seen one savage cortina and that was a saloon .there worth a fortune .i wish i had a 1600e in burnt aubergine colour .nice . :D


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Re: What cars did you see today?

Post by myredscimitar » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:42 pm

An old light blue 911 convertable, on the aA38.

Not sure how old, it was on personal plates. It had steel / chrome bumpers so Wikipedia would suggest from the late 60s.

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Re: What cars did you see today?

Post by Elizabeth's dad » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:22 pm

Roger, you missed out the equally nice AM V8 in the background. If that's your car park, you have some interesting neighbours!


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