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Swifty
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September 26th, 2006, 6:37 am #1

Over the weekend I saw a few cars I haven't seen in years:

Chevy Chevette
Dodge Dart sedan
Dodge Aspen or Plymouth Volare sedan

The Dart was in a driveway, the Chevette was parked on a major road, and the Volare/Aspen pulled into a gas station.

Has anyone else recently seen cars that used to be common, but are now almost extinct on the roads? Demolition derbies and monster truck rallies don't count. ;)
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TriggerHappyJim
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Joined: August 27th, 2006, 11:49 pm

September 26th, 2006, 11:48 am #2

I saw a gigantic old 70s Torino and a Cobra in South Africa about a year ago. We were staying next to a particularly scenic stretch of costal road - it must have been a favourite for drivers.

I have to say, for a country with a collapsing economy they do a mighty fine job of hiding it behind their cars.
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mookie427
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Joined: July 15th, 2006, 9:09 pm

September 26th, 2006, 2:57 pm #3

Well on Sunday me and THJ saw a Gran Torino, AMC Rambler and Oldsmobile Toronado, shame they were all bangers!
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Daniel H
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Joined: July 18th, 2006, 6:52 am

September 26th, 2006, 3:42 pm #4

.....And so did I :lol:

Some ''road worthy'' car spots:

Very assorted yard :D !!


MINT Cortina B)



Shabby Renault 12 :lol:


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Joined: July 16th, 2006, 1:42 am

September 26th, 2006, 4:48 pm #5

I seen a '66-'67 (not sure of the year) Marlin about a month ago.. Does that count?
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Daniel H
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September 26th, 2006, 5:07 pm #6

Ford Granada mk2 estate..TAKE IT TO THE BANGER TRACK!!!


Early Ford Sierra (1982!)


Fiat Ritmo/Strada at boot sale


Cars spotted in Jersey:

French registered Peugeot 504


VW Fastback


Aston Martin DB5, the names Bond B) …



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Swifty
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September 27th, 2006, 5:21 am #7

Lovemy1971Camaro wrote: I seen a '66-'67 (not sure of the year) Marlin about a month ago.. Does that count?
Yes. Yes it does! :thumbup:
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Joined: July 16th, 2006, 1:42 am

September 28th, 2006, 4:35 pm #8

Daniel H wrote:
Fiat Ritmo/Strada at boot sale
Is that duct tape?? :blink:
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MarieJuliette
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Joined: July 25th, 2006, 1:12 pm

September 28th, 2006, 4:55 pm #9

It does look like it! Around the windshield!!

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Swifty
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September 29th, 2006, 6:09 am #10

Some more cool cars spotted over the past few days:

'83 Hurst Olds
'80s Cutlass
Jaguar XJS
Jaguar XJ6 (beautiful red, but not sure if it's a series 2 or 3)
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Dead Dude
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Joined: July 4th, 2006, 8:02 am

September 29th, 2006, 6:46 am #11



Corvair van



Vanquish S and an 80's 911



Ferrari Superamerica and a Cadillac phaeton



A little bit of this and a little bit of that.



1937 Horch 853A Sport Cabriolet
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TriggerHappyJim
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September 29th, 2006, 10:10 am #12

Crikey! Impressive garage! Plus, you've jogged my memory - there is a house in North (read "posh") Oxford with a DB9 outside it. They're very low slung those cars.

I've also seen an Eldorado and an acient Impala in passing here in Oxford.
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bray
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Joined: July 15th, 2006, 1:32 pm

September 29th, 2006, 11:53 am #13

Yesterday I spotted a right hand drive Morris Mini and a Pinto! Both were seen within a mile of my home.
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Daniel H
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September 29th, 2006, 3:17 pm #14

At Standlake arena on Sunday there were many interesting non bangers in the car park including a 1978 Toyota Crown, MG Magnette Farina, MK3 Cortina, MK5 Cortina, and I stood next to a dark blue Jaguar MK10, it looked good from a distance but it had been poorly resprayed and some rust bubbles were coming through the paint :(

They were all owned by banger drivers or owners with banger connections- Yes they do like classics!!!
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mookie427
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September 29th, 2006, 3:55 pm #15

I regularly see a customised Jaguar XJS on my way to school!
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James69667
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Joined: September 27th, 2006, 7:39 pm

September 29th, 2006, 6:40 pm #16

I usually go to my local Pool/Snooker Hall with some friends 2/3 times a week, and on the way we always walk past a Morris Minor Estate, it's fairly decent, I'll get a picture when I get a chance ;)
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19GMC63
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September 30th, 2006, 4:27 am #17

Dead Dude wrote:
Nice, you don't see those everyday, especially the windowless Corvans. :thumbup:
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Swifty
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September 30th, 2006, 4:54 am #18

Today I saw (within five minutes of each other) a '64 cream colored Buick Riviera (passed me going the other way), '69 Chevelle (yellow with white stripes- it didn't look like factory paint) parked at the mall, and a '79 Pinto wagon (also bright yellow) parked in front of a house.
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Daniel H
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September 30th, 2006, 12:00 pm #19

I saw a 60s Alfa Romeo spider and metallic blue NSU RO80 this morning B)
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Swifty
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October 1st, 2006, 12:56 am #20

Today's sightings:

'73 Dodge Charger
'70 Dodge Dart (340? had a hoodscoop...was in the Burger King parking lot so I didn't see much of it as I passed it).
Two Pontiac Fieros- one from each generation. Only reason I mention these is the first generation Fiero had a Classic car plate on it.
Ford Fairmont Futura coupe

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Swifty
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October 2nd, 2006, 1:13 am #21

There must've been a car show nearby...

Three first generation Camaros (two hardtops and a convertible)
'68-'72 Nova
442 convertible
'70-72 Chevelle
'69 Mustang coupe

And one that I normally see parked in Annville:

1979-1982 Mustang hatchback
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Swifty
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October 3rd, 2006, 6:37 am #22

Not quite the quantity of the past few days, but today's spotting makes up for it in pure quality:

De Tomaso Pantera in bright red.
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Swifty
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October 8th, 2006, 7:33 am #23

Friday and Saturday cars spotted:

Two Beetles
A white Yugo
Chrysler Cordoba
'68 El Camino
'70 Coronet? Super Bee? on a trailer in a very PIPish state of repair
'67 Chevelle
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mookie427
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Joined: July 15th, 2006, 9:09 pm

October 8th, 2006, 8:41 am #24

I saw an original Ford D-Series the other day, probably one of the coolest trucks ever built
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Daniel H
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October 18th, 2006, 9:22 pm #25

Isn't there 2 Ford D-Series (I think 1 is a road sweeper) abandoned in the pits at Standlake arena??

Customised MK2 Ford Consul...Fins can only get better!! :D

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