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Did you see any unexpected cars today?

Pootling about today in no great rush, I took a few diversions while en route to the places I was heading to. I saw:

An N reg Volvo 244. For AO's yoofs, this wasn't an N reg from 1995, but a N reg from the 1970s - wooooooo Piloted by a bloke older than Moses, it trundled along quite merrily. It was brown. In fact, everything on it was brown, from the vinyl roof, the shade of its faded bumpers, right to its wheels and the inners of the headlights. All brown. As it passed, it even smelled brown.

A Y reg (83?) Jag XJ-S, in The Saint white. It wasn't a minter, just nicely jaded through age and neglect. It looked really sharp parked between both a modern Peugeot Munter and Toyota Eyehurt II.

Finally, a seemingly mint Montego Estate in red. The eyes screamed 'no!!!', the mind said 'show tolerance, look, observe, learn, respect the past.'

Did you see any unexpected motors today?

A driver is always faithful to a car that's always faithful to its driver.

Sometimes in the darkest hour, love comes shining through.
Then it doesn't seem so far from me to you.

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Finally, a seemingly mint Montego Estate in red. The eyes screamed 'no!!!', the mind said 'show tolerance, look, observe, learn, respect the past.'
Ha! I used to have one of those. And a Maestro! It is indeed _quite unusual_ to see one these days
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A Volvo from the 1970's is only middle aged. I have a Gul 854 T-5R which is 19 on the 1/8/14, so the newer N reg, and it's having a full respray for it's 20th. Gul and my Alfa:-

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Today's Alfa run out spotted A352 Sherborne Dorset in a lay by Maserati quattroporte, with its bonnet up
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A Healey Sebring Sprite road-racer, belonging to one of our customers who was here dropping off his Alfa GT. Wire wheels, Yokohama semi-slicks & roll cage, looked like good fun
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It was a good day
The 4c gave me a blip with the horn and waved - I waved back

And yesterday, I overtook a BMW i8 when on the way to Genk (Belgium) to pick up a drivers side foglight
It looks - well - different. Space age stuff. Interesting. Lady driving it didn't look half bad.
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Red Renault 5 Turbo 2 on the A40 outside Ross. Always wanted one of those.....kids couldn't understand my excitement. Haven't seen one for about 20 years....
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I love the blue/red interior on the original Turbo 2.
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Saw an i3, looked just as ridiculous in the metal as I was expecting...

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Red Renault 5 Turbo 2 on the A40 outside Ross. Always wanted one of those.....kids couldn't understand my excitement. Haven't seen one for about 20 years....
that's spooky.

sort of related...

Last night, I dreamt I restored my mum's former R5 Gordini Turbo. Spent all day thinking about it, how to find one and thinking what it would be like to drive today. "Turbo lag" and "a bit nuts" came to mind

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Triumph Stag
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Bromley will be full of Stags coming out of hiding next week as its the Bromley Pageant of Motoring !
Only time you see them.
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I left the car out last night and forgot to lock it - unexpectedly, it was still there this morning
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Apart from a healthy collection of Alfas at the AONW brekky meet earlier, other notables were an absolutely immaculate MkII Jag and a BMW 3.0 CSL in that funky yellow colour.
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BMW 3.0 CSL
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Apart from a healthy collection of Alfas at the AONW brekky meet earlier, other notables were an absolutely immaculate MkII Jag and a BMW 3.0 CSL in that funky yellow colour.
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I got slightly excited too. I wanted to turn round and go after it.
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nipped outside to take the rubbish out, (that's no way to refer to a date, surely! - kidding!) and this object of loveliness was driving up the hill, in cream. Always liked the shape of the MGA:

1956 MGA Roadster for Sale


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Immaculate '67 Ferrari 330 GT in silver went by at about 90MPH southbound on A3 outside Guildford. The brake lights and indicators obviously had a duff earth as the rear lights did odd things when he tried to indicate left. It made me smile as I realised that despite the restoration, the essential 60's Italian character was still there.
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