COOL CLASSIC CAR SPOTTERS POST! (Vol 3)

COOL CLASSIC CAR SPOTTERS POST! (Vol 3)

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generationx

7,068 posts

108 months

Sunday 12th March 2023
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RichardM5 said:
generationx said:
I spent a happy couple of hours in Classic Remise Düsseldorf this afternoon, a classic car centre wth dealers, workshops and private storage. Well worth a visit if you’re ever in the area, it’s in a converted engine roundhouse for extra coolness.

https://remise.de/duesseldorf

In amongst a lot of very nice classics was this modified BMW M1, apologies for the picture but it was behind glass in a row of other cars. Could it be this, restored? Several details, such as the filler cap in the NACA duct, seem to match.

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1122621_unique...

The Ertl bodied M1 not the same car as the one that was sold a few years ago in terrible condition after being left outside for about 20 years. There were definitely 2 and probably 3 of them made. The wreck is ‘probably’ the BP Autogas car, the interior was black with loads of Blaupunkt speakers, the other one I know of has the cream interior.
PH delivers once again, thank you beer

This one had cream seats FWIW smile

Bar8arian

64 posts

39 months

Sunday 12th March 2023
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Spotted in Jaffa, where a few classics are still used as daily drivers (help needed with rotating the picture)

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RichardM5

1,754 posts

139 months

Sunday 12th March 2023
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finlo

3,824 posts

206 months

Sunday 12th March 2023
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I guess the blue is to hide the peeling Silver Fox paint judging by the top of the front wing.

RichardM5

1,754 posts

139 months

Sunday 12th March 2023
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RichardM5 said:
That was the right way round when I posted it!

DickyC

50,426 posts

201 months

Sunday 12th March 2023
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uk66fastback

16,708 posts

274 months

Sunday 12th March 2023
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Taxed and unrestored … flattish paint on it looked really good.

TarquinMX5

1,977 posts

83 months

Sunday 12th March 2023
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DickyC said:
TarquinMX5 said:
DickyC said:
One of my few Rolls Royce nuggets of information is, if the radiator slats are horizontal, it's a very early car.

That much most of us could have guessed.
Horizontal slats on the Rolls-Royce 20 (1922-1929), though the last of them had vertical slats.
Prior to 1922 were there no slats? An image search for pre-1922 Rolls Royce show radiators with what appear to be regular black honeycomb radiator core.
To the best of my knowledge, that's correct, but I'm happy to be corrected. The slats were introduced as a means of controlling engine temperature, adjustable from inside the car and initially mounted on the outside of the grille framework, later being incorporated within it.

DickyC

50,426 posts

201 months

Sunday 12th March 2023
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TarquinMX5 said:
DickyC said:
TarquinMX5 said:
DickyC said:
One of my few Rolls Royce nuggets of information is, if the radiator slats are horizontal, it's a very early car.

That much most of us could have guessed.
Horizontal slats on the Rolls-Royce 20 (1922-1929), though the last of them had vertical slats.
Prior to 1922 were there no slats? An image search for pre-1922 Rolls Royce show radiators with what appear to be regular black honeycomb radiator core.
To the best of my knowledge, that's correct, but I'm happy to be corrected. The slats were introduced as a means of controlling engine temperature, adjustable from inside the car and initially mounted on the outside of the grille framework, later being incorporated within it.
My Frogeye had them on the front of the radiator; a sort of custom made venetian blind. The previous owner made them out of very thin steel sheet. He did a nice job. They were controlled by a Bowden cable to a bicycle Derailleur gear lever clamped to the underside of the steering column. Effective too.

uk66fastback

16,708 posts

274 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
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Saw this beauty today.



KNK 373H, a Plaxton Embassy-bodied Bedford J2, in a non-PSV role operated by Greene King Breweries of Bury St Edmunds.

Currently owned by Carriages of Cambridge.

uk66fastback

16,708 posts

274 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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Original paint Merc 200 … with what looked like a fantastic ivory interior (redone, not the original). The body only had small blobs of rust here and there … paint wasn’t good in places though.

Escort3500

12,033 posts

148 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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Love these old Mercs and it’s nice it see one not too cosseted.

LotusOmega375D

7,819 posts

156 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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I borrowed an LHD one for a few weeks over Christmas ca 1991. It was my first experience of driving an auto. Also a 200. Bit of fun student motoring, until I peeled the chrome trim strip off and crumpled the rear wing by parking it too close to some street furniture. I hammered it back into shape from inside the boot and told the owner that someone else must have done it.

Dapster

7,114 posts

183 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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uk66fastback said:


... with what looked like a fantastic ivory interior (redone, not the original)...
Very last of the line facelift W115s, replaced by the W123 a year later. This one has a replacement interior probably from a prefacelift without the headrests

Damp Logs

767 posts

137 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
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No parking restrictions for cool classics……..



Extra badge on tailgate - ‘stbox edition’ - far from it

Chunkychucky

6,037 posts

172 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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rallye101 said:
then 30 seconds later an yellow integrale came past
Love this, (Indy Yellow?) a very rare colour cool

Woody.GT

2,330 posts

222 months

Monday 20th March 2023
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Damp Logs said:
No parking restrictions for cool classics……..



Extra badge on tailgate - ‘stbox edition’ - far from it
That belongs to Charles who works with Merlin at Duke of London. He's @charles_frb over on Insta

lukeharding

2,961 posts

92 months

Tuesday 21st March 2023
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DickyC

50,426 posts

201 months

Wednesday 22nd March 2023
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Nash Airflyte behind the shops in Heaton Moors.

SydneyBridge

8,893 posts

161 months

Wednesday 22nd March 2023
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Wow, that is stunning