COOL CLASSIC CAR SPOTTERS POST!!!

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Danesgate

509 posts

114 months

Friday 28th October 2011
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LotusOmega375D said:
Some years ago I went to buy a MkII MR2 from a Toyota dealer - very nice, well looked after car, the saleman hinted it had a famous first owner.

When I came to look over the service history, it was Andy Green - on balance I chose not to take a car that had been ragged up and down Coningsby runway in practice for something a little faster...!

Yachtworker

1,178 posts

113 months

Saturday 29th October 2011
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Touretts sur Loup the other day.

Forthright MC

8,362 posts

241 months

Sunday 30th October 2011
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A couple of notables i've seen just recently -








RosscoPCole

2,697 posts

132 months

Sunday 30th October 2011
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Poole Quay this afternoon.

Jimmy No Hands

3,347 posts

114 months

Sunday 30th October 2011
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tali1 said:
^^^^^^^E reg Capri 2.8i -very very rare one of the last - as vast majority most were 280s.
This makes it only 3x E reg Capri 2.8i i know of - prob a few more out there
Nimbus grey iirc lovely colour and rare-ish
There's an E reg 2.8i on Autotrader for £~3k?

Can't be too rare.


Edit: infact theres quite a few.

Forthright MC

8,362 posts

241 months

Monday 31st October 2011
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2.8i would be my pick ideally, i do love a nice Capri it must be said! cool

Saw this lovely FHC E-Type queing up to get over the Buckden railway crossing this morning, looked so nice in fact i got out of the car for a quick snap! -


tali1

5,230 posts

159 months

Wednesday 2nd November 2011
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Jimmy No Hands said:
tali1 said:
^^^^^^^E reg Capri 2.8i -very very rare one of the last - as vast majority most were 280s.
This makes it only 3x E reg Capri 2.8i i know of - prob a few more out there
Nimbus grey iirc lovely colour and rare-ish
There's an E reg 2.8i on Autotrader for £~3k?

Can't be too rare.


Edit: infact theres quite a few.
2 on there is all i could find- in fact i'm surprised there are even 2 and i did say "prob a few more out there"
In fact according to DVLA 2010 records(older records would be more helpful) only six 2.8 Specials were registered new in 1988 -that does seem even far lower than i expected but the rest of years (297 in 1987) and Brooklands figures (60 in 1988 - 10 times as many) seem to tally.

Spitfire2

1,812 posts

144 months

Wednesday 2nd November 2011
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tali1 said:
^^^^^^^E reg Capri 2.8i -very very rare one of the last - as vast majority most were 280s.
This makes it only 3x E reg Capri 2.8i i know of - prob a few more out there
Nimbus grey iirc lovely colour and rare-ish
I nearly bought an E-reg white 2.8i (replacement for my lovely 2.0 Laser) but alas didn't. That was in 1995. Spotted it a few years later looking lovely.

Twincam16

27,646 posts

216 months

Thursday 3rd November 2011
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Forthright MC said:
Chevrolet Styline Deluxe, at a guess.

Forthright MC

8,362 posts

241 months

Friday 4th November 2011
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Saw this absolutely mint Esprit on the Bushmead road bridge in Eaton Socon this afternoon -



Twincam16 said:
Forthright MC said:
Chevrolet Styline Deluxe, at a guess.
thumbup

Was a jolly nice old brute that!

Pothole

31,036 posts

240 months

Saturday 5th November 2011
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Forthright MC said:
Saw this absolutely mint Esprit on the Bushmead road bridge in Eaton Socon this afternoon -

and caught the wker on the phone by the look of it!

herecomestrouble

80 posts

120 months

Sunday 6th November 2011
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Saw this at Whitby Kustom show.

Complete with coffin in the back!

DBSV8

5,085 posts

196 months

Sunday 6th November 2011
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Jimmy No Hands said:
There's an E reg 2.8i on Autotrader for £~3k?

Can't be too rare.


Edit: infact theres quite a few.
nononono

sorry the op is right ,


The last Capris were all 280s ( Brooklands named after the green colour they all were painted in ) they came out on a D or E suffix
to find a 2.8i Special on an E plate is a very rare site in fact the only way it could happen is if it was lounging unregistered in the back of a dealers ? As otherwise it would simply have been a 280

I used to own a 2.8i Special in the same colour scheme

Now if you want a really rare car , there is a 1987 280 capri that has never been registered !!
with just delivery milaeage its turned up at a few Ford shows

DBSV8

5,085 posts

196 months

Sunday 6th November 2011
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Forthright MC said:
Lovely Esprit on the A1 headed south at Eaton Socon yesterday afternoon -

you are a speed camera and i claim my five pounds !!

4rephill

4,437 posts

136 months

Sunday 6th November 2011
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DBSV8 said:
Jimmy No Hands said:
There's an E reg 2.8i on Autotrader for £~3k?

Can't be too rare.


Edit: infact theres quite a few.
nononono

sorry the op is right ,


The last Capris were all 280s ( Brooklands named after the green colour they all were painted in ) they came out on a D or E suffix
to find a 2.8i Special on an E plate is a very rare site in fact the only way it could happen is if it was lounging unregistered in the back of a dealers ? As otherwise it would simply have been a 280

I used to own a 2.8i Special in the same colour scheme

Now if you want a really rare car , there is a 1987 280 capri that has never been registered !!
with just delivery milaeage its turned up at a few Ford shows
I wouldn't be surprised if quite a few 2.8i Capris' sat around at the dealerships unregistered at the time TBH.

No disrespect but by 1986/1987 the Capri was a bit old hat and had a Brut 33/ "The Professionals" image (don't get Me wrong, I've always liked them but then again I quite liked Brut 33 and "The Professionals" as well!)

You can sum it up by the fact that the Capri was using a 2792 cc engine to get 158 BHP when BMW were already getting 168 BHP from a 2494 cc, basically the Capri had in reality had it's day (it had already disappeared in the rest of the world a couple of years earlier).

radlet6

736 posts

132 months

Sunday 6th November 2011
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herecomestrouble said:
Saw this at Whitby Kustom show.

Complete with coffin in the back!
This is amazing as I thought all of these had been manufactured by Vauxhall to be ferrous oxide after 6 years.

However, what about the white Vee Dubb Karmann Ghia in front of it?

herecomestrouble

80 posts

120 months

Sunday 6th November 2011
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This one was nice.Weather not so nice.

Forthright MC

8,362 posts

241 months

Sunday 6th November 2011
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Pothole said:
Forthright MC said:
Saw this absolutely mint Esprit on the Bushmead road bridge in Eaton Socon this afternoon -

and caught the wker on the phone by the look of it!
hehe

This lovely little TVR 280i went under the bridge on the A1 headed north this afternoon -


4rephill

4,437 posts

136 months

Sunday 6th November 2011
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herecomestrouble said:
This one was nice.Weather not so nice.
As it stands: cool

With a 911 Turbo lump in the rump! smokin

radlet6

736 posts

132 months

Sunday 6th November 2011
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herecomestrouble said:
This one was nice.Weather not so nice.
Luuurvely. Thanks

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