Unusual sightings Vol 2 - No Do$h

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Following on from Stargazer's original thread www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=23902

This is the place to post any sightings of the rare, unusual or plain daft. Have fun!



No Dosh - Backroom Moderator
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Unusual sightings - barney100
When I was in the army in Blandford circa 1972 I had as a first car a Viva Hb. Evntually the engine gave out and The local garage part exchanged it fo a Victor. Almost 25 years later I at a reunion and who was in front of me in immaculate nick..FJT 668D my old Viva.
Unusual sightings - Stargazer {P}
My first Mazda RX8 in bright yellow. Looks superb.

Unfortunately it was only travelling at 5mph as we were both following a steam traction engine which was travelling at full speed with caravan and trailer.

cheers

StarGazer
Unusual sightings - PhilW
Was the caravan holding up the traction engine? Bloomin' caravans!
Must clean mine - off to France (or Spain, or Germany, quite fancy Italy this year - see where we end up) for a few weeks in it soon for a cheap holiday. Hope I don't get held up by those slow old fogies in their vans.
Unusual sightings - Stargazer {P}
PhilW,

traction engine towing wooden enclosed caravan plus trailer...all at 5mph

StarGazer
Unusual sightings - carl_a
Sighted a SsangYong Rexton on the M6 today, the back looks good but the front wasn't so wonderful.
Unusual sightings - Sofa Spud
Seen a few Porsche Cayennes and VW Toaregs. Given that both these 4x4's are based on the same shell, it's funny how the Cayenne looks so ugly while the Toareg has the 'I want one' factor!

Cheers, Sofa Spud
Unusual sightings - Sofa Spud
I heard a traction engine going past the end of our lane, but I didn't see it. Wonder if it's the same one.

cheers, Sofa Spud
Unusual sightings - Sofa Spud
Many years ago I saw a very sleek dark blue coupe parked on the Quayside in Dieppe. Someone said it was called a Monica. I told a friend about it and he said that Monica was a code name for a forthcoming Triumph model and got all excited about my description. When this Triumph (the Stag) was announced, it looked nothing like the car I'd seen. What was it?

Cheers, Sofa Spud
Unusual sightings - THe Growler
I never saw a car called Monica but we do make a cigar here called a "Monica" (work that out....your Monday morning starter for 10....)

I came across recently in the local mall carpark a lovely late 40's (?) Ford Pilot V-8 in pale green, just as my Father drove. Leather interior, as I recall 6 volt electrics, side-valve engine of 3 some odd litres and if I'm still correct, cable brakes!

Dad got rid of his because he said it only did 15mpg. And that was in the days of Pool petrol and petrol rationing! Nonetheless somebody cherishes this one, amazing.

We have some very interesting old cars here and every classic car show brings them out. I posted a pic of Growlette on the HJ pic site at a recent show. Old US Army jeeps and trucks beautifully restored. I always wanted a military Dodge 6 X 6! The Willys Jeep she's standing in front of has its machine gun in working order (or so the owner claimed!)


Unusual sightings - stackman
Yesterday we saw a Jaguar XJ220 on the road. It was very wide, very low and very sleek in silver.

We saw it on the A303 near Sparkford so assume its the one from the Haynes museum. Good to see they don't let it sit there collecting dust.
Unusual sightings - Alfafan {P}
Seen a couple of times near Horsham this week, a Mark IV Zodiac in dark bronze. As ugly as I remember them, with the bonnet that doubles up as a helicopter landing pad :)
Unusual sightings - helicopter
Its strange you should say that - Guess where yours truly lives?
Unusual sightings - Altea Ego
Traction engine -
Wasnt last friday on the A1 was it?
Unusual sightings - Stargazer {P}
RF,

No, country B road in West Oxfordshire

StarGazer
Unusual sightings - Altea Ego
It brother was on the A1 last Friday morning then. To be fair it probably wasnt, this one was a fairground engine (showmans) and mighty fine it was too.
Unusual sightings - mare
Opel Monza 3.0 , suffix V reg in silver. Bit worse for wear, but haven't seen for years
Unusual sightings - PhilW
A Mazda Bongo Friendee on the M1 yesterday!
Unusual sightings - Altea Ego
A new city rover, the Indian thing, on the road, being driven, by an old man,

Yes - someone has bought one!
Unusual sightings - Craig_1969
Last night I saw a Rover SD1 in the rear view mirror. I said to my mate "Thats a nice SD1".

He replied "no its a Volvo 240" as he only saw it from the rear.

After a short argument we realised it was a SD1 front end welded to a 240 estate rear end.

Seen in Bedford, maroon in colour and a very tidy cut and shut!!!
Unusual sightings - frostbite
A Jowett Javelin and a Humber Super Snipe in the same car park on the same day.
Unusual sightings - Happy Blue!
A Huang something or other today. Looked like an oringinal Mazda MPV only squarer and with a toyota badge - any ideas?
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Espada III - well if you have a family and need a Lamborghini, what else do you drive?
Unusual sightings - Sofa Spud
Rover were going to produce an SD1 estate car, but abandoned the idea. At least one was produced. It was used by the then chairman Sir Michael Edwardes. I saw a sand-coloured one in Wincanton, Somerset about 15 years ago. There's one in the Sparkford Motor Museum, not far from Wincanton - must be the same one, I think it's the old Edwardes car.

Similar to the Rover Volvo idea, I once saw one of those 70's Sunbeam Alpine /Rapier coupes with a complete Ford Corsair front-end welded on (Lowestoft, 1980's)

But the neatest hybrid must be the Morris Minor saloon body, with few visible mods, mounted on a Range Rover chassis(shortened?).

Cheers, SS
Unusual sightings - Sofa Spud
If you look up "Rover SD1 estate" on google images, it does look a bit like a Volvo rear has been grafted on. The pics are of the sand coloured car I mentioed, which is at Sparkford. Maybe it was the only one made
Cheers, SS
Unusual sightings - Imagos
what mystifies me is why didn't they put it into production?
Unusual sightings - Sofa Spud
SD1 estate - I think lack of funding killed production hopes, but wouldn't it have sold like hot cakes? I remember when the Rover SDI was 'king of lane 3' on our motorways. Not that I've ever driven one, or even ridden in one!

cheers, Sofa Spud
Unusual sightings - henry k
Some of the most unusual sightings of common cars used to be in Bermuda.
Local regs restricted the length and width of all cars.
So. Capris with short snouts, Cortinas with skinny bumpers and flat door handles (when chrome protruding ones were standard).
Vauxhall 101s were shortened -either front or back. Morris Oxfords and others.

Anyone else recall this? I do not know what the effect is today.
I cannot see it being worth shortening cars now.
Has anyone got any photo examples off such oddballs.
I will look in my old photos.

It used to be NO car hire, just mopeds for visitors.
Unusual sightings - mare
My dad told me, as he had reason to visit Bermuda on several occasions. Looking it up, cars cannot be more than 169" long (4.293m) or 67" wide (1.70m).

Of course, the cabinet ministers (including the environment minister) get cars bigger than this.
Unusual sightings - Dynamic Dave

Spotted Wednesday. A bright orange T Reg. Talbot Horizon.

Unusual sightings - Stargazer {P}
Bugatti open sports car circa 1930s, fully restored and looking
and sounding wonderful, lost in the tiny one way system in town so saw it twice before giving directions.

StarGazer
Unusual sightings - JohnPug
Saw a Delorean on Thursday, parked in Bristol. Bit rough round the edges, but they were built like that.
Unusual sightings - mare
Saw a Delorean on Thursday, parked in Bristol. Bit rough round
the edges, but they were built like that.


i too have seen a slightly worst for wear DeLorean 10 miles from Bristol in McDonalds, Twerton Bath about 4 months ago, remember it clearly because i showed my son then the driver (who was about 30) got in. My son now wants a car with gullwing doors as a result!
Unusual sightings - Sofa Spud
I was once at a scrapyard in Suffolk in the 80's with my dad, looking for car bits. He noticed there were 2 black Russian Volga saloons parked among the 'living dead'. Volgas were never imported to UK. The scrap dealer was very cagey about the origin of the cars when politely questionned!

cheers, Sofa Spud
Unusual sightings - THe Growler
>>>>>>>>Volgas were never imported to UK.

Not so sure, I believe both the Volga and the Moskvitch found their way to GB, though in what numbers is anyone's guess. In the 1960's there was a black one on the cab rank at Worthing Station.
Unusual sightings - HF
>>A bright orange T Reg. Talbot Horizon.

Bless it. Still feel sad about my yellow Talbot Sunbeam going to the land of happy, beamy old cars some years ago.

Unusual sightings - Stargazer {P}
3 messerschmidt kr200's (early 1950s 3 wheeler single seat microcars) struggling to negotiate speed cushions
which seemed to be larger than their wheels.

StarGazer
Unusual sightings - Roger Jones
Harpenden: grey Humber Super Snipe, circa early 1960s, being driven by a gentleman who looks as though he may have owned it since new.
Unusual sightings: Humber Super Snipe - Roger Jones
Further to the message above, I found the Super Snip on the street today with a note in the window:

* Built 1960.

* 3 litre engine, 14.9 mpg around town.

* Purchased for a pittance by current owner in 1967 and used by him for daily transport ever since.

* Only 50 in existence now.
Unusual sightings: Humber Super Snipe - helicopter
'I found the Super Snip on the street today '

A suitable car for the mods perhaps?

saw
Unusual sightings: Humber Super Snipe - helicopter
'I found the Super Snip on the street today '

A suitable car for the mods perhaps?

saw the
Unusual sightings: Humber Super Snipe - helicopter
'I found the Super Snip on the street today '

A suitable car for the mods perhaps?

saw the new
Unusual sightings - lezebre
Further to Henry K's info on local regs in Bermuda, there is at least one case where British regulations have required an overseas manufacturer to alter the sheet metalwork in order to sell a car here.

The example I know of is the 1960s Lancia Fulvia Coupé.
There must have been much muttering of "dice lanuginosi rosé" in the Italian factory when they realised that the cars sent to us would require new wings to be pressed, as the sleeker looking front of the model sold everywhere else did not comply to our unusual law on headlamp height.

Pics at tinyurl.com/5jygn and tinyurl.com/434un
Unusual sightings - wrinx
Saw a Renault a couple of days ago...was it called the Alpine??..can't for the life of me remember, it was Renault's attempt at a supercar which never really caught on. First I've seen in the metal, now I know why it didn't catch on!

wrinx
Unusual sightings - Happy Blue!
wrinx -- except not metal but fibreglass!!
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Espada III - well if you have a family and need a Lamborghini, what else do you drive?
Unusual sightings - BazzaBear {P}
Wrinx: If you're talking about the one that came out at a similar time to the Lotus Elise, I think it was just called the Spider. And the reason it never caught on was the total superiority of the Elise.

I'm almost certain that I saw an Alfa Romeo Montreal driving through Congleton this morning. Unfortunately I didn't get very close to it, and only caught a glance from the side :(
Unusual sightings - No Do$h
This weekend I was mostly seeing

RS200

GT40

Cobra

Heavily modified XK8 with gatling gun

Oh, I suppose I should mention I was at Beaulieu at Southern Counties RSOC show at the time. Captain Pie-Eater (me) was part of the winning Tug of War team and won best car on stand for the Alfa Owners' section*

:o)

ND

(*Mind you, only 3 turned up. Before anyone makes any remarks about the RAC being busy, it didn't help that there was a big Alfa show on ooop north yesterday)
Unusual sightings - BazzaBear {P}
was part of the winning Tug of War team


Low centre of gravity? Or did all the pies help? ;)
Unusual sightings - No Do$h
Low centre of gravity? Or did all the pies help? ;)


Both. This week I am mostly short and eating pies.
Unusual sightings - Hugo {P}
>> Low centre of gravity? Or did all the pies help?
;)
Both. This week I am mostly short and eating pies.


Ah yes but all that walking must be keeping the weight off :)

H

PS

Forgot to mention, in the spirit of this thread - saw an alfa 156, ok nothing unusual about that but this one was going under its own steam!

Unusual sightings - NowWheels
Forgot to mention, in the spirit of this thread - saw
an alfa 156, ok nothing unusual about that but this one
was going under its own steam!


Are they really doing a steam-powered version now? ;-)
Unusual sightings - Hugo {P}
>> Forgot to mention, in the spirit of this thread -
saw
>> an alfa 156, ok nothing unusual about that but this
one
>> was going under its own steam!
Are they really doing a steam-powered version now? ;-)


Correct NW, I gather steam power is more reliable than alfa's injection system ;)

H
Unusual sightings - Stargazer {P}
That must have been fred Dibnah's car then!

StarGazer

Unusual sightings - wardy
Correct NW, I gather steam power is more reliable than alfa's
injection system ;)
H

Would that be the German made Bosch one? ;) If only the german's didn't need to resort to sabotage to make their cars look good...
Unusual sightings Vol II - John R @ Work {P}
Lancia Dedera.

HJ says in th car by car breakdown...
What's Bad

Ugly, especially from rear. Dated. Body parts hard to source. When did you last see one of these on the road?

I say...
Ugly, especially from rear. Dated. I saw one on Tuesday 20th July near Tesco, Blackburn Lancs.

John R
Unusual sightings Vol II - Stargazer {P}
Renault Feugo seen this morning:

Must have had the largest and most expensive rear window of them all.

StarGazer
Unusual sightings Vol II - No Do$h
Renault Feugo seen this morning:
Must have had the largest and most expensive rear window of
them all.
StarGazer


Good grief, I thought the tin worm had eaten the last of those years ago.
Unusual sightings Vol II - Stargazer {P}

>> Renault Feugo seen this morning:
>>
>> Must have had the largest and most expensive rear window
of
>> them all.
>>
>> StarGazer
>>
Good grief, I thought the tin worm had eaten the last
of those years ago.

>>

Me too, it drove slowly up to a scrapyard on the A44 and parked. Probably on its way to the great scrapyard in the sky.

Unusual sightings Vol II - Mark (RLBS)
I loved that car. I drove one for a couple of months and I loved it. Of course, at that time my own car was a Mk1 Escort 1300 so it was fairly easy to like the Fuego.
Unusual sightings Vol II - henry k
I loved that car. I drove one for a couple of
months and I loved it. the Fuego.

Last one I saw had the bonnet up and was burning well.
fire brigade was letting the magnesium burn and were just hosing the tarmac under the car to stop it melting.
A most odd scene as I thought that fire fighters try to put out fires rather than just control it. I live and learn.
Unusual sightings Vol II - Stargazer {P}
That's because magnesium is incredibly difficult to stop burning....remember igniting magnesium ribbon in chemistry classes at school? Just about the only way is to completely remove the oxygen supply, adding water may not help as the heat might be intense enough to split the hydrogen and oxygen.

StarGazer
Unusual sightings Vol II - Alfafan {P}
A neighbour had one from new. Within weeks all the interior and exterior trim started falling off.
Unusual sightings Vol II - De Lorean - Soupytwist
I saw a red X registration De Lorean on the Stansted bound A120 this morning. I thought that they were all silver in colour - or is that just as a result of watching Back to the Future ?
--
Matthew Kelly
No, not that one.
Unusual sightings Vol II - De Lorean - Garethj
DeLoreans were all silver (stainless steel) but many have been painted by their owners. The unpainted bodywork is a bit prone to showing fingerprints up.
Unusual sightings Vol II - Sofa Spud
Yesterday - don't know if this counts as an unusual sighting.

At filling station - an AC Cobra replica (faithful copy type). Rumbles out of filling staion. I stop to put air in tyres. As I leave filling station see another AC Cobra replica going the other way!

Cheers, SS
Unusual sightings Vol II - Adam {P}

You won't believe this after all the hype but I've just been to a mates house and on the way back I saw a...yes...you guessed it....a TVR Tuscan.

Here's where I'm going to sound incredibly boring. I don't know what all the fuss is about. IT was in that horrible, pinky purple colour with some woman of about 12 driving it. It sounded....ok and it looked...ok. Sure I wouldn't say no to one but only so I could sell it pronto and buy something better. I know we all say "oh - I'd have one of them" but if you had the money, would you really really buy one? I think not.

That was the first unusual part. The second; it was moving under it's own power and not that of an RAC tow truck.
Adam
Unusual sightings Vol II - r_welfare
Saw today in Basingstoke - Peugeot 505 saloon. 2.2 GTi, on a C-plate and looked pretty tidy too. Can't remember the last time I saw a saloon, and the cavernous estates are getting rarer. It was for sale as well - if it was a V6 I might have considered taking down the number...
Unusual sightings Vol II - Dynamic Dave
Saw a dark met blue Lamborghini Diablo in Bournemouth today. Number plate read LAMBO at first glance. Owner had messed around with the number 13 to get the A.

He parked up in a very tight spot between an old Pug 205 and a tatty VW Passat in one of the car parks near to the promenade. Obviously had more money than sense not to worry about potential car park dents from the old bangers either side of it.

Unusual sightings Vol II - No Do$h
Saw a dark met blue Lamborghini Diablo in Bournemouth today. Number
plate read LAMBO at first glance. Owner had messed around with
the number 13 to get the A.
He parked up in a very tight spot between an old
Pug 205 and a tatty VW Passat in one of the
car parks near to the promenade. Obviously had more money than
sense not to worry about potential car park dents from the
old bangers either side of it.


I saw the same car heading in Poole on Saturday, heading along Cabot Lane.

I dunno, you give a fellow mod your number and tell him "if you're ever in the area" and does he ring? Humph.

;o)
No Dosh - Backroom Moderator
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Unusual sightings Vol II - Dynamic Dave
I dunno, you give a fellow mod your number and tell
him "if you're ever in the area" and does he ring?
Humph.


It was a flying visit after taking the family to Monkey World for the day. (No, they didn't try & keep us in, before the wise cracks start;o) )
Unusual sightings Vol II - No Do$h
Even worse! You drove within 1000 yards of my front door!!
Unusual sightings Vol II - Dynamic Dave
Even worse! You drove within 1000 yards of my front
door!!


I thought I recognised you in one of those cages ;o)
Unusual sightings Vol II - No Do$h
Orange? hairy? excess folds of skin over the stomach? pie wrappers scattered about the place?

No, that was my ex father in law.
Unusual sightings Vol II - terryb
This lunchtime in Guildford. A pristine Wolsley 1300. Driven by the obligatory flat-capped 95 year-old of course.
:o)

--
Terry
Unusual sightings Vol II - AngryJonny
A bright red LDV Convoy. "What's so unusual about that?" I hear you ask. I was in Warsaw at the time. It's the only British motor I've seen out there.
Unusual sightings Vol II - AngryJonny
Something just went past that I can only conclude was an Ultima GTR. Looked like it should have been at Le Mans rather than Rotterdam. It was being driven rather erratically by a weaving idiot.
Unusual sightings Vol II - helicopter
Saw a nice old cream coloured 'Maigret' type Citroen last night on M23. It looked beautiful but I wonder if that was the original colour. Always remember them in my youth as being black
Unusual sightings Vol II - Sofa Spud
In Bath a couple of days ago - another coincidence of sorts. Walked past a parked car registered P 2 WEE, then within 30 seconds along the road came a big artic registered C 3 CEE!

Cheers, Sofa Spud
Unusual sightings Vol II - Sofa Spud
Slightly unusual car seen today - the ultra economical lightweight version of 3-cylinder diesel the VW Lupo - not sold in Britain.
This one was yellow, with a German registration. It has a different grille and is said to be capable of 94 miles per gallon!!

Cheers, SS
Unusual sightings Vol II - Stargazer {P}
It must be the good weather bring out all the old cars! Took family to Broughton Castle near Banbury at the weekend. On the 30 mile round trip saw in order:

Bright red Mk3 Ford Cortina in near mint condition
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
MGA
BRG Bentley with open wire wheels and bicycle type mudguards
Red E-type Jag

Plus too many open top mercs to bother listing

StarGazer

Unusual sightings Vol II - Stargazer {P}
Oops, the Rolls was a silver ghost.....shadows arent that unusual! (my typo)

Tonight while doing the monthly fill of the petrol tank had a chat to the owner of the car next to me...MG Type NB from 1936 and looking like it had just been drive out of the showroom. He reckoned it would still reach 80mph but looking at the drum brakes I dont think I would trust them that far!

Lovely car, forget an Italian supercar, give me a prewar MG any time.

StarGazer
Unusual sightings Vol II - CM
Audi Coupe S - I think from 1969ish - L-reg which I think is 1972/3

Much much more individual than the current cars that Audi are making. Unforunately it was in a mustardy yellow colour.
Unusual sightings Vol II - No Do$h
There was one for sale on ebay recently. A non-runner in red.
Unusual sightings Vol II - BazzaBear {P}
Would that be the one with the optional bramble pack included?
Unusual sightings Vol II - Andy P
Vintage Triumph Dolomite 1500HL spotted on the M53 - horrid brown colour with black vinyl roof.


Andy


(PS Apologies to to owner if you read this...but the colour is terrible)
Unusual sightings Vol II - Hoojafudge
A two tone (beige and green ) comma van , complete with sliding door
Unusual sightings Vol II - JohnPug
M reg ('74 I think) Dolomite Sprint, driven by another veteran. Probably had the car from new.
Unusual sightings Vol II - Andy P
Here's one that maybe someone can identify -

2-door coupe with Skyline across the rear (not a Nissan Skyline). Twin exhausts almost level with the ends of the number plate. Headlamps similar to the Lexus LS430. Probably an American lump of some description..



Andy
Unusual sightings Vol II - AngryJonny
I've spent a fair bit of time working in Poland recently, and amongst all the relatively unusual sightings on the road (FSOs, Fiat 126s, Wartburgs etc) I've noticed a fair few saloon variants of Fiat Puntos and Renault Clios driving around. It has to be said that making a small hatchback into a saloon does not improve its looks (Vauxhall Nova anyone?). I had one of the Punto variants as a taxi one day, I have to admit it was less than roomy by taxi standards.
Unusual sightings Vol II - Stargazer {P}
Seen this morning, H reg Triumph Herald 13/60. Bright red with white/chrome bumbers and black canvas sunroof cover.

Looked absolutely tiny compared to the ford focus parked next to it.

StarGazer
Unusual sightings Vol II - Imagos
Reading an article about the Mc'laren F1 today in an old magazine made me think, i don't recall ever seeing one in the flesh. Has any backroomer ever seen one on the road??
Unusual sightings Vol II - Stargazer {P}
Didnt a Maclaren employee wrap one around a lamp-post just outside the factory....it was on many of the papers at the time. It was swiftly covered up with a tarpaulin arrangement but not before the press got hold of some pictures.

I THINK I have seen one on the road, one moment there was something wide, low and silver in my mirror the next it was almost out of sight ahead of me. This was about a year after they were released. A large number we destined not for the road but for suparcar racing.

StarGazer
Unusual sightings Vol II - Dynamic Dave
Didnt a Maclaren employee wrap one....


As did Mr Bean - aka Rowan Atkinson.

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/485692.stm
Unusual sightings Vol II - Salem
He must have had it repaired or bought another one, as I saw it at Snetterton when he was racing in an Aston Martin some time in the last year or so.
Unusual sightings Vol II - Febus
White Matra Simca Bagheera mid 70's vintage regularly parks next to my house. Even seems to start most of the time. You know the cars, the ones with 3 seats across and no rear seats (cos I presume the engine is there).
This one features an amazing 70's neon tartan interior including the dash material!

www.matrasport.dk/Cars/Bagheera/Gallery1/index.html
Unusual sightings Vol II - Stargazer {P}
On the way into Oxford this morning, firstly an absolutely mint condition very early split screen Morris Minor with trafficators (working). Takes me back almost 40 years to my Grandparents car.

Also two Triumph TR4As both with ragtops down and finished in BRG. Looked magnificent.

StarGazer
Unusual sightings Vol II - henry k
Borgward Isabella
Just off the A3 near Kingston.
It appeared to be in daily use and not bulled up.
It had a proper sign in the back window. Its a Borgward.

Some images in case you do not recall them.

www.motorbase.com/vehicle/by-id/502/
Unusual sightings Vol II - henry k
In Surbiton, an A reg Fiat Strada CABRIO. Brown with a beige rag top. Looked like regular transport as it was unpolished.
Unusual sightings Vol II - Bagpuss
BMW 2002 Turbo, the second one I've seen in the last month. This one was silver and sadly without the word "Turbo" in mirror writing across the front spoiler which adorned these cars when they originally left the factory in the mid 70s.
Unusual sightings Vol II - Imagos
Richard Hammond and a BBC film crew in a red London routemaster double decker on the M25! yes really!!
Unusual sightings Vol II - Mark (RLBS)
I was having a little play with a BMW 645 today. I think I might be in love.
Unusual sightings Vol II - BobbyG
Mark V Cortina Convertible the other day on the M8. Really did look like a diy job!
Unusual sightings Vol II - Imagos
Crayford made 'em www.motorbase.com/profiles/vehicle/picture.ehtml?i...8

wouldn't have thought too many around, was it this one?
Unusual sightings Vol II - BobbyG
Could well have been! Just assumed it was a diy job! I suppose there would be a few people out there who would have bought these to look after and cherish them so it could well have been a Crayford.

Were they anything to do with Tickford who did the Capri modifications?
Unusual sightings Vol II - Imagos
I suspect not, Crayford was a convertible conversion company which went out of business several years ago whereas Tickford are a coachbuilder affiliated with Aston Martin. or something along those lines, maybe someone else can correct this?
 

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