I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

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Re: I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Jun 2018, 00:23

xantia_v6 wrote:
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Here is one that has sat in my phone for a few weeks.

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How many Peugeot dealers would know what to do with one?

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I would say whatever is wrong with it it will be fixable! Not like when "the Computa" goes kaput for your modern cars, and despite all the diagnostics available, many threads will testify that in general, the main dealer is just as clueless as the rest of us.

Peugeot 204? Can't decode French Number Plates to get the year. Somewhere between 1965 and 1976 but more likely to be 70's.

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Re: I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur » 16 Jun 2018, 09:27

looks lovely, I was thinking 204 also, but unsure of the difference between it and the 304. Looks to be in nice nick despite the underseal on the lower part of the bodywork. Whatever's wrong, if anything, am sure the fix 'll be simple.

Lot to be said for older cars, had a look at the new MOT regs recently and checked back over my old MOT Emissions print outs, nothing to fear for me.

Strong chance I'd say that the Jag is the same vehicle as the one auctioned.

Bizarre sight in a Tesco car park yesterday, myself and my partner's brother, parked side by side boots open, transferring Mum in Law's luggage. My well-used 405 est and his wife's new Bentley V8-S convertible, could hardly get two more different cars. Just too late for a significant mileage pic on the way home, 260,003 is no good.

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Re: I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Jun 2018, 23:04

Caught up with the Jags today at Doxford Hall, but this little gem was also in the car park amongst the trees....

Not just an Escort Mk1 but an Escort Mexico!
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Re: I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 03 Jul 2018, 22:55

Parked next to a lovely MGBGT, lovely colour lots of chrome
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Re: I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 07 Jul 2018, 22:30

Nice to see this near Bingley Five Rise Locks. But boy what a stench of burning oil via the exhaust although the engine was burbling along quite nicely.
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Re: I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 07 Jul 2018, 22:36

..and right outside Salts Mill at Saltaire there was this...

Is the Mercedes 500SL in this incarnation a classic? Well....not usually that moved by Mercedes in general but interesting enough
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Post by Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur » 08 Jul 2018, 13:43

certainly should be to my way of thinking, lovely bit of styling and probably stellar prices by now.

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Re: I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Jul 2018, 19:42

Is a white Maestro Van worth a mention?

There is a small (surprisingly) bit of colateral interest in a white Maestro Van, for dedicated "twitchers" .

There is a particularly rare variation known as the Ledbury Maestro, quite appropriate seeing as we have just been to Herefordshire on holiday.

Just like the differences between a black-headed gull and a Mediterranean Gull....subtle differences only the professional twitcher will spot.

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Re: I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by bobins » 10 Jul 2018, 07:04

A nice bit of history about the Ledbury Maestro cars and vans on the Maestro and Montego Owner's Club forum:
http://maestro.org.uk/forums/forum/tech ... ros?t=5179

From the Owner's Club link above:
"With thanks to an ex-Rover executive, it is now known that after production was finished at Cowley in 1994, a purpose built production facility was built in Varna on the edge of the Black Sea to house the Maestro production line. It was planned that production would start and the car would be introduced to the Bulgarian market. However the arrival of Daewoo and Skoda, and their subsequent manufacture of cheap cars for this market ultimately caused the venture to fail. Subsequently some of these Maestros were returned to the UK when production stopped at Varna in the summer of 1996. These cars would surface a few years later and become what we now know as ‘Ledbury’ and ‘Apple 2000’ Maestros."

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Re: I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Jul 2018, 16:11

Obviously points on offer for an unusual spot if an original photo of a Ledbury or Apple Maestro is submitted, and maybe even a bonus virtual beer.

This is the spotters guide cut from Bobins link
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As a very rough guide, the rules to follow to differentiate between the two are:

1) Features an N or Y reg. number plate, but RHD wipers and mirrors (mirrors and wipers changed by owner for UK use) = Apple 2000 Maestro.
2) Features an N or Y reg. number plate, but LHD wipers and mirrors = Apple 2000 Maestro.
3) Features a number plate between R and 51 reg = Ledbury Maestro
4) Is Left hand drive with a G or H registration and a VIN beginning B10… = Ledbury Maestro
5) Has a non-Rover VIN starting B10… = Ledbury Maestro
7) Has a Rover VIN with the last letter 'V' and a build number in the 800,000s = Apple 2000 Maestro
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Re: I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by myglaren » 10 Jul 2018, 19:43

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One of these on Sunday at the MetroCentre.
No camera and it shot past too quickly to take a picture anyway.

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Re: I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by Peter.N. » 10 Jul 2018, 19:52

My wife passed her test in one of those - but with the steering wheel on the other side.

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Re: I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 12 Jul 2018, 18:01

I was in Marlow this morning when a Jensen Interceptor went past. BAB 33W

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Re: I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Jul 2018, 19:33

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
12 Jul 2018, 18:01
I was in Marlow this morning when a Jensen Interceptor went past. BAB 33W
James,

I have a feeling that your BAB 33W
may have been

BAB 33M

Try it on the DVLA/Autotrader or other Check. You dont mention the colour so if it was Green that would be a pretty good guess from me :-D

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Re: I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 12 Jul 2018, 19:39

Obviously I misread it. BAB 33M does give a response.