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A thing rarely seen, seen again A thing rarely seen, seen again

This thing. Last seen in the workshop of my local Smart specialist, now outside his door.

A thing not often seen, and in a colour in which it's not often seen A thing not often seen, and in a colour in which it's not often seen

Bonus Dacia Duster. How much more exciting can life be?

15/8! 15/8!

Time for something fast and Italian.

14/8! 14/8!

Time for another Fiat.

13/8! 13/8!

Time for a Fiat!

12/8! 12/8!

Oooh, an exciting day because we can explore the Fiat 128. You may never have heard of it but it was one of the first cars (the actual first was also a Fiat group model) to use the combination of a transversely mounted engine with an end-on gearbox, something you find in the majority of cars today.

A trio of rarities A trio of rarities

I used to own a Mk3 Escort but the others have escaped me.

A thing rarely seen A thing rarely seen

The thing here. It’s a motorcycle, as the eagle eyed will note.

Compare and contrast Compare and contrast

A 1952 Landrover, so one of the earlier ones:

A thing rarely seen A thing rarely seen

With another unusual sight to its right.

Something of a conundrum Something of a conundrum

I’ve been to a vintage event, where they had oldish (though I remember many of them when they were new) and unusual things.

2/08! 2/08!

Exciting times because we have one of these for today.

Compare and contrast. Compare and contrast.

A Volvo 240 and a Chrysler something or other, both long rooved.

1/8! 1/8!

The eponymous Renault, still in daily and unrestored use in rural Brittany as of May 2017. Bonus Laguna Coupé beyond it. Further bonuses of two Clios, a Ford Ka, a Peugeot 306, a 206 and a 207.

An Escort, but cheaper An Escort, but cheaper

The late Pope John Paul II’s Mk2 Escort is up for auction and expected to go for hundreds of thousands.

30/7! 30/7!

Today’s Henry Ford’s birthday.

A trio of things rarely seen A trio of things rarely seen

Especially the one on the left.

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