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Offline Gmg31

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Saw this on FB
« on: Sunday,January 24, 2016, 08:09:43 AM »
Two truck loads

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Re: Saw this on FB
« Reply #1 on: Sunday,January 24, 2016, 09:27:38 AM »
It looks like a blast from the past. I wonder where it was taken...

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Re: Saw this on FB
« Reply #2 on: Sunday,January 24, 2016, 11:36:49 AM »
It looks like a blast from the past. I wonder where it was taken...

Some detective work...The banner on the trucks indicate "Kings Lynn" which is an eastern seaport town in the county of Norfolk.  Since  the Europa's have the federal marker lamps front and rear, my guess is they were headed for a long boat ride across the Atlantic. The transporters also have the period correct UK tags. ld 

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Re: Saw this on FB
« Reply #3 on: Sunday,January 24, 2016, 12:32:24 PM »
Good eye, Lou!!!

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Re: Saw this on FB
« Reply #4 on: Sunday,January 24, 2016, 02:22:07 PM »
K and L reg on the number plates is 1971-1972.

I have just come from Kings Lynn by train to London. It is not an international port, but no doubt Chunky got a good deal from the trucking company.

Here is how 3755R started its journey from Colorado back to Norfolk.

Bigger truck, much lighter load.


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Re: Saw this on FB
« Reply #5 on: Sunday,January 24, 2016, 02:31:57 PM »
Some more:-

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Re: Saw this on FB
« Reply #6 on: Sunday,January 24, 2016, 11:06:26 PM »
That last picture could easily be the same truck pictured at the start of the thread. At first glance it looks like the same number plate and cars ?  An amazing coincidence if it is !

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Re: Saw this on FB
« Reply #7 on: Sunday,January 24, 2016, 11:20:37 PM »
With the same cars on it as well !

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Re: Saw this on FB
« Reply #8 on: Monday,January 25, 2016, 12:00:05 AM »
Good morning 4129R   :)

I thought it was the same cars going on the colours of the ones at the back. It would be too much of a coincidence for the same colour order with a different delivery.  Going back 30-odd years it wouldn't surprise me if Lotus had a cheap deal to export from there, presumably they handled more cargo back then ?

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Re: Saw this on FB
« Reply #9 on: Monday,January 25, 2016, 04:51:52 AM »
Ask for "Garth"...How cool is that!

Combo platter in the middle shot with S2's on top and Twinks underneath.

Now, if I could only have all those cars in the lower photo...but,I'll settle for the top row please! ld
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Re: Saw this on FB
« Reply #10 on: Monday,January 25, 2016, 05:13:26 AM »
Sounds like he gave very personal service!  :)

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Re: Saw this on FB
« Reply #11 on: Monday,January 25, 2016, 11:03:14 AM »
Sounds like he gave very personal service!  :)

Sounds like he was very cheap, and waited a very long time to be paid by Chunky !

I can't see cars being exported from King's Lynn. More like he took them to Felixstowe or Harwich on the East coast.

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Re: Saw this on FB
« Reply #12 on: Monday,January 25, 2016, 11:28:05 AM »
HEY, ONE OF THOSE IS MINE!!!
I can tell because it's yellow!  :FUNNY:
Could be though... ;)

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Re: Saw this on FB
« Reply #13 on: Monday,January 25, 2016, 12:55:04 PM »
Some more recent exports:-

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Re: Saw this on FB
« Reply #14 on: Monday,February 08, 2016, 07:16:03 AM »
As seen today on Facebook...

Brooklands...A very tidy Europa with Cosmic wheels, and a Harrier jump jet as backdrop...cool!

Don't know much about the second shot...nice finish, but the black windscreen trim needs updating. ld