Sunday, 30 May 2010

Secondhand vehicles in the Place - Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure – Part 69

We took a trip into Chasseneuil on Saturday morning, to find that the central car park had been entirely taken over by a vast array of used cars and camper vans.  Most were for sale, at prices given on windscreen stickers, but the ones to which we took a fancy, appeared to be merely on show. Not that we could have afforded one anyway!
London taxi - It has seen better days and I'd be surprised if it is still in use as a taxi!.  Note the Union Jack on the back.


Maserati


We were unable to fathom out what make this is, but judging by the Cibie headlights and lack of badges, conclude that it is a French fibreglass special!

A fancy and sleekly stylish Citroen C6; this 4 year old was for sale at 21,900€

My favourite though follows........
I am very definitely a Porsche fan.

P.S. It is still cold and wet.  We even lit the fire yesterday afternoon.......... at the end of May, this is ridiculous.  7mm of rain overnight, thankfully nice and steady, so at least the garden is getting the benefit of it.  While typing this on Sunday morning, it is still raining lightly; what we used to call in South Africa and Zimbabwe, a "monkey's wedding" except here the sun is not shining with it, as the real weather phenomenon requires!  "Monkey’s wedding," a  translation of the Zulu 'umshado wezinkawu', a wedding for monkeys. 

22 comments:

  1. Great pics Diane - can't decide which I'd like more, the old London taxi or some of those sports jobs ...

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  2. OneStonedCrow - The old London taxi would be expensive to restore but could be lots of fun. I will still go for the Porsche:))))) Diane

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  3. No one will ever be able to fault your taste:-). Those are fine looking cars! I loved the snippet about the "monkey's wedding." I had never before heard that expression used. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  4. Thanks Mary, I have been a Porsche fan for a long time. I used to have a very old one a 356 but we had to sell it when we left S.A. Very sad. I did bring the old 911 over with me but then we had to sell that to buy the house on France. Maybe one day I will win the lottery and I will be able to buy another one. Wishful thinking. Have a good day. Diane.

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  5. Hi Diane,
    I came over to you from Leesa's blog (News in France). These are some great pictures. Thank you for sharing!
    Mervat
    www.thewritinginstinct.blogspot.com

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  6. Old cars are so entertaining! We have a pair of 30 year old big American cars we drive in nice weather only, and I get a lot of second looks when they're out and about. Of course, I've never gotten over having to sell my 1980 Corvette just after my second son was born. One baby carrier fits in a 2 seater car; two do not.

    Now, I'll take either the Porsche or the Maserati!

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  7. The Writing Instinct, thanks for visiting. Glad you enjoyed the pictures. Diane

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  8. Hi, Marjie, I also love old cars but the maintenance and restoration is too expensive for us these days. I still want another Porsche though if the chance came up. I can dream!!!! Diane

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  9. Just the other day I was looking at old pictures of my grandfather's cars and wishing we had one of them. One of their cars was called a touring car - do not know why. In a nearby town there is an old car museum, and along with the cars are displays of memorabilia from the various decades. A lot of fun.
    I am glad you enjoyed your excursion.

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  10. Hi Mya, My father used to have some amazing old cars - if only I had some of them now!! My best trip was around the Porsche factory and museum several years ago Hmmmmmm. Diane

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  11. Porsche is one of my favorites too maybe one day after my Kids stop eating me out of house and home :)

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  12. Thanks for your comment Diane - I wanted to let you know that as all my fieldwork will be in the Kalahari, there will be plenty of news from South Africa!

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  13. Pretty cool looking cars and what a fun time you must've had! Hope your weather is better soon. It's gorgeous here, warm and sunny but is supposed to rain later today, the flowers will get watered. Funny with the "monkey's wedding!" Have a good day and stay dry!

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  14. Hi Philip, I hope that you will get your dream. I still think the old ones are the best, but I will not argue over any Porsche! Diane

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  15. Hi Kirsty, I am glad to hear that especially as you said you would be working with one of my favourite animals the Meerkat. Looking forward to all the news, hope you have broadband there! Diane

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  16. Hi Pam, staying dry is not easy at the moment!! Diane

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  17. Definitely some nice rides. I like the old Taxi best.

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  18. Yep Gaelyn they are all pretty good. The taxi is the mosy fun. Diane

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  19. This is going to sound a bit weird but today on tv - I think it might have been 66 minutes.. they talked about stolen cars from Belgium being sold her and gave people tips on how to avoid stolen cars... Then I saw this post and it made me go--- HMMMMMM!!!!

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  20. Hi Leesa, yes a strong possibility....................... Diane

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  21. Beautiful taxi, probably an FX4S, I'm sure her owner takes very good care and is very proud of her!

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  22. DodoCartoon I hope you are right, she deserves to be looked after. Diane

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