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Old 29th June 2009, 06:07 AM
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Indeed, it has the same very familiar look of the Peugeot 203
Hi Michel, I don't know where you got that picture from - but it looks like some kind of a Jaguar day. Unless I am mistaken, I see a rather large trailer hooked up to an XJC 2 door. (they're nice cars and collectible). Also, those Peugeot 203s had a marvellous reputation for handling - apparently, on rough roads, nothing could touch it. Regards Styria
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Old 29th June 2009, 07:25 AM
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What a wonderful collection of cars Michel and like you I spend a lot of my working day with a number of old chassis' stripped to the bare minimum.
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....
I nearly fell off the chair when I read that...
Very Funny Dr Bill
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Old 2nd August 2009, 04:15 PM
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If anyone is interested , here's some more pics from my trip.
The week we spent in lebanon was very memorable and unique because of the general elections that were held and which for the first time were done across the nation in one day, rather than the usual district by district over several weeks.

Paula and I took many pictures and a lot of theose pictures were taken with this Forum and its members in mind.

I hope you enjoy them.



The landing, note the runway over the sea.


Beirut Airport's arrival area


The first 116 I saw... within minutes of leaving the airport.
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Taxis (or any vehicle for hire) in Lebanon carry a RED number plate.
Here is a selection of Benzes...




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Old 2nd August 2009, 04:31 PM
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Some are real rough, but nevertheless they stay on the road





Note the Motorbike in the boot!!!
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More Benzes


Check the white one below




And this one was a running car and not dumped
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And a unique W116 dumped (for more than 10 years according to a local I questionned).




How about this old 1960 model Chevy, with original diecast number plates


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Old 2nd August 2009, 04:57 PM
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Another 'well-kept' W123



The Renault I was driving (a friend's)


The Police's new American Cruisers
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How about some of the architecture?

Buildings in Beirut





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A few Churches





And a beautiful Mosque
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Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa




The view from Our Lady of Lebanon (Harissa)

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Fascinating photos. Thanks for sharing. How safe is the city?
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Some unique shots

Well packed!


Home delivery Burger King? Only in Lebanon

They actually have 'valet parking' at Burger King and Mackkers


A blast from the past

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Fascinating photos. Thanks for sharing. How safe is the city?
Very safe.... Absolutely NO problems

Funnily it is on the number one destination of the New York Time and in the top 10 MUST see destinations of the Lonely planet guide!
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My favourite thing in Beirut: having my shoes shined (dirt cheap)



The Mediterranean Sea


One of the pretty seaside boulevard with massive footpath


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