Ratman&bobin and Fatmananddummy first spotted that this car appeared in a few eps, but it’s now obvious it featured much more regularly than that. It almost certainly belonged to a member of the production crew and was parked near to where filming took place in a street. Whether it’s coincidence it appeared in a shot or was an “in joke” that it would be in almost every other ep is impossible to say.
At the time of making the show the crew had no idea that in 30 years time people would have the ability at home to pause or slow down the action to confirm sightings.
Although the car has distinctive styling, spotting it is helped by the fact it has a randomly placed tax disc and sticker on the windscreen, together with a driver's door mirror and wing mirrors.
The intention of this thread is to list every sighting.
If you’ve seen it please reply here with a description and I’ll add it to this post (by editing) with a credit, screen-grabs and/or timing are also welcome.Queen's Pawn
When the hitman arrives to kill Budd it's parked outside the Red Cow (from ratman&bobin, screen-grab © Inspector Regal)Faces
Colet Gardens, W14.
Russell Gardens, W14
(from ratman&bobin, screen-grabs & location info © Alice the greengrocer and Dr Phibes)Supersnout
When the lorry about to be blagged turns into Jock's Cafe it passes the Fiat (from ratman&bobin, screengrab (c) Smokin' Arches)Big Brother
It’s parked on the right when NHK drives off after picking up Angela (from H & G, screengrab (c) martinu)Hit and Run
When Jack goes to the Fladge's flat, it's on the other side of the road.
When Alan Fowler goes to Judy Grinden’s new place, it’s on the other side of the road.
When NHK pulls up outside the telephone kiosk for Jack to make a call, it's outside (from H & G, screengrabs (c) Smokin' Arches)Poppy
Near the start, when Bill crosses the road with the tea it’s in front of NHK (from H & G, screengrab (c) martinu)
When Daniels sees Vane leaving his flat, just before he crosses the road a red car’s parked on the opposite side, further up than NHK296M, but it’s too far to identify positively (from H & G)Thou Shalt Not Kill!
When Regan arrives it's in the row of parked cars he passes (from fatmananddummy and ratman&bobin, screengrab (c) Smokin' Arches)Taste of Fear
There's a red Fiat 850 Coupe outside Trampers Travel when the squad pull up in the Ford Transit.
It's still there when Hargreaves runs away (from Ashby-Jones, ratman&bobin and H & G, screengrabs (c) Smokin' Arches) - Although definitely a red Fiat 850 Coupe, martinu and dogof2head have correctly pointed out this is not UJB as the driver's door mirror is missing.May
When the white Cortina turns in front of Chelsea Typewriters whilst following Don on the motorbike, it’s parked on the right behind a grey Jaguar. You then see it when the camera’s inside the Cortina (from H & G, screengrabs (c) dogof2head) - Notice how the Riley Kestrel has parked between the Datsun and the Fiat before the second shot was done!!!Sweeney!
(from ratman&bobin)Down To You Brother
Pembroke road, W8
When Owens & gang are first unloading the van to do the diamond merchant blag it's parked on the other side of the road (from H & G, screen-grab & location info © Alice the greengrocer)
In the same ep during the first shot of R & C watching Meadows’ place from the van you can see through its rear window, parked in the drive of the neighbour, what looks like the rear of our old friend. It’s difficult to tell because of the dark but the shape and lights look right (from H & G)Messenger of the Gods
Masbro Road, W14, looking towards Sinclair Road
When Lukey runs away from Spooner's heavies, it's at the end of the street (from H & G, location info & screengrab (c) Alice the greengrocer)