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#4081 OFFLINE   lesapandre

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:53 PM

California.

 

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:29 PM

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:42 AM

If they were going for looks, then a S3 E-type was the wrong choice!


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:43 PM

If they were going for looks, then a S3 E-type was the wrong choice!

 

A Lada Riva (or similar) would be more appropriate.

 

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:01 AM

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:26 PM

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:24 PM

C167WDD was registered as a 'Shanghai Automobile'. It was manufactured in 1985, taxed in Jan 1986 and the tax was due Jan 1987. So that went well then.

 

Could it be the first SAIC car registered in the UK? Followed by several thousand MG's.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:25 PM

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Tide of underseal rising. Did it get Rostyles on the front before MOT ran out? We'll never know.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:28 PM

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Mk1 Mex on the Isle of Harris, 1979.
With leaper on the bonnet.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:33 PM

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Diligent one-bucket-wrong-un at work on the Victor while Mrs. sees to the borders.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:35 PM

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VX4/90 @ Victoria Hotel.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:41 PM

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Roofrack with ladders.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:46 PM

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:58 PM

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Base spec Cortina taxi rank in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
Not sure if poor pic quality is due to cam operation fault or natural lighting or weather. Probably all three.
1600L spec for the win.
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#4095 ONLINE   NorfolkNWeigh

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:05 PM

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Mk1 Mex on the Isle of Harris, 1979.
With leaper on the bonnet.


Are you sure that's a Mex ? The wheels look like Cortina ones and I'm not sure it's a type 49 shell, although it's difficult to work out if the front wing lips are bigger or not, the quarter bumpers point to a Sport or Mexico but it was and is always easy to put van back bumpers on the front.
My eyesight isn't good enough to see the reg, that might make things clearer.
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#4096 OFFLINE   JeeExEll

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:10 PM

^ I know what you mean about the slightly-less-dished wheels. It has the Mex wings for deff, with side repeater lamps. Thought about a Sport too which had Mex wings and quarters and Cortina wheels, but it doesn't appear to have Sport decals in front of the wing badge. Maybe they don't show up properly in the pic, they were often white. I think it's M-reg 1973/74.

Still no excuse for putting a leaper on it tho.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:15 PM

C167WDD was registered as a 'Shanghai Automobile'. It was manufactured in 1985, taxed in Jan 1986 and the tax was due Jan 1987. So that went well then.

 

Could it be the first SAIC car registered in the UK? Followed by several thousand MG's.

 

Locomotors in the UK was contracted to develop the pickup version. Shanghai was replacing the saloon with an Audi clone and wanted more mileage out of the old motor.  How and why Locomotors was chosen I don't know. Shipped back to China I believe. 


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:37 PM

Base mk3s had plain bumpers so yes prob L.

to much power is just enough & theres more to life than mpg.


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 12:48 AM

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A post-war Pickfords delivery of an 80 ton press from Sheffield to the River Ure where the A1 passed through Boroughbridge, West Riding (now North Yorkshire) previously intended for Scotland.
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 12:57 AM

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Anyone recognise where these pics were taken?

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:09 AM

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Anyone recognise where these pics were taken?
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First one is probably Blackpool, as Duggie Chapman's Music Hall Tavern was in that building. Also the bus destination blind reads "Cleveleys"

Second and third one probably Manchester, as MetroVic and Beyer Peacock in particular had their works there. I can just about make out from the banner that the diesel locomotive on the low-loader was built for the Western Australian Government Railway (WAGR) to run on the 3ft 6in gauge.


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:14 AM

Volvo Venus Bilo concept car

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:15 AM

Look at that Merc...not sure what Rolls Royce replicas were - re-bodying of earlier models to make them look newer? Any of all these cars survive I wonder?

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:21 AM

Both Southern Motor Co. and Jack Compton used to do exactly as you surmise, re-body earlier R-R chassis with their versions of contemporary body styles.   Some of these would have been hearses or perhaps old Twenty models with inferior coachwork that had not lasted as long as the chassis.....  

 

I am sure I saw a Southern R-R for sale a few years back. 

 

That Squire would not have been a common car back then, either!


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:27 AM

I love this thread for wormholes it sends me down.
As leaspandre suggests Jack Compton specialised in selling rebodied Rolls Royce, usually with bodies from Coachcraft or Ranalah.image.jpeg
This ,for example started life in 1930 as a limousine but was sold by Jack Compton in 1938 with a( presumably) shortened chassis, new body and registered as a new car.
Jack Compton was a very respected specialist and by the 60'swas the Chairman of the RR and Bentley Enthusiasts Club.
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:28 AM

Sorrry hadn't seen Merc's post saying the same thing!

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:36 AM

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:38 AM

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:47 AM

Oh, Ranalah was the coach builder for Railton too,which may explain those two in the ad.

Also not connected in any way , but my Grandmother drove an identical SS Jaguar on WVS duties during the Birmingham and Coventry Blitz. Always remember her telling me that although she hadn't heard of the Wafen SS at the time , many of the servicemen coming back on leave ( often to bury their families killed by bombs) mentioned to her about the name, so she only ever called it a Jaguar when asked what they were being driven in.
She was a great influence on my Dad, my brothers and me , and is responsible for the petrol infused in our DNA.
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:56 AM

I think this may be Cardiff.

 

 

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