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Some nice old 1970s & 1980s showroom pics...


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#1 OFFLINE   Owain71

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:39 PM

Just stumbled across these on t'internet, courtesy of an article back in Feb by the Torquay Herald & Express (link below):

 

http://www.torquayhe...tail/story.html

 

Some great mixes of marques being sold from the same site, back in the days before Corporate Identity was king.

 

Note the "Renault" dealership is actually a Daf dealership :-D

 

And, just because I like 1980s Vauxhalls, a bonus from my own "collection":

 

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Did I mention I like '80s Subarus, too?

 

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Anyone got any more?


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:54 PM

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1993 Peugeot 405 2.0 auto Saloon..........................................A disappointment for many

1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 auto Estate..............................Is being regularly crashed into things


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:59 PM

I bet the Autohaus had a smell all its own with those Trabbies being driven in and out of it.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:06 PM

The vauxhall garage pic brings back so many memories of Ormskirk Vauxhall when i was a kid, especially the spring of '90 when my dad traded a terracota mk2 cavalier for an opel manta gte coupe in black (D33 SCP).
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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:39 PM

I've never thought of myself as a 'Vauxhall Man' but looking at that picture I'm getting misty eyed about velourtastic CDi Carltons and 120 mph mk2 GTE Astras.
I've never driven a Manta GTE but always fancied one ,the first car I drove after passing my test was my dad's Ascona 2.0 SR Auto so a GTE was a teenage dream.
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:24 AM

I can remember when car dealers were located IN towns rather than being housed in massive tin buildings on out-of-town industrial estates.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:26 AM

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 Alexanders of Edinburgh, opposite the Usher Hall.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:28 AM

I know it's a butcher's shop but I loike it.

 

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:32 AM

I know it's another shop, but look at those craaaaazy colours.

 

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:36 AM

Nice work, Owain! I especially love the Nova SR, oh to go back in time and buy a few of them.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:44 AM

Cardiff Yugo extravaganza.

 

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:47 AM

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:48 AM

Canterbury Tales, as opposed to Shillingbury Tales where the star of the show was a fecking Matra Rancho.

 

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:55 AM

Cardiff Yugo extravaganza.

 

http://www.cardiffians.co.uk/penylan_roa...

 

Blimey, not just a Yugo dealership, but a double-decker Yugo dealership that's also selling old-skool Dacias! :-D

 

I truly miss garages like this... LOVE IT


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:59 AM

More Yugo greatness...

 

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:31 AM

Is there any pictures of what they look like now?

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:26 AM

That Tesco - Goodwood Revival...


1963 Morry Thou

1955 Cowley

1987 VW T25 Holdsworth

1990 190E

197? Portafold Caravan 

2000 Fiesta Zetec Ghia

 


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 03:56 PM

A bit before 1970/80

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RIP Derek 'The Mint'.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:02 PM

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1967 Renault 16 Grand Luxe.......................Thanks to Weber now running well on regular gas

1993 Peugeot 405 2.0 auto Saloon..........................................A disappointment for many

1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 auto Estate..............................Is being regularly crashed into things


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:58 PM

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different view of Yugo place


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:58 PM

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:59 PM

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Tottenham Hale, early 70s


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:00 PM

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:01 PM

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:02 PM

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:02 PM

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:06 PM

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:07 PM

A bit later but here's a couple of Peugeot dealers, Normans Conquest Slough and Grange Uxbridge, when I worked there in the early nineties.  Some interesting machinery in front of Grange, we were off to a classic car show that morning - the 204 Cabrio was mine.

 

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:24 PM

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/classic-c...

 

Tottenham Hale, early 70s

 

Whoa, an Imperial!


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1967 Renault 16 Grand Luxe.......................Thanks to Weber now running well on regular gas

1993 Peugeot 405 2.0 auto Saloon..........................................A disappointment for many

1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 auto Estate..............................Is being regularly crashed into things





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