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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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#2 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:54 PM

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1967 Renault 16 GL............................................now with floor and MoT

1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running
1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate.................now with aircon and brakes


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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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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:02 PM

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1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running
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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 - 05:02 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 GL............................................now with floor and MoT

1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running
1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate.................now with aircon and brakes





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