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LC Torana

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  1. I'm still wondering about this lodge called the "Order of the Road". Reminds me of the Rechabites. What is the initiation ceremony? What pledge do new members have to sign? To abstain from lowering and pineappling?
  2. Dipswitch where it belongs, on the floor. Fresh air ventiation placement. Nearly unrestricted vision (this applies to 1960s & 1970s cars only. Cars of the 1930s to 1950s often had massive rear blindspots) Ride comfort as a design priority. Correct wheel drive. Gravel road handling as a design priority.
  3. All of you drawing Danelaw-style lines on the map have overlooked the obvious... ..the Humber.
  4. Yeah, that's a Mayflower. A mate of mine has one. And yes, there is a resemblance. Good thought. But I was referring to the name "Flying Pug" reminds me of "Flying 10" (& "Flying 8/12/14/?") pre-war Standards.
  5. I'm deeply, deeply sorry for saying this... ...but I rather like the look of that. A grille. Round headlights facing forwards. Recognizable bumpers. Tyres with a bit of sidewall, Even the wheels are nice. Even the name evokes a 1950s Standard.
  6. OK, I was wrong. Apologies everyone. THIS is the classiest car ever:
  7. This thread still going? I've already told you the answer.
  8. But that feature has ancient pedigree. My olde worlde P3 Rover has conventional window winders on all 3 passenger doors, but a "quick drop" lever for the driver's window. Probably because of hand signals, mostly. And +1 on the the automatic "lock the baby in the car" functionality. And Junkman, what 1918 car had auto transmission? I didn't know they even had synchromesh back then.
  9. Classiest car ever has to be an Armstrong-Siddeley Star Sapphire. But this is Autosh!te, so I simply have to say the WB Holden Statesman DeVille: The grille, wheels and 6-light styling nailed it in a way the earlier Kingswood-based and later Commodore-based Statesmans didn't quite achieve. And the more upmarket Caprice was somehow a little too much. But for sheer good looks, road presence and 100%-Australian credibility, there was little that came even near it.
  10. Would the wheel bearing benefit from a greasing, even if you don't change it yet?
  11. An enjoyable half-hour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3qbvY0ghOs
  12. From the shape of the bonnet & radiator grille, I'm thinking Packard too. It's definitely American, and I can say the body style was called a "roadster" in the parlance of the time, with a dickey or rumble seat. The footstep to get up into it was a nice touch, and no doubt saved the mudguard from getting trampled on.
  13. Don't think that's an AA badge - I reckon it's a "calormeter" - the temperature gauge of it's day - usually an aftermarket accessory from the days before temperature senders and dashboard gauges were common. Not that that helps ID the car in any way.
  14. If they make this in sedan form, I'm ordering one tomorrow and hang the expense.
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