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Recent postcard purchases with good levels of content:

 

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High Street, Marlborough old postcard, late 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Ford dominate the scene, plus one or two others that Junkman will love/loathe.

 

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Chipping Sodbury old postcard, early 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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High Street, Moffat old postcard, early 1980s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Quite a bit of foreign car content here in Scotland, but just the one Volvo.

 

This scene was vaguely familiar to me, turns out I'd scanned an older Moffat card several years ago:

 

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Moffat, Dumfries postcard 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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Another one from Marlborough:

 

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High Street, Marlborough old postcard, early-mid 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

K70 on the left?

 

Junkman's tour continues:

 

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Parkside Place, Bellingham, Northumberland old postcard, 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Also a red 16 with its tailgate up further along on the left?

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It's a mark 2 so would have been GL rather than XL, although I can't remember if you could get such high spec estates.

I'll check later, the only Ford Cars catalogue I've got to hand is a 1982, need to go out to the shed.

Whatever it was ( died in 1986) it was enthusiast owned, black back panel, twin reversing lights, dog guard, mud flaps, who knows what delights we'd find at the front. A pair of Lucas Suare 8s ? Maybe some wiper aero foil things?

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It was a GL automatic according to Cartell.ie.
The Mark 2 Escort estate range seems to have remained unchanged for the whole period of production - 1100 base, 1300 base, 1300 L, 1300 GL.
The base saloon was replaced by Popular very early in Mark 2 production, but there was no Popular estate.

 

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Thanks for those. We often used to stop in Marlborough when I was little, and I always thought of it as the place you parked in the middle of the road. I liked it because I could get a good look at the cars :)

 

Towns with cars parked in the middle of the road are usually a good bet on an old postcard (when they haven't taken the photo on market day or something silly). Cirencester is another good example......

 

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The Market Place, Cirencester old postcard late 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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The Market Place, Cirencester old postcard late 1960s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Although I'd prefer to see cars of the '70s, I love the crisp look of the older card. Great selection of everyday '60s stuff there.

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High Street, Skipton old postcard early 1960s? by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Any thoughts as to what the big black car is on the left? Quite an imposing thing.

 

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Hall Street, Long Melford, Suffolk old postcard 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Melford Minormania.

 

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Stow on the Wold old postcard, early-mid 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

One or two cars in the shadows that date this card as being a bit later than it first appears.

 

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High Street, Tain old postcard late 1960s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Pre-Volvo days in Scotland.

 

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High Street, Tenterden old postcard mid 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Plenty of everyday '70s goodness here.

 

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High Street, Welshpool old postcard mid-late 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Both the Golf and Datsun are notable for being early examples of their type, with different rear end detailing. However, that makes only one of them sought-after.

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High Street, Skipton old postcard early 1960s? by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Any thoughts as to what the big black car is on the left? Quite an imposing thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have had this card before and couldn't fully identify it then, either.....However, it looked a bit more upmarket than the Austin 16/18 body styles I have seen....Possibly an Armstrong-Siddeley although the bumpers don't tally completely. 

 

 

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Quite a few shopkeepers seemed to have big old motors back in the 60s....I remember our local music and electrical shop picking stuff up in a MkVI Bentley - all over the back seat, and with the bootlid dropped like that black car.

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42357667121_bbcc810a85_h.jpg

High Street, Skipton old postcard early 1960s? by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Any thoughts as to what the big black car is on the left? Quite an imposing thing.

 

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Hall Street, Long Melford, Suffolk old postcard 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Melford Minormania.

 

41455933375_c2022219d9_h.jpg

Stow on the Wold old postcard, early-mid 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

One or two cars in the shadows that date this card as being a bit later than it first appears.

 

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High Street, Tain old postcard late 1960s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Pre-Volvo days in Scotland.

 

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High Street, Tenterden old postcard mid 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Plenty of everyday '70s goodness here.

 

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High Street, Welshpool old postcard mid-late 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Both the Golf and Datsun are notable for being early examples of their type, with different rear end detailing. However, that makes only one of them sought-after.

Could be a Humber Hawk?

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Wolseley 25hp?

 

Similar, but the rear window and rear styling are different.  Same goes for some models of Buick, though the car on the postcard appears to be RHD making a yank less likely.

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