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1 minute ago, Garythesnail said:

Is that two-tone, burgundy over black . .  or just a quirk of the photo?

Just a quirk of the photo, burgundy all over. Some of it was rust patched up my my father, he was quite good at it and the car looked tidy.

It was changed for a 3.8 S-Type auto with PAS. My dad started doing lots of miles and used my mothers Beetle for work so she used the MK2 for shopping etc, but she nearly crashed in to the neighbours gates opposite because she could not turn the manual steering wheel fast enough.

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33 minutes ago, Garythesnail said:

But definitely* not going too fast to make the turn.

NO, this is my mother reversing out of our drive in the village.

When we got the car it had been a London car and my dad gunned it up the duel carriage way hill from Marlow to High Wycombe and it shot out red carbon like a firework!  

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1 hour ago, Six-cylinder said:

Some of us can only dream about sitting behind a Daimler dash like that at the moment with the car put away and not at home. 

I know, I know you got toggles and we only have rockers.

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Heyy... At LEAST mine has a wheel, speedo, tach AND a 'shift lever'/2 pedals! lol

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1 hour ago, Six-cylinder said:

Some of us can only dream about sitting behind a Daimler dash like that at the moment with the car put away and not at home. 

I know, I know you got toggles and we only have rockers.

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That looks lush, toggles class but i like a rocker too. We seem to have the same dials as well rev counter and speedo.

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Whenever I see one of these I remember a time when, if I had £795 to hand, I could have purchased either one of these or a white Triumph Slag. They appeared for sale within a week of each other.☹️

Mind you: "hello Mr. Insurance Man, I'm 18 and I want to insure a Daimler 250 V8... why are you laughing?"

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