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3 hours ago, FakeConcern said:

 

What car are we in here?

 

A bit of a guess, but the engine note sounded familiar and a glimpse of the dash, fresh air vents and steering wheel suggests a Fiesta MK1 Ghia from 1980 approx.  I had an absolutely horrible basic Fiesta MK1 in the mid 1990s.  However, the front indicators look more Escort MK3 and the steering wheel looks Cortina, like the one in my Ginetta G26, so a 'scene' specialist is urged to comment (and tell me it's something completely different)😀.

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G26, not 23
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12 minutes ago, RayMK said:

A bit of a guess, but the engine note sounded familiar and a glimpse of the dash, fresh air vents and steering wheel suggests a Fiesta MK1 Ghia from 1980 approx.  I had an absolutely horrible basic Fiesta MK1 in the mid 1990s.  However, the front indicators look more Escort MK3 and the steering wheel looks Cortina, like the one in my Ginetta G26, so a 'scene' specialist is urged to comment (and tell me it's something completely different)😀.

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Isn't that a Mk1 Fez Ghia? 

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5 minutes ago, Dick Longbridge said:

Isn't that a Mk1 Fez Ghia? 

Could be - that's a still from the first few seconds of the clip. Another fleeting glimpse shows the indicator lenses wrapped round to the side of the  front wing. I have not seen a MK1 Fiesta with that feature (yet!).

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More from Gravesend in years gone by.

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Mid 1960s, early yellow & white on blue Mr Mercury design. I'm wondering what colour the P6 is

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Top end of New Road again, a flat front Mini and what appears to be an avenger hidden behind the railings

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Maidstone & District's depot on the Overcliffe; this is now an Iceland

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Dover Road, Northfleet. I can't work out what's behind the Renault Trafic.

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Lion Garage shops. Is that dangly mirror goodness?

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For all you truckers out there, this is Britannia refined metals in the 1970s. Ergo cab Mammoth Major in front of its dad.

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I'm unsure of the location; I think it's Saddington Street. Lovely Borgward Isabella flying round the corner.

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Bottom of The Grove, opposite the clock tower. TALBOT POWAR

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Mk2 Zodiac (I think a highline). Market stores closed well before my time; I've seen some great newspaper clippings of their adverts - 2lb broken biscuits for 1/3 and mandarin segments in syrup for 9d

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On 6/17/2017 at 5:37 PM, Vin said:

An old postcard of a street in my local town...

 

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What I find bemusing, is who at the time thought a non-descript street (most of which now is pedestrianised) with a primered Simca 1100, Mini pick-up and Opel Kadett parked outside Brian's DIY (Still going strong, although tidied up a lot) was worthy postcard material...

 

I'm glad they did though...

Had many nights in your town, lovely place. The White Horse then Le Raj always were my favourite places.

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On 3/28/2021 at 10:43 AM, Rab said:

Fort William. circa 1975

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Ahhh yes I remember the square well as it is in the photo.

The BMW is Inverness registered, so likely to have been sold by Calterdon.

 

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More Gravesend goodness

In 1985 Lester Banks bought a derelict building, the three daws public house (previously the cornish chough) he still owns it but sadly he no longer has his sherpa; that was last seen in the mid 1990s when I drank there in my school lunch break.

EDIT: dvla says the sherpa was last taxed in 1988, so it may well have been replaced with a later freight rover or Leyland DAF. Was always a Sherpa van there

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A40 farina? At the top of New Rd?

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Trafalgar Rd. 3-wheel tupperware car in front of a Humber Sceptre?

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Mid 1990s, Perry Street. Baldwins was a bit of a Grace Brothers type store. I’m liking the R19

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High Street, Northfleet outside the Edinburgh Castle. Mid 1960s I would guess.

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On 3/29/2021 at 8:52 AM, Rab said:

Stock car racing. Inverness. 1973. I hereby refute any connection..interest..love affair with Inverness. Its a shithole. Its like an arranged marriage. We reluctantly have to go there.

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I worked in Bank Street there in 2005 and lived in Culloden. I had moved directly from Glasgow at the time so possibly didn't notice it but when we visited the town to meet friends last year I realised what a unbelievably broken-down dump it is. The further East you go the worse it gets too, Lhanbryde, New Elgin, Fochabers. I was delighted when I moved away back down to the Central Belt, thats how bad I thought it was.

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