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My 1962 Vauxhall Victor FB

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That looks bloody lovely.  I had one of these about 15 years ago - that was also 3 on the tree but I could never get all the gears working at once, however many times I adjusted it - it was either first and reverse or second and third.  I gave up in the end and sold it - it later turned out that there was a bush missing from the selector mechanism.  Rock solid that car was too.

Can I have a go when we're allowed out to play again?

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That looks well bought and looks great. A chap who lives near me has one but I don't think he's in the best of health and I didn't see it out much last year.

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3 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

Can I have a go when we're allowed out to play again?

Of course! I still haven't even had chance to show the Granada yet! 

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Great choice of car👍we have a later 101 fc which is basically the same car, perfect for cruising country lanes on a sunny day. Is it a 1500 or later 1595cc? Watching with interest😁

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I do miss the one that I'd see out and about regularly when I lived up in the North East.  Out in pretty much all weathers, sounded and smelled great as it trundled past.  Looking forward to getting to an East Coast meet at some point, hopefully get to check this one of yours out or whatever else you take along, you've got a very nice collection of things.

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That looks like a lovely old barge. I think the wood dashes were fitted to the fancier "Deluxe" models, although I could be wrong... It certainly looks like it'd be tarted up a bit bit pre accident as it also has wheel trims.

The colour scheme really suits it, even the not-so-stock duo-tone interior. I bet it's great to waft about in with the 3 on the tree.

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8 hours ago, trigger said:

I'm yet to get hold of a copy, Mr Semi-C said its in the March 2002 issue so I've got a few in my watch list to bid on! I do have these photos in the history though. 

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Might have got a copy in the loft I’ll have a look. 

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A beautiful example Trigger, i do like the FB as these have the nice clean lines of a 4 door saloon a bit like the MK2 Cortina.

Looking forward to seeing the progress of this.

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That's reminded me actually, there's a really scruffy FB VX 4/90 which is still in regular use in Norwich - I think it's the bloke's daily as I often pass it on the way to and from work.  Rough as a badger's arse and with a noisy exhaust - it looks like it's come straight from a council estate in 1981.

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That's the one! It's the previous owners wife beside him who passed away in January in that photo, she was a lovely lady always on hand with homemade cakes! 

He rang me this morning to say that he had several boxes of spares to collect including a front and rear screen so as he lives near my work I'll get them collected on the way home tomorrow. 

Thanks for the nice comments by the way :)

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12 hours ago, Vantman said:

Top buy Trigger,great memories for me as FB Victors were the car to have when i worked at the local Vauxhall dealer parts department.

What dealer was that Brian ?

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10 hours ago, captain_70s said:

That looks like a lovely old barge. I think the wood dashes were fitted to the fancier "Deluxe" models, although I could be wrong... It certainly looks like it'd be tarted up a bit bit pre accident as it also has wheel trims.

The colour scheme really suits it, even the not-so-stock duo-tone interior. I bet it's great to waft about in with the 3 on the tree.

You’ve just reminded me of something that confused me for years.  The FB Victor (and 101) range was base, Super, deLuxe whereas Ford used base, deLuxe, Super for the MK1 &2 Cortina.

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I will have a dig through my Practical Classics box in the loft too as i'm sure i was sitting up there a while back flicking through some and recall the two FB's pictured together.

Kevin Leaper (ex Kent Rac patrol so i sort of knew him) took it off of Danny's hands with a view to repair it.

I must admit i am not much of a Vauxhall fan but this is rather cool so as usual well bought sir.

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