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Re: Mug shots
« Reply #345 on: May 31, 2017, 07:39:25 pm »
Thats a cracker!  My better half would swap the XJS for that in a hearbeat (with a big chunk of cash coming your way too I imagine to balance the deal) :)
Definitely not for sale.
Bertie is great fun though and we've tried as much as possible to keep him in original condition which is rare these days (many people preferring to lower vans and customise the interiors).
Our van is also fairly unusual in being a 1.7 rather than the more common 1.6 not that it makes much difference performance wise! It's still like driving a giant loaf of bread-especially with a side wind blowing !
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Mug shots
« Reply #346 on: May 31, 2017, 07:45:37 pm »
I had a Vauxhall VX490 as my first car. Twin tone blue and rust. Cost me £100 for a year's motoring. The boot was so massive we could get all our band's kit in the boot, except the drums. Mind you the exhaust raised showers of sparks when we loaded it up. It had a twin choke Weber carb that gave it a bit of go. When the drivers seat fell through the floor on the A1M, I decided to retire it.
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: Mug shots
« Reply #347 on: May 31, 2017, 07:54:06 pm »
Thanks for the memory Mike. :thumbsup:

As I grew up Dad always changed his car for a new one every two years, and normally a Ford, the first I remember being a Prefect 100E . I remember our loved blue Consul 375 was replaced one day with a lime green Consul Classic, just like the one on the right in your pic. It stayed with us for the proscribed two year period before being replaced, for reasons we three children were never privy to, for an Austin 1100 !  :o :hmmm: :'(

Now maybe there were things about the Classic that caused this strange departure from the Ford norm, but from spacious style to a cramped little box on wheels was an odd move as far as we kids were concerned. Happily matters returned to normal as, 2 years later, we returned to Ford, with a Cortina MK 2, and, in turn, a Cortina MK 3., and then, downsizing as the birds gradually flew the nest, to an Escort MK 3.

Of all these machines, the lime green Classic was a firm favourite for me. :thumbsup:

What happened after the Escort is best left unsaid.  ;)
Mike

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Re: Mug shots
« Reply #348 on: May 31, 2017, 10:06:51 pm »
This is bringing back some memories so here is a list of some of the cars I've owned since age 17 in order but not a complete list as some were just plain old marinas 1100s cortinas etc I'll leave all the motorcycles out.
Sunbeam rapier, rover 2000, zephyr mk4, Morris 1000 van, zodiac mk4, Capri classic, triumph 2000, triumph 2.5, vx490 (coke bottle), victor 2.3, mk1 Granada, five mk2 Granadas, and my favourite of the lot a 1993 xj40 sovereign. Can't remember them all but there were a few rangerovers, discovery, vans etc in the mix. Oh and just remembered an Austin a40 farrina which I quite liked for some reason.

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Re: Mug shots
« Reply #349 on: May 31, 2017, 10:31:37 pm »
This is me Helming the 1959 Enterprise I restored from the frame up.


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Re: Mug shots
« Reply #350 on: June 01, 2017, 04:20:35 am »
Had to give up my 1962 Ford Classic when I turned 70, it was no longer fun crawling under and over it, the one on the right; the other two are proper Capris, not the later phallic symbols that came along a few years later



Few more golden oldies here
https://get.google.com/albumarchive/107343264059948197611/album/AF1QipPRpUVkMe1pw0KYY49jNqNUQbHeLe93DZG0-R5H


I love these Mike, when ever we went to shows in my Granada i always looked out for these, yes unfortunately i couldn’t afford to buy one at the time because the prices were high even then, but one can live in hope.   

This was my Granada “BABS” she was a 5 time show winner, bought for £1200 and sold for, well i am not saying, but i did get a very good profit.   :thumbsup:



The MK3 wheels only went on when i run her every day, at shows the originals went back on.   :thumbsup:

 

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