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DickyC

16,597 posts

84 months

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Monday 14th May 2012 quote quote all
nicknoo said:
What a great story DickyC, I really enjoyed that. Brought tears to the ole eyes.
Too kind.

Some of the lads on the Trivial thread tell me I should write book of anecdotes.

smile

Gibberish

537 posts

29 months

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Wednesday 16th May 2012 quote quote all
A brace of Zephyrs? Taken in the early sixties in Nottingham, is the red one a Zephyr 4? Sorry they're a bit fuzzy.



RichB

30,367 posts

170 months

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Wednesday 16th May 2012 quote quote all
Bottom picture is of a Morris Oxford Estate. smile

Gibberish

537 posts

29 months

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Wednesday 16th May 2012 quote quote all
RichB said:
Bottom picture is of a Morris Oxford Estate. smile
clap Thank you.

HQB

127 posts

36 months

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Wednesday 16th May 2012 quote quote all
Gibberish said:
clap Thank you.
To be even more exact, the Ford is either a Zephyr 4 or a 6 but not a Zodiac. It has been fitted with a set of FoMoCo wheel rim embellishers and a pair of Tex Wingard wing mirrors so the owner must have liked it!

The Morris Oxford is the 1957/8 model Series III Traveller which has the various chrome enhancements featured on that version. Our old Greengrocer Mr. Langley had one to replace his 1954 Series II van. Despite it being new, he still stashed it full of boxes, bags and sacks of King Edwards which seemed such a shame to me despite my tender years!!driving

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Gibberish

537 posts

29 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
HQB said:
the owner must have liked it!
That figures. I’ve a sneaking suspicion it was my late father’s Zephyr (reason for the pic)

I think he’s the man standing on the left looking through the shop window.

I don’t remember it, but I do remember a white Zephyr 6 that almost certainly followed it. Thanks for your insight.

LordBretSinclair

2,943 posts

63 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
HQB said:
To be even more exact, the Ford is either a Zephyr 4 or a 6 but not a Zodiac. It has been fitted with a set of FoMoCo wheel rim embellishers and a pair of Tex Wingard wing mirrors so the owner must have liked it!

The Morris Oxford is the 1957/8 model Series III Traveller which has the various chrome enhancements featured on that version. Our old Greengrocer Mr. Langley had one to replace his 1954 Series II van. Despite it being new, he still stashed it full of boxes, bags and sacks of King Edwards which seemed such a shame to me despite my tender years!!driving
Richard, you really do need to get out more hehe

HQB

127 posts

36 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
LordBretSinclair said:
Richard, you really do need to get out more hehe
That's funny, you sound just like my Mum! You see it was a mis-spent life living a few hundred yards from our local Ford dealer so I saw every new and used car pass through the showrooms for a good fifteen years! Ooh...in case you were wondering, the Ford was painted in Monaco Red...but the Morris Oxford colours I'll have to find from my loft stash of interesting junk..one day! Meanwhile I'm off to get another Men-Dac car coat to go with my anorak! angel;)biggrinbiggrin

LordBretSinclair

2,943 posts

63 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
I know exactly where you're coming from. As a kid I lived down the road from University Motors and saw all the new MG models on a daily basis with reg nos; UML3, UML4 and UML5. I knew all about the MGC, Downton Specials etc, wheel variations, colour charts etc and silly things like that stick in your head - can't remember what I had for tea yesterday though rofl

RichB

30,367 posts

170 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
LordBretSinclair said:
As a kid I lived down the road from University Motors...
In Hanwell?

Robin Hood

590 posts

91 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
Gibberish said:
A brace of Zephyrs? Taken in the early sixties in Nottingham, is the red one a Zephyr 4? Sorry they're a bit fuzzy.
Looks like Radford, is it Hartley Road confused

Gibberish

537 posts

29 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
Robin Hood said:
Looks like Radford, is it Hartley Road confused
yes I'd be a bit nervous about parking around there today rolleyes

Parabola

1,299 posts

83 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
Dad's (Mk 3?) Cortina


RESSE

3,641 posts

107 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
Thanks PistonHeads for this topic - I have spent 2 hours sorting through some of my Dad's old pictures, and thought these would be just right for the topic/thread:

Summer of 1977 - our first Moggy:



Some old pictures from Dad's motoring exploits in the 1960s (great black and white stuff of cars approaching Pardon Hairpin):








October 1975 - Dad's first company car a Triumph 2.5 PI and Mum's old Renault 4:


Dad at Prescott and some of his Frogeye from mid 1960s:









'Factoid' I did not know until recently - he was secretary of the Messerschmitt Owners Club
Competing in the early 60s:











guru_1071

2,577 posts

120 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
RESSE said:
various photos
those b&w pics are great!

LordBretSinclair

2,943 posts

63 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
Great pics.

The ivy has certainly grown up on the house since 1975 rofl

The Don of Croy

2,195 posts

45 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
Loving this thread...must dig out some more pics, but for now from my desktop I offer you this;



- spotted in Cornwall last summer.

Apart from being immaculate, on the front is a BRDA badge and the driver/owner is David Richards (Prodrive / Aston Martin / rally co-driver world champion). He was out shopping and stopped for lunch at the same bistro as us. Poor man looked thoroughly bored!

Handsome fella in the foreground is my youngest.

LordBretSinclair

2,943 posts

63 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
The Don of Croy said:
Apart from being immaculate, on the front is a BRDA badge and the driver/owner is David Richards (Prodrive / Aston Martin / rally co-driver world champion). He was out shopping and stopped for lunch at the same bistro as us. Poor man looked thoroughly bored!
Ah yes, my good mate Dave smile


HQB

127 posts

36 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
Parabola said:
Dad's (Mk 3?) Cortina

Yes..1970/71 Ford Cortina 1300/1600 L "Decor" in Ermine white with some unusual added on rear fog lights. First registered in Wiltshire and most likely around April/May 1971. It could be the very rare "Base" model but the picture is not quite sharp enough to be certain about the finisher on the rain gutter! Next..biggrinnerddriving


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Edited by HQB on Friday 18th May 22:05

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

17,745 posts

121 months

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Saturday 19th May 2012 quote quote all
There can be no doubt that this thread is PH finest! Nice work
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