A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

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aeropilot

18,427 posts

171 months

Thursday 2nd May
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TurboJet said:
Forget Mr Norm's. Baldwin Motion was the place to go for real performance.

Or Yenko.... wink


Johnspex

1,793 posts

128 months

Thursday 2nd May
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RicksAlfas said:
Is the Mini fibreglass or de-seamed?
It's got square headlights too.

RicksAlfas

9,813 posts

188 months

Thursday 2nd May
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Johnspex said:
It's got square headlights too.
And a power bulge!! biggrin

aeropilot

18,427 posts

171 months

Thursday 2nd May
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RicksAlfas said:
mk1coopers said:
Is the Mini fibreglass or de-seamed?
Looks like its got a roof chop as well, so MiniSprint maybe?

P5BNij

3,898 posts

50 months

Thursday 2nd May
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aeropilot said:
RicksAlfas said:
mk1coopers said:
Is the Mini fibreglass or de-seamed?
Looks like its got a roof chop as well, so MiniSprint maybe?
Stewart & Ardern Minisprint by the looks of it, no two were alike but most if not all had the Cibie rectangular lights. They offered two different heights when cutting the shells down too.

mk1coopers

192 posts

96 months

Thursday 2nd May
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It's earlier than S&A, this one was a Rob Walker GT Equipment car (now sadly long gone after the original owner wrote it off) he told me when he went to pick it up from Corsley Garage his car was next to another that had exactly the same number plates on it !, it ended up being taken back and having the seat frames cut to lower them in the car as he wasn't comfortable, it was used as his daily run around for many years.

P5BNij

3,898 posts

50 months

Thursday 2nd May
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MikeT66 said:
Superb photos, P5BNij - the best thread on PH is even better with your contributions. Probably like many on here I grew up lusting after jacked-up American V8 iron (but all I ever saw were pimped Cortinas/Capris/Anglias in 1970s Hull), and these types of images really sold 'the American Dream' to young petrolheads like me.

I can almost smell the high octane fuel and dusty 70s summer haze and the drifting sounds of Springsteen and the Eagles in the breeze...
Thanks Mike, glad you enjoyed them, I'll keep posting if no-one is bored of them. American car culture is something else, the enthusiasm for it never seems to waver. Round here anything from 'over there' was considered just as exotic as the Italian stuff, more so in some ways. The number of Mk1 Escorts and Mk3 Cortinas done up in 'Starsky & Hutch red with the white stripe round our way was ridiculous but the odd genuine muscle car or ginormous sedan / two door coupe did make an appearance occasionally. Anything bigger than a Mk1 Granada was looked on in awe by our little crowd, proper 'Frank Canon' material and then some wink








Can anyone identify the Coupe on the left...?




Aside from the occasional sighting of the real thing we had to rely on TV and films for a dose of American, 'The Invaders', 'The Streets Of San Francisco', and 'The Rockford Files' etc were all eagerly lapped up in our house!

Edited by P5BNij on Thursday 2nd May 13:06

NomduJour

14,343 posts

203 months

Thursday 2nd May
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P5BNij said:
Can anyone identify the Coupe on the left...?
1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass

aeropilot

18,427 posts

171 months

Thursday 2nd May
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P5BNij said:
Can anyone identify the Coupe on the left...?
1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Coupe, judging by the rear lights.

Edit: beaten to it laugh

P5BNij

3,898 posts

50 months

Thursday 2nd May
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NomduJour said:
P5BNij said:
Can anyone identify the Coupe on the left...?
1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Thanks wink




MKnight702

2,033 posts

158 months

Thursday 2nd May
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P5BNij said:
Umm, the large damp patch behind the car, would that be petrol leaking from the now inverted fuel tank..eek I'm surprised that they aren't smoking!

nicanary

6,774 posts

90 months

Thursday 2nd May
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A lot of the dads in the US images look so much like George McFly.

Rateone

36 posts

69 months

Thursday 2nd May
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P5BNij said:
That would make sense.... I knew they wrecked plenty, but not as many as that..!

More shameless Americana...















It's funny, I've never been to the states but these photos make me feel as though I have....
Image #5 looks like Canada. Think that's a BC province flag. Looks like somewhere on the TransCanada but can't quite place it. Revelstoke?

MikeT66

1,113 posts

68 months

Thursday 2nd May
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P5BNij said:
Can anyone identify the Coupe on the left...?
Misread that 'can anyone identify the couple on the left' so was going to suggest 34DD, but now I see what you meant... getmecoat

P5BNij said:
Aside from the occasional sighting of the real thing we had to rely on TV and films for a dose of American, 'The Invaders', 'The Streets Of San Francisco', and 'The Rockford Files' etc were all eagerly lapped up in our house!
Ohhh, yes.. loved that Ford Gran Torino of Starsky and Hutch and the Firebird from The Rockford Files. Dream cars back then, dream cars now. cloud9

P5BNij

3,898 posts

50 months

Thursday 2nd May
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MikeT66 said:
P5BNij said:
Can anyone identify the Coupe on the left...?
Misread that 'can anyone identify the couple on the left' so was going to suggest 34DD, but now I see what you meant... getmecoat

P5BNij said:
Aside from the occasional sighting of the real thing we had to rely on TV and films for a dose of American, 'The Invaders', 'The Streets Of San Francisco', and 'The Rockford Files' etc were all eagerly lapped up in our house!
Ohhh, yes.. loved that Ford Gran Torino of Starsky and Hutch and the Firebird from The Rockford Files. Dream cars back then, dream cars now. cloud9
I knew someone would say something like that about the pic before I even posted it... hehe

Another dose of '70s US TV I used to look forward to for exotic car spotting was 'Harrry O' with David Jansen, I'm hoping to find a Region 2 DVD of it, those for sale on Amazon at the moment are all Region 1. I'm about half way through Season 2 of 'Streets Of San Francisco' now, the scenes shot in everyday traffic are a joy, Buicks, Pontiacs and Chevys everywhere you look. Somehow Michael Douglas has been able to own two Porsche 911s on a cop's wages though!

1965...




Connecticut, 1970...




Bracken Lincoln Mercury dealership...

neutral 3

3,449 posts

114 months

Friday 3rd May
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TurboJet said:
Forget Mr Norm's. Baldwin Motion was the place to go for real performance.

This big block 69 Stingray, just looks Amazing on those A.R.E. mags.
So wish i hadnt sold my 69 Stingray back in July 95.......

P5BNij

3,898 posts

50 months

Friday 3rd May
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If that incarnation of the Corvette had a useful opening boot / trunk I'd probably go for one!











Akron, Ohio, c.1970...


Another one from Cape Kennedy, 16th July 1969...



aeropilot

18,427 posts

171 months

Friday 3rd May
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P5BNij said:
Another one from Cape Kennedy, 16th July 1969...
Fabulous.

I got talking to a guy on one of my trips to the USA back in the 90's that had witnessed two Saturn V launches from close distance like that. He said he'd never heard a noise like it before, or since.




P5BNij

3,898 posts

50 months

Friday 3rd May
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Dallas...






A Rocky Mountain Life Insurance convention...

neutral 3

3,449 posts

114 months

Friday 3rd May
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Love these US photos !!

Those Cudas, look to be painted in Plum
Crazy.