A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

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52classic

1,975 posts

174 months

Monday 1st March
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JeremyH5 said:
TarquinMX5 said:
JeremyH5 said:
52classic said:
Lovely car pic of Nottingham but not too challenging for seasoned spotters.

Left hand row. The darker colour estate..... Can we agree Standard Companion? But what lies between it and the A60?
Rover 2000?
Good call, it does look like a P6.
And parked correctly for a fast getaway wink
I was tending to think it was the back of an HB Viva. But '66 is too early for one of those! P6 is a good call then.

Turbobanana

2,940 posts

165 months

Monday 1st March
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P5BNij said:
Wolverhampton, October 1986....



Birmingham Snow Hill, February 1974, two years after trains ceased running....



Edited by P5BNij on Sunday 28th February 17:49
Yay! A Renault 16 in each...

P5BNij

8,477 posts

70 months

Monday 1st March
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Turbobanana said:
P5BNij said:
Wolverhampton, October 1986....



Birmingham Snow Hill, February 1974, two years after trains ceased running....



Edited by P5BNij on Sunday 28th February 17:49
Yay! A Renault 16 in each...
Tempted to say I photoshopped them in just for you.... hehe

Somewhere in London....



The east end of Reading General station c.1960, any idea what the pale coloured car is between the van and Austin 7....?


Turbobanana

2,940 posts

165 months

Monday 1st March
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P5BNij said:
Tempted to say I photoshopped them in just for you.... hehe
Aww, thanks Nij!

forsure

1,972 posts

232 months

Monday 1st March
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P5BNij said:


The east end of Reading General station c.1960, any idea what the pale coloured car is between the van and Austin 7....?

Hillman Minx ?

aeropilot

23,861 posts

191 months

Monday 1st March
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forsure said:
P5BNij said:


The east end of Reading General station c.1960, any idea what the pale coloured car is between the van and Austin 7....?

Hillman Minx ?
Yep.
No idea which Series from I to VI it is though....but lets say between 1956-67 laugh

P5BNij

8,477 posts

70 months

Monday 1st March
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aeropilot said:
forsure said:
P5BNij said:


The east end of Reading General station c.1960, any idea what the pale coloured car is between the van and Austin 7....?

Hillman Minx ?
Yep.
No idea which Series from I to VI it is though....but lets say between 1956-67 laugh
Pedant mode alert! Reading station was modernised in '65 with new electricary based signalling so it won't be later than that wink

Dapster

5,070 posts

144 months

Monday 1st March
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P5BNij said:
That's proper grim isn't it? The Cortina can't be more than about 5 years old there.

thedugmaster

1,557 posts

123 months

Monday 1st March
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Dapster said:
That's proper grim isn't it? The Cortina can't be more than about 5 years old there.
Probably a GT or GXL that's been pinched and is busy being stripped of its trim and running gear.

Yertis

16,064 posts

230 months

Monday 1st March
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Dan Singh said:
Yertis said:
Datsuns of this era, as well as being incredibly reliable, were made using incredibly thin metal. Almost beer can like. Speaking from memory the 120 was as dull as ditchwater to drive.
You must have been driving exotica. I found the 120Y coupe a revalation after being used to BL crap such as Marinas, Allegros, Minis & 1100s. The heater and demister worked, the radio was good and it didn't leak water which my Minis did.
It may have leaned a bit under pressure but the handling wasn't actually thay bad speaking relativeley.
It was Mum's car and she passed it on to my wife (Mum bought yet another Datsun/Nissan of some sort). I was driving a well-turned out GT6 at the time. What put me off the Datsuns was the hideous gearbox whine, the understeery wobbliness, and the plasticky-ness.

soxboy

4,073 posts

183 months

Monday 1st March
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Dapster said:
P5BNij said:
That's proper grim isn't it? The Cortina can't be more than about 5 years old there.
You'd think it would be in Liverpool with that number plate.

Mr lestat

2,922 posts

154 months

Monday 1st March
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soxboy said:
You'd think it would be in Liverpool with that number plate.
The cortina was still taxed around 1980 /81



mgtd

35 posts

138 months

Monday 1st March
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P5BNij said:
Pedant mode alert! Reading station was modernised in '65 with new electricary based signalling so it won't be later than that wink
If I may also be a touch pedantic, is that not a Ruby rather than a Seven?

john2443

5,368 posts

175 months

Monday 1st March
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mgtd said:
If I may also be a touch pedantic, is that not a Ruby rather than a Seven?
If I can continue being pedantic, wouldn't that be an Austin 7 Ruby? smile

I may not be correct but I've always thought that's what they were - Grandad had one (before my time) and Austin 7 Ruby is what dad always called it.

forsure

1,972 posts

232 months

Monday 1st March
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john2443 said:
mgtd said:
If I may also be a touch pedantic, is that not a Ruby rather than a Seven?
If I can continue being pedantic, wouldn't that be an Austin 7 Ruby? smile

I may not be correct but I've always thought that's what they were - Grandad had one (before my time) and Austin 7 Ruby is what dad always called it.
Seems a bit big for a 7, looks like an Austin 10 to me.

OptionalExtra

144 posts

13 months

Monday 1st March
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It doesn’t give an exact date, but the photo with the wrecked Cortina appears in this collection, captioned ‘Pavement car workshop outside Clarissa House on the Stonebridge Estate, Haggerston, which was demolished in 1985.’

https://londonist.com/london/art-and-photography/h...

Mr lestat

2,922 posts

154 months

Monday 1st March
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OptionalExtra said:
It doesn’t give an exact date, but the photo with the wrecked Cortina appears in this collection, captioned ‘Pavement car workshop outside Clarissa House on the Stonebridge Estate, Haggerston, which was demolished in 1985.’

https://londonist.com/london/art-and-photography/h...
There are some good photos in there thanks for sharing

Martin350

3,583 posts

159 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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That's me, in Bristol, I think somewhere around 1980.


Dapster

5,070 posts

144 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Martin350 said:
That's me, in Bristol, I think somewhere around 1980.

"WOW!!! Look Dad, a Ferrari 308. I reckon this will be worth nearly as much as that sheddy Escort in 40 years time!" biggrin

Martin350

3,583 posts

159 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Dapster said:
Martin350 said:
That's me, in Bristol, I think somewhere around 1980.

"WOW!!! Look Dad, a Ferrari 308. I reckon this will be worth nearly as much as that sheddy Escort in 40 years time!" biggrin
hehe

Who'd have thought it!?