A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

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aeropilot

24,426 posts

193 months

Saturday 8th May
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Trip said:
Looks american or .... even russian(?) to me.
Definately not American.

RATATTAK

6,990 posts

155 months

Saturday 8th May
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moffspeed said:
I was thinking Cresta PA/Velox but the radiator grille seems to have a crossbar which the VXs didn’t- unless it is a trick of the light.
The proportions seem to support your opinion ... I'm looking in particular at the headlights and the central dip of the front bumper. The 'crossbar' could be a badge bar which was a popular 'custom' addition in the sixties. Maybe.


Escort3500

8,167 posts

111 months

Saturday 8th May
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RATATTAK said:
moffspeed said:
I was thinking Cresta PA/Velox but the radiator grille seems to have a crossbar which the VXs didn’t- unless it is a trick of the light.
The proportions seem to support your opinion ... I'm looking in particular at the headlights and the central dip of the front bumper. The 'crossbar' could be a badge bar which was a popular 'custom' addition in the sixties. Maybe.
Think you may be right. Looks to be chrome side trim and a hint of the distinctive A-post they had

aeropilot

24,426 posts

193 months

Saturday 8th May
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RATATTAK said:
moffspeed said:
I was thinking Cresta PA/Velox but the radiator grille seems to have a crossbar which the VXs didn’t- unless it is a trick of the light.
The proportions seem to support your opinion ... I'm looking in particular at the headlights and the central dip of the front bumper. The 'crossbar' could be a badge bar which was a popular 'custom' addition in the sixties. Maybe.
Early PA Velox, seems most likely as you say, with dipped bumper etc and you can just make out the rear fins as well.

TarquinMX5

718 posts

46 months

Saturday 8th May
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My first thought yesterday was Cresta but zooming-in just blurred it; an early PA Velox or Cresta is a far more likely sight in Scarborough at the time than any 'foreign' stuff, particularly something such as Borgward.

I can't make out the fins but the front bumper looks right and the more I look at it, the more I think that the centre 'strip' in the grille is just a reflection of the light. So, seems to be the most likely?


RATATTAK

6,990 posts

155 months

Saturday 8th May
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Ok that's that one. What's next ?

Dapster

5,274 posts

146 months

Sunday 9th May
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Leek near Stoke on Trent

1984



1985


moffspeed

1,549 posts

173 months

Sunday 9th May
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Rejoice, Curry’s have arrived in the High St.

Plenty of porridge here, pick of the bunch would be the P5B, the MGB GT seems to be sitting pleasingly low so maybe “sorted”. Another R12 and the top of an R4. Volvo 240 could be US spec with that rear wing light lens, someone is learning to drive in that ? Mazda. Fiat Strada in 2nd photo will probably be a pile of rust by the time it reaches the cameraman.

ClaphamGT3

9,149 posts

209 months

Sunday 9th May
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moffspeed said:
Rejoice, Curry’s have arrived in the High St.

Plenty of porridge here, pick of the bunch would be the P5B, the MGB GT seems to be sitting pleasingly low so maybe “sorted”. Another R12 and the top of an R4. Volvo 240 could be US spec with that rear wing light lens, someone is learning to drive in that ? Mazda. Fiat Strada in 2nd photo will probably be a pile of rust by the time it reaches the cameraman.
All Volvo 240s, from 1977 my on until the 1981 my facelift with wrap-around rear lights, had rear side repeaters.

The oval door mirrors and the pre 1979 my facelift rear lights Mark that out as a 1977 or ‘78 car

Edited by ClaphamGT3 on Sunday 9th May 08:05

Dapster

5,274 posts

146 months

Sunday 9th May
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Great bearding GT3!

The learner Mazda is a second generation Familia / 323 which in this iteration was the 1300.



Bottom pic - what are the 2 big saloons?

Between the Polo and the Fiesta on the left? Mk 2 Granada?

Behind the Maxi on the right? Opel Rekord? The Rekord and droopy nose Carlton were sold concurrently in the UK weren't they?

Edited by Dapster on Sunday 9th May 08:43

Escort3500

8,167 posts

111 months

Sunday 9th May
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I’d go Mk 1 Granada Ghia on the left.

moffspeed

1,549 posts

173 months

Sunday 9th May
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[quote=ClaphamGT3]
All Volvo 240s, from 1977 my on until the 1981 my facelift with wrap-around rear lights, had rear side ..

I should have known that, when the kids were young I did the “right thing” , dispensed with the quick stuff and had a series of Volvo bricks. There was still something satisfying about getting a 240GLT sideways on the exit of a roundabout at 15mph but not on the school run, heaven forbid.

Back to Volvo lenses. The 240/60 Estates had vertically stacked rear light clusters. The clear reversing light lenses had a habit of spontaneously falling off. If you were lucky you would wake on a frosty morning to find the cat curiously sniffing the lens on your driveway. More often than not the bid for freedom would be made unheard and unseen on a Motorway with no chance of retrieval.

Having parted with a significant sum of money the dealer would explain that Volvo glue adheres less well to clear than tinted plastic. He suggested a layer of tank tape over the lens as a fail safe, I pointed out that I would then be liable to bump into things whilst reversing at night -,this might prove even more costly.

One forum suggests that because the reversing light bulbs are less frequently illuminated than the stop/indicator bulbs they give the glue less chance to cure.

Maybe I should have spent more time driving backwards.

aeropilot

24,426 posts

193 months

Sunday 9th May
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Dapster said:
Behind the Maxi on the right? Opel Rekord? The Rekord and droopy nose Carlton were sold concurrently in the UK weren't they?
Yep.
I think its an Opel?
One of my uncle's bought a Rekord estate brand new in 1979.

moffspeed

1,549 posts

173 months

Sunday 9th May
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Uncanny, the photographer must have crossed the road for this one, a better view of the BGT and R4 in particular.



Complete with a 240 Estate. Despite the parking space outside Bould's Pies this one is not stopping in the High St but is heading to the vets to pick up the Labrador. The Bedford CF van is still parked outside Milletts on double yellows, it can only be a matter of time before a traffic warden appears.

Those Santas on the lamp posts look plain scary.







Edited by moffspeed on Sunday 9th May 10:18

Dapster

5,274 posts

146 months

Sunday 9th May
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moffspeed said:
Complete with a 240 Estate. Despite the parking space outside Bould's Pies this one is not stopping in the High St but is on the way to the vets to pick up the Labrador.
Exactly. Well, either the vet or the antique dealer to collect the leather Chesterfield although being an early model that would be 245 not a 240!

moffspeed

1,549 posts

173 months

Sunday 9th May
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A few years later Leek Fire Brigade gather outside Woolies and do a routine oil & filter service on what I guess to be an Ital.

There is a, sort of, logical explanation. Anyone know ??




finlo

2,357 posts

169 months

Sunday 9th May
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Recruitment drive?

moffspeed

1,549 posts

173 months

Sunday 9th May
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finlo said:
Recruitment drive?
Indirectly I suppose.

Guinness Book Of Records attempt - minimum time to chop a car into small enough pieces to be passed through the internal aperture of one of the car's actual tyres.

Some would say the Ital was a wise choice as they tended to self dismantle anyway. The current record is somewhere around the 35 minutes mark.

I guess the logical choice would be an RR Cullinan specced up with 22 inch rims to allow the passage of larger parts - but then there is the cost.

Fond memories of the G.B.R. on Christmas mornings. Once my older brother had hijacked the Scalextric and I'd run out of questions to ask the Magic Robot I would spend hours trivia-hunting in the GBR.

OptionalExtra

156 posts

15 months

Sunday 9th May
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I think the rust bucket in the middle here is a Mazda of a similar generation to the car with L-plates in the Leek photo, but it’s fair to say it didn’t fare as well as the photo is from September 1979, so the car is in a total state at only 6 or 7 years old. Slightly surprised to see this in the dry climes of East Lothian, as I might have expected this rate of decay in the rain-lashed west of Scotland, but not here.

The Lancia behind must’ve been one of the ones with the well-publicised rust problems, as the DVLA has it last taxed in March 1981, when it was all of three years old.

Anyone know what the car on the right with the spoiler is?




finlo

2,357 posts

169 months

Sunday 9th May
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Pretty sure that's a Datsun 1200 like I learned to drive in! Car on the right Datsun 240/260z.