A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

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droopsnoot

8,831 posts

209 months

Thursday 10th June
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Here's a few slides I picked up the other day. No markings on the slides other than "Liberal" on one of them, so I can't put a date on them.






aeropilot

24,726 posts

194 months

Thursday 10th June
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droopsnoot said:
Lovely '59 Chevy Bel-Air Hardtop in the foreground smile

generationx

3,815 posts

72 months

Thursday 10th June
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aeropilot said:
droopsnoot said:
Lovely '59 Chevy Bel-Air Hardtop in the foreground smile
Yes that’s great, so evocative!

aeropilot

24,726 posts

194 months

Thursday 10th June
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generationx said:
aeropilot said:
droopsnoot said:
Lovely '59 Chevy Bel-Air Hardtop in the foreground smile
Yes that’s great, so evocative!
Actually, I think its more likely an Impala than a Bel-Air being a 2-dr HT.

bigothunter

1,416 posts

27 months

Thursday 10th June
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droopsnoot said:
Here's a few slides I picked up the other day. No markings on the slides other than "Liberal" on one of them, so I can't put a date on them.





Just love those huge parking lots in the States, with their generous parking bays. But amused by the regular oil stains back then biggrin

Hugo a Gogo

23,011 posts

200 months

Friday 11th June
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Dapster said:
finlo said:
But was actually an NSU and kick-started the demise of VW's god awful air cooled engine's.
The car was ready to be launched at the '69 Geneva show as the "NSU K70" whilst VW were in the final negotiations over the NSU take over. Once that was completed, the car was rebadged "VW" and launched under that brand. There were a tiny number of pre-production NSU K70s built but I don't think they were ever sold

K was for Kolben, piston, as opposed to the Ro80, Rotary

droopsnoot

8,831 posts

209 months

Saturday 12th June
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And a few more slides from the box.






P5BNij

9,213 posts

73 months

Sunday 13th June
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Brick Lane, London in the '70s....


67Dino

2,506 posts

72 months

Sunday 13th June
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P5BNij said:
Brick Lane, London in the '70s....

The lines on that Cortina Estate (I believe) are really nice. We may have built some lousy cars in the 1970s, but there were some handsome designs in there too.

Error_404_Username_not_found

335 posts

18 months

Sunday 13th June
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67Dino said:
P5BNij said:
Brick Lane, London in the '70s....

The lines on that Cortina Estate (I believe) are really nice. We may have built some lousy cars in the 1970s, but there were some handsome designs in there too.
Tend to agree.
Mk111 'Tina was not a bad looker IMO, in saloon or estate version. Always liked the Coke bottle curves.
They went okay, handled okay, were comfortable, generally reliable and super easy to maintain or fix.
I had two saloons and one estate, which I was given as a spares car. It took me an afternoon to get it running and a couple of small patches on it. New rear exhaust the next morning and straight through the MoT. So I kept it and flogged the 1600 saloon, which by then had the infamous Pinto camshaft death rattle.
I'd honestly have another as a daily even now, were it not for the silly value of a decent one.

Edited by Error_404_Username_not_found on Sunday 13th June 14:02

RichB

45,489 posts

251 months

Sunday 13th June
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P5BNij said:
Brick Lane, London in the '70s....
I wonder if that's his Reliant van across the road? biggrin

P5BNij

9,213 posts

73 months

Sunday 13th June
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RichB said:
P5BNij said:
Brick Lane, London in the '70s....
I wonder if that's his Reliant van across the road? biggrin
Which would suggest that he is leaning on someone else's tasty motor, the sheer impudence of the blighter!

He looks like at least half a dozen of my Dad's mates did back in the '70s wink

Hugo a Gogo

23,011 posts

200 months

Sunday 13th June
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RichB said:
P5BNij said:
Brick Lane, London in the '70s....
I wonder if that's his Reliant van across the road? biggrin
Well if you stick a pony in his pocket, he'll get the suitcase from the van

RATATTAK

7,028 posts

156 months

Sunday 13th June
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P5BNij said:
Which would suggest that he is leaning on someone else's tasty motor, the sheer impudence of the blighter!

He looks like at least half a dozen of my Dad's mates did back in the '70s wink
Anyone know the name of his tailor ?

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

26,645 posts

202 months

Sunday 13th June
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RATATTAK said:
Anyone know the name of his tailor ?
Simon

Error_404_Username_not_found

335 posts

18 months

Sunday 13th June
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He had a love affair with Nina
In the back of his Cortina...

V6 Pushfit

16,840 posts

77 months

Monday 14th June
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
RATATTAK said:
Anyone know the name of his tailor ?
Simon
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V6 Pushfit

16,840 posts

77 months

Monday 14th June
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P5BNij said:
Brick Lane, London in the '70s....

I wonder if he sold the paving slab.

PomBstard

4,652 posts

209 months

Monday 14th June
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V6 Pushfit said:
2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
RATATTAK said:
Anyone know the name of his tailor ?
Simon
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Just know it’s going to fit…

As for the Cortina, I had a ‘73 1300L as a daily back in the mid-90s. Except it had been treated to a 1600 Pinto and twin choke Weber, yet maintained the original gearing. Was fun around town, less so on the M5 to Taunton, and even less so doing Bristol - Dartford return.

Got whacked on a r/b by a Fiesta and gave it away for banger racing. getmecoat

V6 Pushfit

16,840 posts

77 months

Monday 14th June
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PomBstard said:
Just know it’s going to fit…

As for the Cortina, I had a ‘73 1300L as a daily back in the mid-90s. Except it had been treated to a 1600 Pinto and twin choke Weber, yet maintained the original gearing. Was fun around town, less so on the M5 to Taunton, and even less so doing Bristol - Dartford return.

Got whacked on a r/b by a Fiesta and gave it away for banger racing. getmecoat
I had an estate 1600 that had had a great later life in Silk Cut colours (another story) plus a second one for spares. Both went to banger racing on 2005