A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

A 'period' classics pictures thread (Mk II)

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Turbobanana

2,964 posts

166 months

Friday 16th April
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Anyone know why the very earliest (S1?) Elans were the only ones not to have the stupid window frames that this has got?

gdaybruce

736 posts

190 months

Friday 16th April
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My 1965 S2 Elan had pull up/push down windows. You moved a locking lever and then manually moved them up or down using a small piece of perspex (from memory - it's a long time ago) attached near the top of the window. Basic but highly effective and so much lighter than the electric powered windows that came later and which I'm guessing, is what brought about the fixed window frames.

Top of my lengthy list of cars I wish I'd never sold!

Tyre Smoke

17,202 posts

226 months

Friday 16th April
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aeropilot said:
Turbobanana said:
Loving the wing mirrors on the sporty-looking Avenger too smile
Two door Avenger GT by the looks of it smile
Possibly a Sunseeker. But they had Rostyle wheels.

DickyC

39,785 posts

163 months

Friday 16th April
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Have we had this yet?

https://youtu.be/P2zReK7gVIw

Kent and Surrey 1964.

The Don of Croy

5,397 posts

124 months

Monday 19th April
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DippedHeadlights said:
Taken by a friends Dad in London in 1968 when NMR85G was new. If anyone knows the owner now, the car looks to be still about, happy to pass on high res versions.
My first car had the reg NMR954G.

Very ropey red Morris Mini estate (no timber).

That Lotus is about as cool as it gets. The Mini, less so.

Carsie

868 posts

169 months

Monday 19th April
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I had to call on a house to drop some documents last week; next door was a "cough, cough" scrap heap of a drive way and that's being polite!

Nonetheless, my inquisitive eye cast over the fence to alight upon a 1965 FHC Elan, half covered in a tarpaulin, with it's derrière sticking out and jacked up on all four knock on wheels- as derelict as it's possible to describe, and with a come here eyes with ££££ ! laugh

My son has just finished rebuilding our own (his now) '66 Elan and I thought that all the barn finds had long since gone. Perhaps they have and now they're driveway finds smile






Lily the Pink

3,626 posts

135 months

Monday 19th April
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Carsie said:
I thought that all the barn finds had long since gone. Perhaps they have and now they're driveway finds smile
This is what you need to get the value back up ...

CobolMan

1,251 posts

172 months

Tuesday 20th April
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Carsie said:
I had to call on a house to drop some documents last week; next door was a "cough, cough" scrap heap of a drive way and that's being polite!

Nonetheless, my inquisitive eye cast over the fence to alight upon a 1965 FHC Elan, half covered in a tarpaulin, with it's derrière sticking out and jacked up on all four knock on wheels- as derelict as it's possible to describe, and with a come here eyes with ££££ ! laugh

My son has just finished rebuilding our own (his now) '66 Elan and I thought that all the barn finds had long since gone. Perhaps they have and now they're driveway finds smile





That is lurverly, yellow really suits the Elan.

P5BNij

8,656 posts

71 months

Tuesday 20th April
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Chevy Corvair Monza Coupe and a Frogeye Sprite, an unusual combination in one photo....


Dapster

5,167 posts

145 months

Tuesday 20th April
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Overheating still a problem even as recently as 1976 (albeit during the heatwave). Even the Jag has all the windows open - no aircon! Approach to Heathrow.


P5BNij

8,656 posts

71 months

Tuesday 20th April
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Instant childhood flashback - I remember those BA double deckers with their little trailers whizzing past the end of my Nan's road in Hammersmith along the A4(M) on their way to Heathrow.

RichB

45,027 posts

249 months

Tuesday 20th April
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P5BNij said:
Instant childhood flashback - I remember those BA double deckers with their little trailers whizzing past the end of my Nan's road in Hammersmith along the A4(M) on their way to Heathrow.
What road did your nan live in, you mentioned Colet Gardens in the 'Was London dirty' thread. My gran lived in No1 Shortlands...

TarquinMX5

676 posts

45 months

Tuesday 20th April
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Dapster said:
Overheating still a problem even as recently as 1976 (albeit during the heatwave). Even the Jag has all the windows open - no aircon! Approach to Heathrow.

No, an early attempt at a Smart Motorway and the cars on the grass have simply 'gone left', in anticipation of a yet-to-be-screened naff Highways advert smile
(I remember those buses/trailers as well, and have that picture somewhere)

P5BNij

8,656 posts

71 months

Tuesday 20th April
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RichB said:
P5BNij said:
Instant childhood flashback - I remember those BA double deckers with their little trailers whizzing past the end of my Nan's road in Hammersmith along the A4(M) on their way to Heathrow.
What road did your nan live in, you mentioned Colet Gardens in the 'Was London dirty' thread. My gran lived in No1 Shortlands...
Cromwell Avenue, just off the Chiswick end of King Street, my uncle still lives there. At the end of the road there's a pathway that leads under the A4(M) and comes out in Furnival Gardens wink

RichB

45,027 posts

249 months

Tuesday 20th April
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Know it well. My dad and 4 uncles all grew up in Shortlands. Mum and Dad got married in Hammersmith town hall and Dad and my uncle's favourite pub was the Doves. beer

williamp

17,631 posts

238 months

Tuesday 20th April
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More Renaults then Fords!! Very exotic...

john2443

5,397 posts

176 months

Wednesday 21st April
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Dapster said:
Overheating still a problem even as recently as 1976 (albeit during the heatwave). Even the Jag has all the windows open - no aircon! Approach to Heathrow.
What has changed, cooling wise, since then? Is it just electric fans or do cars have bigger radiators or more efficient engines?

aeropilot

24,147 posts

192 months

Wednesday 21st April
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Dapster said:
Overheating still a problem even as recently as 1976 (albeit during the heatwave). Even the Jag has all the windows open - no aircon! Approach to Heathrow.

Is that some sort of 30's sportscar broken down on the hard shoulder on the right with a couple of guys looking at it.........looks like its got cycle type wings on it, and its not a Seven? Could be a kit car/replica I suppose, even in '76.

Photo was taken from the Sipson Rd bridge. Looks very different today with the tree growth alongside the spur road in the past 45 years.

moffspeed

1,511 posts

172 months

Wednesday 21st April
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P5BNij said:
Instant childhood flashback - I remember those BA double deckers with their little trailers whizzing past the end of my Nan's road in Hammersmith along the A4(M) on their way to Heathrow.
Oversized 11.3 Litre AEC engine, geared for 70mph.

That’s my kind of double decker.

RichB

45,027 posts

249 months

Wednesday 21st April
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aeropilot said:
Is that some sort of 30's sportscar broken down on the hard shoulder on the right with a couple of guys looking at it.........looks like its got cycle type wings on it, and its not a Seven? Could be a kit car/replica I suppose, even in '76..
There's two of them, slightly different cars because the windscreen shapes are different. It could be a 1930s car, the brake drums look sizable, the headlamps look like genuine Lucas P100s and the radiator is set well behind the axle line. Tell-tale signs of kit cars, especially in the '70s were: MGB front suspension and disc brakes, 7" sealed beam headlamps and the rad perched up-front instead of set well back. I can't say what it is though.

Edited by RichB on Wednesday 21st April 08:56