How about a 'period' classics pictures thread

How about a 'period' classics pictures thread

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RumpleFugly

2,375 posts

139 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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Some great pics here! Going through my father's photos and finding a few fun ones.

Firstly him on his Panther Model 65 in the mid 60's



Here's him at the Bol D'or at Paul Ricard in '78 on his Dommie 650ss/bitsa, also shown below.





Other one of interst at the moment is my Great grandfather's Jaguar, shown here in Portballintrae, Ireland.
We're trying to work out exactly what it is as it was taken in 1947, and were told it was a 3.5 litre, not actually a Mk IV but a prototype for the Mk IV. My Grandfather said it was built for just 6 months in 1947 Cant' find one quite identical in Google image searches... Anyone have any ideas? smile


DickyC

28,482 posts

127 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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RumpleFugly said:
Firstly him on his Panther Model 65 in the mid 60's
In his slippers, bless him.


Smashing pics. Love the Jag.

nicanary

5,775 posts

75 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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There'll be real Jag experts sooner or later, but for the time being I have to say that that looks like a MkV, which came out in the autumn of 1948. The 2.5 and 3.5 engines of the essentially pre-war design (I think retrospectively called the MkIV) were carried over to the new model, which had a slightly more modern body. The spats are the giveaway.

Maybe your grandfather is a year out with the date of the photo?

nicanary

5,775 posts

75 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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MkIV 1947

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

21,239 posts

164 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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nicanary said:


MkIV 1947
Similar, front bumper & rear wheel cover are different? And windows
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RumpleFugly

2,375 posts

139 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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Quite, this is the thing that's confusing.

The wing mirrors are on the wing, it has the smaller later faired in headlights, smaller hub caps not wire wheels and the rear wheel covers, but is apparently from '47. So seems to be some weird hybrid... smile

We have the owners manual somewhere in the garage, trying to find it!

RumpleFugly

2,375 posts

139 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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DickyC said:
In his slippers, bless him.


Smashing pics. Love the Jag.
Haha, yes. He's restoring it at the moment. I plan to get a matching picture when it's done, slippers included biggrin

HQB

137 posts

79 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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RumpleFugly said:
Quite, this is the thing that's confusing.

The wing mirrors are on the wing, it has the smaller later faired in headlights, smaller hub caps not wire wheels and the rear wheel covers, but is apparently from '47. So seems to be some weird hybrid... smile

We have the owners manual somewhere in the garage, trying to find it!
I think that the picture may have been taken slightly later than 1947 because this is a Mark V saloon with the early hub covers similar to the XK120. At the very earliest it could be 1948 and yet those hub covers only lasted until 1950 although the car continued for another two years afterwards prior to the all new Mark VII. If you have the registration number then that would tie down it's correct original date I'm sure. It is a very fine car and your Great Grandfather's is the very best version with a purity of detail. If you find more information then we will all be glad to investigate further..or prove something maybe!smile

RumpleFugly

2,375 posts

139 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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HQB said:
I think that the picture may have been taken slightly later than 1947 because this is a Mark V saloon with the early hub covers similar to the XK120. At the very earliest it could be 1948 and yet those hub covers only lasted until 1950 although the car continued for another two years afterwards prior to the all new Mark VII. If you have the registration number then that would tie down it's correct original date I'm sure. It is a very fine car and your Great Grandfather's is the very best version with a purity of detail. If you find more information then we will all be glad to investigate further..or prove something maybe!smile
Many thanks smile its all helping piece the puzzle. There is a photo of the front of the car that we're trying to find. Along with the owners handbook that came with it.

The strange thing is both my father and grandfather are sure it was taken in 47, and that this was a distinct model made for only 6 months before the mark v came out. Would be great to work out there is any truth in it.

Sadly it's all academic as the car was stored in the garage of the bungalow for a long time and the sea air took its toll. I never got to see it but I do have the hood ornament on my shelf as a reminder. smile


iangrier

20 posts

141 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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My cousin Gerry Birrell the Scottish racing driver, sadly killed in Rouen in June 1973. Here are a couple of his rides. The Capris were at the 1972 Le Mans.

iangrier

20 posts

141 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Coca Cola sponsored Ford

iangrier

20 posts

141 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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And the Capris...............

iangrier

20 posts

141 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Gerry Birrell's Brabham - early 1970's I believe.

lowdrag

8,960 posts

142 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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That's definitely a MK V above, which was launched at the Motor Show in 1948, so towards the end of the year.

BobbyMel

44 posts

77 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Dad's old Armstrong Siddelly

DBSV8

4,750 posts

167 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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iangrier said:
And the Capris...............
indeed



nice clip of Gerry in F3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSCDucychzA

and Rs capris
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IJ0qtSktEo&pla...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6QlWC4N-No&fea...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4N26PrqZws&fea...

Edited by DBSV8 on Wednesday 26th September 01:56

dockertrigger

204 posts

129 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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I don't know much about this photo except that my dad acquired it up years ago and it's been hanging on his front room wall for years.


1907 Standard 30 hp 'Roi des Belges' by Trigger's Retro Road Tests!, on Flickr

nicanary

5,775 posts

75 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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iangrier said:
My cousin Gerry Birrell the Scottish racing driver, sadly killed in Rouen in June 1973. Here are a couple of his rides. The Capris were at the 1972 Le Mans.
Going a bit OT, but I also remember his older brother Graham, who was also a useful driver. What's he up to these days?

iangrier

20 posts

141 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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Graham is alive and well and living on the Clyde Coast; in Skelmorlie.

The third brother, Ian, also lives on the Clyde coast; in Helensburgh.

All three brothers only raced in anger against each other once; at Ingliston in the late 1960's with a predictable result (given Ian wasn't a racing driver!); 1st Gerry, 2nd Graham, last place Ian.

I attach a modern picture (sorry - OT) with Graham in the cockpit of an Ecurie Ecosse single seater "Imp", Stirling Moss standing in the middle of the photo and in background is the Ecurie Ecosse transporter that Graham went on honeymoon in with his wife Jenny Birrell - also a driver of some repute.

Zingari

852 posts

102 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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iangrier said:
Graham is alive and well and living on the Clyde Coast; in Skelmorlie.

The third brother, Ian, also lives on the Clyde coast; in Helensburgh.

All three brothers only raced in anger against each other once; at Ingliston in the late 1960's with a predictable result (given Ian wasn't a racing driver!); 1st Gerry, 2nd Graham, last place Ian.

I attach a modern picture (sorry - OT) with Graham in the cockpit of an Ecurie Ecosse single seater "Imp", Stirling Moss standing in the middle of the photo and in background is the Ecurie Ecosse transporter that Graham went on honeymoon in with his wife Jenny Birrell - also a driver of some repute.
Is that Christopher Biggins with SM?