How about a 'period' classics pictures thread

How about a 'period' classics pictures thread

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P5BNij

8,925 posts

72 months

Saturday 20th April 2019
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That's lovely wink


Touring442

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175 months

Sunday 21st April 2019
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1960 is, imo, the best year for Cadillac. Like a 1959 but with the excess trimmed off and perfect proportions. I was at a classic car show at Duxford a while back and white Series 62 Coupe was moored up on the grass, couldn't take my eyes off it. Later on, it literally glided past towards the exit, a faint murmur of a 390 c.i V8.

Just stunning machines.


aeropilot

24,480 posts

193 months

Monday 22nd April 2019
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theadman said:
The '63 Corvette pictured above made me double take...



This was mine which I sold last year.
Nice smile

Saddle Tan with saddle tan interior combo, which is certainly not a common colour combo for a '63 thumbup

P5BNij

8,925 posts

72 months

Monday 22nd April 2019
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Touring442 said:
1960 is, imo, the best year for Cadillac. Like a 1959 but with the excess trimmed off and perfect proportions. I was at a classic car show at Duxford a while back and white Series 62 Coupe was moored up on the grass, couldn't take my eyes off it. Later on, it literally glided past towards the exit, a faint murmur of a 390 c.i V8.

Just stunning machines.

Used to see a white one round our way a few years ago, haven't seen it for a while but it used to take up four spaces in the middle of Sainsburys' car park. Not a minter by any means but it was a glorious thing to behold.

There's a '59 for sale in the latest issue of Classic American magazine - a fiver short of £60k...!

Gareth1974

2,787 posts

105 months

Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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P5BNij said:
That's lovely wink

The UK version:


P5BNij

8,925 posts

72 months

Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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Gareth1974 said:
P5BNij said:
That's lovely wink

The UK version:

Crescent Road Yard, Luton, spent many an hour shunting stone trains in there in recent years. Not a Vauxhall in sight though!

finlo

2,364 posts

169 months

Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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Those HA's look covered in rust, most ended up with that look after a few short year's anyway!

aeropilot

24,480 posts

193 months

Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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finlo said:
Those HA's look covered in rust
Luton was especially adept at factory installing rust on its products............


Touring442

2,268 posts

175 months

Tuesday 23rd April 2019
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They're on the way to Ellesmere Port to be assembled I expect.

DickyC

39,919 posts

164 months

Wednesday 24th April 2019
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It's an ill wind and all that.

Looking for - and failing to find - pics of DB4, 5 and 6 chassis frames outside the factory in Newport Pagnell gathering rust while awaiting bodies, I found this:




http://www.lagonda1949-1958.co.uk/show-article.php...

RichB

45,268 posts

250 months

Wednesday 24th April 2019
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DickyC said:
Looking for - and failing to find - pics of DB4, 5 and 6 chassis frames outside the factory in Newport Pagnell gathering rust while awaiting bodies...
Is that something you know happened or that you my may expect to find?

DickyC

39,919 posts

164 months

Wednesday 24th April 2019
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RichB said:
Is that something you know happened or that you may expect to find?
I think it happened, Rich. The chassis frames were made elsewhere in the DB empire and delivered to Newport Pagnell but there was insufficient covered space to store them, so they sat outside. It may have been an article in AM yonks ago or just talking to folk. Long chats with the late lamented Roger Stowers of AM could mess with your head. He ended up as the factory tour guide but had been in the service department. He told me once that he would ease service bills if they seemed excessive. "Ooh, no, that's far too much. It should be more like this. There, that's better." It's a different story to that told by some owners I expect. As well as being an AM encyclopedia, Roger took photos for the AMOC. Lovely chap.

Off Topic - I did an article for AM or the AM Review on valeting AML style. No one told Roger. He was conducting a factory tour and spotted me and couldn't place me out of context. He was chatting away to his visitors but kept glancing quizically towards the car cleaning bay at the familiar face in AML overalls cleaning cars.

P5BNij

8,925 posts

72 months

Wednesday 24th April 2019
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Facel Vega parked below the sign...?

Sardonicus

17,902 posts

187 months

Wednesday 24th April 2019
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Mercury Cougar the luxury Mustang

craig_m67

908 posts

154 months

Thursday 25th April 2019
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FlipFlopGriff said:
steely dan said:
Clyde tunnel not long after it opened.
Any fatalities as it looks like there are already ghosts in the shot.;)
FFG
Can’t help myself (apologies), but i reckon that is an early 50s-60s Alfa Giulietta.. looks like the scudetto is pushed in on the nose (as per every Alfa since). Pretty rare in RHD I’d imagine


Loving the old pics and stories in this thread, easily my favourite

Edited by craig_m67 on Thursday 25th April 06:55

Elderly

3,147 posts

204 months

Thursday 25th April 2019
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craig_m67 said:
Can’t help myself (apologies), but i reckon that is an early 50s-60s Alfa Giulietta.. looks like the scudetto is pushed in on the nose (as per every Alfa since).
Hmmmmmm - I think that the over-riders are closer together and the grills each side of the centre heart
are less deep on the early Giulietta saloons than whatever that car in the tunnel is?

RicksAlfas

11,142 posts

210 months

Thursday 25th April 2019
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I know what you mean, but I don't think it is.


P5BNij

8,925 posts

72 months

Thursday 25th April 2019
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aeropilot

24,480 posts

193 months

Thursday 25th April 2019
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P5BNij said:
Nice '60 Impala ragtop smile

P5BNij said:
Gas station employee wearing a pair of two-tone Gibsons biggrin


RicksAlfas

11,142 posts

210 months

Thursday 25th April 2019
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P5BNij said:
It's the little old lady...!
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