A nice pair but too easy for a whatsthisthen!

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The CX's were pretty quiet but what really set them apart was the handling, the Safari felt like driving a 17 foot Mini. I drove for several miles up the M5 soon after it opened with a flat front tyre, I thought the road was a bit bumpy but it wasn't until I saw smoke coming from the o/s tyre I realised what was wrong.

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You know what these are?

Couple of examples from "Oldtimerfarm" a Belgian operation selling classic cars.

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Quite a detailed gallery on every car, very much in contrast to something like Leboncoin.

Looked at a Citroen H which although looking from the outside quite presentable with a decent paint job, did have a series of photos, which helped show the real state of the vehicle, so you have a better idea from afar on its condition.

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On a bit of a tour at the weekend, mooching around Manchester so here's a nice pair spotted in the City

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Now thats what I call a heated rear window.

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..there was also an Aston Martin (09 reg) in the same multi-storey car park.....probably didn't realise that the spaces are too close together, and had probably paid about £50,000 for the car.....if it were mine I would go nowhere near multi storeys and only use supermarkets where I could find had at least three parking spaces in a row free.

Not worthy of a photograph from me though.....found the Morris Oxford more interesting :)

Also saw a Ford Custom Deluxe from the early 50's on the M6, but it was in anything but Deluxe condition.

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I had a Morris Oxford like that the first time round - only it was in a bit better condition than that one. :wink:

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Peter.N. wrote:I had a Morris Oxford like that the first time round - only it was in a bit better condition than that one. :wink:

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Were they not also known as Farinas Peter? After the Italian design house Pinin Farina?
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My Uni car was an A60 Cambridge....on a good night out we had 10 in it, 2 in the boot :)
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Stickyfinger wrote:on a good night out we had 10 in it, 2 in the boot :)
That's worrying :lol:
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CitroJim wrote:
Peter.N. wrote:I had a Morris Oxford like that the first time round - only it was in a bit better condition than that one. :wink:

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Were they not also known as Farinas Peter? After the Italian design house Pinin Farina?
Farina did quite a bit of design for BMC around that time but I think the only one that actually used the name was the A40 Farina.

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Yep....A55 and A60 + the town name
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CitroJim wrote:
Stickyfinger wrote:on a good night out we had 10 in it, 2 in the boot :)
That's worrying :lol:
Students are soft and pliable when drunk Jim....5 on the back seat, 1 lying across the foot wells, Lad and girlfriend in the boot and three in the front....it handled better :)
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I used Austin Westminsters and Wolseley 6/110s for several years, then an Austin 3Litre which although slated by the motoring press and a failure as far as BL were concerned was and still my favourite car I've owned.
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Haven't verified whether this is true or not, but the article claimed that the Austin 3-litre won the world championships in 1981!

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Love the bonnet screwdowns!
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I could have used those headlamp backing shells, my headlamps fell out in the end with rust :)
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