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Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by addo » 04 Jul 2014, 23:11

Interesting to consider that car was produced when the Dee was already in pre-production.

I'm enjoying the read; Neil's speech balloon surely omitted pickled eggs though.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 Jul 2014, 01:14

The points have to go to Malcolm!

Looks like a Sunbeam Talbot Alpine Mk 1

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and A Sunbeam mk111 which was the last reincarnation of the Sunbeam-Talbot 90. you can always rely on wiki!

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Neil's speech balloon surely omitted pickled eggs though.
Yes Addo, at the end of the counter of the Leeds "Fisheries" (that's what some Yorkshire folk call chip shops) in Scarborough, was a very large jar of pickled eggs which I am sure the sophisticated young woman in the poster just wouldn't have been able to resist!

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Post by citronut » 05 Jul 2014, 10:10

NewcastleFalcon wrote:The points have to go to Malcolm!

Looks like a Sunbeam Talbot Alpine Mk 1

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and A Sunbeam mk111 which was the last reincarnation of the Sunbeam-Talbot 90. you can always rely on wiki!

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Post by CitroJim » 05 Jul 2014, 10:45

Something tells me you're very happy about that Malcolm :-D

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Jul 2014, 10:32

Find a summer classic car show of any description preferably in a nice location, have a mooch around, bit of lunch, and ice cream and a beer.....

Randomly found the Durham Classic Car show at Walworth Castle near Darlington yesterday and.....great day out!

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Post by citronut » 06 Jul 2014, 10:37

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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looks like a Triumph badge Neil :-D :wink:

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Competition time again....!!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Jul 2014, 10:43

Might as well put up some questions arising out of our little trip......

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This was one of the nicest cars there and there were Ferrari's on the field as well....... have I made it too easy?

and this was my absolute favourite

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and how about this spotted on the front seat of the vehicle above........just to give the chance of Jim beating Malcolm to the answer :)

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Re: Nice places to stop off at.....

Post by citronut » 06 Jul 2014, 10:57

Rover 2000/TC/3.5 P6

Austin A30/35

Morris 1000

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Post by CitroJim » 06 Jul 2014, 11:53

Steepletone was a very poor quality wireless. Amazed there's any left...

The P6 is one of my very favourite British cars and an Austin A35 was the first vehicle I was ever aware of. Dad had an A35 van when I was just a little lad.

He'd turned the van into a Traveller by putting rear windows in it. I believe in those days vans could be bought free of Purchase Tax (forerunner of VAT) whereas cars couldn't. It was a trivial job to convert the A35.

I never recall back seats in ours and I travelled on mum's lap as a baby and toddler... I can just remember that.

We then moved on to an Austin A40 Farina which did have back seats. The move was prompted by a near-miss accident where I nearly went out through the windscreen. I did indeed go out through a car windscreen some 17 years later but that's another story...

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and the points go to.......

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Jul 2014, 13:01

....and the points go to..............................

Malcolm!

It was too easy wasn't it, I should maybe have just put up a curve of the bodywork without the lights and a bit of the grill!

here is the A35.... is the A30 the same thing with a smaller engine?

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and here is the Rover V8

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Consolation prize for the radio Jim- a French blog with the good old A40 Countryman in it!

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Post by CitroJim » 06 Jul 2014, 13:27

Thanks Neil :-D

I love those idyllic late 50s and early 60s family scenes around the car. That A40 Farina one is so typical... Everybody looking so joyously happy in the perfect family unit with their perfect 2.4 children, perfect dog and with their perfect car :lol:

Citroen did them very well too. There's a good one of an orange DS being taken apart by the family during a picnic... As you do of course...

I'll dig it out and scan it up...

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Post by citronut » 06 Jul 2014, 20:16

the easiest way to tell the difference between the A30 and 35 was the rear window, the 35 had a wrap around rear screen and the 30 one was a lot smaller,

i had a grey 4 door 35 back in the 80ies which i resprayed black

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Jul 2014, 22:26

Top quality ID-ing Malcolm I am just going to have to go with a bodywork curve next time, window shapes will just be too much of a clue!

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Post by CitroJim » 07 Jul 2014, 04:33

The A30/A35 is a cute car...

Another way of telling is the A30 never had indicators as standard. It had trafficators.

Retrofitted indicators could never be fitted to look the same as A35 ones due to slight bodywork differences between the two.

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Post by citronut » 07 Jul 2014, 08:23

CitroJim wrote:The A30/A35 is a cute car...
and they both had proper suspention, well not quite as we green blooded followers know, but they did have spring sprung suspenders, unlike its slightly bigger cousin the moggy with the orible torsion bar stuff