A nice 2-tone

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In any colour it was a horrible little car to drive. :)
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Re: A nice 2-tone

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I can't agree with that totally - but then I am biased, it was my first car. I have driven worse cars over the years, old and new. The worst car ever was an evil TVR Turbo with an on/off switch of power delivery. Even strapped into our rolling road back then it felt like it just wanted to climb out and break free. On the road it was scary in even damp conditions. Torque steer was vicious and traction could be "fun". It had axle tramp, cooling issues, electrical issues and every disease known to man and was the worst example of a production model I have ever come across. We pitted it against an Aston Martin DB5 in a club night top speed competition. The Aston was slower to get there but it filled the 125mph on our Sun rolling road. The TVR only managed 118 - the speedo said a lot more.
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I like Battenberg - not on a car though.

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Turns out my spot this morning was a rather lovely subtle two tone.
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I like these, especially when they are nice and shiny, and not the usual rusty wreck for complete restoration.

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Never seen a two tone one, yes they are nice cars about the time of the Morris, Austin and BMC merger. The rear section looks remarkably like the series 2 Oxford.

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That is the one car from the 50/60s that I always wanted as a boy but never got the chance to buy one!! :-D
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There is a video of it on the Brightwells site probably looks better in the pic than it sounds in the vid!



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mickthemaverick wrote: 08 Jun 2021, 21:53 That is the one car from the 50/60s that I always wanted as a boy but never got the chance to buy one!! :-D
You might be able to get an electric one soon.

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....was this ever an original colour combination urgh I think!



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I think both those colours, or at least very similar shades were available in the Wolseley palette of the time but I cannot find another example in that combination in any of the brochure pictures I have found. So my conclusion is a piece of artistic licence on the part of the restorer maintaining original colours but with a new twist!! This is the nearest original combination I could find:
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This beauty was at Mathewson's when I was up there in May - with a Cornwall reg. I also had a 15/50 in the '60's and that was dark blue.
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I suppose we could always add this to the thread;
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I don't see why not James!! :-D

..........err how about this one?
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I learnt to drive in one of those - the A40 that is. Don't know how that was a 'A' reg ours was a '54 don't think they made them past '56 the the A50 came out.

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