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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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Austin A90 Atalantic Atlantic (better get the spelling corrected before Gibbo spots it :-D ) had covered rear wheel arches, but notably 3 headlights, so probably not your mystery vehicle.

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Austin A90 Atlantic Sports Saloon [Public domain], by No machine-readable author provided. Malcolma assumed (based on copyright claims)., from Wikimedia Commons

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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I just love the old A90 Atlantic... Gorgeous :D

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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That's a Hereford Reg No on the Atlantic. a pretty good car for its time, broke a lot of records in the USA.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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No, it wasn't one of those... Tin top, 4 doors, black, looked just like the J-J from the front, but the rear wheels were covered - but with what looked like removable covers.

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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RichardW wrote:
25 Jun 2017, 10:28
No, it wasn't one of those... Tin top, 4 doors, black, looked just like the J-J from the front, but the rear wheels were covered - but with what looked like removable covers.


Wasn't one of these was it..

Tin Top....yes
4 doors....yes
Black.........yes
Looked like a J-J from the front........possibly
Rear wheels covered........yes
Removable covers.......the architecture many hint at that..

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Standard Vanguard before they simplified the grill 2088 cc first reg October 1951 [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], by Charles01 (Own work), from Wikimedia Commons

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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The Vanguard is another sensational looker :D Engine was used in the original Fergy tractors... There was also a diesel variant too...

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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Yep, reckon that's it!! Well found. I only saw it briefly on the other side of the M74....

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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That Acclaim lives somewhere in our neighbourhood I'm pretty sure, Jim - I've just never quite managed to spot exactly where! Somewhere west of us where it's a right old maze of cul de sacs.

Hoping to catch up with them sometime...us fans of generally unloved classics have to stick together!

We had one as a trade in back at the garage once (it wound up getting chucked to the auction as a lot of older stuff did), and while it was a bit tatty it actually drove nicely. I was quite surprised given the scorn it seemed regarded with.

The ergonomics left a bit to be desired though and I seem to recall finding the choke took me a few seconds of blind fumbling...

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I do hope the Acclaim has a decent caramac plastic interior, and the "King of Air Freshners" dangling from the rear view mirror :-D

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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Still keeping my eye out for one of them - let's face it, the Lada isn't complete without one! Sadly I draw the line at beaded seat covers!

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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I did see one in a CX at Little Horwood This year :)
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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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Sure I've seen them for sale somewhere, quite recently.

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van ordinaire wrote:
27 Jun 2017, 22:39
Sure I've seen them for sale somewhere, quite recently.


Chinese copies maybe?

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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Spotted this Aston Martin
N.Falcon own work 30 jJune 2017
N.Falcon own work 30 jJune 2017
Nice old car, badges at the front include some from Malaysia. Scratch the surface from a simple sighting of an old car and a story unfolds. Its been about a bit that car, including this trip in November last year to take part in the Rally of the Inca's taking in Peru, Chile and Argentina.

http://www.astonmartininmotion.co.uk/home.html

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Re: Classic car Spring/Summer Collection-2017

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I don't have a picture (I was driving at the time) but I saw an old green London Transport bus, reg MXX 313.