I-Spy Classic Cars/Bikes-What have you spotted?

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Most of the few student cars at college were decidedly secondhand (or older).
There was one exception, where Daddy had presented his little (hyphenated) precious with a new one - a Hillman Husky.

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Car of the day...

Ever had one, driven one, been a passenger in one, towed a caravan with one, had the wheel fall off in one....


April 1962 Ford Consul 375 Deluxe spotted today. Look at that...heated rear window too...
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Three different mouths spotted today
Mouth Number 1
Mouth Number 1
Mouth Number 2
Mouth Number 2
Mouth Number 3
Mouth Number 3
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photo 1 is an early Healey 3000, photo 2 is a Healey 100, photo 3 is a late Healey 3000 rally spec car on triple webbers

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They are on a little tour, there was another one bit awkwardly parked to get a front end pic discretely. Also on the tour a nice shiny MGB GT
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When was the Last time you saw a Dolomite Sprint on the road :?: Very rare sight, and not very often in this colour.
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We had a Dolomite 1850HL, in British Racing Green, for a few years. While fun, it had some crazy things under the bonnet - like 'nodding' twin Stombergs, and a totally hopeless distributor. We managed to tame it — new radiator, a Kenlowe, and electronic ignition. P.D.Gough rose to the occasion by producing their first-ever s/s exhaust for the model, which fitted like a glove. PAP400R had a less than glove-like driving position though, but was well screwed together. My then OH's, it gave way to a BX16TRS, the beginning of a love-affair with Citroen.

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I bought a Sprint in BRG for forty quid from a bloke who had lost his licence.
Went well but was condemned with terminal rust.

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anyone familiar with the work of Richard Thompson? The Pickled Egg Jukebox is, and very appropriate to musically accompany todays Classic Bike of the Day spot excellent bit of guitar work too.
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Beats a '52 Vincent and a Redheaded girl.
Now Triumphs, and Nortons and Beezers won't do.
Oh, they don't have a Soul like a Vincent '52."
Well not a 52 or a Black Lightning, but a Vincent Rapide 1950
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Classic Car of the day

This one
classic car of the day
classic car of the day
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-= TR5

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very tidy TR5 actually

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standard fit and finish was never that good!

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More like this? :-D
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yes! I have worked on basket cases like this. Will have to get into the loft to dig out some before and after photos.