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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection (Spring/Summer S.H.!)

Post by Stickyfinger » 01 Dec 2015, 19:17

I winder what elf he has in his garage ?

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection (Spring/Summer S.H.!)

Post by CitroJim » 01 Dec 2015, 19:51

Zelandeth wrote:Here was today's spot up at the big second hand furniture warehouse at Kiln Farm.

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Lovely indeed.. :-D Always wanted one of those when I had an ordinary Mini... Would still like one now...

That as a Woseley Hornet wasn't it? The Riley Elf was very similar but one was a little posher than the other... Can't recall which now...

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection (Spring/Summer S.H.!)

Post by xantia_v6 » 01 Dec 2015, 20:15

I have a load of photos on my phone to upload, from France and NZ, here is a taster, taken last spring just 100 metres from our home in France,

I suppose you could call it a dersh colour chart....
Or dersh allsorts???

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[edit] swapped the photo for one which was better framed

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection (Spring/Summer S.H.!)

Post by Zelandeth » 01 Dec 2015, 20:20

Now that would be tricky for me...which one would I have between the bright green or the bright yellow one?

...Probably the yellow one as I've had a soft spot for yellow cars ever since I had my yellow Metro.

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Post by xantia_v6 » 01 Dec 2015, 20:36

One more for now, taken at the Burgundy classic car meet last spring, a symptom of someone with too much time (and too many TA engines) on their hands?

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection (Spring/Summer S.H.!)

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 01 Dec 2015, 23:53

CitroJim wrote: That as a Woseley Hornet wasn't it? The Riley Elf was very similar but one was a little posher than the other... Can't recall which now...
Definitely a "Hornet". Surprisingly to me the Riley was the "posher" of the two. One of the differences in trim being the Wolseley only had a little bit of wood trim around the dials, while the Riley had wall to wall veneer from one side of the car to the other.

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Post by CitroJim » 02 Dec 2015, 05:30

Oh yes, the Elf dash was definitely the one to have :D As recall the Elf and Hornet were the first to have the 998cc engine, air vents and remote gear change in a Mini. It was much later that the standard Mini got those options...

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection (Spring/Summer S.H.!)

Post by xantia_v6 » 03 Dec 2015, 06:12

Today we have a trio of classic camping ensemble. Is this what they call "clamping"?

0 - 60 in 3 weeks?
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I think you can go too far with colour coordination...
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You have to love the curved plywood caravan!
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Post by CitroJim » 03 Dec 2015, 06:48

I think the DS and its colour-matched caravan is gorgeous Mike!!!

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection (Spring/Summer S.H.!)

Post by Zelandeth » 09 Dec 2015, 22:52

No photos sadly as was too busy driving!

Couple of days ago a white 1979-86 Saab 900 5-door hatchback just outside Fyvie.

Yesterday, K plate I think Morris Traveller in a lovely pale blue in Inverurie, that one looked mint.

This evening, an R plate Chevrolet Astro day van. Okay, not exotic to many people, but I want an Astro (would prefer the more basic one though rather than the jacked up limo version) because I like how they drive and because they are just so American. Oh...they don't half make a nice noise too...having a 4.6 litre V6 may have something to do with that.

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection (Spring/Summer S.H.!)

Post by Stickyfinger » 10 Dec 2015, 16:05

xantia_v6 wrote:I have a load of photos on my phone to upload, from France and NZ, here is a taster, taken last spring just 100 metres from our home in France,

I suppose you could call it a dersh colour chart....
Or dersh allsorts???

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[edit] swapped the photo for one which was better framed
Well thgats been done before
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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection (Spring/Summer S.H.!)

Post by harryp » 13 Dec 2015, 22:39

... but they are all shades of grey???

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection (Spring/Summer S.H.!)

Post by VertVega » 06 Feb 2016, 20:44

Volvo PV800 Series

"The Volvo PV800 Series (affectionately known as Volvo-suggan or the Sow) was a taxicab manufactured by Volvo between 1938 and 1958. The Sow dominated the Swedish taxicab market during the 1940s and 1950s."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo_PV800_Series

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection (Spring/Summer S.H.!)

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 06 Feb 2016, 20:46

harryp wrote:... but they are all shades of grey???
They were ordered by a firm of accountants.

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Re: Classic car Autumn/Winter Collection (Spring/Summer S.H.!)

Post by VertVega » 06 Feb 2016, 20:54

Mini Moke

"The Mini Moke is a vehicle based on the Mini designed for the British Motor Corporation (BMC) by Sir Alec Issigonis[7] and John Sheppard.[8]

The name comes from "Mini"—the car with which the Moke shares many parts—and "Moke", which is an archaic dialect term for donkey.[9][10][11] The Moke has been marketed under various names including Austin Mini Moke, Morris Mini Moke and Leyland Moke."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_Moke

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