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The headlights on the car in the video look more canted to me than in the 2000 picture ? Just saying :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote: 11 Jan 2020, 09:37 The headlights on the car in the video look more canted to me than in the 2000 picture ? Just saying :-D
They do look like that, but the 1300 had single headlights, and the trolleys from Bournemouth were gone by 1969 pre-dating the Toledo which had a different stlye of front end. Hence my guess at the 2000.

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I thought it was a 2000, did the bus conductor fall off and get left behind? :) Have a look at about 2.38 on.
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Video says the Trolleys had gone by '69.
In the film there are 1100's ('63-'74), Vaux 101 ('60-'64), and a giveaway Vaux Cresta PC, which appeared in 1965.

A friend of mine had a dark green PC Cresta, 3.3-litre, Powerglide automatic. An extrordinary use of sheet metal (not quite as extravagant as Ford's Mk.IV Zephyr/Zodiac), but could that car shift!
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Gibbo2286 wrote: 11 Jan 2020, 10:40 I thought it was a 2000, did the bus conductor fall off and get left behind? :) Have a look at about 2.38 on.
IIRC, conductors often hopped off the platforms of Trolleys as they slowly approached overhead "changeovers" (points), to manually pull a handle on the upright, throwing the points for a one-time turn-off. The points automatically reset themselves after the Trolley had passed. After pulling the handle, the conductor simply jumped back on the slowly moving bus again.
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It's a Mk1 Triumph 2000 almost certainly. The only slight variation on the identification is that it might be a Mk1 2.5 PI but as that was different under the bonnet we'll probably never know.
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Mmm, maybe not a 2.5 PI as a possibility. The 2.5 PI wasn't introduced until 1968 and the Mk2 body shape came along in 1969 so is unlikely.
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I 'm convinced about the Triumph although still bemused by those lights!! :-D What about the Aston is it a 3 or 4 or even 5? :)
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Tried to enlarge that bit of the image, but the quality is dreadful.
Definitely Triumph 2000-looking.

Don't think the headlights are canted (like some Heralds); think it's the chrome bumper overrider being a bit misleading. Everything else seems to match Neil's pic.
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We do seem to have a soft-spot :luv: for Trolleybuses.

A couple of chassis here. Simple stuff. No wonder they just kept running and running.
Some of the 1930 motors were still original (and serviced) when eventually scrapped 30 years later.
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A quick hello to the people from BBC Wales who've put up a page today for us to read about trolleybuses :-D
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-51034523
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bobins wrote: 11 Jan 2020, 21:16 A quick hello to the people from BBC Wales who've put up a page today for us to read about trolleybuses :-D
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-51034523
They must consult the FCF to see "what's trending" They will probably follow it up with an article on "How to identify a mkI Triumph 2000 from a fuzzy picture!"

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 11 Jan 2020, 22:07
bobins wrote: 11 Jan 2020, 21:16 A quick hello to the people from BBC Wales who've put up a page today for us to read about trolleybuses :-D
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-51034523
They must consult the FCF to see "what's trending" They will probably follow it up with an article on "How to identify a mkI Triumph 2000 from a fuzzy picture!"

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I noticed an original 'F' model Victor on there, not many of those left now, I think they must have been rusting when they left the factory.

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That must be an FB Victor you're talking about. There were stories of people leaving their car out in the rain and coming back to find an engine block in a rusty patch in the road. Well, maybe not but it was close to the truth.

My father had an FC Victor, known as the 101 Victor. Bench seat and a three speed column gear change. it was basically an overbodied FB with a lot of overhang over the wheels. Its rusting capability wasn't far off from the FB, not surprising considering its parentage.
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