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Mystery car pix

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,509
    Hmm...RHD, and not a Holden, not British - it's a Prince (Datsun) Skyline, with that trim probably 1960-61.
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,927
    Yes its a Prince Skyline - the second version from 1959/61 distinguished by the double headlights.
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,927
    image

    The location is again Dutch...
  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,583
    edited March 2013
    G'day

    The rear one is a Vauxhall Velox from about 1949 (mum and dad had one until 1962). Note that the front door opens backward, both doors swinging off the B pillar. If it is a 4 cylinder, it was called a Wyvern.

    The one in front is an Austin, I think an A40 Devon from about 1948. Wheel spats are not original,

    Cheers

    Graham
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,416
    That a Moggie---hard to date these things---um, 1953 Plus 4 I'd guess.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    Good guess, it's a 1952 Morgan Plus 4.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    A very handsome C7 convertible.

    Tan top is a nice color, would look even better Black & Tan.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,010
    BRG and tan. :shades:

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    edited March 2013
    For an MG. ;)

    Color combo works great, though.

    I like the tan they chose. The Miata's is more of a pumpkin color. Then the tan one is too beige now.

    Chevy got the color just right.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,330
    Whoa, a Panhard Dyna. Beautiful color :P

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv, 2001 Jaguar XK cnv, 1985 MB 380SE (the best of the lot)

  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,494
    I'm not a fan of current Corvette convertibles--especially the '14. I think the roofline of the coupe is highly styled and most of that is just gone when the roof is removed. Just MHO.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I think the Wiggles drive that car. :D
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,927
    edited March 2013
    The Austin is actually an A70 Hampshire - hence the spats - which was the larger engined version. The Vauxhall is indeed an L-type Velox or Wyvern - I think the way they used to tell them apart externally (apart from the badge) was that the Velox had wheels painted in the same colour as the bodywork, while the cheaper Wyvern had them painted cream, or something. Doesn't really work for black and white, though.
  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,583
    G'day

    I cannot recall the larger Austin of that era although I have just discovered that some were made in Australia (supposedly here in Melbourne). I have just found a 1949 ad featuring the A 40 Devon, A 70 Hampshire, A90 Atlantic and A125 Sheerline limousine - all things to all men!

    The Vauxhall is interesting. I am currently sorting through ancient papers of dad's and found some photos. Post war, cars were in short supply in Australia and dad bought his Vauxhall (a 1949 model) some months before marrying mum in 1950. Until they married, he was travelling from Broken Hill to Adelaide each weekend to be with mum. That is about 350 miles each way over very poorly maintained red gravel roads. Air filters were not as good then as today and the car ingested a lot of fine red dust. A year or so later, they moved from the desert to wetter climes and ultimately to Gippsland, the very green and wet area of Victoria where I was born.

    After about ten years, dad had the engine torn down for a valve grind and rebore. The mechanic called him, mystified as the Vauxhall had a very red glass-like layer down the cylinder bores and thickly coated across the head. Likewise, the sump was coated with an oily red gunge. Ultimately, they realised that the sand was high in silica and had vitrified in the head. Dad said there was a notable change in performance, post repair, but I am not sure whether for better or worse. Presumably the reduced capacity would have increased compression, but what loss to the scarred bores and pistons.

    My own recollection of the Vauxhall (this one was a four cylinder Wyvern) are pleasant. By the time I came along, it had very worn leather seats and the smell of familiarity that comes with old cars. I recall the novelty of a car with vinyl seats when it was replaced.

    Cheers

    Graham
  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,927
    My dad's first car, when I was born in Wales in the mid 50's, was an Austin A40 Somerset. I can remember that car as I was about 5 when they changed it and it was around the area for years afterwards.
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,509
    I'll pick off the lead car, looks like a Standard Vanguard.

    Come across a photo album from a Dutch holiday?
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