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Nuno Granja
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Fresh Catch, just out of shed at Oporto, where it stayed for a few decades.

A Jaguar MK9, power steering, automatic and complet with no apparent rust, near  perfect interiors but with chrome and aluminium brightwork in a notr so good condition...

 

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Fresh catch,

A Vauxhall, spotted today in the midle of Portugal...

 

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Chris Martin wrote:

Ha, who remembers Cosmic Wheels?

Even more obscurely, that was the title of a 1970s record album by hippie/folkie Donovan.......but enough of that.........Nuno, third photo down of the Rover; what is that on the left? Looks like an old steam tractor, any more photos of that?

Chris M.

 

Who remembers Cosmic Wheels...I currently have a set on my 1970 Volvo Amazon, but am missing the centre caps...would love to have those ones off the Rover.

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Red Ranch,

Nice Volvo.

Cosmics are one of my favorite wheels from the era and its pity seing those on a field goping down with that P6. Its the firts time I see a set on a Amazon, but they suit very well the model.

Another set spotted a few days ago in a early 670's VW type 1...

 

Apparently  the centers a are missing too, but the owner find a solution...

 

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I'm going to have to do something like that with the Volvo....I did try the old trick of painting jam jar lids as they are the same size as the hole...but being hollow and thin, they just bent when I pushed them in.TIme to get something made I think...

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The posts and photos above got me curious, I thought a set of these would look good for the Arkley project so I Googled and sure enough I found this website;

http://www.cosmic-wheels.com/

he buys, sells and restores Cosmics, maybe he might know of a source for centre caps.

Chris M.

 

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Chris, I've seen the link before and asked for centers with no luck...in the end I bought a set on ebay only to discover they were for the newer Cosmics and don't fit the Mk ll's I have on my car.

So it's either a trip to Portugal and find that Rover and see if the owner wants to sell the wheels or get something made.

But thanks for the link

Peter

 

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Well! I just want to say one think that the auto insurance is mostly needed for all. So we should be conscious about the auto insurance. Thanks and carry on... 

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Fresh catch

 

A Ford Taunus 17m "P3", spotted a few days ago in the midle of Portugal near an old Bedford recovery truck with the remains of a VW Type 1 1303 on the back. All of them are amonga more modern vehicles on the front yard of a car repair shop...

 

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We all remember when Bedford TKs were the most common truck on British roads, but here is a reminder of what a great export earner they were too; wherever you go in the world, the sight of rusty old abandoned Bedford makes one proud to be British.

Never seen that model Taunus before though.

It seems Nuno has invented a new sub-genre - how long before we start to read about 'Behind-The-Barn-Finds' in C&SC ?

Chris M.