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Nice vintage photo of the Poncho...I wonder where those cars are now. I do remember seeing one over in West London in the 90's owned by Pontiac specialist, I think he had a red Tempest Convertible too...but his name escapes me.

It's difficult to keep track of all the cars I've owned over the years, I think the last count I was up to around 83 or 84 cars...I have photos of most of them.

It was a long build from the shell to a running car, but back then I had no money, I was in the UK the car was in the US, he had no internet or even email...so it was a painful process and let the car go (for a profit of course).

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redranch wrote:

Nice vintage photo of the Poncho...I wonder where those cars are now. I do remember seeing one over in West London in the 90's owned by Pontiac specialist, I think he had a red Tempest Convertible too...but his name escapes me.

It's difficult to keep track of all the cars I've owned over the years, I think the last count I was up to around 83 or 84 cars...I have photos of most of them.

It was a long build from the shell to a running car, but back then I had no money, I was in the UK the car was in the US, he had no internet or even email...so it was a painful process and let the car go (for a profit of course).

Cheers

p

Yep, I lost count a long time back, and did not alway have photos either, but I well remember the days before email and internet. What a job to first get a copy of Hemmings, and then source, pay for, and finally receive a right hand door mirror for a Thunderbird, a rare option anyway. Kids today eh? Don't know how lucky they are!

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Ok, given no one has any advice re how to upload photos, I know there is the tree thing but it is useless to me.  So just for the record, if anyone is interested :), said brother has something like 5 Fiat 130s (coupes and sedans), 850 coupes, 124sport/vignale, 600, multipla, 128SL, 1500, 2300 sedan, Alfa Giulia 1300/1600 TI, 1750 GTV, Berlinas, Alfettas, Lancia Delta Integrale (8V), Flamminia GT, Mercedes SL 250 (manual), 280 3.5 (W108), 280/250 sedans (x 6 or more inc manuals), 300, 280 (new generation), 220 coupe, 220 fintails (lost count how many) 220/190 roundies, G Wagon, BMW 3.0L Sedans, Jaguar Mk2 2.4, Mk 7, Riley Special (raced at the Aus GP in the 50s), remains of a Kestral, Rover 3.5 coupe/sedan, Range Rovers (early series), Disco), Borgward Isabella, Ducati 860 (900 ss rep) and probably a few other things I have forgotten. 

Forza Alfa Romeo

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Super1600 wrote:

Ok, given no one has any advice re how to upload photos, I know there is the tree thing but it is useless to me.   

This has been discussed before on here somewhere, but just to try to simplify it, the easiest way is to open two windows, one on this forum, and on the other go to Photobucket (I find their site easy to use, but there are others) and register first. Then follow their instructions to upload photos from your PC to their site. Then, if you hold the mouse cursor over one of the photos on your Photobucket page it will expand a box with four lines below. Click on the second box down which says 'direct link' and it will briefly grey out with the word copied. Now you have your URL, go back to the C&SC window, click on the little green tree logo above this 'add a comment' window, and paste your URL in the box required, easiest done by pressing Ctrl V. If you have done this in the right order, your photo will appear in this window - job done.

It sounds worse than it is, but easy once you see how it works.

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Thanks Chris but no it is seriously too damned hard for me.  When I first posted on this forum, it used to be easy to upload pics and just as I can do on the AlfaBB, the process you describe is to bloody complicated.  I have tried photobucket et al in the past and it just a pain in the you know what.  Bugger.  Oh well no photos I suppose.

 

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Super1600 wrote:

Thanks Chris but no it is seriously too damned hard for me.  When I first posted on this forum, it used to be easy to upload pics and just as I can do on the AlfaBB, the process you describe is to bloody complicated.  I have tried photobucket et al in the past and it just a pain in the you know what.  Bugger.  Oh well no photos I suppose.

 

I totally agree, a lot of other forums have a direct upload feature, and for some reason this one doesn't so it does require a bit more effort, but it only takes a couple of seconds more with practice.

The only other possibility is if you already have them online, either on a photo host like Photobucket, or on another forum, you could just include a hyperlink to that page in your message and then anyone interested can click on that.

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Well okay then, here is a list of the cars I've owned plus a few of the photos I've managed to find (some of them aren't the best quality)...it's in year order rather than order of when I owned them. Peter

1948 Chevrolet Bus Coupe
1950 Mercury Coupe
1950 Mercury Coupe
1950 Landrover Series I
1952 Ford Consul
1953 Studebaker Champion
1953 Pontiac Star Chief
1950 Chevrolet Pick Up Truck
1954 Lincoln Capri
1954 Lincoln Capri
1955 Ford Thunderbird
1955 Rochdale Olympic
1956 Buick Roadmaster
1957 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
1959 Lincoln Premier
1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
1959 F100 Pick-up Truck
1960 Cadillac Sedan de Ville
1963 Volvo Amazon 121
1963 Rover P4 Sedan
1963 Triumph Herald
1963 Landrover Series II
1964 Ford Galaxie 500
1964 Volvo Amazon 121
1964 Ford Thunderbird
1965 Mercedes 220 SEC
1965 Ford Cortina Estate MkI
1965 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
1965 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
1965 Pontiac Bonneville H/T
1965 Volvo Amazon 122s
1965 Jensen CV8 MkII
1965 Jensen CV8 MkII
1966 Dodge Charger
1966 Dodge Charger
1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
1966 Ford Zodiac
1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
1966 Aston Martin DB6 MkI
1967 Pontiac Firebird Convertible
1967 Volvo Amazon 122s
1967 Volvo Amazon 122s
1967 Volvo Amazon 122s
1967 Volvo Amazon 123GT
1967 Volvo Amazon 123GT
1967 Volvo Amazon 123GT
1967 Chrysler Newport Convertible
1967 Volvo Amazon Estate
1968 Volvo Amazon 123GT
1968 Pontiac Bonneville H/T
1968 Volvo Amazon 123GT
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 MGB Roadster
1968 Pontiac Firebird H/T
1968 Oldsmobile 88 Convertible
1968 Volvo Amazon Estate
1968 Jensen Interceptor MkI
1968 Dodge Coronet 440
1969 Volvo Amazon 123GT
1969 Volvo Amazon 131
1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
1969 Volvo 144 Sedan
1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 Convertible
1970 Volvo Amazon 131
1970 Volvo Amazon 131
1970 Mercedes 3.5 Coupe
1972 Jaguar XJ6 Series 1
1971 Jaguar E-Type S3, V12
1973 Jensen Interceptor MkII
1973 Jensen Interceptor MkIII
1973 Chevrolet Impala
1973 Jensen Healey MkI
1974 Ford F150 Pick up Truck
1974 BMW 1602
1974 Ford F100 Pick up Truck
1975 Jensen Healey MkII
1978 Jaguar XJ6
1978 Rolls-Royce Camargue
1979 Ford Granada
1984 Daimler Sovereign Double 6
1984 VW Golf
1992 Jaguar XJ6
1998 Jaguar XJ8

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Mr Redranch has certainly been busy! Some I could live without, but that's ok, we all have different tastes, but some are real gems. Yes, I admit, the Camargue always was - and still is - a favourite, that I have not yet tried. The Landies I have, and don't mind if I never have another one. The Pontiacs look familiar, and as mentioned elsewhere, helping Larry get his '69 Formula 400 Convertible fixed up it also looked like the grey primer one for a while.

Hey Redranch! You're not Larry are you?

Just a thought. Anyway, I'll dig out a couple of photos of that one tomorrow.

Obviously a fair amount of TransAtlantic jiggery-pokery going on here, but I bet there aren't many who would be equally at home in a Galaxie or a Cortina, or a Pontiac and a Volvo Amazon. A good mix, but one other question; which of these is the 'Barn Find'?

Chris M.

 

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Sorry, reading back through that, I have to add that is too many Volvo Amazons for anyone. I mean if they were so crap that you sold them on that quick, how come you bought another? Or if they were as tough as their reputation would have us believe, why buy another? That is too much turnover for a car worth having.

Unless you can convince us otherwise?

And, how many of those photos are your own? The Camargue has the usual works R-R 1800 TU registration, so presumably a press release photo.

But anyway, thanks for the Pontiacs.

Chris M.

 

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redranch, I think you definitely take the star prize for one of the biggest collections of American iron! I'm intrigued to know where you kept all these cars, some of the photos appear to be taken in London,  I'm sure I recognize some of the cars. I bet finding garage space for this mammoth collection was a real headache!

These are my favourites;

 

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