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Nuno Granja wrote:

Sorry Chris, never ear about that.

Anyway, Zilhao" is not a portuguese name for sure, it looks  more a chinese.

nuno granja

Sorry I missed the tilde ~ above the a, so it should be Zilhão (never sure how to use these symbols) but either way, they are a well known Lisbon family. A Google search just came up with another António Zilhão, and he gets a lot of coverage as  a professor of philosophy at Lisbon University, as well as many others of the same name in Portugal; see also the musician Leonel Zilhão Ayres da Silva Barros of Macau, so maybe it is originally from a Chinese/Portugese family.  Anyway, just thought I would ask, I'll check the local VW agents from here through a business search.

Chris M.

 

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Chris, That name is not strange to me but dont know details.

Back on-topic, 

A Volvo 122 potted at Lisbon (cel phone camera, sorry)...

 

An Austin 1300 (regular camera now),

 

And a  Brasilia, a Brasilian made VW air coolled model, base on Type 1 (Beetle) chassis with Type 14 (Kramann Ghia) larger floors. It looks  like a shortned VW Type 4 / 412 Variant. My father brought one new in 1977 and I learn to drive in it. 

This one Brasilia seems to be very well travelled around Europe, as thoose recent Swiss and Austrich  stickers proof...

Portugal is the only country in europe where Brasilias are on sale through VW oficial dealers, and in recent years some british vw air cooled fans have taken a few to england, unfortunately  to do extrem mods ...

Brasilias are very popular here in the 70's and a huge sucess in Brasil. They even race them with sucess, but often with Porsche engines.

 

 

Back on topic, cars spotted outside of Lisbon,

 

A Vw Type 2 Split, (> 1964) in a roadside used cars dealer, somehere in the midle of Portugal...

And some dutchs, coming from Netherlands in Classic Opel Kadett o surf at Peniche...

 

nuno granja

 

 

 

 

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Wolseley or Hudson Hornet piccies?..

Great Gremlin Mario, cant top that

However a bit more AMX stuff...

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Not far off really, seeing as Hudson eventually became part of Rambler and thus AMC, so the Hornet name was just keeping part of it's history. Unfortunately, the '70s version was a disaster but the legendary Hudsons will be remembered for their success on the stock car tracks and would be welcome at Martin Towers anytime.

I wouldn't mind a Wolseley Hornet either, for some strange perverted reason, I found Minis a bit too basic, but with that little bit of class a Hornet (or Riley Elf) would be bareable. I know of at least one Elf near here, but even rarer was the Wolseley Hornet convertible by Crayford. They only made 57 of these to be given away in a competition by Heinz and one is listed as being a few kms down the coast from here according to the Crayford club's membership list, but I have not been able to make contact yet.

Meanwhile that AMX above is a bit tacky too, I am just surprised that the same styling team who showed some imagination with the Pacer, could come up with the Gremlin, Matador and Hornet.

More AMC photos to come......

Chris M.

 

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Wednesday - '50s American pick-up in Orpington and '30s British sports car in Locksbottom

Thursday - Citroen 2CV in Coney Hall

Friday - '50s/'60s British saloon and A.E.C. Routemaster both in Coney Hall

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Wednesday - '50s American pick-up in Orpington and '30s British sports car in Locksbottom

Thursday - Citroen 2CV in Coney Hall

Friday - '50s/'60s British saloon and A.E.C. Routemaster both in Coney Hall

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Spotted at Lisbon, 

A Morgan...

A 911 from the 80's

And one of the rarest vesrion of the Volvo's 240 series, the 242 GT...

 

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We never got a 2 door of that series in England, except for some V6 job with a chopped (lowered)top and a vinyl roof to help hide the re join welds.

In 1963 when I went to Denmark for the first time I hadnt seen a 2 door Amazon before, however in amongst all the PV444/544s which were very abundant'were these Amazons. We didnt get a 2 door(the station wagon technically a 3, albeit split horizontally-across, was arguably 2 door)until the 123GT, I believe around 1968?

When I next went back, in the eightees, the most prolific cars were Ladas, so I felt right at home as I had a Lada 1200s at he time. Not a lorra folk would admit to that or another 3 that followed it! I took some Morris Minor trim over for a cousins car and they had also a Toyota Corolla twin cam which was nice to drive-especially after the Lada!

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Mario,

If you send the new links to me (usual e-mail) I can sort them out for you.

 James

OK James, I will.
Righ now I am traveling near Alicante, sunny and 28 centigrades today. Found a couple of things to report in a few days when I can use my P.C.

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GBt wrote:

We never got a 2 door of that series in England, except for some V6 job with a chopped (lowered)top and a vinyl roof to help hide the re join welds.

That would be the 262C the design of which was credited to Bertone I believe, (but it looked more like someone had a chainsaw called Bert One) if indeed design is the right word for coming up with that shape. I only ever remember seeing them in silver or gold. They were so seventies/eighties looking, and at a time when Volvo was certainly not a fashionable brand, if you could find a good one now, it would be quite a cool statement. There is a really rotten gold one parked in a yard a few streets away from here, it's been there for at least the eight years I have been here and seems to be made of rust and fresh air; if I can get a photo I'll stick it on the 'barn finds' thread.

As for the 242GT, I used to watch the big Australian race, the Bathurst 500 back in the eighties, we got highlights on British TV a week late, and when Walkinshaw had the XJS, Johnson the Mustang, Richards was in the black and gold JPS sponsored BMW, and Brock in the Holden Commodore, there was also one Robbie Frankevic in a Volvo 242 looking like a gatecrasher.

Also, early to mid-eighties the traffic cops on the Kingston Bypass used a couple of Turbo 240s in full 'jam-sandwich' livery.

Then there is the local Volvo hot-rodder........

Note the registration!

Chris M.

 

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Then there was the Janspeed estate that I remember seeing do a good turn in the Willhire anniversary 25 hour race. Actually I am not sure it was Janspeed  

Walkinshaw ran V5 Estates too, however Jags won at Le Mans, that same year, I think we enjoyed the Snetterton race better. 

Anyway I used to go to The green Belt Club @ Trent Park Golf Club, near Cockfostersand during one of their seminars therein,David Sears was describing driving an XJS at Bathurst, without power steering or brakes,-I used to watch the whole race on TV, so what channel were you looking at Chris?Sears in a 900 Saab I went to/ but not for the whole race/ that time-24 Hour Willhire circa 1990 that Ray Belm won in a Beemer 3 series