Spotted: classic cars on the road

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We live fairly close to Brooklands Museum, and most days we see lovely old cars, usually vintage 1934 - 1950s. We mainly see old Rileys, Morris 8s and Austin 7s.

One of our neighbours is like me, a Triumph freak, and he has a Herald 948 (1960, I believe) and a Herald hybrid: the chassis and engine is a Herald 13/60 and the body is a kit car.

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One of our neighbours is like me, a Triumph freak, and he has a Herald 948 (1960, I believe) and a Herald hybrid: the chassis and engine is a Herald 13/60 and the body is a kit car.

No, that IS a kit car.

A hybrid, in today's auto-parlance is a Japanese thingy with some batteries and believed by some gullible 'greenies' to be the FUTURE. What you have is the past. Nothing wrong with that, (and, in my opinion, a herald based kit-car is probably the better option) as long as you know your place in the automotive chronology.

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A couple of spots from before my holiday

 

And one from my holiday, sadly the only classic I managed to snap in time. This cute Pug is driven every day and has been burbling around my favourite Corsican holiday destination for the past six years (probably rather longer, but that is how long I have been going there). Other (unsnapped spots) included a beautiful Renault 4CV being driven with an impressive degree of menace, myriad Meharis (natch), a gorgeous Traction (also used regularly) and a wonderfully stately dawn of the 1960s Merc W111 coupé.

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There was a similar Bentley Mk 6 in the panned series the Kennedy's, however it was supposed to be in the war years,and as a pedantic anorak presume it must have been Derby's prototype sent to the States for evaluation-presumably they couldnt fine a Lincoln (later there were some suicide doored ones)or more likely a Packard 40 of the period

 

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I'm not sure if it still around but this used to raise a smile every morning on the way to work.

I wonder what went through his head when he tried to close the bonnet for the first time after the engine swap.

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GT6 with a single SU? maybe someone half inched t'other one?

VB, I clicked on your link and entered a wondrous worlds of the fabulous

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Bertone Coupe

  •  + all that aero engined stuff at Wonderfull Brooklands-2 Packard V12s, Napiers and some footage of a Hurricane and Vulcan Bomber-superb, I used to go to a car club at the Anne Boleyn Pub, near Southend, which was what the club was called(and district ccc) and always got a brief look at the Vulcan, as of going over the railway bridge at Rochford, especially if my mate was driving us there in his GranTorino and going home looking out right from the wrong side of the car, if you like, oh and once from the passenger seat of a rather ratty Corsair owned by a guy called Walley(who was, 1),.

Also one time at Notts Americana, a group of 3 of us were trying, after a previous weekend at Knebworth, a 5 day mini camping hol in Skeggy, and a proposed weekend at the Newark showground, to errect a 6 person tent (before it got invaded by other yank tank owning chums,near the perimeter and we joked of being up in the air Hanging on for dear life to wipping guyropes, with thehang and standard gliders up aloft, such was the wind speed and thermals, but the Vulcan therein too was not about to start up and take flight, sadly.

ps; Peugeot 204, quite possibly the worst car I ever owned, (a Commer came pretty close but that was a van)reliability wise, albeit it was quite refined when going properly, unlike an R10 Renault owned prior, which was on paper not, but arguably equal to a Dolly Sprint I had laterin the most comfortable seats department, experienced-absolutely bullit proof mechanics and economical in every which way. I lost 50 quid on that in nye on 4 years when I sold it, unlike the Pug which I used to joke (which wore very thin)was keeping me poorer than if I had been able to buy a Ferrari instead!

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Spotted a brace of Stags near Cholmondeley at the weekend. Being the event it is, there were loads of classics on the road, but these looked and sounded great and it was a pleasure to see them.

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A chap oposite had 2 travellers, one in Maroon he painted cream, so they were identikit, however the car under the cover was a Mini Mayfair, and the Minor 2 has gone-he has some square box jap thing-the MX5 belongs to a Policewoman who has gone and a friend down the road had a Dax Cobra with Vette engine, his wife has a hot white 206 Rallee, and he now has a Jag Turbo Diesel, so all the interesting stuff car wise has gone.

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I spotted this lovely metallic blue Daimler Dart on the A1 near Mill Hill yesterday, we were on route to the Rally Of The Giants car show at Knebworth, incredibly, six hours later I spotted the same car on the North Circular Road at Ealing Common coming back from his jaunt! 

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V8 Woody; I spotted this lovely metallic blue Daimler Dart on the A1 near Mill Hill yesterday, we were on route to the Rally Of The Giants car show at Knebworth, incredibly, six hours later I spotted the same car on the North Circular Road at Ealing Common coming back from his jaunt!
and taken from a be-finned DeVille?