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Edmund Fifield

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #616 on: December 08, 2017, 04:43:25 PM »
Do you mean Cheddar or Gorganzola O0

countrylad

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #617 on: December 08, 2017, 10:18:31 PM »
Here is my 1951 Zephyr 6 in 1967, I earned 4 per week as an apprentice and spent 3 a week on petrol, but it was great fun
Earlswoodbob, my dad had the zephyr Zodiac model, HRF 442 Reg. Three speed column change,  so much torque in the engine it would go around most traffic islands in top gear. Vacuum wipers, large glass bottle for screen wash and head light dip on the floor. We even had one of those flimsy Perspex oval demister panels on the rear screen.

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #618 on: December 08, 2017, 10:23:25 PM »
This is a proper hot hatch;  ;)

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Patriot, what is this? Looks le Sumbeam?

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #619 on: December 08, 2017, 10:29:06 PM »





catch me if you can      in its day
Roy, I had forgotten about huge V8, lovely sound. I wonder if they handled better than the 1800cc MGBGT or the roadster. The roadster was a pig to drive. I restored a 1976 roadster 25 years ago, it never felt right though.

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #620 on: December 08, 2017, 10:32:29 PM »
I found this one in my waist bin



beautiful waist line, I was born too late to a poor but very loving family

countrylad

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #621 on: December 08, 2017, 10:34:45 PM »
  one more nice car
Didn't they do a Cougar as well? Just a bit bolder...

Patriot

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« Reply #622 on: December 08, 2017, 10:37:53 PM »
Patriot, what is this? Looks le Sumbeam?

It is a Mk1 Astra GTE. 1.8-litre 8-valve engine pumping out 115 bhp.
0-60mph time of 8.5 seconds.
I married Miss Right. I didn't know her first name was Always.

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #623 on: December 08, 2017, 10:42:47 PM »
Didn't they do a Cougar as well? Just a bit bolder...

Ford cougar.jpg

Ford Cougar. Based on the Mondeo and sold only 12,000 units in two years in Britain.
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countrylad

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #624 on: December 08, 2017, 10:48:46 PM »
Oh I wish mate !
I got quite possessive about the wagon but the Army only let me play with it for a while.
Yeah, great vehicles, wish I'd got one when they were more reasonably priced. I worked out at Long Marsden at the REME Depot, hordes of them there, mainly 24volt.

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #625 on: December 08, 2017, 10:50:47 PM »
It is a Mk1 Astra GTE. 1.8-litre 8-valve engine pumping out 115 bhp.
0-60mph time of 8.5 seconds.
8 valve. Not 16 valves? That's incredible.

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #626 on: December 08, 2017, 10:53:00 PM »
Ford cougar.jpg

Ford Cougar. Based on the Mondeo and sold only 12,000 units in two years in Britain.
Yes, I think I knew one person that had one of these. I wonder if they have become collectable.