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countrylad

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #759 on: January 07, 2018, 12:27:32 AM »
Ford Consul Classic. 1961-63

Ford Classic four door registered May 1962 1498 cc.JPG

Early versions had the 1340cc engine and later models had the 1500cc engine.
Customers had the choice of column or floor change.

The bottom half of the car was a scaled down version of the US Ford Galaxie with a Lincoln Continental roofline.

And the Coupe version: Ford Consul Capri.

Ford Consul Capri.jpg

In February 1963 a GT version was announced. The new GT engine, developed by Cosworth, featured a raised compression ratio to 9:1, a modified head with larger exhaust valves, an aluminium inlet manifold, a four branch exhaust manifold and, most noticeably, a twin-choke Weber carburettor this being the first use of this make on a British production car.
Patriot, was this also known as the Anglia Classic? Or was that a different model?

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #760 on: January 07, 2018, 12:33:19 AM »
Patriot, was this also known as the Anglia Classic? Or was that a different model?

As far as I know there never was an Anglia 'Classic'.
The word Classic was used to describe the Consul Classic.

http://www.fccoc.org.uk/history/history-consul-classic-315/

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Consul_Classic
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Re: British Cars
« Reply #761 on: January 07, 2018, 09:51:00 PM »
I've just read this thread from the start, how could I have missed what is perhaps the British People's Car?

It started life looking like this;
Morris Minor MM (low-lights) 1950 moving.JPG

Morris Minor MM Saloon
and finished like this:

1969 MORRIS Minor 1000, Stunning car all round. Looks and drives A1 (Maroon B)

Morris Minor 1000

I sold mine to buy an Anglia 105E and regretted it ever since.

 
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countrylad

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #762 on: January 08, 2018, 09:38:40 PM »
I've just read this thread from the start, how could I have missed what is perhaps the British People's Car?

It started life looking like this;
Morris Minor MM (low-lights) 1950 moving.JPG

Morris Minor MM Saloon
and finished like this:

1969 MORRIS Minor 1000, Stunning car all round. Looks and drives A1 (Maroon B)

Morris Minor 1000

I sold mine to buy an Anglia 105E and regretted it ever since.
Morris Isis had similar grill, screen but larger.  O0

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #763 on: January 08, 2018, 10:54:40 PM »
Morris Isis had similar grill, screen but larger.  O0

Morris Isis Series II

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1956-58.
2.6L 6cyl.engine.
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Re: British Cars
« Reply #764 on: January 08, 2018, 10:59:36 PM »
I don't think a car would be called ISIS nowadays.   :-[
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Re: British Cars
« Reply #765 on: January 08, 2018, 11:03:17 PM »
I don't think a car would be called ISIS nowadays.   :-[
Ian, that's a really good point.  :-\

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #766 on: January 08, 2018, 11:05:00 PM »
Morris Isis Series II

Morris Isis Series II.jpg

1956-58.
2.6L 6cyl.engine.
Patriot, it must be the series one that had the headlights lower in the grill as the mm did.

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #767 on: January 08, 2018, 11:15:05 PM »
Patriot, it must be the series one that had the headlights lower in the grill as the mm did.

Morris Isis Series I

Morris Isis Series I front.jpg

I don't think any other Morris model had headlamps mounted low down like the MM series Minor.
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Re: British Cars
« Reply #768 on: January 08, 2018, 11:23:44 PM »
Riley RME

1953 Riley RME RF.jpg

1952-55
1.5L 4 cyl. engine.

The Riley RMB (same body shape) 1946-52 used the 2.5L 4 cyl.engine.

They were marketed as 'Executive' cars.
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Re: British Cars
« Reply #769 on: February 04, 2018, 03:59:52 PM »
There is a farmers/Builders five seater pickup round the corner from me it's not British it is a Mitsubishi but will the British made cars be painted the same. It is mat grey with a pebbledash finish very rough finish. Have any of you seen that type of paint finish.
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