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« Reply #132 on: November 08, 2017, 07:42:53 PM »
When the Morgan packed up, we bought a Spitfire Mk 3 (like the one in the photo - but no wire wheels) and we loved it. When the first child came, we could wedge the carrycot in the gap behind the seats but regrettably forced to sell it when the second child was due.


However, when I finally got the Morgan mobile again, it was the only car I've ever sold for a profit.
Oddly enough I sold both my spitfires at a profit, never before did I sell a car at a profit. With both spitfires people approached me and asked to sell. Coincidentally at the time I was thinking of selling.

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« Reply #133 on: November 08, 2017, 07:58:28 PM »




now this was one of the first go faster cars and you could do all kinds of modifications to it it just stuck to the road
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« Reply #134 on: November 08, 2017, 08:32:28 PM »



now this was one of the first go faster cars and you could do all kinds of modifications to it it just stuck to the road
Oh yes, Escort Mk 1 twin cam. I think later called the Escort Mexico. There was a lad in Chelmsley Wood that had one of these in about 1970. Us lads if we saw him by his car, we'd get him to open the bonnet so we could see the twin cam engine  O0

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« Reply #135 on: November 08, 2017, 08:43:02 PM »
up till this come out minis was winning just about every thing that was going on road off road then this little gem come out then the works team get there hands on it in its class it showed every other racing car in its class its back end  it become a joyriders delight you could open the doors with just about any thing and get it started and away they went  but what a car to have  O0
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« Reply #136 on: November 08, 2017, 08:44:53 PM »
Ford Escort estate , a reps car I had access too, drove it straight into a lamppost under the influence  on Winson Green Rd in the 70's . It was lobster red in colour M reg that years model in fact . Never been behind a wheel since , I cannot drive and decided that's the way it was going to be . Thankfully no-one was there and no other vehicle involved.

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« Reply #137 on: November 08, 2017, 09:09:45 PM »
I think Ford really cornered the market back then. As a young teenager I couldn't wait to see the new models coming out. The. Mk 4 Cortina, what styling it had, back in the day. We went on holiday to Great Yarmouth. Dad had borrowed my brothers standard 8 cine camera. I was allowed to use it when we were out. Problem was I spotted a Mk4 Cortina GXL coming down the road, I had to film it and then a M4 Cortina GT with built in head rests, I had to film it. Anyway, the film went off to e processed. When it came back there was a about 10 minutes of holiday, the remainder was Ford Cortina's.  ;D O0 

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« Reply #138 on: November 08, 2017, 09:10:58 PM »
I think Ford really cornered the market back then. As a young teenager I couldn't wait to see the new models coming out. The. Mk 4 Cortina, what styling it had, back in the day. We went on holiday to Great Yarmouth. Dad had borrowed my brothers standard 8 cine camera. I was allowed to use it when we were out. Problem was I spotted a Mk4 Cortina GXL coming down the road, I had to film it and then a M4 Cortina GT with built in head rests, I had to film it. Anyway, the film went off to e processed. When it came back there was a about 10 minutes of holiday, the remainder was Ford Cortina's.  ;D O0
Correction I'm talking about Mk3 Cortina.

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« Reply #139 on: November 08, 2017, 11:31:33 PM »
What was the Cortina was it green with a white stripe or white with a green stripe

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« Reply #140 on: November 09, 2017, 08:33:34 AM »
What was the Cortina was it green with a white stripe or white with a green stripe


Are you thinking of the Lotus Cortina? The Mk 1's were white with green stripe. The Mk 2's, some were Maroon. A mate of mine from the Crown at Monkspath had a maroon Mk 2. They were very quick motors. We sometimes went over to the Queens Head, Stoke Pound near Bromsgrove. He was driving at 100 MPH down the narrow country lanes. Mad fool, but the car had incredible power, handling and brakes. It was an experience, but I went in my own car after that.  :D [size=78%]   [/size]

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« Reply #141 on: November 09, 2017, 08:55:18 AM »
nice car bit light on the back end it liked over take the front in the wet
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« Reply #142 on: November 09, 2017, 11:30:49 AM »
I used to go to work in one of those. The fella I was having a lift off had one he had fitted a limited slip diff to it and going to work in the snow was no problem     O0    at that time he also raced a mini.
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