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countrylad

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« Reply #143 on: November 09, 2017, 12:17:11 PM »
nice car bit light on the back end it liked over take the front in the wet
Roy/frederick we did some great engineering in this country back in the day.

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« Reply #144 on: November 09, 2017, 01:11:24 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

Dad had an Escort MK1 when I was little.  I don't think it was the sporty issue though, just the regular.  It was a sort of metallic pale green.  I loved that car & was really upset when he sold it for a bigger car when my brother was born as my mom decided we needed more room than the Escort had  >:(

The car after that was horrible.  It was a beige Marina Coupe that kept breaking down round the corner.  We didn't have it long!
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« Reply #145 on: November 09, 2017, 01:13:35 PM »
I had a couple of Triumph Spitfires, and Mk3 and a Mk4. I bought the Mk3 in the summer of 76. Cost 100 with a hard top. same colour as the one in the picture.  I bought it off a bloke near Colebrook Road. I can just see him now, 70's curly perm, open neck shirt and a big gold Belcher chain around his neck, stinking of Brute aftershave.


Had great fun in this car. I left the hard top off all that summer (it had no canvas roof with the car). I had to climb in and out of it, as the doors had dropped so much, if you opened than, you couldn't close them. Happy days  :D
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One of my friends had a Spitfire more or less straight from school.  He had a real job getting insurance for it at that age! 
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« Reply #146 on: November 09, 2017, 01:49:56 PM »






now this was said to be the poor mans rollsrice of cars but what a car this was
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« Reply #147 on: November 09, 2017, 02:03:44 PM »




we will have it in two tone blue same photo but what a difference colour makes to a car
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« Reply #148 on: November 09, 2017, 02:46:34 PM »
One of my friends had a Spitfire more or less straight from school.  He had a real job getting insurance for it at that age!


At the time I used to go to an insurance broker on the Stratford Road, he was in a row of shops near where Shaftsmore Lane joined the Stratford Rd. I cant remember the name of the broker but he would do a month or three months insurance and very reasonable rates.


Just up from him was an antique shop and then a car dealer Clifford L Duck. Towards the end of 1976 I called in to see what he had. He a three year old TR6, I drooled over it but just couldn't afford it.  I ended up going to a car dealer by the Robin Hood Picture House and bought a Mini 1275GT it was 12 months old, took me three years to pay for it. One of the best cars I ever had and modified it, still got it, but its in a bad way these days.

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #149 on: November 09, 2017, 02:48:17 PM »





now this was said to be the poor mans rollsrice of cars but what a car this was
Great motor, lose yourself in the leather seats. I think the police had these in Brum in the 60's

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« Reply #150 on: November 09, 2017, 03:02:04 PM »
My gaffer ay Marsh & Baxter had the big Wolsey same shape as the Westminster,Automatic first type I had  ever driven,kept putting my foot on the pedal to change gear,till I realised,stupid me

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« Reply #151 on: November 09, 2017, 03:48:20 PM »
the small sports car with a big heart
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« Reply #152 on: November 09, 2017, 04:06:25 PM »
MG Midget my Son In Law has two of these he has completely rebuilt one and is working on the other
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« Reply #153 on: November 09, 2017, 04:10:50 PM »
Mine is a Sprite.