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JudithM

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #781 on: February 21, 2018, 01:20:26 PM »
This came up in one of the car threads some time ago. Read last Wednesday: "On this day in 1972 the Volkswagen Beetle broke the record held by the Model T Ford for the number of cars made" It was something over 15,000,000.
We had a Beetle when I was little.  It was battleship grey.  We had a metallic pale green Ford Escort mk1 after that.  It was a great car that one, we never had any problems with it, but got sold & replaced when my brother was born as mom said we needed a bigger car.  The replacement was a horrible beige Marina Coupe that kept breaking down  :(
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Re: British Cars
« Reply #782 on: February 21, 2018, 08:34:29 PM »
This came up in one of the car threads some time ago. Read last Wednesday: "On this day in 1972 the Volkswagen Beetle broke the record held by the Model T Ford for the number of cars made" It was something over 15,000,000.

VW Beetles-21,529,464 built
 15,444,858 in Germany incl. 330,251 Cabriolets and 3,350,000 in Brazil.

Not a British car but thanks to the efforts and dedication of Major Ivan Hirst (1 March 1916 10 March 2000) the VW brand grew from a single factory to a global group.
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« Reply #783 on: February 21, 2018, 09:43:19 PM »
Judithm, you mention the Mk 1 Escort. I went to buy some hay today from a local dealer. In the barn and in good rallying condition was a Mk1 Escort Mexico, still taken out on historic Rally's. There was also some Subaru Rally thing next to it. But I only had eyes for the Mexico......

JudithM

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #784 on: February 22, 2018, 12:42:53 PM »
Judithm, you mention the Mk 1 Escort. I went to buy some hay today from a local dealer. In the barn and in good rallying condition was a Mk1 Escort Mexico, still taken out on historic Rally's. There was also some Subaru Rally thing next to it. But I only had eyes for the Mexico......

Yeah, who wants to look at a Subaru Rally thing....  ;D
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