Saturday, February 4, 2012

VCC Wanganui (5)

This 1966 E-type has the distinctive tall windscreen, identifying it as a 2+2.

Although I don't think I would ever choose to own an American car, models of this era certainly looked good.
A 1968 Chrysler 300.

My brother-in-law's mother owned a 1968 Datsun Bluebird, just like this. She only learned to drive very late in life and I remember once she went on a bus trip and left the Datsun outside the bus depot , unlocked with the keys in the ignition and the engine running all day. It had got a little hot and needed a new water pump, but had otherwise suffered no ill effects.

It's a long time since I've seen an FJ Morris. This cab, with some cosmetic changes, was later used on the Leyland forward control (cab-over) range, like the Mastiff, and then well into the 80s on the normal control (conventional)  models like Landtrain and the Scammell S24.
This one is a 1968 FJK140.

The Mk II Jaguar gets my vote for the best styled British sedan of the 60s. Most prefer chrome wire wheels, but I think they still look great even on the steel rims with chrome hub-cap and trim ring.
This one is actually a Daimler with the 2.5 litre V8 from 1969.

Many years ago I had a girl-friend with a Fiat 850 Sport Coupe. It was a fun car to drive and I particularly liked the large diameter, cleary marked speedo and tacho right in front of the driver.
The example in the picture is from 1970.

This 1971 Aston Martin DBS is listed on its rego label as  "custom built". I know nothing more than that. Maybe someone can enlighten me.

Parked outside the event was this tidy 1978 Reliant Scimitar GTE.

The big Benz sedans of the 70s and 80s were good lookers. This 1979 model is a long wheelbase 450SEL.

1 comment:

Drop Suspension said...

What great classics! All of them, I admire.