Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wheels With Attitude (3)

The Triumph 2000 and 2500 was a popular choice of family saloon in New Zealand.
This 2500TC (twin carb not twin cam) is a 1973 model.

The Wolseley version of the BMC ADO16 model.
This is a 1972 1300cc automatic.
These vehicles were produced in Morris, Austin, MG, Riley and Vanden Plas versions as well.

The big Wolseley saloon was solid and comfortable.
A 6/110 from 1964.
There was an Austin version of this car, but no Morris, MG or Riley.
There was a luxurious Vanden Plas model, which in later versions had a 4 litre Rolls Royce engine.

The Wolseley 6/80 was based on the 4 cylinder Morris Oxford body shell, but with a changed structure forward of the firewall to house the 6 cylinder ohc engine. There was also a Morris version, simply called "Six" .
Interior of the above, '53 Wolseley.

The Triumph Dolomite is an 1850cc , small, high performance saloon produced by Triumph in the 70s.

1962 Rambler Classic.

The 1925 Morris Cowley was part of the "Bullnose" range, so called because of its unusual curved radiator

Sometimes referred to as Ford of England's Mustang, the Capri came with various engine sizes.
On the left is a 1975 2.0 litre, while on the right is a 1974 1600cc.

F model Vauxhall Victor was a brave design for its day, in 1957.

1958 Austin Healey 100 and an Austin A70 Hampshire, built from 1950 until 1954.

Beautifully presented Morris Minor series MM.

One of my first girl friends had one of these and it looked almost exactly like this one....

...apart from the added flashing direction indicators.

1960 Austin A40 Farina.
These were popular with owners who wanted to performance modify their ride.

1974 Dodge van.

1971 Mercedes Benz 250CE.
Daimler Benz were clever at making good looking coupe versions of their saloons.

Wolseley 1500 and Triumph Vitesse 2.0 litre.

1940 Studebaker Champion Coupe.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Wheels With Attitude (2)

Big Mk VII Jaguar, is a manual.

R series Mack, restoration under way.

The mid sized Farina styled body was used by all the of the car companies within  BMC.
This is a Morris Oxford seriesVI of 1965 with the 1622cc engine.
This is the same body in Wolseley form.
However this is an Australia only version with the 2.6 litre six cylinder engine fitted.
Also a 1965 model, known as a 26/80

2006 Ford Mustang Saleen in standout yellow.

One of the last of the Daimler V8s with the Jaguar Mk2 body, has the slimline bumpers.
Chrome wires are the most desired wheel option, but I like the steel wheels with chrome hubcaps.

1948 Riley RM has a long low look.....

...compared with the Morris Ten, also from '48.

Ford Model A Coupe with the standard wheels and a Fordor with later model Ford wheels fitted.

1955 Chevy pickup, looks well used and is diesel powered.

Lovely stock standard 1955 Chev Bel-Air 4 Door Sedan.

1977 Ford GXL.

Looking quite similar in similar colours and both 2012 models, but in fact two very different cars.
On the left is a Chevrolet Camaro and on the right a Dodge Challenger.

This 1937 Morris Eight is a little beauty.

Nice to see a Honda XL350 from 1977.

I have seen this Jaguar before with its bigger than standard tyres and other extras, but the V8 badges didn't tell me exactly what is under the bonnet.
This time I managed to talk to the owner, who confessed that it has a 355cid Chevy engine with some performance mods.

Morris 1100s were a popular small saloon in New Zealand and it's good to see one in roadworthy condition.
It needs a bit of work, but was for sale for $3500.

1951 Velocette LE has horizontally opposed, water cooled twin with shaft drive.
And was for sale.

2015 Indian Scout.

1959 Edsel Ranger is a bit of a rarity.

Smartly replenished 1971 Peugeot U10.
Nice big square factory deck is more usable than some of todays offerings.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Wheels With Attitude (1)

Wheels With Attitude in Dannevirke was a huge success again this year with what appeared to be even more vehicles than previous years. Any vehicle is eligible. Just pay $2.00 and you can display it.
I followed this 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook for a while on the way to the event.
It was cruising effortlessly at the open road speed limit.

Ford's Escorts were desirable little cars when I was a young driver. This one is a 1600 from 1979.

This 1972 Holden Monaro may have the small 253cid V8, but is still a very desirable car.

1931 Ford Model A sedan looks good with later model Ford wheels which allows the fitment of wider tyres.

1966 Pontiac Tempest 327cid.

351 cubic inches power this 1977 Ford Falcon Ute.

Essex was owned by Hudson by the time this one was built in 1928

1967 Ford Mustang convertible has beautiful paint and a 289cid power plant. 

2009 Chev Corvette C6 is supercharged

1971 Ford Torino GT has a rather ominous look.

1967 Buick Riviera is a big car.

In 1973 when this Mitsubishi GTO was built it was very desirable, but I couldn't afford one.
Now there are so few of them left that I still can't afford one.

I've never been enthused by the Fox body Mustangs, but somehow the bright yellow paint on this 1983 model appeals.

Great to see an Escort van.
They used to be everywhere, but with their lack of good rust protection and the abusive use that many of them were subjected too, they literally disappeared.
This 1977 model has the 1300cc engine.

This 1973 Volkswagen 1600TLE and its siblings are quite nice cars to drive, but with engine jammed in under the floor at the back, maintenance isn't always easy.

1963 International AB120.

This 1951 Ford F5 was imported from the US along with a Chevrolet chassis, which it was then adapted to fit.

Wheels With Attitude isn't just limited to cars.

The 1947 Studebaker Champion with its divide front and rear screens, was quite an advanced design for its day.

The C3 Corvettes are my favourites. This one from 1982 would have been one of the last of this body style.