Friday, February 22, 2019

British & Eurpean Car Day 2019...(2)

1965 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

2010 Morgan Plus 4.
The four seater Morgans are not as common as the two seaters and somehow just don't look quite as balanced.

1980 Ford Escort Estate.
A nice tidy example of a once reasonably common wagon.

1967 Ford Corsair Crayford Convertible is rare in NZ.

My first car was a series 3a Rapier, but I've always liked the slightly
 later series 5 models with the 13 inch wheels and the 1725cc engine.

The big Vauxhalls were quite a luxurious carriage and not common now.
1929 Vauxhall 20/60 Bedford Saloon.

1957 F model Vauxhall Victor has definite US influence in its styling.

The FB Vauxhall Victors weren't a bad car in their day, but what a pity NZ only got bench front seats with 3 speed column change whereas bucket seats and four on the floor was offered as an option on the home market.

Three Humbers from the same era.
A '54 Hawk, '55 Hawk and '57 Super Snipe.
The Hawks were powered by the 2267cc ohv four, whereas the Snipe used the 4139cc six.

1938 Citroen Light 12 Coupe.
Not many of these about.

Not British or European, but a lovely car all the same.
1973 Chrysler Valiant Regal Hardtop.

BMW saloon race car

1998 TVR Chimaera, one of Britain's high performance sports cars, built in relatively small numbers.

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