Saturday, April 20, 2019

River City Park Up...British Cars...(2).

Sparkling Jaguars.
Racing Mk 2 and Dempsey and Forrests (funeral directors) Mk 5.

Dempsey & Forrest's hearses.
Austin in front and Studebaker behind.

1725cc Singer Vogue from Rootes Group was the last of this model before the more modern Arrow body (Hillman Hunter) models which were also called Vogue.

A fabulous Jaguar E Type and Buick behind.

1957 Morgan 4/4.

Mk 3 Ford Zephyr rear ends.

Well the body looks vaguely familiar...

River City Park Up... US Cars...(2)

1975 Buick Le Sabre convertible with Buicks big 455cubic inch V8.
Neat old 1928 Chevrolet National.

'62 Chevy 2 door towing a '57 Chevy 2 door.

Just like it left the factory.
1964 Chevrolet Impala 283.

1960 Buick Le Sabre sedan.


At the "Drive-in".

1977 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

1968 Ford Galaxie.

1969 Dodge Charger 440.

1961 Buick Electra.

River City Park Up...British Cars...(1).

1969 Morris 1300.
These, the 1100 model and the Austin equivalents (not to mention Wolseley, Riley, MG and Van Den Plas) were once everywhere on New Zealand roads. 

This '52 Vauxhall Velox is a fine example of a car that was well thought of in its day.

1950 Morris Minor with 918cc s.v. engine.
1938 Ford Eight 7Y with 993 s.v. engine

The 1725cc Hillman Hunter was quite advanced when it was introduced to replace the Hillman Super Minx.
This is a more up-market Singer Vogue version.

Series 1 Jaguar XJ6 in Lavendar with black vinyl top.
This one has the 2.8 litre engine of which there are very few around now.

Ford Zephyr Mk 1 convertible would have been a young car enthusiast's dream ride in the 50s.

Splendidly restored Austin A35 with its 948cc ohv engine which was also used in the Morris Minor 1000.

Standard Vanguard pick ups were once plentiful, but few and far between now.
1936 Morgan with its upright, exposed radiator and ventilated steel wheels is a change from the more common later models with their curved grille and wire wheels.

Ford Cortina Mk 1 from 1963 is another vehicle which was once plentiful, but the wire wheels are a rarity in New Zealand.

River City Park Up...Aussie Cars.

FE Holden with a few mods.

Stock stanmdard VF Valiant.

'75 Holden Premier Wagon.

EH Holdens are very collectable and they are increasing in numbers of restored examples, but EJs are far less common.

I love the Valiant hardtops.
Nice VF.

A few FJ Holdens around, but 48-215 (FX) is far less common.

Another VF Valiant...
...this time a Safari.

1977 CL Charger with 318cid V8.

1976 Chrysler Valiant Regal, also 318 powered.

This Valiant VG Hardtop is superb.
Look at those straight panels.

Another beautiful Holden Special sedan. This is a '61.

308 cubic inches for this 1976 Holden Statesman.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

River City Park Up...US Cars (1).

1952 Chevy sedan.
A fine looking 4 door with oversized wheels and tyres and a 350 under the hood..
'64 Chevy El Camino.
I can't say I've seen many El Caminos of this year, perhaps not as collectable as other models.
This one has 194 cid 6 cylinder.

1954 Chevy Bel Air 2 door sedan.
A very standard looking car, but rego details suggest there is something bigger under the hood.

1970 Chevy Nova 350.

1968 Ford Galaxie convertible.

To many the '57 is the ultimate TriChevy, but personally I actually prefer the '56, but the colour certainly suits it.

1965 Ford Mustang notchback.

426 cubic inches of 1963 Plymouth Belvedere.

Fairly rare in NZ I would think.
A 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24.

1967 Chevy Camaro RS in a very handsome colour, but I'm not so sure about the wheels.

1970 Pontiac Bonneville 455.

I love the styling of American sedans of this era.
1938 Dodge D8 with 217.5 cid 6 cylinder.