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The car at the National Museum above is actually a Model T

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Fun fact.  From when they were "cheap" I would own either a Porsche 356 Speedster,   an early open Ferrari or a Lamborghini Miura (or all three) if not for my dad yelling in my ear that open big Classics were a much better idea.   I said in another thread how my dad talked me out of hundreds of stupid ideas,  but this was the one where he probably wasn't right.

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17 minutes ago, alsancle said:

And the speedster.   This was an "oversized VW" to my dad.

 

 

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No offence meant, but you can keep your Porsche, just give me that Healey 100. 

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32 minutes ago, alsancle said:

Fun fact.  From when they were "cheap" I would own either a Porsche 356 Speedster,   an early open Ferrari or a Lamborghini Miura (or all three) if not for my dad yelling in my ear that open big Classics were a much better idea.   I said in another thread how my dad talked me out of hundreds of stupid ideas,  but this was the one where he probably wasn't right.

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Once again, your dad‘s wisdom saved you. Imagine you having all those fun sports cars and drawing attention of loose women with shady reputations, who were attracted to the cars. Who knows how terrible that could’ve ended up?

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2 minutes ago, John Bloom said:

Imagine you having all those fun sports cars and drawing attention of loose women with shady reputations, who were attracted to the cars. Who knows how terrible that could’ve ended up?

That would also apply to a 1970's van with airbrushed murals and smoked acrylic porthole windows on the side!!

 

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Interest detail of the WWII period as nations dealt with wartime expediencies.   Notice the Packards look like 1938 Super Eights.  Recalling a Packard Club feature article from years ago, Packard continued an export version of the 1938 Super Eights for the 1939 model year that were different from the new 1939 Super 8 based on the 120 platform for the domestic market.     Since the older, large bodies were shared with the last year of Twelves and a revised version of the 320 ci straight eight was still production, this continuance was easily enough accommodated.   Of course, it may also have allowed the company to use up more potentially surplus body stampings that would otherwise have been written off and scrapped.    

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3 hours ago, alsancle said:

Fun fact.  From when they were "cheap" I would own either a Porsche 356 Speedster,   an early open Ferrari or a Lamborghini Miura (or all three) if not for my dad yelling in my ear that open big Classics were a much better idea.   I said in another thread how my dad talked me out of hundreds of stupid ideas,  but this was the one where he probably wasn't right.

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Dads are like that — it’s are job! 

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This photo is from TheOldMotor.com but I thought it was just too cool not to share. 90 Series Buick coupe towing a slick looking trailer. Check out those heavy-duty wheels on the Buick and the extra-wide rear fenders!

 

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Picture below is indeed a British Bullnose Morris. Brainchild of William Morris and introduced in 1913 as the Morris Oxford. It was made up from bought-in components. It was called a ‘ Bullnose’ not because of any resemblance to a ‘bull’ but because it had a rounded nose like a ‘bullet’.  Small car with 1018 cc four-cylinder side-valve engine from White & Poppe.

On this photo registration is not visible so is no help with dating. However, strong identification features is the ’three light set’ (two headlamps and the rear lamp), with the with small headlamps being mounted on the wings. As this configuration was manufactured for only two years, (1922/23) we can safely say that this was Oxford’s bigger and more expensive brother, a  cca 1923 Morris Continental Cowley Bullnose Tourer. The Cowley was introduced in 1915 as a four-seater powered by a Continental engine and made up of largely American components. However, war intervened, and many Continental engines ended up at the bottom of the Atlantic. To compounds problems for Morris, Continental then discontinued the engine. After the war in 1919 the British branch of Hotchkiss made a copy of the Continental engine for Morris, who eventually bought the British Hotchkiss Factory and carried on making this engine to 1926. The Cowley transfigured many times until 1960

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5 hours ago, Dave Gelinas (XP-300) said:

VE Day celebrations on Bay Street 1945

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Gee, I wasn't around on VE day, but I made it for VJ day.................................born in May!!!

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11 hours ago, 8E45E said:

That would also apply to a 1970's van with airbrushed murals and smoked acrylic porthole windows on the side!!

 

Craig

 

Like these? A pity the photo is rather small - 

 

 

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11 hours ago, 8E45E said:

That would also apply to a 1970's van with airbrushed murals and smoked acrylic porthole windows on the side!!

 

Craig

 

Mind you you might get one of these - 

 

 

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11 hours ago, 8E45E said:

That would also apply to a 1970's van with airbrushed murals and smoked acrylic porthole windows on the side!!

 

Craig

 

Ladies of the night? in London - 

 

 

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Like these? A pity the photo is rather small - 

 

 

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At the 2017 MCACN show, the owner of this 1977 Dodge factory STREET VAN mentioned to me all the older women who looked inside, totally mesmorized, then looked at him and just grinned ear to ear!!

 

Craig

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