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|Just for a change I thought I'd start with a |
photo of my 1969 microbus parked up at the
Chiltern Hills Classic Car Rally.
|A gorgeous 1957 Thunderbird finished in a|
stunning coat of brilliant white. The matching
white wall tyres compliment the body colour.
|A 1967 Cadilllac De-Ville convertible painted|
in the brightest red available. This massive car
had the 429 cubic inch V8 (7 litre) engine, with
the 3 speed hydra-matic transmission.
|This mint green 1960 Plymouth Belvedere, |
had a 225 cubic inch straight six engine with a
2 speed automatic transmission. The 1960's
American styling looked fantastic with those
huge tail fins and all the chrome work.
|A lovely 1955 Pontiac Star Chief custom |
Catalina. This car was big in so many way's,
firstly it had the big 287 cubic inch V8 (4.7 litre)
engine with a 4 speed dual range hydra-matic
|Secondly it's overall size is big, it is 17ft 6in long |
x 6ft 4in wide and weighing 4400lbs (2000kg)
Now that is a BIG car. The cost for all this car
back in the fifties was a mere $3500.
|A lovely metallic grey 1987 T25. This bus was|
simply gorgeous, it was so clean and straight
and looked fantastic in the sunshine.
|Regular readers of my blog will recognise the |
2nd split screen kombi. It is Claude's 1960
model. Claude is a member of the Outcast VW
Club based in Aylesbury, Bucks.
|Now this 1957 Chevrolet step side pick up was|
really nice. It had been lowered and had some
5 spoke American Racing wheels. It had some
lovely old sign writing on the doors, which I
thought I had taken a photo of...Doh!
|This step side truck had some lovely patina on|
the paintwork of the wheel arches and around the
cab which always looks good, especially on such
a lovely truck as this one.
|Colin and his family also attended the rally in|
his 1970 early bay. This bus really does get
used as it's Colin's daily driver as well as his
leisure vehicle at weekends. Colin is also a
member of the Outcast VW Club.
|A 1963 series one Jaguar E - type 2 seater|
coupe in British racing green. Enzo Ferrari once
called this car "The most beautiful car he had ever
seen" which was quite a bold statement from the
man who designed the early Ferrari cars.
|A pair of Volkswagen buses in the show field.|
A white 1990 T25 with a pop top and a light
blue 1970 tin top early bay, both buses looked
great parked alongside all the classic cars.
|A lovely Reliant Scimitar finished in a cherry red|
colour. These were produced from 1964 - 1986
and the most famous owner was Princess Anne
who has owned over 8 of these cars.
|How nice is the plum colour on this 1955 GMC |
pick up. The colour, along with all the chrome on
the front made this truck stand out. The chrome
American racing wheels also provided some
|I do like the early American pick ups and this|
one was no exception. That huge chrome rear
bumper looked as though it would stop almost
anything and provides some rear end bling.
|Another 1963 series one Jaguar E - Type but|
this one is a gorgeous bright red convertible.
A really good example of this car can fetch
a price of in excess of £300,000 ($500000)
|A 1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner currently in grey |
primer which made this 1960's classic look
tough. These Sunliner's had a massive 390
cubic inch engine.
|A race inspired 1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442.|
This muscle cars name derived from the original
car's specification of a (4) four barrel carburetor,
a (4) four speed manual transmission and (2)
dual exhaust system.
|A 1970 Volkswagen 181. The more common|
version here in the U.K. is the 182 also known
as the 'Trekker' which is the right hand drive
version. This camouflage vehicle was up for
sale for offers around £6500 and the price
included the original wheels.
|A lovely 1966 Chevrolet van with a faded flame|
paint job. These lovely looking vans were based
on the Corvair, and used the air cooled flat 6
opposed rear engine.
|These vans looked as though they have been|
shortened, but this is how they were, a very quirky
design which still looks good today.
|A stunning example of a Ford Econline. The first|
E series came off the production line in 1961
and was sized roughly to compete with the
Chevrolet Corvair 95. This was immaculate and
finished in a stunning coat of black paint.
|A lovely looking 1972 Volkswagen camper in|
black over red. This early bay looked as though
it had been in the family for many years and was
still going strong.
|Another of the classic vehicles I had was this|
Ford 103E Popular. This was the cheapest car
produced by Ford in its day. The 103E is basically
a E494A Anglia stripped to the bare essentials
and fitted with the 10hp engine out of the
|A pure hot rod themed Ford Thames 400E van|
with it's flame paint scheme with orange and
yellow scallops and running on old skool slot
mag wheels, pure nostalgia.
|This 1957 (I think) Chevrolet pick up truck looked|
great in it's rust covered body. There wasn't any
paint on this truck what-so-ever and it didn't need
any. It had been lowered and looks as though it
may also have a narrowed front end.
|This 1962 AEC Routemaster 368 CLT bus|
looked odd only being a single deck bus. It did
start off as a double decker but in 1973 it was
a victim of arson and sent for repair, the only
economic repair was to convert to a single seater.
|Classic lorries parked up at the Chiltern Hills|
Rally. These have both been totally restored
and looked fantastic. The cream and brown
one was made by Austin, and the green one
was made by 'Comma'
|Every now and again you come across a vehicle|
that is so rare and so sought after. This 1953
Ford Vedette was designed in Detroit but built
in France with a French 2.2 litre flat head V8.