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|The Ford Consul Capri has always been a |
favourite classic car of mine due to it's lovely
styling. The Consul Capri was only produced
from 1961 - 1964 so you don't see that many
of them around.
|The flowing body lines were loosely based on|
the Ford Galaxie and Ford Thunderbird. This
car began with a 1300cc engine but it was very
under powered so a 1498cc was introduced in
|Personally I love the shape of these Consul|
Capri's, but sales were poor against the ever
popular Ford Cortina. This car was also
expensive, it would have cost over £900 from
new which back in the early sixties was a lot!
|This lovely sun bleached Morris Minor pick up |
comes from all the way Australia, hence the cool
looking sun bleached paint. Morris Motors
produced the Minor from 1948 - 1971.
|This early 1950's truck known as the Morris|
quarter ton pick up, had a top speed of about
62 MPH. I have seen this pick up at several
local shows and think it looks really cool.
|What a nice way to spend a sunny (for now|
anyway) afternoon. I like the fact that classic
car owners use every show as an excuse to
have a picnic.
|This lovely 1983 T25 was immaculate. The all|
white body was so clean and straight. The ride
height with those chrome wheels and the white
wall tyres looked fantastic.
|The interior of this lovely bus was very clean|
with a basic camping / day van interior.
|You can see just how clean this old '83 really|
is. The tinted windows looked good against the
white body panels. I do like the T25's and this
one was exceptionally nice.
|It's not unusual to see steam engines at most|
classic car meetings here in the U.K. and the
Brill show was no different. This restored old
traction engine was hooked up to a trailer that
carried the public round the show.
|I spotted this pair of American Muscle cars|
parked up at the far end of the showground.
A lovely dark blue 1970 mustang convertible,
and a sky blue and white 1965 (ish) Mercury
|This lovely '70 convertible looked gorgeous|
in it's flawless blue paint with those custom
wheels. The 1970 model had several body
changes compared to earlier models which
included the single headlights rather than
|There is mistaking the rear end of a Mustang|
with those triple red rear lights. Also in 1970
the mustang had a new 351 cubic inch V8
engine with either 2 or 4 carbs.
|The interior is pure 1970's Americana, and I love|
it. The interior wasn't the cleanest I have seen,
but it was all complete and that's the main thing.
|This tough looking Mercury is part of the 6th|
generation of the Monterey an by far the best
looking (in my opinion). This body style was
produced from 1965 - 1968 and has a real
tough race look to it.
|The '65 Monterey had the 410 cubic inch V8|
6.7 litre engine. This cool car had some race
decals that made this beast look even tougher.
|From the side profile you can see just how|
tough looking this car really is. I did like this
old race car.
|Above the doors the old '65 had some cool|
sign writing, which I presume is the driver.
|On the hood the huge decals denote this car|
has a 309 cubic inch motor, the engine must
have been changed at some point.
|By mid afternoon we had a rain shower so I|
made my way back to the bus and put the kettle
on for a cup of tea. Boobie dog waited patiently
as I drank my tea as we waited for the rain to stop.
|The MK2 Ford Consul was produced from|
1956 - 1962 and took it's body styling from
the Ford Thunderbird and Fairlane. This
gorgeous convertible Consul looked great
in it's bright red paint.
|The convertible models were actually produced|
by 'Car Bodies' a company based in Coventry.
This lovely example was in amazing condition.
|I spotted this blue 1972 Beetle parked up in|
the public car park, not sure why the owner
didn't park it in the show? This old bug looked
good with it's bonnet bra and with the headlight
peaks and single yellow spot light.
|The aftermarket exhaust looked good as did|
the rear wing covered in what looked like old
magazines. This Bug had a For Sale notice
in the window, the owner was asking £2500.
|A close of the rear wing, I'm not how the owner|
achieved this effect but it looked cool.