Archive for category other cars
Secret location nearby, in for a stereo install.
Been a year, and my brain didn’t retain the model name. But I did retain the memory of the sweet old English car aroma. It’s the one on the right 🙂
Oh btw, the plan is a FrankenAustin resto. Not me, my crazy neighbour.
Last summer I found these beauties. Way back in the 80s I almost bought, well I test drove and looked at, similar station wagon (safari). That one was way too rusty and I was a poor student with no need or skill to manage a DS21 estate. But here we have a lovely pair, someone’s dream sitting in the open.
Might see the owner in the next day or so and I can get some info.
Update, talked to owner.
(Yes I missed the badge on the driver’s side)
It’s a W-71. Somewhat rare, certainly rare here on the island. This one came off a farm, has the extended cab for sleeper. Cab interior pretty rough but restorable.
Whilst visiting the powder coating shop I espied this on the counter.
Looks like the valve cover from one bank of dohc V8. Did AM use the name lagonda on their engines in any models other than the wedgie Lagonda?
Well this site should explain, http://www.lagondaclub.com/cars/lagonda-v8/
Neighbour had this in yard for a spell.
I commented in the last post how there are a few interesting cars around this area. Here’s one that I pass by often and finally today I stopped to take a pic.
I’d have this car in a heartbeat.
Seen the other day. I remember Commer vans from childhood in Britain. Even as a kid I thought they looked funny, wheels too small, too tucked under. This one is in amazing shape, and the camping layout is quite nice.
But still, looks like an ice cream van to me.
i didn’t care for the TR7 when it first came out. I’m still not sold but this TR8 doesn’t look too bad. Well, apart from the rear bumper. But who am I to criticize bumper design?
Derby Bentley seen locally. Wikipedia article on the type here.
Noticed it at intersection to road I was driving on, pulled over further on ( right where float planes get ferried across from airport to Patricia Bay) and grabbed the iPad mini from its mount.
You know, there are quite a few interesting cars around here and they come out in the good weather. But I don’t often get a shot of them on the road.
So distinctive, so very cool, such a loaded history.
Fellow vanagon mailing list member John R. owns this tank and wanted to share some pics. Just in case it is not clear, the tank fits into the rim of the spare tire.
This last summer my neighbour bought this MB L319D from the son of the original owners. There are many stories attached to this van, obviously, if you read the back doors.
Garden store at Colwood Corners just down the hill from London Drugs for you locals. Picture credit goes to Randy, that might be his Vanagon in the background.
Seen locally, another one of the dream cars of my childhood. I still want one.
At the local Brit car goldmine, Owen’s, a true classic (the Healey and the Syncro are too). First time I have seen one in the flesh, I want it, really want it.
Found at a family get together. I think it is a ’48, to tell you the truth I forgot to ask.
Need help, ’51 or ’52 or…?
Update: Identification made, 1952. Details of this particular car and history here.
Someone’s abandoned project
Here’s a shot of the engine. Doesn’t look like a Hudson L-head six, because it’s one of these.
Saddle Tramps continues to post interesting campers. The juxtaposition of these two vehicles made me think about fantasy and reality.