Archive for category other cars

Other cars – restored Unimog

Secret location nearby, in for a stereo install.

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Other cars – oh the smell

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.

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Dream cars

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.

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COE Mack truck W71

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. 


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Aston Martin valve cover

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/

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Which is older?

Forklift or TR?

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Hudson Terraplane

Neighbour had this in yard for a spell.

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Elan S2 or S3?

I don’t know, probably S3, but ain’t it sexy?

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Stalled beauty

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Citroen Dyane

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.

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Hudson sedan

Good friend Thomas can’t stop buying old Hudsons. 

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Nice little toaster

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.

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More old iron

    


 

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I have no idea either

But, might be just a way to have a V12 two stroke diesel on a chassis.

   
    
   

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How about a wedgie?

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?

  

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1934 Bentley

Derby Bentley seen locally. Wikipedia article on the type here.

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Seen on the way home today

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.

 

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BMW doughnut gas tank

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.

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Mercedes Benz L 319D

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.

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Now this is a project – splittie

Neighbour dragged this home yesterday.

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Breadloaf Creek

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.

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Lotus Elan

Seen locally, another one of the dream cars of my childhood. I still want one.

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Austin Seven Chummy

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.

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Sunny day brings out the TR6

Still some around here, and even those silly black bumper bumpers don’t spoil a classic design.

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Chrysler Royal Coupe

Found at a family get together. I think it is a ’48, to tell you the truth I forgot to ask.

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Lagonda convertible

Need help, ’51 or ’52 or…?

Update: Identification made, 1952. Details of this particular car and history here.

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Messerschmitt KR200 – snowmobile?

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Hudson pickup

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.

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So, which one is closest to your reality?

Saddle Tramps continues to post interesting campers. The juxtaposition of these two vehicles made me think about fantasy and reality.

 

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At the wreckers – sample of JDM vehicles

I concentrated on vans, but there are a few SUV types there too.

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