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Vanished Vehicles – Part 9

Vanished Vehicles – Part 9

A look back over the past century and beyond at the manufacturers that once produced transport for the masses….

Flag Flying for Austin-Rover

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Flag Flying for Austin-Rover

On the highway of Britain’s failed motor industry, after the sign post for ‘What the hell were they thinking’ sits BL’s Montego, on life’s hard-shoulder.

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Stevens Sienna – Prototype Resto 7

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Stevens Sienna – Prototype Resto 7

It has been fairly busy in the garage over the past month. The bodywork on the Stevens Sienna has taken priority as I endeavour to get the panels in paint before the worst of winter arrives; hence the arrival of ‘Spraying Bob’ to discuss colour choice plus my below average bodywork

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Vanished Vehicles – Part 8

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Vanished Vehicles – Part 8

A look back over the past century and beyond at the manufacturers that once produced transport for the masses….

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Extreme Restoration – The Stunning Mach 1

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Extreme Restoration – The Stunning Mach 1

Early images of this Mach 1 Mustang rebuild lead me to conclude that it may have enjoyed far less corrosion if it spent a decade under the North Sea; what followed is just amazing…

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Ivan Hirst 1916-2000 – Beetle’s Saviour

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Ivan Hirst 1916-2000 – Beetle’s Saviour

Whilst Hitler claimed credit for the VW Beetle, the idea certainly came via Ferdinand Porsche in the early 1930s; he may have been enlightened by the Czech Tatra 97 of the time, historians will long argue over its origins. There is no doubt who gave the Beetle a second chance. In a bombed out post-war […]

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Vanished Vehicles – Part 7

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Vanished Vehicles – Part 7

A look back over the past century and beyond at the manufacturers that once produced transport for the masses….

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Lifelong Travel Companion – Humber Super Snipe

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Lifelong Travel Companion – Humber Super Snipe

Humber Historian Steve Lewis informed me of a Super Snipe Mark 3 and its partnership with his father-in-law John Easton who purchased his vehicle of choice in 1956, then cherished it for an amazing 60 years.

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Vanished Vehicles – Part 6

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Vanished Vehicles – Part 6

Straddling the banks of the River Thames, its factories described as ‘Leviathan’ on the site of the current Docklands Light Railway; ship building and massive construction projects were the source of this company’s revenue.

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Allegro: A Clever Classic Choice?

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Allegro: A Clever Classic Choice?

For many, the 1970’s failed on so many levels; power cuts, strikes and football violence, a decade of ‘dubious’ music and fashion with average automobiles.

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