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Re: older/classic cars

Postby nikkif06 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:51 pm

No im pretty sure its a Riley?? :?

Isnt Austin Healy a rugby player?

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Postby franfran » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:04 pm

ColeBrixton wrote:is it possible to find a morgan plus 4 over there in jolly old england ?


It should be - they make them there....
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Re: older/classic cars

Postby denisehornsby » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:38 pm

There is a car called an Austin Riley, they had a walnut dashjboard. My friend had one years ago (gives my age away) They had mini running gear but were sort of a luxury mini with a small boot and tail lights similar to an Autin 1300, quite a rare car I think,
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Re: older/classic cars

Postby denisehornsby » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:00 pm

I have just found an old picture of my friends car. it was in fact an Autin Riley "Elf" known as a Riley Elf ( I have a rotten memory!!!)not a very common car then, You never see one now,
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Postby franfran » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:47 am

denisehornsby wrote:I have just found an old picture of my friends car. it was in fact an Autin Riley "Elf" known as a Riley Elf ( I have a rotten memory!!!)not a very common car then, You never see one now,
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I have only ever seen one Riley Elf, at a car show a few years ago, and I have seen two Wolseley Hornets (same car, different grille), one in a suburban car park :shock: and the other one at a car show.

They would be pretty rare here, as they were never sold in Australia, and the few that are here were privately imported. The Mini was only sold as a Morris here and later as a Leyland (in the mid 1970s, Leyland Australia sold the Mini, Marina and P76 as Leylands and not as Austin, Morris or whatever)
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Re: older/classic cars

Postby franfran » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:50 am

For those who might be wondering what an Elf is:

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Re: older/classic cars

Postby denisehornsby » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:04 pm

Very good,just what an old girl friend of mine use to have,different colour though,
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Re: older/classic cars

Postby diana_robertson » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:11 pm

My dream car is Mk1 Shelby Cobra, but I'll need to win the lottery first!

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Re: older/classic cars

Postby Eleanor Delores » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:18 pm

Maybe not a classic as such but l have a 1990 Volvo 960 estate (called Xena). 100% reliable and just over 500k miles.

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Re: older/classic cars

Postby ChristinaIsHere » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:44 am

Congrats on your car! That's a good one. I'm rather nostalgic and enjoy the beauty of a classic. Not a car, but the Indian motorcycle is still one of my favs.

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Re: older/classic cars

Postby Morris Minor » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:28 pm

A friend of mine drives a Volvo 240 that he bought new (not sure when but it was probably around 1980). He bought it to replace a Wolseley 24/80.


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