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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

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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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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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

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

For those who might be wondering what an Elf is:

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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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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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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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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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Re: older/classic cars

Postby BeckyTheBest » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:18 am

How old does a car have to be before it stops being an "old heap" and becomes a "classic" instead?

My MGF is 17 years old ... my SLK is 20 years old ... and my horse lorry is 30 years old. Do any of them count as classics, yet?

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Re: older/classic cars

Postby Morris Minor » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:17 am

How old does a car have to be before it stops being an "old heap" and becomes a "classic" instead?

My MGF is 17 years old ... my SLK is 20 years old ... and my horse lorry is 30 years old. Do any of them count as classics, yet?
On average, it probably at least 25 years before a car is likely to be considered a classic, but it's not that simple. Almost anything will become collectable given time. Nostalgia also plays as much of a role in this as quality of design and construction. Even things like the Trabant now have a following. Certainly if the car is upmarket to start with, it will have a head start. I was parked next to a Maserati Quattroporte today and, I venture to say that there was a car which could be considered a classic already. The Mercedes-Benz SLK would not take long to reach classic status, perhaps only as long as it takes for it to be replaced with a new model (I mean a totally new model, not just a facelift) and the MGF is pretty much there already, as you see them alongside older MGs at classic car shows. Lessr cars will have to wait until nostalgia kicks in but, as long as they don't rust away in the interim, they'll all get there eventually.

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Re: older/classic cars

Postby HampshireBoy » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:19 pm

How old does a car have to be before it stops being an "old heap" and becomes a "classic" instead?

My MGF is 17 years old ... my SLK is 20 years old ... and my horse lorry is 30 years old. Do any of them count as classics, yet?
Good question. My 1968 Triumph Spitfire and 1963 Landrover in my mind are definite classics. My MG TF is 17 years old, to my mind it is not yet a classic but I'm not sure at what age it becomes one.


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