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1960s cars

izzy eckerslike

Yaw've med my day yaw ave
They aren't doing away with diesels/petrol. If you buy a new one on the day before the ban comes in, it should last you the rest of your life.

I wonder how fast filling stations will disappear when the ban comes into force, I would avoid buying a new diesel as they will almost certainly be a bigger target for higher tax in one form or another.
Maybe fuel forecourts will set up charging points in place of pumps or just disappear altogether as time goes on.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
My 1960s car was a brand new Hillman Imp which cost £634 and I paid with cash. I remember counting out a lot of fivers and pound notes on the dealers desk and then watched him count them .... :grinning:
 

mw0njm.

Brummie Dude
My 1960s car was a brand new Hillman Imp which cost £634 and I paid with cash. I remember counting out a lot of fivers and pound notes on the dealers desk and then watched him count them .... :grinning:
mine was a ford escort 1968 mk1.£700. what a improvement on the 105e anglia i had even with a 1500 cc engine it was not as quick as the escort. in 1970 i went for a 1600 mexico. that did not last long it got nicked from kinghurst
 

izzy eckerslike

Yaw've med my day yaw ave
My first car was a black Triumph Herald convertible with red interior, I got it from Spot garage, Bristol road Longbridge, £450
I loved that car and learned to drive & passed my test in it. It had twin carbs, wire wheels & I fitted the walnut dashboard with numerous gauges inc rev counter, vacuum gauge and even an altimeter. A search for reg BCH 647B shows it doesn't exist anymore.
 

ChrisM

Super Moderator
Staff member
Owned a 1964 Herald in the early 1970s as well (inherited from my mother-in-law). Loved it - it was a sweet little car. I ran it for years. It was eventually joined by my eldest son's first car - almost identical - and a third one for luck and spares. It finally rusted away and I sold it for its registration plate. Don't think I ever kept a photo of it. Which I regret.

Other cars of the time were my first, a 15 month old Standard 10 owned from 1959 (and by far the newest for a further couple of decades);

Standard10.jpg

the second, and perhaps the flashiest, a 1958 Singer Gazelle convertible;

Gazelle.jpg

the third, and probably the poshest, a 1961 Mark 2 Jaguar 2.4 (which was beautiful, not at all new, unreliable, expensive to repair and a constant nagging worry as a result). Elder son standing proudly by the side of it.

Jaguar.jpg

I had to be content with more basic stuff for a long, long time after that - Wolseley 1500, Austin 1800, Maxi and the odd, rusting and very dull banger. All old. Mortgage and feeding the family took priority.

(The first two of these posted previously. I think. But not the Jag.)

Chris
 

Richarddye

master brummie
Owned a 1964 Herald in the early 1970s as well (inherited from my mother-in-law). Loved it - it was a sweet little car. I ran it for years. It was eventually joined by my eldest son's first car - almost identical - and a third one for luck and spares. It finally rusted away and I sold it for its registration plate. Don't think I ever kept a photo of it. Which I regret.

Other cars of the time were my first, a 15 month old Standard 10 owned from 1959 (and by far the newest for a further couple of decades);

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the second, and perhaps the flashiest, a 1958 Singer Gazelle convertible;

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the third, and probably the poshest, a 1961 Mark 2 Jaguar 2.4 (which was beautiful, not at all new, unreliable, expensive to repair and a constant nagging worry as a result). Elder son standing proudly by the side of it.

View attachment 151842

I had to be content with more basic stuff for a long, long time after that - Wolseley 1500, Austin 1800, Maxi and the odd, rusting and very dull banger. All old. Mortgage and feeding the family took priority.

(The first two of these posted previously. I think. But not the Jag.)

Chris
Chris, I always loved the Singer Gazelle, never had one still looks super!
 

Johnfromstaffs

Johnfromstaffs
Brummy-lad,

those vehicles in that picture....

Ansells pickup looks like it might be a Thames 10cwt from the shape of the front wing.


I am struggling with the drophead car, I’ll get back to you, hopefully.
The shedlike van in front of it, Morris-Commercial PV.


The newer van on the right Thames 30cwt, I think, or maybe the similarly sized Bedford J-type integral van, built by Hawson.
 
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brummy-lad

master brummie
Brummy-lad,

those vehicles in that picture....

Ansells pickup looks like it might be a Thames 10cwt from the shape of the front wing.
I am struggling with the drophead car, I’ll get back to you, hopefully.
The shedlike van in front of it, Morris-Commercial PV.
The newer van on the right Commer 30cwt, I think.
Thanks John, I'm fairly sure now that the picture was actually taken in 1965, hence the original question
 

Johnfromstaffs

Johnfromstaffs
Brummy-lad, I’ve done some changes!
The images are very small.

All of the vehicles in the picture could have been around in 1965, the small Fordson or Thames pickup was in production from 1938 to 1956, the Morris PV van from 1939 to about 1953, and the van on the right would have been fairly new.

Best guess on that drophead, Standard 12, or small Wolseley?
 
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Richarddye

master brummie
My 1960's car (really 1970 purchased late 69), was a white BMW 2002 TII (like Mike wish I still had it). BMW was new in the US and you could buy them very well as BMW was trying to create the market. It was a two door that went like a rocket! Loved that car!
 

Johnfromstaffs

Johnfromstaffs
60 Minivan
60 VW1200
65 Lancia Fulvia
66 Lancia Fulvia
69 Ford Capri 1600XL

Then came the 70s, 4 new Hunter estates in a row. :zzz::zzz:
 
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