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Re: Spotted today.

Postby Sleeper » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:05 pm

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Re: Spotted today.

Postby Sleeper » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:07 pm

Last one/s
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Edit...found another..
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Re: Spotted today.

Postby Dean » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:01 pm

thanks. I did know that splitty travellers had the shorter bonnet?
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Re: Spotted today.

Postby gtt1951 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:11 pm

Dean wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:01 pm
thanks. I did know that splitty travellers had the shorter bonnet?
No they didn't - I think that your post has a typo, given the question mark at the end of the statement. The Short Bonnet was only on Side-valve engined cars and the Traveller (Utility Vehicle) wasn't introduced until the merger with Austin. The photo of the blue "transitional" traveller shows a car with a fake centre screen strut - the car has a one-piece post October 1956 windscreen.
The short bonnet was deleted in mid-1951. My signature shows a short-bonnet high-light and my August 1956 built Traveller (with long bonnet). All my cars are Split-screen, including the newest acquisition of a June 1950 low-light (not yet in the sig picture).
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Re: Spotted today.

Postby Dean » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:18 pm

gtt1951 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:11 pm

No they didn't - I think that your post has a typo, given the question mark at the end of the statement. The Short Bonnet was only on Side-valve engined cars and the Traveller (Utility Vehicle) wasn't introduced until the merger with Austin. The photo of the blue "transitional" traveller shows a car with a fake centre screen strut - the car has a one-piece post October 1956 windscreen.
The short bonnet was deleted in mid-1951. My signature shows a short-bonnet high-light and my August 1956 built Traveller (with long bonnet). All my cars are Split-screen, including the newest acquisition of a June 1950 low-light (not yet in the sig picture).
Regards, George.
thanks, reminder to me to re-read my posts first. :oops: whoops...

I've just noticed it's the shadow from the aerial on the wing. It gives the impression it has a shorter bonnet. Looked carefully and I can see it has the normal bonnet set up as per your statement above.
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Re: Spotted today.

Postby gtt1951 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:44 pm

Aha - I didn't notice that! Yes, indeed, the bonnet does look "short", but the windscreen still has a dummy "fake" centre strut (seen this before on an eBay offering).

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Re: Spotted today.

Postby pgp001 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:59 pm

If you study the photo, it is the one currently on ebay. It seems to have been listed for many months.

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Re: Spotted today.

Postby Nickol » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:27 pm

palacebear wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:08 pm
Spotted today. Permanent exhibit at Avoncroft Museum near Bromsgrove.

Did you see all the Austin 8s.? We had 19 the day before but only 15 yesterday. Sorry that I did not meet you
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Re: Spotted today.

Postby palacebear » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:57 pm

Yes I saw the Austin's including the Woody (yours I believe). I waited around for a while but didn't see anyone near it apart from admirers of course! A good display of cars! 👍
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Re: Spotted today.

Postby PoolGuy » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:39 am

Saw a tidy ‘66 white 4 door in Amersham yesterday.

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Re: Spotted today.

Postby ampwhu » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:14 pm

I went to the Hanworth Classic in Bushy Park today (Opposite Hampton Court Palace, Surrey) and spotted a split screen pick up. reg was 4 digits. I'd never personally seen one before in 30 years of owning classic cars.

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Re: Spotted today.

Postby gtt1951 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:31 am

ampwhu wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:14 pm
I went to the Hanworth Classic in Bushy Park today (Opposite Hampton Court Palace, Surrey) and spotted a split screen pick up. reg was 4 digits. I'd never personally seen one before in 30 years of owning classic cars.
Did you, by any chance, take any pictures? George.

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'56 Traveller with 1098 engine.

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Re: Spotted today.

Postby Dean » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:20 pm

Saw a nice example of a 1968/69 G reg Trafalgar? Blue moggy yesterday about 3:15pm on the Kitts Green Road Birmingham.
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Re: Spotted today.

Postby geoberni » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:49 pm

Was in Leicester today for a meeting, on the way out around the Ring Road, spotted this Pale Blue 4 dr parked up. Took a still from the dashcam.
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Re: Spotted today.

Postby ampwhu » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:59 pm

saw a broken down convertible on the grass verge just south of Peterborough services - London bound on the A1. was about 1pm. I couldn't stop as I was doing 70mph and was late.

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Re: Spotted today.

Postby JHarley » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:07 pm

A family member said they had spotted a maroon saloon with grey interior trim, sadly I have no more details as their description was quite vague
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Re: Spotted today.

Postby JHarley » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:10 pm

ampwhu wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:59 pm
saw a broken down convertible on the grass verge just south of Peterborough services - London bound on the A1. was about 1pm. I couldn't stop as I was doing 70mph and was late.

I think I know the car you're referring to, a family member said they had spotted a broken down convertible about that time in that area, hope it was recovered ok
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Re: Spotted today.

Postby geoberni » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:15 pm

Went to the A47 Auto Jumble and Car Show near Leicester today. Quite a few Moggies, but loads of other stuff too. Here's a selection...
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Re: Spotted today.

Postby geoberni » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:21 pm

And a few more...
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This one was very interesting, never heard of Star Motors before...
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Quite a good event. Not so huge you feel you're trudging round for hours and any pre '90 motor is free entry with Driver +1 included.
It was the first time we'd been.
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Re: Spotted today.

Postby sid » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:30 am

i was at the A47 event too :) it's usually held on bank holiday Monday's,but they've put a couple of Saturday shows in this year.


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