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new addition to the fleet

Postby The vast minority » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:14 am

Edward,
The most original minor i've ever seen, never been welded, never needed any....now part of my fleet.
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby myoldjalopy » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:22 am

What a beautiful car! Love the unmolested dashboard! :D

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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby win » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:25 am

Absolutely fabulous, well done, looks like it has passed from one good home to another.
Some times quite sad when you cannot add any more to it, looks just great.

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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby The vast minority » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:35 am

Thanks, one undertaker owner whom used it in summer only on weekends from 1957 until 2010 when it passed to a couple that used it for shows. Im the third owner, it wants for absolutely nothing other than new tyres as the cross-plies were badly perished. That is why its on the lift in the above pic. Ive had to fit my spare wheels for the short term.
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby palacebear » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:47 am

What a superb-looking car. It's the stuff of dreams! Congrats on obtaining it! :)
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby firedrake1942 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:54 am

It is the absolute twin of mine. Clarendon Grey 1957 ? Lovely interior, and look even better with matching wheels when you get the new tyres.

Obviously yours is the right way up !
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby palacebear » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:58 am

Yet another step towards Clarendon Grey world-supremacy. They're even clinging to the ceiling waiting to pounce on the unsuspecting now!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby firedrake1942 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:31 am

YO PB sorry about the spoiler as to the Christmas Teasmaid. I am gathering Clarendon Grey forces for world domination ......Two in this area in addition to mine and I met another 'twin' at David Manners this year.

As regards the antipodean photo posting. I think it is yet another quirk of this white elephant website.

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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby The vast minority » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:13 pm

Looks like we have been rumbled, :wink:

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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby firedrake1942 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:30 pm

The plan is still viable. I plan to nip down to CW and substitute Clarendon Grey paint for all their tins so they can only spray cars grey....... cue cackling maniacal laughter !

What is the date of registration and where ? Mine is 6.6.57 in Cambridge.

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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby jaekl » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:51 pm

Excellent example. The patch on the side of the gearbox cover for the left foot wear is evidence of the reason for one of the few design changes done to avoid an issue. The first gearbox covers for the remote gearbox were more square in that the right side and the left side were identical, but with it being off center to the right, the RHD clutch was a bit cramped. The change was to ease the corner a bit to give your left foot a bit more room.

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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby palacebear » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:30 pm

firedrake1942 wrote:What is the date of registration and where ? Mine is 6.6.57 in Cambridge.
It's a Hampshire (Bournemouth area) number. My money is on approx. December '56 - August '57... (with reputation for useless knowledge at stake, I await confirmation with anxiety :lol: )
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby firedrake1942 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:49 pm

We ought ask the MMOC for a special area for Clarendon Grey at the National. If we ask now we may even get a reply by then (Not specifying which year of course)

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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby palacebear » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:36 pm

The expected response time might be a grey area... :lol:
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby The vast minority » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:48 pm

reg Bournemouth 13 March 1957, still got its original card reg document RF60. I suspect the reg plates may even be the originals.

Its still got the bonnet pull label as well, original, not a reproduction.

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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby palacebear » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:03 pm

I reckon the rear reg. plate is def original. Pressed metal. 3.5 inch digits and shaped for the recess on the boot lid. :)
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby The vast minority » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:06 pm

palacebear wrote:I reckon the rear reg. plate is def original. Pressed metal. 3.5 inch digits and shaped for the recess on the boot lid. :)
It looks like a pressed one there on the lift but its actually the individual plastic 3D characters, same as the front. Ive seen other mid 50s plates like this so maybe/maybe not

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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby The vast minority » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:08 pm

Even the 2 keys are present and they operate all locks and ignition.
shame about the wing mirrors though...................

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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby palacebear » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:18 pm

The mirrors possibly look a little out-of-place on a Minor but they're not too far off-period. My family's photo albums reveal that my Dad's '57 Austin Cambridge had that shape/type of mirror already fitted when he bought it in 1961.
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby The vast minority » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:19 pm

jaekl wrote:Excellent example. The patch on the side of the gearbox cover for the left foot wear is evidence of the reason for one of the few design changes done to avoid an issue. The first gearbox covers for the remote gearbox were more square in that the right side and the left side were identical, but with it being off center to the right, the RHD clutch was a bit cramped. The change was to ease the corner a bit to give your left foot a bit more room.

Fascinating info there, thanks for that.


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