Some vintage cars from our August holiday

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Hi all

Meant to put these up sooner, so apologies for the delay.

Short version is that we were camping in a very small site owned by a pub in north Dorset. They had live music one day (outside and socially distanced of course) and these turned up.

I'm not a car person but even I could recognise that these were out of the ordinary - not that I have a clue what they are. The music was in keeping with the age of these vehicles so assume them turning up was entirely planned.

Apologies for the quality of the pictures but they were taken on my my phone, in a rush and the reflections in the glass hindered my efforts to get decent interior shots.

If anyone wants any of the original photos then please send me a PM.

ATB

Andrew


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Well the two tone one is a Ford Consul, and the white one looks like a “sit up and beg” Ford Popular or Prefect....not sure about the others though, will need the American petrolheads to wake up and take notice ;)
 

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The red one is a 1955 Chevy Cameo, the turquoise is a Ford f-100 from 1953/55 and the rusty one is a 1952 GMC 3500 I think but with a Rat Rod finish. The other ford looks a little earlier but not sure what.

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Hi guys, I don't know what the blue one is, as the front grill work is missing, but the 1955 Chev is a 1/2 ton "step side", The "Cameo bed John is referring to was a Fiberglass option and it was a smooth side pick-up bed with a special chrome trim package.
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Great photos Andrew.
I've done the ply inserts for those backs before , then they are sprayed in 2 pack , dropped in and then the metal strips fitted. Big thing with the travellers community in Grantham, they would import them from the US and use them at shows.
 

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Nice snaps Andrew.
I had me a Ford Consul for a short time. Front bench seats. No gear stick or handbrake to get in the way.......:hungry::hungry:
 

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Handbrake was on the right John. A friend of mine had something similar for his first car, a Vauxhall Victor. I remember the coil fell off due to vibration and split the fuel line, stopping the car and setting fire to the engine. Not hard to put out, but we passengers thought it was hilarious at the time. The supplied jack wouldn’t fit if the tyre was flat either....we had to all pick his up at one corner so he could get the jack in when he had a puncture.
Not sure where the gearstick was, I assume it came out of the dashboard? Interestingly you were allowed two passengers and a driver up front.....and you were not allowed to use such a car to teach someone to drive.
 

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Handbrake was on the right John. A friend of mine had something similar for his first car, a Vauxhall Victor. I remember the coil fell off due to vibration and split the fuel line, stopping the car and setting fire to the engine. Not hard to put out, but we passengers thought it was hilarious at the time. The supplied jack wouldn’t fit if the tyre was flat either....we had to all pick his up at one corner so he could get the jack in when he had a puncture.
Not sure where the gearstick was, I assume it came out of the dashboard? Interestingly you were allowed two passengers and a driver up front.....and you were not allowed to use such a car to teach someone to drive.
Thanks Tim, suspect your answer is better technically than 570's would have been :smiling3: his would have been somewhat .......... well you know.
 
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Technically, and not wishing to be pedantic, none of these vehicles are 'vintage'. They all belong to the 'Hot Rod' culture aside from the Consul which appears fairly 'stock'. The Ford Pop probably has a Rover V8 in it, a very popular (no pun intended) Rodding conversion in the '70's.

Whilst I really appreciate the work and skill that goes into these cars, the rod and rat look don't do it for me. I prefer my classics 'classic'.
 

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453. Column change gear stick. Nothing between the driver's and passenger's door except nice slippy vinyl seat covering!

Diagram to follow. Sorry no pictures!

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No, John. Much more humble. A Ford Popular. My dad had one and I was transported around in the back as a kid. Looking at the grill, I can understand why you might think BMW but I doubt the good folk from Bavaria would want associated with it.
 

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Just had a revelation, I was studying the photos again and have made an interesting discovery...... The blue truck with the Ford pick up bed isn't a Ford......if you look at the number plate, it states it is a 1948 Dodge. I knew there was something odd about the looks of the cab and front fenders......just didn't look Ford to me. It appears that someone has a true Hot Rod in the tradition of putting one together with what you have. Rick H.
 
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