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by NorbertB » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:18 pm

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Just 50m round the corner of my home a Series1


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and only a few minutes later a T2 at the "Grünabfallsammelplatz" = "Green waste collection point" (google translation) :D
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by witkowski » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:51 pm

I'm never sure if cars at a show count as being "on the road." Still, here are some from the Long Island Jaguar and MG clubs show at the Vanderbilt estate.
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by sespie » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:05 am

JHV8 wrote:
Here's a battler in really torrential rain - a Wolesley version of the 1800 landcrab...


Why are they called landcrabs?


No idea, but common parlance for them round our way.
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by RAP72 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:46 am

sespie wrote:
JHV8 wrote:
Here's a battler in really torrential rain - a Wolesley version of the 1800 landcrab...


Why are they called landcrabs?


No idea, but common parlance for them round our way.



maybe they went sideways when faced with a corner.

the RN always called the RAF crabs but that was because the RAF always walked sideways with their backs to the wall when the RN were around.
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by felixkk » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:08 pm

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by Jens » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:25 pm

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by Richie » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:25 pm

Always liked these.
Nearly bought one but the car dealer vendor was clearly full of it... so I walked away... and bought a mk1 Golf instead. Not one of my wiser moves.
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by Joerg » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:00 pm

Look at the eyes and you know where the nick name is comming from :-)
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by Rohan Christmas » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:12 am

It was quite weird on Saturday as I had just been reading about the Riley Pathfinder hours before I came across one of them later on in the day. These look a lot like the Lancia Aurelia. Did any of the coachworks ever make a coupe version of the Pathfinder?

Also note how much nicer the Pathfinder looks with 16" wheels in comparison to the Wolseley 6/90 on 15" rims. It certainly has me wondering what a C-V8 might look like with 16" factory style steel rims.
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by VFK44 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:21 pm

It's not just the wheel size. The Wolseley was given an extra flared sill section under the doors, to make it look more staid and respectable than the Riley. A subtle difference that you might never notice until you saw the two together.
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by Rohan Christmas » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:44 pm

I see what you mean. On the Wolseley the flared section runs all the way from the front to to the rear bumper, passing over both wheel arches in the process. The flared section is not a good look at all.
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by felixkk » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:36 am

Joerg wrote:Look at the eyes and you know where the nick name is comming from :-)

Which one is the car and which one is the crab? :D
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by Dion » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:18 am

VFK44 wrote:It's not just the wheel size. The Wolseley was given an extra flared sill section under the doors, to make it look more staid and respectable than the Riley. A subtle difference that you might never notice until you saw the two together.

Never knew that. It explains why I always found the Riley the more impressing car.
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by felixkk » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:06 am

Lots of old cars on the road today, not sure why. Including two old police cars, a beetle and a volvo. These two were standing in front of a garage.
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by Martin K » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:56 pm

Not a shabby pair!
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