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by Barrie » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:12 pm

That's quite interesting Richie, not the usual Lamborghini/MG.
I think it's a Leyland Royal Tiger with body by Willowbrook and 9.8 litre Diesel engine. C1955.
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Willowbrook were the coach builders (literally!) who made the first Graber designed Alvises before Park Ward took over.
This is the TC108G
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by VFK44 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:38 pm

You can tell all that just from a snap of the back? :wink:
Am I right in remembering that they were not very good at building Alvises?
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by Barrie » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:44 am

Yes it is odd isn’t it? My Dad used to work at the AEC factory in Ironbridge, near Southall, Middlesex (when there was such a county) 1945/55 and I was taken there from time to time to watch bus chassies being built. I suppose that’s where my petrolheadedness came from.

I don’t think Willowbrook’s bodies were problematical it was just that they were too expensive as they were unable to afford the equipment needed to increase the numbers required as the model became more popular. That’s not to say that the design wasn’t problematic in itself: I owned a six year old TE21 in 1972 and rust was breaking out on all four wheel arches and the headlamp surrounds because of condensation in the cavities of the double skinned steel parts of the bodywork. And you thought Interceptors were bad in that respect!
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by Jens » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:46 pm

Last weekend at the Historic Rallye Erzgebirge. Some East German and Eastern European cars.
Any guesses?

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We came in fourth overall and winner of our class (1961-1970).

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In order of appearance:

C-V8 Mk III 112/2432
541 S 102/1035
FF MkII 127/243
Healey Mk II 1140/14406
Jensen GT 1610/30257
C-V8 Mk III 112/2326
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by Barrie » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:51 pm

The last picture is of an odd glass-fibre bodied 'V' engined car which is nice for doing the shopping in I s'pose and the two-tone blue convertible is a lovely 1930 something BMW 328 which looks strangely similar to a 1948 Bristol 400.
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Odd, that!

PS Hope you're well Jens.
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by shaun » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:04 pm

Jens,
Isn't No.18 an EMW? something familiar from our Dresden trip?
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by Barrie » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:35 pm

shaun wrote:Jens,
Isn't No.18 an EMW? something familiar from our Dresden trip?

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You're right...... Red and white propellor badge instead of BMW's blue and white.
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Serves me right for being rude about Jens' Scimitar.
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by Jens » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:49 am

EMW stands for Eisenacher Motoren Werke, a former BMW (Bayrische Motoren Werke) factory.

After WWII Eisenach was behind the iron curtain and the factory became EMW. They build the aame cars as prewar therefore the similarity.

In 1953 they were renamed VEB Atomobilwerke Eisenach and started building the famous Wartburg cars.
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by Jens » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:52 am

And Bristol got the BMW patents after WWII, hence another similarity to the BMW 327 and 328.
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C-V8 Mk III 112/2432
541 S 102/1035
FF MkII 127/243
Healey Mk II 1140/14406
Jensen GT 1610/30257
C-V8 Mk III 112/2326
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by Jens » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:53 am

No time for a nice chat now, have to leave Dresden for Bruges and Goodwood now.

See you there.
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Jensen GT 1610/30257
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by Robinson D » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:24 pm

On the street in Prague
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by Richie » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:18 pm

The advantage of being stuck in a traffic jam... Allowed me to grab a quick snap of this TVR. I've always fancied these. Sounded great too.
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by Barrie » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:51 pm

Barrie wrote:
Steve H wrote:
Barrie wrote:Sadly, in the three years I have owned the CV-8 I have barely seen another Jensen on the road unless attending a JOC meeting.


Hi Barrie,

You've been looking in the wrong place!!

I use either of the Jensens? or the P5B quite often in and around London...

You're quite right Steve.
The above was taken from another thread where I bemoaned the lack of Jensens
and classic cars on the road. Thinking about it I see quite a few interesting cars
around so I thought I'd stop and take a few photos and let you know as and when.
Anyone can join in.

This was in The car park of the St Ermine's Hotel.
Nothing really special until you look inside.
A delightfully over the top period piece, a LWB Rolls Silver Shadow.
Get the white leather dash board and telephone in the back.
Very reminiscent of The Power Game on TV.
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14th September 2019. I've just noticed we're almost at 500,000 viewings (499891 to be precise) after a little more than 10 years since the first post above.
Thank you to everyone who's joined in - it's been great fun!
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by Grant » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:41 pm

Barrie wrote:Thank you to everyone who's joined in - it's been great fun!

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by Barrie » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:14 pm

That's not what I meant to imply Grant, merely that were passing a milestone (499956 now)
Hopefully we'll attract more attention over the next 10 years but in the meantime I'll continue with my kerb crawling........
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