Classic cars on the road

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That's kinda why I wanted to get the test passed today... To allow me a bit of pleasure when there's the need to escape. Even if that is just to the end of the bypass and back.
I like the line about keeping the car away from other people... Is that incase they catch car-ona virus? :)
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Spotted in Buckinghamshire last week.
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That’s a nice looking rear end! What is it, I can’t read the badge.
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1962 AC Aceca.
Formerly owned by Ian Fleming.
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Wow. Knuckle-bitingly pretty.

It is interesting to compare to the 541. Similar looks, both have a large capacity mundane engine (Austin straight 6 vs. Ford straight 6), but the AC is strictly a 2-seater. Both introduced in 1954 and carried on selling into the early 1960s.
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Steve Payne wrote:
Richie wrote:I might not be able to go anywhere in it for the foreseeable, but at least mine has a fresh mot certificate as of today to keep her on the road for another year. Or stuck in the garage with nowhere to go...
I think you can still use your classic cars, if you do use it just keep away from other people. If the weather is as forecasted this weekend I am planning on taking mine out so we can go for a walk somewhere why we still can. With things going the way they are we might not even be allowed out of our houses other than for work and shopping soon.

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We are already at that stage (called Alert level 4 over here). Only allowed to drive to purchase essential items. But petrol is classed as an essential item! I tried to argue that I need to buy petrol every time I drive the car, so a sort of self-fulfilling circular thing. It did not go down well.
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Had a legitimate reason for a drive today, had to pick up the children from their mountain exile. Sparse traffic, perfect weather. Pretty much followed a BMW M4 for an hour on the highway and an other half an hour up the mountains. He clearly did not want to be overtaken, and must have been a bit exasperated that I kept on popping up in the rear view mirror :D On the way home I passed this Citröen going astonishingly quick, maybe riding in the slipstream of the car ahead.
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Spotted these two classics in different locations today while on my

daily exercise under lockdown and just minutes from my house.

You see so much more on foot.

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Pymmie wrote:Spotted these two classics in different locations today while on my

daily exercise under lockdown and just minutes from my house.

You see so much more on foot.

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Took the kids for a walk in the woods
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Saw these two Golf's practicing self distancing in my local shop car park before lockdown. Very few cars in the car park today when I rode by.
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Always astonishing to see how sad modern cars look in comparison...
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Two more spots on my daily walk.

Hilux was immaculate.

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That Hilux doesn't look standard... just might be known as a "sleeper"
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About 10 years ago this thing burbled passed my house. It looks like it’s been parked here ever since, it could end up as a good source of engine parts. :)
Shame to see it wasting away now.
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