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Classic car spotting this week.

  1. Danwales Jul 21, 2021

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    The hot weather has brought the classic cars out. Here are a few I have spotted in the last couple of days on my jaunt around the country. 20210719_112459.jpg 20210721_161828.jpg
     
  2. Waltesefalcon Jul 21, 2021

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    That Bentley is awesome. How many Morgans were parked there, just the two or more?
     
  3. Danwales Jul 21, 2021

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    Just the two. Yes, the Bentley was spotted in the Cotswolds Town of Burford. A lot of nice cars around there.
     
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  4. rootbeer7 Jul 21, 2021

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    We got ours out this past weekend.
     
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  5. Danwales Jul 22, 2021

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    Nice, the XJS is a good looking car.
     
  6. FL-Frank Jul 22, 2021

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    My daily driver:) 9766D172-1593-4738-837C-FFEF8C847F57.jpeg
     
  7. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches Jul 22, 2021

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    What year model VW FL-Frank? Is it a '67. Was that the year for he headlight styling change and before the bumper change. Love the beige color. Looks so familiar.
     
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  8. FL-Frank Jul 22, 2021

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    Yes, it’s a 1967…the color is called Savannah Beige. ‘67’s are favored by many VW enthusiasts as it was the last year with the old style bumpers and steel instrument panel, and the first year with a 12 volt electrical system.
     
  9. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches Jul 22, 2021

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    Oh yeah, that's right, the '67 model year characteristics that are desireable. I used to know stuff like that about VWs, but it's gone stale. Love vintage cars and love old VWs.

    Thanks for posting your car!
     
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  10. Canuck Jul 22, 2021

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    I didn’t actually see this Ferrari, but it was on a news broadcast, today. The car had just arrived back here from California, very recently, by flat bed, after the Calgary owner had it restored. This was the first time he had driven it since he got it back. He parked it in a restaurant parking lot, and a passer by called 9-1-1 when he saw that the car had conflagrated! He was matter of fact about it. It goes back to California as soon as he arranges a flat bed. ::facepalm2::

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  11. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches Jul 22, 2021

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    I just can't bear to "like" that photo Canuck.
     
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  12. Canuck Jul 22, 2021

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    I understand! I have added an emoticon to the post. I saved you emotional shock by not showing you the fire department filling the interior of the Ferrari with foam! The owner might have reason the be thankful it was a roadster, with the top down! So might the outfit who has to warranty the restoration!
     
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  13. warrydog Jul 22, 2021

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    You are very fortunate to own one of my favorite cars.. Back in the late 70's and early 80's, I worked in a VW specialty shop and always found the '67 to have most of the most favorable attributes. Great looking car !
     
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  14. Widows Son Jul 23, 2021

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    Beautiful 67!!!! Learned how to drive on that exact car, tan with a black interior. I remember dad had a wooden gear shift lever and a black rubber shelf under the dash. I sold my 61 turquoise bug a couple of years ago to finance mt 69 Lincoln MK III. The 67 had lots of innovations. Flat headlamps (I prefer the older style), different engine, suspension, door handles, and pop out rear windows to name a few. I'm sure there's lots more. Many consider the 67 the very best Beetle made. The 68's and newer leave me cold, especially the Super Beetle.
     
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  15. Widows Son Jul 23, 2021

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    Beautiful!!! Didn't the Morgan's have a wooden frame????
     
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  16. Waltesefalcon Jul 23, 2021

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    They still do.
     
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  17. MRC Jul 23, 2021

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    The Ashwood frame is to mount the body panels. The load-bearing chassis was steel earlier, being replace by bonded aluminium recently (copying Lotus! Whoda thunk it?).

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    And is that a double wishbone front suspension? Morgan upgrades to the 1960s :cool:
     
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  18. FL-Frank Jul 23, 2021

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    My ‘72 911…gone but not forgotten. C0AF7E61-4D48-4C79-8ABB-455CC0D140F2.jpeg
     
  19. Canuck Jul 24, 2021

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    Ferrari for sale! This one is HOT! Sorry to get your hopes up. It has already been sold!

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  20. Vercingetorix Spam Risk Jul 24, 2021

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    I thought only Tesla’s burned that hot.
     
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