Nostalgic, familiar and elegant – classic cars are much more than just symbols of their time
15:00 11 February 2017
Here, we’ve pulled together a collection from down the decades.
1. A fine 1925 bull-nosed Morris with (left to right) the owner Ray Snelling, and the men who auctioned it to him, Ted Hodgkin and Douglas Beckett.
2. Mr Alfred Marshall, who believes that they don’t make cars like this anymore, completed the restoration of a 1927 Morris Cowley. He brought the car 5 years prior to this photo after a lengthy search which ended when he answered an advertisement in a national magazine.
3. The Authentic Chitty Chitty Bang-Bang car from the film of the same title took part in the carnival procession to Yarmouth Pleasure Beach today which heralded the opening of the annual “Ride with the Stars” Charity Day.
4. Peter Walsingham at the wheel of his prized Austin Ruby, dated 14th November 1991.
5. Ray Canning with the 1928 Swift Tourer which he bought 24 years prior to this photo for £350.
6. A Renault 6.9 H.P car which recently (at the time the photo was taken) completed a trouble free trip of 500 miles.
7. Mr. S. A. Margerum (right), products manager of E. R. Howard Ltd., hands over the 1930 Sunbeam to Mr Donald MacLennan, first prize winner in the “Win a Vintage Car” competition. The presentation took place at Shortis Ltd, Norwich.
8. John Olorenshaw pulls into the Shell Traveller’s check service station in his 1913 Sunbeam.
9. Mr Martin Tacon in the driving seat of his 1903 Humber.
10. Visitors admire the fine 1912 Rolls-Royce belonging to Mr Peter Beck of Tunstead.
11. Lady Buxton admires the 1933 Maserati once driven by Sir Henry Birkin.
12. Mr and Mrs Fred Vivian and their 18-year-old son Fred just before they set off for Glasgow to take part in the Monte Carlo Rally in their Singer Gazelle.
13. This 1938 car was restored to new and was worth, at the time the photo was taken, £1500 says Lagonda enthusiast Mr Andre Kenny who can be seen with the vehicle.
14. Samantha King, of Mann Egerton, with the 1921 Rover featured in The House of Eliott.
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