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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:05 pm 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/87197384@N07/8252599896


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:37 pm 
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That takes me back! I remember reading that article when it was first in print :o .

A £15.00 cosmetic respray. Those were the days. Still, that was about 3weeks wages for me as an apprentice :? .


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:59 pm 
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Look how rusty the 1969 (2 year old) car is in Picture 4!

You forget how crap cars actually were then. The Maroon B 850 is just 7 years old and in a breakers. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:24 pm 
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Old English White wrote:
That takes me back! I remember reading that article when it was first in print :o .

A £15.00 cosmetic respray. Those were the days. Still, that was about 3weeks wages for me as an apprentice :? .


Go forward on matey's Flickr page and there's an article on scrap cars - I recall that one from 1974...........a nine year old S Type Jaguar just abandoned. That'd be like seeing a 2008/08 or 58 plate Jag dumped now. It just wouldn't happen.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:08 am 
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Thanks for posting the link!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:02 am 
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great link :)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:20 am 
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Location: Oop North where it's dark & cold nearly all the time.
All I need to do now is find a couple of MK1's for under £50 :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:25 pm 
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We bought one in 1974 for £20, a 1962 Austin in Smoke grey. Drivers door hinge pulled out of the A panel but otherwise a very good shell. Rumbly crank and shagged syncros, typical knackered 12 year old Mini. Scrapyards were heaving with them!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:02 pm 
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Not much different from some "restorations" being carried out these days...


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