old garages

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Simon776
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Exminiman wrote: Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:42 pm Not sure where this is from! Just came across it on another forum......

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I think that was in Sheffield
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Yes as said bottom of ecclesall rd Sheffield.
Now a block of student accommodation :roll:
Up North in Sheffield
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Ian Mitchell popped up on here just before the forum went wonky. Ian raced Minis for Team Charles Clark , and unfortunately his post has disappeared. However I did contact him for a chat so more on that soon. Potted history of the firm here = http://www.historywebsite.co.uk/article ... ompany.htm
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Someone might recognise this Austin dealer in Dover - County Motors/ Henlys
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Nice to see the brand new Mini marking it's territory in the showroom!

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One for Mark!

Photo courtesy of Memories of Leeds.
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That's my Uncle Bob Soper's old shop, later renamed "The Rally & Speed Shop".

http://mk1-performance-conversions.co.uk/bob_soper.htm

Thanks for sharing, that's one I haven't seen before.
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Looks like a BMC dealer bottom right. Location unknown.
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Henlys, October 1980
"It’s October 1980, and we’re looking at the used car forecourt of Henlys – one of the most recognisable dealer groups to sell British Leyland’s finest. It’s days after the launch of the Austin Metro, and there’s a real sense of optimism inside the showroom, which is probably the first time the sales and servicing staff have felt this way since the Rover SD1 appeared on the scene in June 1976."
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Great photos on this site - amazing how may ADO16s there were!

https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/nostal ... e-15961962
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