Some photos from the family archive

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Some photos from the family archive

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These are some photos that were found of some of my grandfathers cars. The theme for these photos is caravans!

Austin Freeway
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The first Austin 1800
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The second 1800
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Triumph 2000
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Land Rover
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Those are cracking photos, cracking cars & great scenery. Thanks for sharing!
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Some great photos. We threw away a great deal of our Worldwide car industry didn't we :oops:

Funnily enough I had a BMC 1800 followed by a Triumph 2000 - although both were the Mk2 versions. Both were very good tow cars.

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certainly got his money out of that caravan!
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Great photo's Timmy , Love land crabs , though never owned one , must get me self one ;) ;) , Janet would go mad if i brought another car home :( :( :lol: :lol:

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Lovely photos and thanks for sharing.

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He did like the caravan, although after he sold the Range Rover he started to get into camper vans. The caravan was also used as overflow accomodation when visitors came to stay (although my mum and aunt had to stay in the caravan while the guests were inside). He certainly took a lot of photos of his cars, he even kept all the receipts for the cars, registration renewal papers and newspaper clippings of his next purchase!

Of the 5 cars shown above, 4 of them were made/assembled in Australia.
Austin Freeway - Australia
Morris 1800 x 2 - Australia
Triumph 2000 Mk2 - Australia
Land Rover - UK (They weren't assembled locally until 1979)

The Range Rover was a very early model for Australia, it was bought mid 1973. It was sold on in less than a year for more than the initial purchase price after driving around Australia!

The Range Rover sold for enough money to buy a new VW Kombi Camper and a new Leyland Marina :lol:

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Your mom and aunt were probably happy to be away from the guests and just hang out with each other....been there!
Did your father keep his trailer garaged?
Looks way too nice to have been parked outside.

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:roll: No family but very good friends in those days (1975).
We had a summer camp in de woods in the Netherlands.
Did bring along all kind of sporting things, one of them had
the Mk1 Mini and we used it to jump over it.

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UHR850 wrote::roll: No family but very good friends in those days (1975).
We had a summer camp in de woods in the Netherlands.
Did bring along all kind of sporting things, one of them had
the Mk1 Mini and we used it to jump over it.

Kees.
great photos!

but google Duncan McKenzie - he was famous for been able to jump over a mini from the ground!

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