Just a nice period picture

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Love those ‘59 pics
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bill773mini
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surfblue63 wrote: Mon Jul 11, 2022 6:37 pm This is a Heinz 57 Hornet :o

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It’s a very interesting story on LLH827D. It was pulled out of a scrap yard in 1973, I have the as found photos. If it hadn’t been customised it would have died at 7 years old. Not to my tastes but it’s loved and cherished by its owners.

2016 at the 50th anniversary I organised.
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This is a great early shot. I have used it before when trying to explain parts book change points for parts and their total lack of actual factual use. Here’s a photo of the Longbridge line showing a LHD North America spec Deluxe (cloth seats) with the revised air filter and behind it on the line is a RHD with the early type and behind that another revised type. Mix and match at its BMC best.
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There’s a stack of air filters on the floor, way past where they’d be fitted on the line. Maybe they’re changing them to the newer type???
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Interesting to see those cars with no overriders fitted but having the opening rear quarter windows which suggest a de-luxe spec?

As you say, that Heinz Hornet is an ugly sod but at least it has survived and is loved 8-)
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Oneball wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 10:01 am There’s a stack of air filters on the floor, way past where they’d be fitted on the line. Maybe they’re changing them to the newer type???
Very probably
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Old English White wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:00 am Interesting to see those cars with no overriders fitted but having the opening rear quarter windows which suggest a de-luxe spec?

As you say, that Heinz Hornet is an ugly sod but at least it has survived and is loved 8-)
Early on it was again not fully accurate to say all Deluxes had them. Some build records actually list them as additional options on Deluxe while some don’t even though their a standard fitment on a Deluxe according to the spec sheets.
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Moor Lane, between Exeter and Honiton on the old A30.
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What a photo - if they haven't used already, would make a great advert...even got a little garden going on by the side of his box :D
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5 star petrol 71p a gallon 1970's....on its way to the £1 gallon!
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