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Motor cars in my life

These are cars that I know, and in most cases have owned or at least driven, so the selection is autobiographical; and what I think of as “modern” is not strictly chronological and might not fit other’s concepts of what is modern.  It would not be fair to say what I think of as “grey porridge”: it is usually obvious but cannot be defined.

 

 

 

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group A : pre-war

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alvis 10/40

 

 

 

Bugatti 57

 

 

 

Alvis 12/50

 

 

 

Citroën Light 15 (11CV)

 

 

 

Alvis 12/50 special

 

 

 

Hispano-Suiza

 

 

 

Austin 20 limousine

 

 

 

Humber Super Snipe (wartime)

 

 

 

Austin 7

 

 

 

Jeep (wartime)

 

 

 

Bentley 3½ litres

 

 

 

Morris Minor 2-seater (1)

 

 

 

Bentley 4 litres

 

 

 

Morris Minor 2-seater (2)

 

 

 

Bentley 8 litres

 

 

 

Renault Juvaquatre (pre & post)

 

 

 

BMW 327

 

 

 

Rolls Royce Phantom III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

group B : post-war early

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alfa Romeo Guiletta Berlina

 

 

 

Jowett Bradford Van

 

 

 

Austin A40 (Farina)

 

 

 

Jowett Javelin

 

 

 

Austin Mini

 

 

 

Lanchester LD 10

 

 

 

Bentley Mk VI

 

 

 

Mercedes-Benz 170

 

 

 

BMW (Baroque Angel)

 

 

 

Morgan Plus Four

 

 

 

Bristol

 

 

 

Morris Minors

 

 

 

Citroën 2CV

 

 

 

Ogle SX1000

 

 

 

Citroën DS

 

 

 

Renault 4

 

 

 

Daimler Conquest Century

 

 

 

Renault 6

 

 

 

Daimler Conquest New Drophead Coupe

 

 

 

Renault 8 (or 10)

 

 

 

Daimler Dauphin

 

 

 

Riley Pathfinder

 

 

 

Daimler Empress

 

 

 

Standard 8

 

 

 

Daimler DN250

 

 

 

Sunbeam Alpine (Talbot 90)

 

 

 

Fiat Nuova 500

 

 

 

Vauxhall Wyvern

 

 

 

Ford Consul Capri

 

 

 

Volkswagen 411 Estate

 

 

 

Ford Consul Mark 2

 

 

 

Volkswagen Type 11 (Beetle)

 

 

 

Humber Hawk

 

 

 

Volvo Amazon

 

 

 

Jaguar Mks VII to IX

 

 

 

Wolseley 1500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

group C : post-war later

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audi 100 Avant

 

 

 

Matra 530

 

 

 

Austin 1100

 

 

 

Opel Manta

 

 

 

Austin 1800 (Landcrab)

 

 

 

Peugeot 203

 

 

 

Austin Allegro 1500

 

 

 

Porsche 911

 

 

 

Austin Cambridge (Farina)

 

 

 

Range Rover

 

 

 

Austin Healey Sprite

 

 

 

Range Rover CSK

 

 

 

Austin Maestro

 

 

 

Reliant Scimitar GT & GTE

 

 

 

BMW 7 Series

 

 

 

Rover 3.5 Litre Coupé (P5B)

 

 

 

Citroën Visa

 

 

 

Rover 3-Litre (P5)

 

 

 

Daimler (Jag) DS 420 Limousine

 

 

 

Saabs 93 to 96

 

 

 

Ford Lotus Cortina Mk 1

 

 

 

Trabant

 

 

 

Honda Z600

 

 

 

Triumph 1300

 

 

 

Humber Sceptre

 

 

 

Triumph 2.5

 

 

 

Jaguar E Type

 

 

 

Triumph Herald

 

 

 

Jaguar 2.4 & 3.4

 

 

 

Triumph Vitesse

 

 

 

Jaguar Mk 2

 

 

 

Turner

 

 

 

Jeep - Chrysler Cherokee Chief

 

 

 

Vauxhall Cavalier

 

 

 

Lada 1200

 

 

 

Vauxhall Chevette

 

 

 

Land Rover 110

 

 

 

Volkswagen Caravelle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

group D : moderns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BMW 1 Series

 

 

 

Rover 800 Coupé

 

 

 

BMW 3 Series

 

 

 

Seat Leon

 

 

 

Ford Fiesta

 

 

 

Toyota Avensis

 

 

 

Ford Transit Van

 

 

 

Volkswagen Bora

 

 

 

Kia Picanta

 

 

 

Volkswagen Golfs

 

 

 

Land Rover 90 Pickup

 

 

 

Volkswagen Passat Estate

 

 

 

Lotus Elise

 

 

 

Volkswagen Polo (early)

 

 

 

Rolls Royce Phantom

 

 

 

Volkswagen Polo (newer)

 

 

 

Rover 25

 

 

 

Volkswagen Scirocco

 

 

 

Rover 75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

group E : miscellaneous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

grey porridge cars

 

 

 

motorists and bicyclists

 

 

 

 

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