Tag Archives: british

Triumph Spitfire 1500 Project

There is nothing quite like open top motoring. Even better classic low to the ground roadster. I’ve owned a Triumph Spitfire but that was almost a decade ago. It was a slightly tatty but very drivable 1974. That car remains … Continue reading

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New Project Car: 1965 Envoy Epic

I’m not done my Mercedes Benz 220D yet but I couldn’t resist picking up this 1965 Envoy Epic. It is the optimistically named Envoy Epic which is a Canadian only variant on the Vauxhall Viva HA sold at Chevrolet/Oldsmobile dealers. … Continue reading

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Classic Smith’s gauges

image used via redtimmy by Creative Commons license One of my favorite things about classic British cars is the wonderful Smith’s gauges most of them use. The speedometer on my Triumph Spitfire wasn’t always the most accurate at low speeds … Continue reading

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Unexpected find – Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

Quite unexpected find for southern Alberta was this Rolls Royce Silver Cloud. I can’t tell if its the inline six powered Silver Cloud I or the V8 Silver Cloud II. Behind it were two Porsche 911s – one of late … Continue reading

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1970 Vauxhall Viva GT

This Vauxhall Viva looks cosmetically fantastic especially with the GT package. Not many of these left in Canada and none where sold in the US. http://calgary.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-1970-Vauxhall-Viva-GT-W0QQAdIdZ273354071

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Sammio Spyder – 50s style sports car

The Sammio Spyder is a Triumph Herald based re-body that recalls the fantastic fiberglass body specials from the 1950s mostly utilizing flat head four cylinder Fords. There was an amazing variety of these specials as evidenced by the fantastic 1950s … Continue reading

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Volga Jaguar Hybrid

Now here is something you don’t see too often. A 1993 Jaguar XJ40 sedan with the nose and trunk of a classic GAZ 21 Volga. While I wouldn’t call it seamless the lines of the cars line up better than … Continue reading

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