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12-08-2004, 06:28 PM
Came across some old pictures in the family archive/photo box recently, these ones had cars in them and were all taken in England except for the last picture (taken in Germany I think)

Here an Austin or Morris 1800


Austin A30 or A35...


Morris Oxford? or Austin Cambridge? Picture taken in 1967


And one non-British picture... a VW Beetle picture, said to be a brand new car at time of picture, I think 1960's [edit - definitely an early oval window Beetle, 1955 or 1956?]


12-08-2004, 06:46 PM
And one more I liked quite abit (another picture from Germany I think, probably from the 1950's)


Having second thoughts about the year of the Beetle picture above, depending on the angle of the camera... that back window looks pretty small to me, an early example?

12-08-2004, 08:14 PM
The VW Beetle is probably 1956 or '57....I think '57 was the last year for the oval rear window.

12-08-2004, 08:32 PM
Definately an early VW with the smaller (and better-looking) window. Neat pics, thanks for sharing!

12-09-2004, 07:29 PM
and the Morris Oxford's a Morris Oxford - the grille and side chrome trim tell it apart from it's Austin Cambridge twin.

12-10-2004, 08:55 AM
Ah yes....but he was right about the Landcrab! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Trevor Triumph
12-10-2004, 12:52 PM
The cars were a trip. Thanks for sharing. I remember the Viscount aircraft as well. They used to fly over the house with that odd whistling sound. There were sort of a step between reciprocating engines adn the later jets, as I recall. T.T.

12-10-2004, 01:02 PM
No problem everyone...

To clarify... I do know what an Austin Cambridge/Morris Oxford (Farina-styled) looks like, and know that they are virtual twins of each other /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif And for that matter, the Landcrab could be either an Austin or Morris for all I know

Just sorting through some old family picture (or pictures found in the family photo box that aren't necessarily family), there aren't many pictures of cars in the 1950's though mostly other things

12-24-2004, 05:17 PM
I think that is an A30, again small back window, however it does appear to have a chromed grill as of an A35, maybe painted light colour?

Vickers Viscount was a turbo prop, basically a jet engine drove a turbine that was geared to the props. Rolls Royce 'Dart' if I recall correctly and very similar to engines of Fokker Friendship and the Fairchild equivalent.