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    Hi! From PADDINGTON, Sydney, Australia

    Hi! Currently the owner of a 1966 Austin Healey BJ8, I have enjoyed British cars all my life (except when seduced by the Swedes and Germans) including the family Austin A50 CAmbridge and Austin A60, and my own Triumph 2/3 (2 with 3 frame and brakes); Daimler SP250 and Jag XK150 (both in pieces - I didnít get around to finishing) and Jag XK120 (hence my moniker) in lovely but not concours: 3.8 mkx engine, series 2 overdrive gearbox: drove much of the east coast of Oz: great fun, but sold to travel and buy guitars; Jag 340 fully optioned, but sold ditto, and now the big Healey, beautiful condition. Currently considering XJS coupe to continue Jag club membership. Current family wagon Range Rover Evoque SE 180. Canít get over the modern gadgets and automation! Itís not right!

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    Re: Hi! From PADDINGTON, Sydney, Australia

    Welcome to the British Car Forum Rob. It appears that you have the Brit car disease pretty bad
    Be sure to check out the different sections of the forum and do post some pics of your car!
    Paddington is a lovely section of Sydney. I spent some time there a couple of years ago.
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    Re: Hi! From PADDINGTON, Sydney, Australia

    Hello Rob

    Welcome to the forum.

    You have had a great selection of cars over the years. I was trying to buy a XK120 back in 1967 but could not stretch my savings that far so I bought a TR2 for a bit less than the XK.

    You will get plenty of tips and help in the AH section for your BJ8

    Post some photos of your BJ8

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    Re: Hi! From PADDINGTON, Sydney, Australia

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    Of course, to maintain security, I've carefully selected pictures to avoid giving any clue as to the city where the car is kept.

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    Re: Hi! From PADDINGTON, Sydney, Australia

    Welcome! Good call on the subterfuge, actually quite a good number of our members have flown to Australia and 'liberated' cars and smuggled them home

    OTOH if you had not altered the photos and posted them as originally taken:

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    we would have known instantly where you were!

    Seriously, glad you are here, stick around!
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    Re: Hi! From PADDINGTON, Sydney, Australia

    Great pics of your beautiful car. Get one in front of my favorite restaurant .... Mr. Wongs!

    P.S. I'll be keeping an eye out for your car next time I'm at Bondi Bch.
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    Re: Hi! From PADDINGTON, Sydney, Australia

    Great location wherever it is. Great looking AH.

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    Re: Hi! From PADDINGTON, Sydney, Australia

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    Re: Hi! From PADDINGTON, Sydney, Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by RobXK120 View Post
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    Last edited by Gliderman8; 08-03-2020 at 08:14 AM.
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    Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

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