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  • ombugge
    started a topic Veteran Cars

    Veteran Cars

    I don't know what is the official definition of a Veteran Car in various countries, by any vehicle over 25 years old has that distinction in Singapore.

    What I do know is that we don't have a thread for Veteran Cars on CVF. (Or do we??)

    To kick one off, here is one old vehicle seen on the streets of Singapore a few days ago.
    This one must most certainly qualify under that category:

  • Sterkoder
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    I notice the owner list himself as 'single' on Facebook.
    As a owner and restorer of veteran cars, I can understand that there's no Mrs. (haha)

  • pakarang
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    A very beautiful MB that one, and I like the red colour on it too. Looks like it has been restored with great passion, love and skills.

  • ombugge
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    Present owner is a restorer of veteran cars. (Not sure if hobby or professional)
    He told me he restored and sold on, but he may be keeping this one for own use.

  • Sterkoder
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    Mercedes-Benz 170 DS, model 1952.
    Registered in Norway first time 5th September 1963, registered to present owner 19th April 2018.
    Engine is a 1767 cm³ diesel.

  • Ralf__
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    These are not easy to me to identify, but we should have here a Mercedes 220 (W187) 1951-1955. Very nice!!

  • ombugge
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    This veteran car spotted in Aalesund a few days ago:






    Against the setting sun:


    Interior look:

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  • wherrygirl
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    And this is the one that Ralf sometimes drives http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...208#post184208 Ralf took me for a ride in it - glorious engine sounds!
    I glanced at this thread just wondering if by chance the CAR of all cars might be there, but not having much hope. But there was one, I could scarcely believe my eyes.

  • Ralf__
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    #166: I have to start this one with a remark to the Mercedes 280SE 3.5. He has also a petrol engine. A V8 with 200hp.
    The first Diesel in the S-class was a 3.0 in the next generation, exclusively for the States.

    #168: In the background we can see a Alfa Romeo GTV 6, Series 2, (1980-1986), 6 cylinder engine and 158hp. Complicated was the transaxle gear transmission (motor in front, gearbox in the back). I was fascinated in these days and had a brochure under my pillow. The Alfa GTV had a role in James Bond's "Octopussy": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBlza9BPl74

    #169: The Volvo is well explained.

    #170/1: Fiat 124 Coupé (1972-1976). It is the 2nd facelift, which made the car not better looking, but now new motors with up to 118hp.
    #170/1: Fiat Nuova 500, i guess this is older than the other one, maybe the D-series with 17,5 hp (1960-1965).
    #170/2: Opel Rekord P1 (1957-1962). Very nice and rare are the additional yellow headlamps.
    #170/3: Citroen 11 CV: here i guess version 11BL (Légère) (1945-1952), fascinating, very spacious inside, had last year the opportunity to have a short ride, just great!
    #170/4: Toyota Carina Estate A4 (1980-1982) version after facelift. Father of Avensis.
    #170/5: Mercedes W110 "Flosse" (fin) as 200D (1965-1968), very stylish as Taxi-version, 55hp.
    #170/6: Volvo Amazon (120), same version as before.
    #170/7: Ford Capri II (inofficial III) 2,8 injection 160hp, (1981-1986), the mother of a school friend had a 2,3 with 108hp, in which we had our first snow drifts on the supermarkt parking.

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  • Ralf__
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    #167/4 Rover 3500 P6 (1968-1971) wonderful motor, spacious inside, but not the boot, when the spare tyre is inside. Therefore it was possible to mount it on the back hood. My friend owns one, but i had up to now not the possiblity to have a ride. The comfort and road holding shall be outstanding. This one is looking a bit tired.
    #167/5 Volvo Amazon (120) (1965-1969). I don't think, this is the original colour. But attractive.
    #167/6 Ford Fiesta Mark I (1976-1983) Good construction, nice to drive, friend and aunt had those. But i remember also that it was very noisy inside. A friends sister had one with wide base tyres, this was following extremely each groove in the road.

    #168/1-4 Excalibur Phaeton Series III (1975-1980), 7.4l big block Chevrolet motor, blinker and rear lamps from VW 1302 beetle. Free design intepretation of Mercedes 1930 SSK.

    to be continued...

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  • Ralf__
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    #165/1 Fiat Nuova 500, i guess "F" (1969-1972) 18hp
    #165/2 BMW 1600 (1602), 1800 (1802), 2000 (2002), 2000tii (2002tii), 1971 - 1974, produced less than 26.000 pieces. Had severe problems with corrosion. A friend of mine in the army had one and often we had to weld all weekend to drive to the casern on sunday eve again... but nice to drive.
    #165/3 Fiat 125 (1967-1972) in Italy, later also in Poland, Soviet Union (as Lada), Yugoslavia (Zastava) and Argentina and many more countries...
    #165/4 Fiat Panda (1980-2003), i think this is a late one so maybe no real veteran yet.
    #165/5 Citroen DS20 or DSpecial (1967-1972), if the hubcaps are original, it is a DS20. Totally amazing car, no not a car, a philosphy. A dream of mine.
    #165/6 Auto Union 1000. (1958-1959). Different from the earlier DKW F95 is the front grill, you can see it on #167/1. Amazing good shape!!

    #166/1-3 perfect explained

    #167/1 Corvette C1 Convertible (this look 1958-1961)
    #167/2 Corvette C3 Stingray Coupé (1970-1972)
    #167/3 Volvo PV544 (1958-1961) new front window, old hubcaps.

    to be continued...

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  • Ralf__
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    Okay, what do we see.

    #163/1,2 1989 Chevrolet Camaro IROC (the sporty version)
    #163/3 Bentley S2 from the early 60ies (1959-1962)
    #163/4 Ford Mustang 1964-1967
    #163/5 1979 Lincoln Continental
    #163/6 Morris Minor Convertible , sometimes i have the pleasure to drive one, Ivy knows it...

    #164/2 Mercedes SLC type C-107, 1971-1981
    #164/3 Commer Cob ca 1961
    #164/4 Saab 96 V4 1974-1977
    #164/5 Saab 96 first serie 1960-1963
    #164/6 Mazda 626 1979-1982

    to be continued...

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  • pakarang
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    Love the variety of the cars, even an older Mazda too.... perhaps the blue Mazda was a 626.

    My step-father had one of those, and as far as I remember it was orange-brown-yellowish in color.... so many trips with me as a car-sick passenger. Back then, smoking in the car was not an issue. YUCK!

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  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    This Saturday was the Storfjorden Automobilklubb's Veteran meet in the pedestrian street in Aalesund. I got most of them FYE. The car enthusiasts can do the naming and other details. Starting from the north end of Kongensgt.:

    Nice one, that is my summertime dream car if I had the tools, time and knowledge to run and maintain something like that.

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  • Ralf__
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    Veeery interesting compilation. And yes there are names and stories. Will tell them, when i am back from my business trip at the end of the week.
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