One of these was up for auction a while back at BaT
- Brooklin, Maine, United States
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Monday, June 29, 2020
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from Reid Cunningham, on the road:
"Awaiting some work at a Boscawen, New Hampshire garage is this Series II or IIa Land Rover (1958-71). I had some help identifying it because the repair manual for a II and IIa was on the seat, probably to help the mechanic. It's still a working truck, there was a town transfer station sticker on the window. A three across front seat and facing jump seats means you could jam 7 inside under conditions very much the opposite of social distancing.
"I had the pleasure of driving a Defender for 4 years when work took us to the UK. Those vents at the bottom of the front window screen are brilliant, they let in lots of air even at modest speeds. It was slow, ungainly, rough riding and totally enjoyable every moment of driving. The Defender was supposed to be a big improvement suspension-wise over the Series Rovers. I suspect with its more crude ride, this would be an even more enjoyable experience."
AL: our favorite LR, Grizzly Torque, posted a while back.
Posted by autoliterate at 8:30 AM
Thursday, June 25, 2020
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Sunday, June 21, 2020
Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh. A 1973 Eldorado with a bit of a custom grill. Don't know if that was dealer item to add some pizzazz (the word we would have used before bling?), or a trip through a 1973 J.C. Whitney catalog (I miss the J.C. Whitney catalog, it was a dream factory of repair, performance improvements and appearance upgrades for whatever ride you owned or wanted to own)."
AL posted a '76 Eldorado in Maine. Summah car.
Then there is the iconic '59 Eldorado.
Posted by autoliterate at 6:30 AM
Saturday, June 20, 2020
AL: more Advanced Design trucks posted here.
Friday, June 19, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
earlier version in Cambridge, a while back. This era of Lincolns had seek Italianesque style, kind of deliberate statement of euro-sophistication vs the Cadillacs of the late 50s, early 60s. The Linc was on the block at BaT
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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Thursday, June 11, 2020
It looks like a low-mileage clean machine. Your basic auto tank. Show the car some respect, and drive it forever. Goes on the block today at BaT
AL has posted a bunch of Swedish meatballs, from the P-210 of Portland (Maine) to the green 440 of Groningen. And several Volvos-in-progress at Alan's Auto in Portland.
Posted by autoliterate at 9:42 AM
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
from Jonathan Welsh: "Back in Montclair, N.J., this week and came across a lovely Alpine from the final 1965-68 series with the "big" 1725cc engine. Earlier models had smaller mills, bigger tailfins.
British boutique carmaker Rootes Group built just over 69,000 Alpines from '59 to '68. Carroll Shelby of Cobra fame helped develop a souped-up version with a Ford 260 V8, called the Tiger."
Posted by autoliterate at 11:56 AM