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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:35 pm    Post subject: Brochure covers Reply with quote

Aft'noon folks,

Have you got any period brochures for your vehicles?

Or do you collect any old brochures?

This is probably the first one I picked up for the jolly green giant:



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another, from the days of owning early A40s ...



I've managed to hang on to many brochures that were collected in the 1970s through to the 1990s - in twenty years I'll start scanning some of the latter Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have got them for all the cars we have had and even better if the same colour as yours is on the front Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gillberry wrote:
Have got them for all the cars we have had and even better if the same colour as yours is on the front Very Happy


I've still got dad's Volvo Amazon brochures somewhere, must dig them out.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am also a sad collector of any factory brochures of any car I own.
Before the internet came up you had to find these at auto jumbles and so on. Now of course it has become much easier to get something but the fun of hunting, and seeing something new you did not knew existed, is missing.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have also got loads of old magazines that give reviews as well
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried to collect as much as I can for mine - fortunately being a limited build car, there isn't a massive amount, but it is sometimes surprising just how much was "nearly" published. I don't have to worry about whether the brochure car is the same colour, as they were only made in one colour. But I've got the two brochures, the range brochures that feature the car, an incomplete copy of the dealer information pack, and some contact prints of photos of a press car taken by someone who must have been reviewing it.

I gave up on my quest to have the most complete collection for my car when I read about a fellow Vauxhall fanatic in C&SC a few years back - not only does he have some press photos that were never released, and a 1/4-scale model of the car used in some wind tunnel experiments (found in a skip during clear-out at Luton, where his father worked), he keeps his brochures in a filing cabinet that was scrapped from Vauxhall's design department back then.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another from my late uncle's own collection (the motorcycle ones have got their own thread now).

In the mid-1960s he decided to buy a sportscar, and ended up with a new Mk2 Spitfire, in dark green. It met a sticky end one day at a road junction, colliding with another car which wrote it off.



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still have the 1992 Ford Sapphire RS Cosworth brochure from when I bought mine in 1993 as an ex management car.

I remember asking for a brochure at the time and was offered as many as I liked from a pile before they were thrown into the skip outside!

Near the same pile were brochures for the 1992 model year Ford Escort RS Cosworth which were also due for the skip.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going through a pile of old Autocars from the 50s and came across this tucked inside of one of them:-





This I've had about 30 years I guess, and I have the complete collection (except the Gucci Eventer) of all the Lynx brochures. Here are a couple:-





Very few Gucci ones were printed, but if you ever saw the car, of which only one exists, you'd feel ill. Green marquetry in the dashboard as an example.

In addition, I have a few press launch brochures including the XJS, XJ6, XK8, and strangely the NSX and most important of all the Maclaren F1. That is a pure work of art, including tracing paper with a cutaway in it.

Just got to love the truck and van covers above; they are so evocative, like railway posters.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a few Volvo PV ads. Brochures seem to be in the form of A4 flyers and are very factual, only the US versions are a little more fanciful (and are in English). Here is a Swedish 'brochure' for a 544, similar in vintage to my own.





By the early sixties, when this dates from, probably the merits or otherwise of the PV series, which had been in production since 1947, were well enough known not to need any excessive schmoozing from the Volvo PR dept.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BL's idea of affordable sportsters for the 1970s, 1977 to be precise.



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there much love/fondness/nostalgia for the old Marina in these parts?



As a nipper I'd often pop into Reads in Cheadle, the (then) local BL garage and dealer. After a look around I'd usually leave with a few brochures under my arm. I'm not sure that I've ever travelled in a Marina. A neighbour over the road had a Marina 2 that was disintegrating at a rapid rate. On the flip side, a gent up the road had a green example, it was always garaged and he doted upon it. It was in amazing condition, I think he had it until the late 1980s possibly a little later, and I don't recall it ever even being dirty. Maybe it survives.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sticking with Morris vehicles for a moment, but twenty or so years earlier than the Marina - the 1/2 ton Series III vans and pickups of the mid-1950s.



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
Is there much love/fondness/nostalgia for the old Marina in these parts?
RJ

I had a 1.3 Marina in the early part of my career. It was a white four door and I recall that it went extremely well considering that it had the old 1275 cc BMC unit. Its quite fashionable to scoff at Marinas today, but they were as good as most other smaller family saloons of the day.
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