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Austin A55 Cambridge Mk2 1959
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andycars



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rick,
It's www.carandclassic.co.uk. When you get into the site there is a menu across the top of the page. Select "Latest" which gives a list of cars for sale with the most recent at the top. This one went on yesterday (Fri 10th) and quite a lot have been added since so you'll need to scroll down quite a way. Select the car you want to take you to the ad, from where you can e-mail seller.
Don't try to find it by selecting "Morris" from the left hand list - I just tried that and couldn't find it.
If you get a problem this is a contact number for the Oxford:
07043 240434 (Privacy Service)
Don't know what Privacy Service means - presumably this isn't the seller's direct No.
Hop this helps,
Andrew
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah righty on there is it, I've dropped the seller a line to find out more
thanks for that, Rick
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems to be the time of year for MOT'ing, both the 'moderns'(ish) are legal for another 12 earth months, as is the black A40 which passed a few weeks back. This just leaves the A55, which is due shortly. I had a quick nosey around it today and a good greasing, a tweak of brake adjustment, and checking the obvious stuff (lights mainly) will hopefully see it through another test - fingers crossed...

RJ
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MOT successfully passed this morning, woohooo Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As mentioned elsewhere, the A55 has (temporarily) lost its undercover storage, just in time for several days of decent snowfall Rolling Eyes at least it isn't being subjected to the terribly salty roads, so as long as the snow build up is regularly brushed off, it shouldn't come to any harm. Plus being outside it'll have more chance to dry off than if I was to put it away again too quickly!

I've put about 1500 miles on it since buying it last April, and although cosmetically it's no Bardot or Marilyn, I really like it Smile




The modern can stay covered in snow Smile



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PAUL BEAUMONT



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick, you should turn the first photo into a Christmas card!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul,

It's the rear view that has the twin Christmas trees!

Peter Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
Paul,

It's the rear view that has the twin Christmas trees!

Peter Very Happy


I think pukka Christmas trees have brighter lights Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

High time for an update on the A55 front. Actually there isn't a great deal to report - the last few months it's been deputising as my main runabout - the modern-ish has had some reliability wobbles so tends to sit on the drive not doing much, and er indoors has been using our Volvo estate, so I use the A55 when I need to.

The other evening it was treated it to some fresh oil - despite only having done 1600 miles or so since the last change it was amazingly gloopy - must be the short runs it tends to do. It's nice to use it as intended, all weathers etc - cruising along yesterday in the rain, wipers going, lights on, and the heater wafting warm breezes in my direction was great.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am pleased its being used as it was meant to be - looks very smart
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a very nice car you've got there Rick. I quite fancy one myself but at my age the insurance would be too high Sad

As Phil says, it's great to see it being used, as they're very rare now, and it's been years since I last saw one on the road!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil - Nottingham wrote:
I am pleased its being used as it was meant to be - looks very smart


Smile cosmetically it is a little challenged, but for a regular user it isn't a problem. I was more interested in the underside, regular oilings since the 60s have helped there. I might sell it shortly, although not 100% sure as yet

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracking looking Farina Rick!.Are you in the COOC? An excellent club and forum to go with it.I run a Wolseley 6/110 4spd manual everyday
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ady wrote:
Cracking looking Farina Rick!.Are you in the COOC? An excellent club and forum to go with it.I run a Wolseley 6/110 4spd manual everyday


any photos to hand of the Wolseley?? a friend of mine has reported a building with various 16/60s decaying away in it, one might be restorable but the others are probably parts-cars only. No 6/110s though.

The Cambridge's MOT is up shortly, so gave it a greasing yesterday and a general looking over

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Successful MOT visit yesterday, so all being well legal for another 12 months. It gets used quite regularly at the moment, all weathers, so is definitely earning its keep Smile

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