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Old Classic Car UK (OCC) contains a wealth of information about classic and vintage cars in the UK and beyond, plus memorabilia that relates to the nostalgia that many people have for motoring in the olden days.
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Latest updates

The Road
The Road Sign Puzzle
A hand-held transportation-related game from the 1940s/1950s
Vintage Aston
Vintage Aston Martin
New on the OCC Youtube channel, a 1922 Aston heads-up
Ford 8s
Ford 8s and 10s
Added, slideshow ft Ford Pop 103Es, Model Ys, 7Ws etc
Preserving old
Preserving old oil cans
Added, a quick chat about oily-ragging old cans
Morris 8
Morris 8 update
Continuing progress on the Morris' re-commissioning (F)
Classic car
Classic car quiz 2
A second 50-question test now uploaded
Safety Through
Safety Through Courtesy
Illustrated road safety leaflet from the AA, 1952
Classic cars
Classic cars quiz
Test your knowledge with this 50 question quiz!

Latest old-car video

Videos are regularly posted to the OCC Youtube channel. A recent upload is shown below, viewable by clicking here:
Sample of classic car videos

Featured areas of Old Classic Car

Austin 7 photo 1920s Brooklands track 1960s Vauxhall Victor Tuned Ford Escort Mk1 Triumph Dolomite car from the 1930s Barn-find Rover saloon Alfa Romeo 2600 Zagato 1950s tyre inflator

Articles on buying, driving and selling

Servicing a Standard 10's engine
Articles about buying, running and selling classic cars. Also advice on rustproofing to keep the tin worm at bay, storing a vehicle, popular choices, preparing for a show appearance, driving, and pointers on starting an engine that hasn't run for years. These and many more subjects are covered here at Old Classic Cars UK.
Mk1 Austin Mini barn find Barn finds
There's something about "barn find", "garage find" or "shed find" classics, often an air of mystery surrounds them - how did they end up in this state, and will they be saved? Here, a number of such discoveries that I've been a party to, are described. These include an Austin Mini Mk1, found in an over-grown garage. But what eventually happened to it ...?
MGB GT Choosing a restorer
Selecting an individual or business to restore your pride & joy can be a fraught experience. In this article, a number of factors to consider and tips to help smooth the process are given.
Triumph Vitesse Crumbling classics
Casting an eye over online advertisements, looking at some of the restoration projects out there in need of urgent TLC.
MG sportscar Daily drivers
Many survivors are simply used for weekend drives to the countryside, and/or shows, but what about the die-hard enthusiast who plans to use his or her retro car on a daily basis? Thoughts on the topic of choosing and maintaining a "daily driver" are given here.
MG sports Dealing with rust
For every immaculate Austin, Morris or Ford out there, several other neglected examples cling onto life with the weakest of grips, rust being the main culprit responsible for them now falling into disrepair. Even the best examples need looking after to prevent rust taking a hold, this article takes a look at where to find rust, and how to prevent it from forming.
Practical Motorist magazine Diary of a young enthusiast
Our son's views on the world of collecting, including articles about his collection of 1930s/1940s/1950s Dinky and Crescent die-casts.
Ford Prefect Disadvantages
Even the most obsessed enthusiast will, if pressed, admit that not everything concerning our favourite four-wheeled steeds is brilliant. Cruising ability, safety, visibility, and marginal spares availability for example can all be downsides to the hobby that owners have to face up to and deal with, as this article explains.
1950s style driving in a Jowett Javelin Driving 1950s style
Anyone more used to driving a modern four-wheeled appliance will, likely as not, panic at the thought of jumping behind the wheel of, and taking to the road in, anything from the 1950s. The basic theory of driving any powered transport from the 1950s is broadly comparable to its modern equivalent, but this article sheds light on the differences to be expected.
Estates and station wagons Estates
More unusual than a saloon, and arguably more useful - ancient estates (station wagons/shooting brakes). Un-molested examples can he hard to find, but a good one makes for a great choice IMO. Ten varied choices of (mainly) British examples are described.
Hillman Minx FAQ Part 1 and Part 2
Based on emails received over the many years that this site has been running, a collection of frequently-asked-questions and suggested responses.
Triumph Herald Find my car
Visitors to OCC seek help in tracking down long-lost vehicles of a certain age.
Lotus Elan +2 Finding spares
Tips on how to source spare parts - including thoughts on the merits (or otherwise) of buying a spare parts donor.
Ford-based special of the 1950s Ford-based specials
Home-builts based on Ford 8/10 running gear were all the rage throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s, utilising fibreglass bodyshells produced by a myriad of firms such as Ashley, Falcon, Buckler and Tornado, all designed to fit the Ford chassis.
TVR Future classics - Sportscars, Performance models, Family favourites, Luxury marques and Best forgotten!?!?
Four pages, written a little while ago and slightly tongue-in-cheek, suggesting which might be the collectables of the future. Many of those included most definitely are now in that camp.
Motorist in the 1950s How to buy a classic car and Types of classic
Advice on seeking out and buying the best example you can. Article two considers the different types of preserved vehicle available. In the dropdown are a number of buyer's guides:
Rover P5B Laying up a car
Help with the laying up process, perhaps over the winter or for a longer period of time.
Spark plugs Looking after
With a suitable oldie sat in the drive or garage, a few pointers on how best to look after it. This includes how to check the engine oil, dealing with rusted nuts, checking spark plugs, and adjusting SU carburettors.
Garage MOT preparation
The MOT is only compulsory for private cars under forty years of age now in the UK, however many motorists with older vehicles continue with an annual MOT inspection. Guidance on what to check for before heading off to the Test (initially known as the "Ten Year Test") is here.
Towing an Austin A40 Farina Moving a car and Towing car trailers
Suggestions on how to safely move a non-runner. The first article covers the options, ie use of a professional recovery firm, using a trailer, an A-frame, or a wheeled towing dolly. Article two focuses specifically on how to safely tow using a trailer.
Ford Anglia Popular choices
Old favourites such as the Morris Minor, and the Ford Anglia 105E, described here.
Jaguar S-Type Restored or unrestored?
Pondering whether to buy a restored example, or a project that then needs restoring? Read this guide first.
Tatra Save money on motoring
Whether running an oldie or a modern, no-one wants to waste money. Have a read of this article and maybe pick up a few tips on how to save money while at the wheel.
Car in garage Security
Guidance on how to protect your classic and its contents, including tips on the best place to park at night, and ways to immobilise a vehicle.
Jaguar E-Type Roadster Selling classic cars
Suggestions on how to go about parting with your beloved, and how to establish a valuation.
Orange Lamborghini Miura Show preparation
Various recommendations on how to go about preparing for a show appearance, including tips on concours preparation.
Tow starting a car Starting a car's engine
The different ways that a reluctant engine can be persuaded to run when the battery is flat. Advice on the correct use of a starting handle, plus bump starting, and jump starting.
Austin Somerset Storage and garaging plus Storage in the garage
Thoughts on storage, whether at home in the driveway or in a garage, in a rented lock-up, or with a serviced storage facility. In the second article, ideas on how to maximise the space available in a home garage.
A vintage tourer Vintage matters
Thoughts on the vintage era, and also the post-vintage days leading up to WW2.
Austin 7 Ruby Wanted - old car or van
Wanted, barn-finds and similar non-runners. Also see the Old Car site.
Humber Super Snipe Where to buy and Why buy a classic?
Firstly, suggested places to look when thinking of buying, followed by a second article giving good reasons for choosing one in the first place.
Morris 1100 in winter Winter preparation
Whether you plan to drive it throughout the winter, or tuck it up safe, warm and dry in a cosy garage, there are several key jobs to undertake to ensure its wellbeing.
Workshop vice Workshop safety and Asbestos & older cars
Dos and don'ts in the workshop are listed in the first article linked to here. The second looks at the issue of asbestos in certain components that might turn up on older vehicles being worked upon.
A vintage Studebaker Your classics
Articles submitted by visitors to OCC, describing the four-wheeled gem(s) that they own, ranging from the vintage era right through to the 1970s.
Volvo PV544 and an old road sign More articles and More sites
More articles with a motoring theme to them, including just going out for a drive for the heck of it, an old flame re-surfacing in the classifieds, and a promotion from the 1930s that included use of Austin motor-cars. The second page lists a few of my other sites.

Automobilia and collectables

Automobilia
In this corner of OCC, collectables that relate to the world of motoring ("Automobilia") are covered. For instance, there is a wealth of garage-related paperwork, including old invoices, receipts, sales and promotional items, and lots more. Items relating to specific makes and models, as well as motorsport, can also be found.
Classic collectables An introduction to collecting automobilia
Tips on choosing what type of automobilia to collect, based on available storage space and funds.
Car adverts Adverts pt1 and Adverts pt2
Two pages of early vehicle advertisements, including coaches, lorries, vans and accessories.
Book reviews Book reviews
Transport books reviewed.
Car brochures Car brochures
A new addition to OCC, this section will grow to include reviews of period manufacturer sales brochures dating from the 1930s through to the 1980s, from my own collection.
Car magazines Car magazines
Here, a wide selection of older motoring magazines are featured, going back to the early years of the 20th Century. British magazines pre-dominate in this section, although rare titles from the USA and elsewhere in Europe are present. A number of trade and owners' club magazines are also described in detail, as are various publications issued by manufacturers themselves.
Cars on book covers Children's motor books
A great many children's books and annuals were either about transportation, or else featured illustrations of transport-related scenes on their covers. Five pages of book scans have been uploaded to date.
Classic car collectables Collectables
Several hundred pages of ephemera relating to older vehicles, including AA badges, tax discs, garage paperwork, sales leaflets and more.
Car literature Literature
Thoughts on collecting related books, magazines, brochures and other similar literature.
Motor racing collectables Motor racing memorabilia
An article that looks at the collecting of memorabilia relating to motor racing in the 1900s to the 1960s, with a few examples.
Car games Motoring games
Board games and card games that relate to the automobile have long been produced, and in this area a number of them are described. Magnetic and electrically-operated slot-car games receive coverage too, as do old transport-related jigsaw puzzles.
Motoring humour Motoring humour
Books, postcards and cartoons all with a humorous take on the subject.
Old race programmes Old racing programmes
Casting an eye over a broad selection of historic racing programmes for events held at venues such as Brooklands, Donington, Goodwood and Shelsley Walsh.
Classic pedal cars Pedal cars
Within this section there are several pages devoted to collectable types from the olden days, including a small archive of original photographs that feature examples from the 1920s-onwards. There is also a section describing Tri-ang's extensive range in the mid-1930s.
Petrol & oil Petrol & oil related
Discussing petroliana - items relating to petrol and oil companies, including petrol tins, enamel signs, pourers and more.
Classic car radios Radios
Tips on choosing a period-correct radio.
Sound effects records Records
Sound-effects records (33/45/78rpm) from the 1940s-1960s recorded on road and track. One rare example recalls demonstration runs held at Oulton Park in 1958 of the Mercedes-Benz "Silver Arrows".
Road maps Road maps
Collecting old road maps is one of the more affordable collecting areas, in this article a number of publications from around the world - going back to the 1920s - are shown.
Road signs Road signs
Surviving examples of early British road signs, and scans from period publications of other signs to look out for.
Tools Tools
Original branded toolkit spanners as supplied by motor manufacturers in the 1930s to the 1960s.
The Bond Bug Toy cars
Many enthusiasts will have a favourite toy they remember from their youth. Here, pages are given over to retro die-cast, tin-plate and plastic toys, also including vans and lorries. Makers such as Dinky, Crescent, JNF, Tri-ang and Chad Valley are all represented, as are a few oddball one-offs.
Brokwn down car Trading cards
Transport subjects were commonplace within the world of trade card collecting years ago, and here a selection of sets with classic cars in them are presented.

Car accessories and tuning companies

Austin A35 racing
Since the early days of motoring, individuals and companies have sought to modify and improve upon standard production offerings. This section focuses on just some of the period accessories, gadgets and tuning goodies that were made available to motorists from the earliest years of the 20th Century, through to the 1970s.
Telulog Gadgets & tools
Handy inventions designed to help the motorist and/or garage owner, or improve upon a particular type's specification - including lamps, servicing/diagnostic systems, auxiliary gauges, lifts and more.
Modifying a classic Modifying cars
Take a look at this article which discusses some of the pro's and con's of modifications, either for fast road use, or competition work.
SU carburettors Period tuning companies
In this section, many of the leading British engine tuning companies of the 1950s and 1960s are featured, including Speedwell, Speedex, Aquaplane, Marshall Nordec, Bowden and SAH Triumphtune, to name just a few.
SU carburettors Popular accessories
This article walks down memory lane, recalling the optional accessories offered by sales agencies and accessory retailers "back in the day".

Classic lorries, vans and pickup trucks

A Fordson 7V flatbed
Ancient vans, lorries and pickups have long been favourites in these parts (see "In the Motor House" on this page for examples at OCC HQ), so here the subject of classic commercial vehicles - whether large or small - falls under the spotlight.
Historic lorries
Advice for anyone thinking of buying a preserved lorry. This article considers subjects such as the likely running costs of such a machine, whether to choose a restored or un-restored example, and the oft-sticky issue of storing an over-size vehicle given that so many old farm buildings have been converted into living accommodation. Also a few thoughts on driving licence restrictions on larger vehicles are covered.
Vans and pickups
Collecting vans and pickups is a popular pastime for many, partly because they tend to be rarer than their contemporary saloon brothers, and also because even if you have a line-up of similar models at a show, their varied liveries still make for an interesting display. This article considers points to think about when choosing a light van or pickup to buy, and also has pages dedicated to some of the popular British types worthy of consideration.
1950s Albion tanker

Image archive

Old motoring photos
Thousands of pages at OCC are given over to photographs of veteran, vintage, and classic vehicles. There's a mix of images taken at shows in recent years, and a large collection of in-period, "back in the day", photographs - many of which are in black & white - featuring automotive gems from the 1900s through to the 1970s.

Photo Of The Day: I owned this 1959 Austin A55 for two or three years and it proved to be a great regular-user.

I owned this 1959 Austin A55 for two or three years and it proved to be a great regular-user.
Modern-day Photos.
Ageing photos
Scrapyards & junkyards
Shows & events
Street rods & customs
From the 1920s/1930s
From the 1940s
From the 1950s
From the 1960s
From the 1970s
Period Photos.
Mysteries
Motorcycles
Postcards of vehicles Pg1
Postcards of vehicles Pg2
Image archive
The image archive has been built up over many years, and now contains several thousand original, period, photographs of road transport in its many forms. These date from the early 20th Century, through to the 1970s. Many are from my own collection, while others have been kindly sent over to me by site visitors since OCC's launch in 2001. The above dropdown offers a quick way to jump to pages within the archive. A number of the photographs have been put into slideshows hosted on Youtube, on the left is one example, available to view here.
Sample set of photos

In the Motor House

1953 Volvo
A number of aged motor vehicles clutter the garage here at OCC HQ. They include the Mk1 Austin A40 that has been in the family from new, now needing some restoration, to a couple of lorries, a vintage Dodge tourer, a post-war Volvo PV444, and a pre-war Morris that - like the A40 - needs restoring.
Austin A40 Austin A40. This Mk1 example of Austin's A40 Farina model was built in 1960, and bought new by my (late) great aunt and uncle, from a BMC sales agent in Exeter. He owned and ran the Austin until the late 1980s when it came to ourselves. I took (and passed) my driving test behind the wheel of the A40, and then used it as school transport during my A levels. It was last on the road in the mid-1990s. More history on this it can be found on the Austin A40 Mk1 page.
Commer Commer Superpoise racing car transporter. In 2014 I discovered that this unique vehicle from 1950 was likely to be scrapped, if a home couldn't be found ASAP. It was a genuine "barn find", sat in an open-sided barn since 1970/1972 after its final outing to a race meeting at Crystal Palace. The full history of this unique lorry is now on the Commer racing car transporter page.
Dodge car 1924 Dodge tourer. The Dodge spent most of its life in Australia, although when I bought it in 2012 it had been imported already by a dealer. It needed a lot of fettling to get it something like usable, and has been used regularly for local trips, shows, VSCC meetings and school runs. More details can be found in the Dodge tourer thread, running on the OCC Forum.
Dodge racing car transporter 1940 Dodge racing car transporter & trailer. I stumbled across this mighty Dodge back in 1995, corroding away and looking very forlorn. Later research uncovered its fascinating history, from its early years as a crewbus serving in the RAF during WW2, to a post-war life as a transporter. Its history, and the story of its restoration, can be found in the Dodge racing car restoration section, here at OCC.
Classic Fergie tractor Grey Fergie tractor. Buying this was dad's idea. As kids, my brother and I would often cadge a ride in the tray on the back of a Ferguson tractor, so when this Fergie came up for sale locally, it seemed like a good idea to take it on.
MGB Roadster MGB Roadster factory development car. Anything with a traceable history is always of interest, so when this rubber-bumper MGB Roadster turned up for sale, I set my sights on buying it. It has under 20k miles on the clock, and - being a LHD smog-equipped MGB - was destined for the USA before being removed from the production line, and tasked by British Leyland with various development duties at Gaydon etc. The documented history of the MG is on the MGB Roadster page.
Morris Minor Morris Minor two-seater. I've always liked pre-war cars. In 2009 I was able to purchase this 1932 Morris Minor. It had been sat in a brick outbuilding for a few decades, but it didn't take long to get its engine running. Currently it needs more work to see it back on the road. For several years it shared garage space with a 1934 saloon that I ran. More on the '32 Minor on the OCC Forum: Morris Minor.
Others classics >>
Tales of my occasional motoring woes can be found across OCC, including on the following pages: Misbehaving Jaguars and BMWs, SAAB meets Porsche, Spitfire woes, and Three-wheel Austin A40. My wife's take on life at OCC HQ can be found on the Living with a hoarder page, while this page outlines what might make up my dream garage line-up.

Motoring memories and nostalgia

Ford 100E saloon car
One of the reasons for setting up OCC was to collate and present memories of motoring in byegone times, when today's "classics" were usually just run-of-the-mill sights, background wallpaper to day-to-day lives at the time that they were current. Many visitors to OCC have sent their own memories as part of the Motoring Memories Project.
Riley RM Roadster Dad's motoring memoirs
Life on the road, beginning in 1963 with a Raleigh Runabout moped, leading onto such delights as a Bond minicar, a Riley RMA (followed later by a 2.5 Litre Roadster), a Ford 100E Popular ("the worst car of my life"), then a brace of Volvos before moving into more modern times.
Ford Anglia 105E Memories of the '50s and '60s
A visitor to OCC relates his earliest recollections of life behind the wheel, starting out with a (now rare) Standard 8 of the early 1940s, then through cars such as Ford's 105E Anglia, to more recent times.
Ford Model A Motoring Memories Project
A large collection of articles submitted by site visitors, describing their formative years behind the wheel of a wide variety of interesting vehicles. If you can add to this collection of pages with your own experiences, please please get in touch.

Old garages

ESSO garage sign
Cars wouldn't run for long without a network of garages supplying their owners' needs, and fixing their motors when required. Many keen motorists would also ensure that they had access to a domestic garage at home, not just to store their pride and joy, but also to offer weatherproof accommodation for when a home service was undertaken.
Rover P4 Commercial garage survivors
News of older garage buildings and petrol stations that still survive, some still operating as garages, others now re-purposed or left to fade away in derelict condition.
Home garage Home garages
Photographs and words describing the common types of garage that stood alongside thousands of British homes from the 1940s and 1950s onwards.

Other transport

1920s tricycle
Interest in classic cars can often lead to a passing appreciation of other forms of transport and wheeled contraptions. So to recognise this, a few pages on bicycles, caravans, trailers, and other mechanised delights now follow.
Bicycles Bicycles
Two- and three-wheeled pedal-power is the focus for this part of OCC. Old advertisements, and links to related pages elsewhere on OCC, are all to be found.
Historic caravans Historic caravans
Photos, owners' stories and period literature all on the subject of historic caravanning. Marvellous.
Car trailers Trailers
A soft spot for ancient trailers has led to a number of them gracing the driveway here at OCC HQ. Photos of surviving trailers can be found here, as can numerous scans of period literature from the likes of Eccles, Dixon-Bate, and Leason.

Reference library

Lucas windscreen wiper motor
The ongoing build of the Library section will grow to include pages of reference material, for example on setting up carburettors, spark plug recommendations, and bulb choices, through to more specialised subjects such as Wilson pre-selector gearboxes. There is also a specialists' directory and a clubs' directory.
Mini Cooper Clubs' directory
List of make- and model- specific clubs.
Aston Martin DBS Specialists' directory
List of companies, by make and by speciality.
Fiat Topolino Museums' guide
Guide to museums across the UK and in Europe.
Chassis lubrication Reference library
Pages of in-period (1930s - 1960s) reference material.

Researching a classic car's history

Old style logbook
Researching history is one of my favourite aspects of this hobby. Below are a few sections that should assist anyone planning to document the early life of their car. Records aren't always available, especially for pre-war examples, but it's surprising just how many documents still survive in council-run archives across the UK.
Tax disc
Research its history
This article looks at why it can be worth researching the history of an old car, and how to make a start on the quest for its past life.
Registration numbers
A list of UK-wide registration numbers, with their regions of issue and - where available - the date period that they apply to.
Registration re-claiming
Guidance on how to go about re-claiming an original registration number.
AC Cobra 289

Spare parts ads

Front wings for a Standard 10
This free-ads, or online autojumble, section enables anyone to place Wanted or For Sale notices, with no fees and no registration required. It's not designed for selling complete vehicles, unless they are most suitable as a parts donor, just spares and automobilia. Latest ad: 16 April 2021 on the Rover SD1 parts page.
Sidevalve engine
Classic categories:
Automobilia
Car parts
Motorcycle parts
Racing car parts
Toys
Tractor parts
Truck parts
Modern categories:
Car parts
Motorcycle parts
Van and lorry parts

Trivia

1930s American car
Odds and ends, including a fictional children's story based on a bullnose Morris Cowley, and a couple of caption competitions to finish with.
Shell petrol tanker 1950s Caption competition No.1 and No.2
Two amusing photographs along with various witty (?) suggested captions, as provided by visitors to OCC. If you can do better, let me know ...
Car quiz Classic car quiz
Test your old-car knowledge.
Morris Cowley Melvyn the Morris
Ups and downs in the life of a fictional 1920s Morris tourer.
Morris 1000 Traveller Memes
Based on original images of classic cars.
Under the bonnet of an Austin A35 Motorists' glossary
An alternative glossary of common terms, saying and words.

Videos of classic cars

Car videos
Videos now on the OCC Youtube channel (link). These include various on-board pieces from a few years ago (Ferrari 250 GT, Austin-Healey 100S etc), photo slideshows, and also a number of stop-go animations featuring a variety of die-cast and tin-plate toys put together by our young son.
 

Earlier updates

Too many old cars?
Recorded today, thoughts on thinning out a collection of cars (F)
Austin 7 then & now
Added to the A7 photo page, slideshow ft 185 images
1952 Ford Anglia
Video review of a wonderfully-preserved E494A added in
Ford Model AA
Intro to this classic American dropside truck (F)
Rare parts search
Have I tracked down one of the few bits missing from the Talbot? (F)
Standard Model S 'Rhyl'
Two pre-1920 photos of a two-seater Standard tourer
Mystery AMAL carb
Identity of this vintage-era AMAL carburettor sought
Talbot fuel system
More work on the fuel system & thoughts on the paint (F)
Bedford photo collection
Added, 100+ photo slideshow of preserved Bedfords
Will it drive?
Prep of the 1937 Talbot to see if it'd actually drive (F)
Morris 8 saloon
B&W photo of my Series 1 in 1949 added in today
Ford Popular 103E
Three more photos of a 103E owned by a then- 15yr-old added
Coombs of Guildford
Added, original Coombs Jaguar leather & enamel keyring
Automobilia Pt2
Added, Pt 2/2 A further selection of amazing automobilia photos
Automobilia Pt1
Added, Pt 1/2 140 photos of early garage signs & automobilia
Triumph Spitfires & GT6s
Added, photo slideshow ft 115 photos of Spitfires & GT6s
Driving Tips for Volvo Cars
Looking at a Volvo driving advice publication from 1971
Ford Escort RS Turbo
Ford's turbo-charged hot hatch as described back in 1985
Ford 7Y Eight
Two photos of a base model 7Y in 1953 added
Bedford PC van
A 1949 publication for the 1/2 ton PC van & Utilavan
Classic Minis
110 photos from the 60th anniversary meet on OCC Youtube
Talbot - keeping cool
Work on the Talbot's cooling system & Morris 8 running (F)
1970s Ford accessories
Dealer-fit options for buyers of new Cortinas, Capris, Escorts etc
Ford Model A van
1930s photo of a UK-registered Model A van in London
Time-lapse restoration
Added, truck resto compressed into just ten minutes viewing
1930s car accessories
Added, a walk-through of a 1939 motor accessories catalogue
'About' page update
Added, vid talking about the last 20 years of OCC & future ideas
Classic jets
Also on Y/tube, early jets inc Concorde, Comet, Vulcan +
Prop-powered aircraft
On Y/tube, 140 original images of propliners & military a/c
1977 Datsun range
Introducing the 1977 Datsun car & van range to UK buyers
1939 Dodge trucks
Original colour catalogue describing the 2 & 3 ton trucks
Classic bus & coach
Added, slideshow featuring 140+ classic buses & coaches
Austin A70 Hereford
Added, b&w photo of a rally-prepared A70 Hereford
Ford Pop 103E
Added, older photo of two modified Ford 103E Pops
SAAB 99 Turbo
Period literature & 99 Turbo rally car photographs
Talbot - will it start?
More engine work and tests completed, but will it run? (F)
Austin A35 van
Catalogue for the 1956-on Austin A35 vans (AV5 type)
Triumph TR7
A glimpse into promotion of the TR7 in 1977/1978
Oily rag & barn find cars
Pt 3/3 A final set of 120 photos now featured on this page
Barn finds & resto projects
Pt 2/3 A further 120 photos of restoration projects & barn finds
1945 Austin 10 GS1
Added, post-war photo of an Austin 10 at the seaside
My favourite British lorries
HJ, 12 yrs, introduces his favourite British lorries
Barn finds & resto projects
Pt 1/3 120 photos of restoration projects, scrapyard & barn finds
1935 Ford & Fordsons
Reviewing the range of vans, lorries & trucks for 1935/36
BMW 3.0 CSL/CSi/CS
Brochure for the 1970s BMW E9 Coupe range
Lines Bros pedal car
Added, a visitor to OCC photographed in the late 1940s
British cars of the 1970s
Added to the OCC Youtube channel, 200+ car photos
Pre-war Talbot update
News and footage of recent work on the '37 Talbot uploaded (F)
Old cars on stamps
Added, a short vid looking at motoring-related postage stamps
Austin A40 vans etc
Review of two brochures for the A40 van, pickup & Countryman
British cars of the 1960s
New to the OCC Youtube channel, a 200 photo video show
Rover Eight
Added, early 1920s snapshot of a Rover Eight in Worcs
Jaguar S-Type
Jaguar mid-sized IRS-equipped saloon of 1963-1968
Skoda 1200 (1201)
Classic Czech 1200cc saloons, vans and estates from the 1950s
Jaguar XJ40 twin-turbo coupe
Remembering the Jankel-designed XJ40 two-door coupe, & limo
Mini 95 van & pickup
1978 catalogue for the classic Mini vans & pickups
Fordson 5cwt update
Added, 1950's photo of a Fordson van in Cheddar Gorge
1959-1967 Jaguar Mk2
Original Jaguar publication for the 2.4, 3.4 & 3.8 Litre
1988 Citroen 2CV6
Brochure review for the final UK-market 2CV6s
A vintage AC tourer
A fine 1920s touring car photographed in Australia
Pre-war car updates
Video news regarding the pre-war Talbot & Morris added (F)
Tin-plate toy cars
Top 10 tin-plate toy cars & other vehicles, by HJ age 12
Land-Rover Series 3 88 & 109
Catalogue for the classic Land-Rover Series III range in 1979
1979 SAAB 900 Turbo
How the original 900 Turbo of 1979 appeared in print
1937-1940 International D-40
Sales literature for this smart pre-war American truck
WW1 Vulcan ambulance
The Vulcan test driver with a donated wartime ambulance
Speed magazine 1937
HJ (12 yrs) reviews three copies of the BRDC's Speed magazine
Citroen SM
Sales brochure for the 1973 UK-market Citroen SM V6
Marble Arch Motor Supplies
Added, a 1955 letter regarding the sale of a British motorcycle
Talbot 3-Litre full intro
Taking a closer look at the 'barn find' condition pre-war Talbot (F)
1927 Chevrolet & caravan
Added, a 1920s Chevy truck & home-built caravan in the 1930s
Fordson 5cwt & 10cwt
Post-war brochure for the Ford E04C & E83W vans
Austin A40 Mk1 Countryman
Looking at literature for the new-for-59 A40 Countryman Mk1
1937 Talbot 3-Litre
New arrival! garage-find Talbot, parked since 1976 (F)
Reliant Scimitar GTE
Brochure review for the 1973 Scimitar GTE SE5A
Caerphilly garage in 1955
Letter relating to Ford 103E, Standard 8 & Velocette MAC
Morris 8 Episode 5
Further engine runs, plus oil change, HT leads ++ (F)
Sunbeam Rapier Series 1
Brochure review for the 10/1956-on Sunbeam Rapier S1
Rochdale Olympic Phase II
Literature relating to the 1963-on Phase 2 Olympic 2+2
Jaguar Mk9
A mid-1960s colour photo of a Mk9 Jaguar saloon
Austin A40 Devon/Dorset
Looking at a 1947 brochure for the then-new A40 saloons
Jaguar XJ12 Series 1
Review of two brochures for the XJ12 S1 of 1972
MG J2
Three more b&w photos of a sporting MG J2 added in
Morris 8 Episode 4
Fuel supply fixes, then 'driving lessons' for HJ age 12 (F)
Ford Model B
Added in, post-war b&w photo of a UK-registered Model B
Ford Popular 103E
Brochure review for the Pop 103E and related '50s Ford leaflets
Halley motor-lorry
Rare photo of a solid-tyred Halley commercial vehicle
Morris 8 Episode 3
Uploaded, episode 3 - will the engine run? (F)
1906 AA badge?
Added, request for help regarding a first style AA member's badge
Ford Consul Mk1
Added, 1950s photo of a two-tone Mk1 saloon
Austin 8 & 10 Vans
Review of two period publications for these classic vans
Morris 8 Episode 2
Uploaded, episode 2 of the Morris 8 video series (F)
Wartime garage invoice
Preparation of a car for storage during WW2 (1942)
AD spark plugs
Early 1900s notebook issued by A. Dutemple, Paris
1965 Morris 1100
A Morris 1100 (ADO16) sales catalogue from 1965
1939 Fordson 10cwt Van
Brochure review for the first Ford E83W vans of 1938
F.J. Grandin & Co. Ltd.
Invoice issued by a Jersey-based Morris cars garage, 1931
New (old) arrival at OCC
Quick intro to a recent 'garage find' car arrival (F)
Austin 7 in 1962
More photos of an Austin 7 box saloon in 1962 added in
1955 Standard 8
Review of an original sales brochure from 11/1955
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