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Old Classic Car updates: 2016-onwards
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2024 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cars taking part in this year's Weaver Wander is the subject of today's upload. A very intriguing Honda S800 is just one of the great old cars entered.
https://youtu.be/A6C0JryphGA

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2024 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A shorter-than-usual extra upload this week, inspecting the contents of a box sent over by a kind stateside follower of the OCC Youtube channel.
https://youtu.be/m6KBGoYM4A0

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2024 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The weather was a little on the damp side at times for the recent Capesthorne Hall classic car show, but there was still an interesting and varied mix of cars in attendance as per today's walkaround:
https://youtu.be/2JKoU-tFjLM

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2024 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all, we had a failure-to-proceed moment while at our first visit to a pub morning meet last Sunday.
https://youtu.be/N0cfDoJ-rI4

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2024 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of weeks back we were at Gawsworth Hall again, this time for their "Youngtimer" (1970s-1990s) classic and modern classic event.
https://youtu.be/Od_epJ6fsWM

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A marked reluctance to fire up, and a sudden disappearance of oil pressure, make up today's video about the pickup.
https://youtu.be/AZulmecNI0E

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evening all, in today's video I'm at the vast car event held at Tatton Park recently.
https://youtu.be/kxPGUteIeBY

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2024 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning all, added to the following page today, an extensive collection of in-period, post-WW2, Rootes Group car photographs.
https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/hillman.htm

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2024 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most recent Old Piggery Cafe meet was set to pre-1990 cars for this occurrence, fewer cars overall but arguably a more interesting bunch of vehicles.
https://youtu.be/uMUpQNkqWVg

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2024 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning, cars of the 1980s form the basis of today's image compilation where 210 examples of (mainly UK market) cars from this era gather.
https://youtu.be/5Y6IYWGUNbg

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2024 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been pondering the idea of replacing the Jeep with a mid-life Jag XJ (again), in today's upload we go and inspect a potential candidate...
https://youtu.be/D1AKKxZu748

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2024 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
I've been pondering the idea of replacing the Jeep with a mid-life Jag XJ (again), in today's upload we go and inspect a potential candidate...


Ever since I have the 3.0 X-type estate as our "modern" household car (nearly 8 years now), I have been looking at a possible XJ replacement for it.
Because I do not really like the form, body, sculpture of the X-type. Fo me a Jaguar is about being long and sleek. And sleek the X-type is not.

IF I would find a replacement, it would be a XJ40. This has a bit sharper lines than the X300/X308. The X300/308 for most people is more Jaguar as it harks back more to the beautiful XJ series 3. Same kind of front end and triangular rear lamps. But for me, I would like a Daimler XJ40 with the 4.0 liter engine and rectangular headlamps. Jaguar at that time was more into building the best car, retro was not at all on the list. That changed when the ideas for the X300/308 were born.

But the X-type is too good! It is very very useful being an estate and 4WD, and it has all the bells and whistles I would ever want and which are useful (this car is parked on the street). Electric retractable mirrors, heated seats, electric heated windscreens, parking sensors rear AND front. So I decided no - there will not be a XJ replacement for this car.

Still... I much more like the looks of a XJ40 ...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2024 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

badhuis wrote:
Rick wrote:
I've been pondering the idea of replacing the Jeep with a mid-life Jag XJ (again), in today's upload we go and inspect a potential candidate...


Ever since I have the 3.0 X-type estate as our "modern" household car (nearly 8 years now), I have been looking at a possible XJ replacement for it.
Because I do not really like the form, body, sculpture of the X-type. Fo me a Jaguar is about being long and sleek. And sleek the X-type is not.

IF I would find a replacement, it would be a XJ40. This has a bit sharper lines than the X300/X308. The X300/308 for most people is more Jaguar as it harks back more to the beautiful XJ series 3. Same kind of front end and triangular rear lamps. But for me, I would like a Daimler XJ40 with the 4.0 liter engine and rectangular headlamps. Jaguar at that time was more into building the best car, retro was not at all on the list. That changed when the ideas for the X300/308 were born.

But the X-type is too good! It is very very useful being an estate and 4WD, and it has all the bells and whistles I would ever want and which are useful (this car is parked on the street). Electric retractable mirrors, heated seats, electric heated windscreens, parking sensors rear AND front. So I decided no - there will not be a XJ replacement for this car.

Still... I much more like the looks of a XJ40 ...


I quite like the XJ40 with the rectangular lamps, but I never much liked the dashboards in them, especially the horizontal switch panel alongside the steering wheel. A minor point I guess.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2024 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:

I quite like the XJ40 with the rectangular lamps, but I never much liked the dashboards in them, especially the horizontal switch panel alongside the steering wheel. A minor point I guess.

RJ


Each to their own. That does not bother me in the least.
In fact, I do not like the dashboard of the X308 with the overdone dash (deep instruments). The X300 is better, it did take the dash from the XJ40 Very Happy
What I do not like is the "futuristic" side instruments of the early (pre 1990) XJ40.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2024 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This evening's upload is of a ride out as passenger in the 1920s Star to a new-to-us pub meet, look out for the super-original vintage Austin.
https://youtu.be/I8pKtgwQQ2g

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