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G'day from Melbourne - a bit about me.
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highbeam



Joined: 18 Oct 2009
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Location: Melbourne - nr Essendon Airport

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:22 am    Post subject: G'day from Melbourne - a bit about me. Reply with quote






1964 Rambler Classic 660 S-wagon V8 287cc




1947 Rover P2 sedan 4 light 12hp - colour dark green / Connaught green

Greetings from Melbourne.
My life has been with cars and still at it. Started in 1946. I've rewired cars, spray painted many cars, done all mechanicals, 30 years Licenced Tester, RWC / MOT's.
Operated 4 petrol Service Stations. Been retired 14 years.
Had many cars. An 1928 A model Ford, a 1932 B model Ford. Many English cars. My dearest was a 1947 Rover P2 4 light 12hp sedan. Bought Dec 1955. Totally renovated. Registered Feb 1958.
Sold to my Bank Manager in 1966. He gave it back to me for free in 1971. Kept it three years locked it up and gave it away (a huge error by me) for a few dollars to a stranger.
Every day I think of my beautiful Rover.

Presently, I have a 1964 Rambler Classic 660 S-wagon V8 287cc. Bought March 1965 in Melbourne. Today its a show car. Hardly used. Only 40000 on the clock. All original.
Still the original exhaust parts. I done a new paint job 1981. Car only used two or three times a year. Has to be the best and most original 1964 Classic 660 wagon in the world.
Had it 45 yrs but not loved as much as the Rover. When I bought the Rambler, I traded-in a very nice Austin A40 Countryman with side glass and seats.

Slowly losing interest but love the oldies.

G'day


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Rick
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, welcome to the forum Smile
look forward to reading about the cars you've had/have

RJ
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buzzy bee



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Welcome from me!

Cheers

Dave
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Phil - Nottingham



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the fourm and naturally owning a pre-war "P2" I like yours
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47p2



Joined: 24 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome highbeam, good to have another P2 owner on the forum Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, welcome and thanks for the PM. Pleased to see you joining the forum.

Peter
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highbeam



Joined: 18 Oct 2009
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Location: Melbourne - nr Essendon Airport

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:39 am    Post subject: Saying Hello Reply with quote

Hi guys

Have'nt been here for a while. Good job I did cause I had to reload my three
photos.

Just an update. Still have my old Rambler Classic wagon. The other day I found the receipt from the day I bought it, it was the 12th of March 1965.

Works out I've now had it for the past 53 long years. Speedo still on 40400 mls.

Cheers.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see you back in these parts again Smile

RJ
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badhuis



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Re: Saying Hello Reply with quote

highbeam wrote:
Works out I've now had it for the past 53 long years.

When I started reading the topic you said
Quote:
Had it 45 yrs
I thought hmmm he must be mistaken - it is almost 10 years more.
Further on I see the first post WAS almost 10 years ago!
Good for you still owning the Rambler!
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