Old Cars (mostly)

Pictures of cars commonly owned by "working-class" people.
Hover mouse to see more information.
Click here for more on the Morris/Wolseley stable of cars.

The Austin A30 was produced by the Austin Motor Company / British Motor 
Corporation from 1951 to 1956. It was Austin's challenge to the Morris Minor.
It had bucket seats at the front. It only had one windscreen wiper and sun visor 
in front of the driver, but a passenger side wiper and sun visor were available 
as extras.
Austin A30
Built from 1947 to 1967, the A40 was larger and more powerful than the 
A30, with a mind-boggling 40 HP instead of 30 HP in the A30. They were fitted 
with trafficators.
Austin A40
The Austin Lancer was produced by the British Motor Corporation of 
Australia (BMC) between 1958 and 1964. It had synchro-mesh on 3 of its 4 gears.
Austin Lancer
Austin-Healey was a British sports car maker set up in 1952 by the 
Austin division of the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and the Donald Healey
Motor Company. Austin-Healey cars were produced until 1972
Austin Healey
The Morris Cowley was originally built as a cheaper version of the Oxford. 
The Cowley, unlike the Oxford, had rear-wheel braking as standard, with 
front-wheel braking an optional extra.
Morris Cowley.
The Morris Eight was produced by Morris Motors from 1935 to 1948, inspired by
the popular Ford Model Y which had a similar shape. It had synchro-mesh on two 
of its three gears, a generous instrument panel and electric wipers.
Morris 8
The Morris Minor was introduced in 1948, the last one being made in 1974. 
It was the first British car to sell over one million units. Initially available as 
either a 2-door saloon or a convertible, a 4-door saloon was produced in 1950.
Morris Minor.
There were several prior models of Morris Oxford. The MO was introduced in 
1948 and was produced until 1954. It had torsion bar front suspension and hydraulic 
drum brakes, a four-speed gearbox with column change and rack and pinion steering. 
It had a full width shelf under the dashboard and triangular vent windows on the 
front doors.
Morris Oxford MO 1952
The Morris Minor was (and still is) a very popular small car designed by Alec Issigonis. 
It was used by the English Police force for some years, which indicates its reliability and 
performance. It was in production from 1948 to 1972, during which time over 1.3 million units 
were built.
Morris Minor
The Morris Major was made by BMC between 1958 and 1964, developed from the Wolseley 
1500 and Riley. They were produced at BMC Australia's Victoria Park plant in Sydney, 
Australia and were unique to that country, having around 98% local content.  They were light, 
close-coupled saloons incorporating the front torsion bar/rear leaf spring suspension, floor 
layout and rack and pinion steering from the Morris Minor. They were equipped with large, 
heavy duty drum brakes, giving a small-to-medium family car with lively performance, robust 
build and good handling.
Morris Major Elite 1962
The MG TC was a sports car built between 1945 and 1949, following the TA and TB. 
10000 were built and many were exported to the US where they were very well received. It had 
a floor-shift gearbox.
The MGA, a two-door, two-seater sports car, was designed in 1951 but wasn't released 
until 1955 because the time clashed with the production of the Austin Healey. It finished production 
in 1962. Over 100000 were made, the great majority being sold overseas.
The Wolseley Six-Eighty was also used by the British Police force. A beautiful machine with 
excellent performance, but prone to valve burnout. The Police vehicles were given a special hardened 
valve coating to overcome this problem.
Wolseley 6-80
Wolseley Motors Limited was a British motor vehicle manufacturer founded in early 1901 by 
Vickers and Austin. In 1921 it manufactured 12,000 cars and was the biggest motor manufacturer in 
Britain. Over-expansion led to receivership in 1927 when it was bought by William Morris. After the 
Second World War it was moved to BMC, BMH, then British Leyland where its name lapsed in 1975. Some 
models were used by the police force, with slight modifications.
Wolseley 6-110 Police car
Riley cars were first produced in 1890, then in 1938 production was taken over by the Nuffield 
organization and was later merged into British Leyland. In July 1969 Leyland ended Riley production. 
Today, the Riley trademark is owned by BMW.
Picture of Hudson car
The 1936 Ford has a Leather interior, rumble seat, gasoline heater, radio, and a clock in the 
mirror. It was the last Ford with freestanding headlights and externally-mounted spare tyre.
1936 Ford
 The Ford Customline was produced between 1952 and 1956 in the US, but continued to be built in 
Australia until 1960. This version had wrap-around front and rear windows for good visibility, spacious 
seating for six adults and optionally, the "Fordomatic" fully automatic gearbox and power 
steering and braking.
1957 Ford Customline
The Ford Anglia is a British car designed and manufactured from 1939 to 1967 by Ford of Britain, 
a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. It is related to the Ford Prefect, and was replaced by the Ford 
Escort. The spare wheel, previously mounted externally, was stowed flat on the boot floor.
Ford Anglia
The Ford Prefect was produced by Ford of Britain, a subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company. It was 
produced from 1938 to 1961, excluding the years from 1941 to 1945.
Ford Prefect
Lincoln Continental 1960. The Continental was produced by the Lincoln division of Ford Motor 
Company from 1939 to 1948 and again from 1956 to 1980 and from 1981 to 2002.
Lincoln Continental 1960
The Nissan Bluebird is a medium-sized car launched in 1957. Its traditional competitor was the 
Toyota Corona
Nissan Bluebird
The Volkswagen Beetle is an economy car produced by Volkswagen in Germany from 1938 until 2003. 
More than 21 million were sold, the largest number for a single design platform in the world. It featured 
air-cooling for the motor (no radiator), and a rear-mounted engine.
VW Beetle
The Volkswagen Kombi, or Volkswagen Type 2 as it was officially called, was introduced in 1950. 
It derived from the VW Beetle (Type 1) and had air cooling and rear engine. It became very popular in 
the 1960s as the "Hippie Van". Production stopped on 20th December 2013.
VW Kombie
The Buick "Roadmaster" was built from 1936 to 1958. This is a 1949 model. Its two-piece windscreen was 
much larger than previous models. It also had four of the new "VentiPorts" on each front fender, to help 
cool the engine.
1949 Buick Roadmaster
The Chevrolet Bel Air was produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors from 1950 to 1975, and 
production continued in Canada until 1981. They are roomy, fuel-efficient, and are loved for their tail 
fins and chromework. Turboglide transmission, which made gear changing super-smooth, was an optional extra.
Chevrolet Bel Air
The Mini is a small economy car that was made by BMC and its successors British Leyland and Rover Group 
from 1959 until 2000. Its front-wheel drive layout made 80 per cent of its floorpan available for passengers 
and luggage.
Mini Minor
John Cooper, owner of the Cooper Car Company saw the potential of the Mini for competition. He and 
Issigonis created the Mini Cooper, an economical and inexpensive car. It debuted in 1961 and continued in 
production until 2000 (with the Cooper S).
Mini Cooper
My dream car as a 16-year old: the Jaguar Mark 2 is a medium-sized saloon car built from late 1959 to 
1967 by the Jaguar company in Coventry, England.
Jaguar mk2
The FX Holden is a mid-size, six-cylinder sedan which was produced by GMH in Australia between 1948 and 
1953. It was the first Holden model, and was originally designed by Chevrolet in the US. It was not produced 
there as it was considered too small for the U.S. market.
FX Holden
Picture of  FJ holden
FJ Holden
Picture of FC Holden
FC Holden
Picture of FB Holden
FB Holden
The Standard Vanguard was produced by the Standard Motor Company in Coventry from 1947 to 1963. 
It was named after HMS Vanguard, the last of the British Navy's battleships. The styling of the car was 
similar to the pre-war Plymouth with a sloping "beetle-back".
My first car - a 1952 Vanguard
The Renault Dauphine is a rear-engined economy car manufactured by Renault from 1956 to 1967 as the 
successor to the Renault 4CV.
1959 Renault Dauphine
Vauxhall Cresta first launched in 1954, it had 2262 cc six cylinder engine but was a higher 
class than the Velox with a choice of leather or fabric upholstery, optional two tone paintwork, a heater 
as standard, a small electric fascia mounted clock, along with a special ornamental badge above the V 
(for Vauxhall) badge on the nose of the car. A radio was optional. Top speed of 82.2 mph, 0-60 mph in 
20.2 seconds. Fuel consumption 23.5 miles per gallon.
Vauxhall Cresta
Go here to choose your Vauxhall

Some "unusual" cars

An electrical 3-wheeled vehicle designed by Sir Clive Sinclair in 1985. 
The vehicle suffered from a short range, a maximum speed of only 15 miles
per hour, a battery that ran down quickly and a lack of weatherproofing.
Sinclair C-5
A later production by Sinclair, the X-1 featured front and rear 
disc brakes; adjustable suede covered handlebars; acrylic 
bubble roof; integral roll cage frame; reclining nylon seat; 
and better visibility due to front and rear lights
Sinclair X-1
This tub-car was built from a 1969 Cadillac De Ville.
It has water heated to 102 deg Fahrenheit. It was intended 
to undergo speed trials in 2014, but the trial was cancelled 
because of too much water (not theirs) on the track. An 
unofficial trial clocked it at 50 mph, with the tub full. 
Manufactured in several versions between 1953 and 1973 by the 
Reliant Motor Company, England, the Reliant Regal was a small 
3-wheeled car. Probably most seen by the present generation 
as the car that gets pushed around by Mr Bean's little Mini. It 
was replaced in 1973 with the Reliant Robin.
This car was designed by Jay Ohrberg, of California and is 100 feet long. It has 26 wheels, and can be
articulated at the centre for turning. It has 2 driver compartments (the one at the rear to assist with 
parking), a jacuzzi, a sundeck and a swimming pool.
World's longest car (no name)
This is reported as the most expensive car in the world.The Koenigsegg-Trevita is valued at 4.8 million dollars.
Yes, I believe it does have a radio. Built by Koenigsegg of Sweden, Trevita means "three whites" as there were 
intended to be three produced. Only two were made and this one was owned by Floyd Mayweather, the boxer until recently.
World's most expensive car

Home page of The Olden Days
top of pageTop

index sitemap advanced
search engine by freefind

© Phil Taylor 2013

      Active Search Results

Make a free website with Yola