Funny cars you see in London
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
  Hillman Minx 1967

Original ad from the 60's. Image taken from

The car is quite funny, but the ad is just gorgeous. And, yes the car looks pretty reliable...almost 40 years old. Anyway, at Mclellansautomotive you can find lots of old brochures and ads. Here's another one of the Minx

*They don't pay me for this!!
Thursday, October 20, 2005
  Alfa Romeo Pick-up

Strange breed.
And to think that Alfa-Romeo's motto is cuore sportivo
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
  Jaguar MK X

1961, the big Jaguar saloon of the sixties. For many years it was the widest car produced in the UK.
Monday, October 17, 2005
  Vauxhall Viva HC

A European car with quite an American look back in 1970. Wikipedia knows it all about it
Friday, October 14, 2005
  Ford Capri MKI

Launched in 1969 somehow as the European counterpart to the very succesful Ford Mustang.
It´s silhouette and C shaped rear window make it unmistakable.
It was then adevertised as "The car you always promised yourself".
Thursday, October 13, 2005
  Ford Mustang GTA

I'm no expert in American cars, but I reckon this is probably the 1967 version. The A on GTA stands for Automatic. Quite a surprise to find this sort of car on a London Street.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
  Morris Oxford VI

Launched in 1961 was a restyling of the Oxford V.
As a BMC (the 1952 merger of Austin and Morris)the car had its twin, the Austin A60 Cambridge. Both having been designed by Pininfarina, like the beuatiful A40 Farina.
Apparently, the long tailfins (although smaller in the VI series than in the V) were a typical desing feature of those models
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
  Triumph Stag

A convertible from the early 70's derived from the Triumph 2000 saloon.


Monday, October 10, 2005
  Triumph 2000

A nice looking car designed in 1963 by Giovanni Michelotti, who also designed the car coming up tomorrow.


Saturday, October 08, 2005
  1951 Jaguar Mark VII

Amazing silhouette.
Apparently, this car had a 6 cylinder 160 hp motor that made it capable of exceeding 100mph.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Little, sporty hatchback. A close relative to the Midget. I guess this was one of the last to be produced. Probably late 70´s.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
  Humber Pullman Limousine

I don't know much about this car. It's a British car from the late fourties and it's just amazing.
Monday, October 03, 2005
  Citroën DS Pallas

Although this car has seen better days, it is just impossible to overlook the sheer beauty and charm of this model. Specially beeing this the luxury Pallas model.
Sunday, October 02, 2005
  Morris Minor Van

Another member of the Minor family already seen on this blog.
Morris Minor Traveler
Morris Minor 1000
Saturday, October 01, 2005
  Vanden Plas 1500

This blog was created for this sort of car. Never in my life have I seen or heard about this car.
Vanden Plas is an originally Belgian company that has worked throught the XX century together with many major car constructors (including Jaguar, Daimler, Rolls Royce to name a few). By the mid-seventies they created this luxury verison of the Austin Allegro.
One of the funniest cars I´ve seen in London.
THE IDEA: After some months living in London and seeing some of the most unbelievable cars and bizarre things-on-wheels, I have finally decided to keep track of this unique heritage. Don't forget to check the archive for surprises.

But what´s going on in London?

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