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Stuart Wade
May 24, 2022
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A late Mk1 Talbot Alpine I rescued a few days ago. It's 1979 GLS with rare factory steel sunroof, with accessory alloys and central locking. Has stood since 1991 when the clutch wore out, the owner evidently couldn't decide whether to fix or scrap it, so there it sat under a carport for the next 31 years! Does now run, 54k miles and it has a very nice grey velour interior.
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Stuart Wade
Nov 02, 2020
In General Discussions
Oldest known rhd 1000 discovered. content media
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Stuart Wade
Nov 02, 2020
A brand new Chrysler Horizon anyone? 318 miles from new... content media
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Stuart Wade
Nov 02, 2020
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Probably the only rhd UK market Vedette still out there. These pictures were taken in the 1990s, it still exists but definitely a parts car.
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Stuart Wade
Oct 23, 2020
In General Discussions
This year I have been restoring one of the very first Arondes to be imported into the UK. Three cars were imported and exhibited at the October 1951 Earls Court Motor show. This one was subsequently road tested by Autocar magazine shortly after. XMF 168 was also one of the very first right hand drive cars ever built, as there is evidence of skilled hand fabrication of the bulkhead area, before the rhd tooling was in place at the factory. Club member Guy Maylam has owned the car for some 20 years, and has been collecting NOS parts and panels for the car during that time. Prior to Guy's ownership it was in the hands of club President Dick Husband, who acquired the car in the early 1980s from the famed Angel Autos in Carmarthen, who were one of the very first Simca Main dealers to be set up, who had sold the car to different owners before they stored it away in 1960. I'll let the photos tell the story of the restoration as it progresses...
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