Monday, July 24, 2017

1948 Allard Dolphin.

Keith English discovered this interesting little film of Mr. Dolphin demonstrating the retracting coupe roof.

Allard did make some ugly cars but this doesn't look too bad. They also made so many variations. Like these woodies for example.
I must say that the Allard J2 would be second on my wish list behind the Vauxhall 30/98.
Anyway regarding the retracting roof, Peugeot had them in the 1930s.
However, the Allard's is the first articulated one. Both of them preceded the Ford Sunliner by a fair margin though.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Cute little cars No.10

A 4-wheeler but 2 are outriggers.
Not the first attempt at that configuration....
and check this out, Once underway the stabiliser wheels retract.

Why did Stacey's Mk.4 have that big heavy windscreen?

Well, to hold up the targa roof/t-top.
This is how it was in 2008 when it was advertised in Carpoint in Cronulla, NSW for $21,000.00

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Kapunda - week 101

There's been a derelict unused house in Kapunda for as long as I have lived here. Look what's been in the backyard all that time.

Pete's other Mk.7

The doors on Peter Mac's Mk.7 have been getting some attention lately.
The now popular Toyota Corona rear door glass with the slight curve to allow the windows to "go down all the way" have been utilised.
The other day when I checked, Pete and Norm had spent the day tissuing the bonnet and doors. That was the really stormy day. I thought I would have been the only one silly enough to be venturing out in that.

Sequential gearboxes.

ADRs and legislation.

It had the Poms worried in the 50s.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Another ute.

Ideal for transporting Mini Marcos bodies.

Grey stuff - 60

Anyone for a crossflow?

Progress on Greg's Nagari too.

All one colour now.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Happy readers.

Tony's proud mum.
Happy signers.

Marvellous idea.