Back in the 1970s and ’80s, these cards were all the rage and the ones that are relevent to this site can be seen below.
The rally cars are interesting: the Mini we can see, but who would want to rally a Triumph 2000? ‘That particular car looks like one driven by Brian Culcheth that was entered by BL Competitions department in the East African Safari Rally in 1972 and was actually a 2.5PI not a 2000TC. It did surprisingly well coming 13th overall and first in class, but the body suffered terribly, cracking around the rear windscreen pillar (the screen fell out at one bit) and down the wing, ending up with the boot section noticeably sagging!’
(Info from Bill Price’s book: “The BMC/BL Competitions Department“)
A couple of SD1s: one is a “Supercar”, the other is a “Luxury GT”.
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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