Eddie Honda's wheels of steel (and occasionally alloy)

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Re: Eddie Honda's wheels of steel (and occasionally alloy)

Post by Eddie Honda » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:24 am

I have been scanning some old photographs. You know, the thing you always intended to do, but didn't bother because there was a load of crap sitting on top of the scanner lid and something infinitely more interesting to do like chasing women or beerage to be had.

I'm not 100% on the dates unless I bothered to write more than the approximate month on the back of the photos way back when they were processed.

First up a 1972 Hillman Imp "BASE" acquired as spares or repairs for £40 - around July 1989.

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1989_07_0011 by E Honda, on Flickr

My brother's first Hillman Imp, a 1974 Super.

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1989_07_0016 by E Honda, on Flickr

And a car belonging to a friend of the family. A 1964 Austin 1100. One of the cars I later learnt to drive in. The owner's father had it since 1965 and never took it out in the rain. Note the giffer ownership details.

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Re: Eddie Honda's wheels of steel (and occasionally alloy)

Post by bub2006 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:19 pm

The super and 1100 look really nice. The spares one though shows how bad rot could be. Not many 2003 card for like that today. It's the computers that kill them!
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Re: Eddie Honda's wheels of steel (and occasionally alloy)

Post by Eddie Honda » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:46 pm

The 1100 was really nice. It had, up until around then, still the delivery plastic on the rear seats. Giffer-wise, if you look closely you can see the strip of the wood on the battery strap, the carpet offcuts in the front footwells and the blue paint that was all over the engine.

Also notice the early-formed habit of driveway ornaments such as the hanging 1972 Austin 1300 Countryman Mk3 (£20 bought locally) between the garage and house.
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