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  1. 1. “AUTOMOTIVE NOSTALGIA” Take a look at some of the most popular Classic and Modern Classic vehicles and be driven back to days gone by…….
  2. 2. ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION….. This presentation has been put together solely for pleasure purposes and in no way advertises any of the vehicles shown, for sale by the company or otherwise. The presentation is designed to give the audience a look at some of todays most popular vehicles that were manufactured pre 1990’s in both the UK and USA. Information is provided courtesy of Wikipedia and the opinions stated here are purely that of the company. Please Enjoy!
  3. 3. MOST ENDANGERED BRITISH CARS Firstly, a quick look at some of the UK’s most endangered vehicles of the yester year. These popular cars, back in the day, were built in hundreds of thousands and today there are less than 0.1 % left on UK roads. This poses the threat that the following great British motors, might not survive to receive the crowing glory of reaching official Classic status……
  4. 4. AUSTIN ALLEGRO 1973 - 1982 • 642,340 built • 291 remain taxed and sorn’d in the UK.
  5. 5. AUSTIN MONTEGO 1984 - 1994 • 571,457 built • 296 remain taxed and sorn’d in the UK.
  6. 6. AUSTIN PRINCESS 1975 - 1982 • 224,942 built • 121 remain taxed and sorn’d in the UK.
  7. 7. HILLMAN AVENGER 1970 - 1981 • 638,631 built • 369 remain taxed and sorn’d in the UK.
  8. 8. VAUXHALL VIVA 1963 - 1979 • 1,516,792 built • 1057 remain taxed and sorn’d in the UK.
  9. 9. MORRIS MARINA 1971 - 1980 • 809,612 built • 674 remain taxed and sorn’d in the UK.
  10. 10. AUSTIN MAXI 1969 - 1981 • 472,098 built • 401 remain taxed and sorn’d in the UK.
  11. 11. So if you happen across one of these much loved family favourites, buy it and rescue it from extinction or cherish what may be your last look at a piece of British history………
  12. 12. THE MOST POPULAR CLASSIC’S Here is a short list of some of the most popular Classic cars. Please excuse us if we have missed your preferred choice, after all there are many fine examples!
  13. 13. PORSCHE 944
  14. 14. The Porsche 944 is a sports car built by Porsche from 1982 to 1991. It was built on the same platform as the 924, although 924 production continued only until 1988. The 944 was intended to last into the 1990s, but major revisions planned for a 944 "S3" model were eventually rolled into the 968 instead, which replaced the 944. The 944 was a successful model and was available as both a coupé and cabriolet in naturally aspirated and turbocharged forms.
  16. 16. The Triumph Spitfire is a small English two-seat sports car, introduced at the London Motor Show in 1962. The vehicle was based on a design produced for Standard-Triumph in 1957 by Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti. The platform for the car was largely based upon the chassis, engine, and running gear of the Triumph Herald saloon, and was manufactured at the Standard- Triumph works at Canley, in Coventry. As was typical for cars of this era, the bodywork was fitted onto a separate structural chassis, but for the Spitfire, which was designed as an open top or convertible sports car from the outset, the ladder chassis was reinforced for additional rigidity by the use of structural components within the bodywork. The Spitfire was provided with a manual hood for weather protection, the design improving to a folding hood for later models. Factory-manufactured hard-tops were also available.
  17. 17. MGB GT
  18. 18. The fixed-roof MGB GT was introduced in October 1965. Production continued until 1980, though export to the US ceased in 1974. The MGB GT sported a ground-breaking greenhouse designed by Pininfarina and launched the sporty "hatchback" style. By combining the sloping rear window with the rear deck lid, the B GT offered the utility of a station wagon while retaining the style and shape of a coupe. This new configuration was a 2+2 design with a right-angled rear bench seat and far more luggage space than in the roadster. Relatively few components differed, although the MGB GT did receive different suspension springs and anti- roll bars and a different windscreen which was more easily and inexpensively serviceable. Early prototypes such as the MGB Berlinette produced by the Belgian coach builder Jacques Coune utilized a raised windscreen in order to accommodate the fastback. Acceleration of the GT was slightly slower than that of the roadster due to its increased weight. Top speed improved by 5 mph (8 km/h) to 105 mph (170 km/h) due to better aerodynamics.
  19. 19. JAGUAR E TYPE
  20. 20. The Jaguar E-Type (a.k.a. Jaguar XK-E) is a British sports car, manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1974. Its combination of good looks, high performance and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. More than 70,000 E-Types were sold. In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in a The Daily Telegraph online list of the world's "100 most beautiful cars" of all time. In 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s.
  21. 21. LOTUS ESPRIT
  22. 22. The Lotus Esprit (es-pree) is a sports car that was built by Lotus in the United Kingdom between 1976 and 2004, as well as a future release in 2014. The silver Italdesign concept that eventually became the Esprit was unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in 1972 as a concept car, and was a development of a stretched Lotus Europa chassis. It was among the first of designer Giorgetto Giugiaro's polygonal "folded paper" designs. Originally, the name Kiwi was proposed, but in keeping with the Lotus tradition of having all car model names start with the letter "E", the name became Esprit.
  23. 23. MORGAN 4/4
  24. 24. Morgan 4/4 was the Morgan Motor Company's first car with four wheels. It appeared in 1936. Its model designation "4-4" (later "4/4") stood for four wheels and four cylinders. Earlier Morgans had been three-wheelers, only, typically with V-twin engines. Apart from a break during World War II (and the period March 1951 to September 1955) the 4/4 has been in continuous production from its debut right up to the present day. Engine capacity has increased from the 1,122 cc Coventry Climax engine in 1936 to a 1.8-litre Ford engine in 2004, although it is currently back down to 1,595 cc.
  25. 25. MGB ROADSTER
  26. 26. The roadster was the first of the MGB range to be produced. The body was a pure two-seater but a small rear seat was a rare option at one point. By making better use of space the MGB was able to offer more passenger and luggage accommodation than the earlier MGA while being 3 inches (75 mm) shorter overall. The suspension was also softer, giving a smoother ride, and the larger engine gave a slightly higher top speed. The four-speed gearbox was an uprated version of the one used in the MGA with an optional (electrically activated) overdrive transmission. Wheel diameter dropped from 15 to 14 inches (360 mm). Early models sporting the chrome bumper, are most popular.
  27. 27. MORRIS MINOR
  28. 28. The Morris Minor is a British economy car that debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show, London, on 20 September 1948. Designed under the leadership of Alec Issigonis, more than 1.3 million were manufactured between 1948 and 1972. Initially available as a two-door saloon and tourer (convertible), the range was subsequently expanded to include a four-door saloon in 1950, and in 1952 a wood-framed estate (the Traveller), panel van and pick-up truck variants. The Minor was manufactured in three series: the MM (1948), the Series II (1952) and finally the 1000 series (1956). The Morris Minor also housed the same A series engine as the Mini.
  29. 29. FORD CORTINA
  30. 30. The Ford Cortina was a family car built by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982. The Cortina was Ford's mass-market compact car and became Britain's best-selling car of the 1970s. The Cortina was produced in five generations (Mark I through to Mark V, although officially the last one was called the Cortina 80) from 1962 until 1982. The model's name was inspired by the name of the Italian ski resort Cortina d'Ampezzo, site of the 1956 Winter Olympics. As a publicity stunt, several Cortinas were driven down the bobsled run at the resort which was called Cortina Auto-Bobbing.
  31. 31. MG MIDGET
  32. 32. The MG Midget is a small two-seater sports car produced by the MG division of the British Motor Corporation from 1961 to 1979. It revived a famous name used on earlier models such as the MG M-type, MG D-type, MG J-type and MG T-type. The pre-rubber bumper models are the most popular.
  33. 33. MINI
  34. 34. The Mini is a small economy car made by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered a British icon of the 1960s. Its space-saving front-wheel drive layout – allowing 80 per cent of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage – influenced a generation of car makers. The vehicle is in some ways considered the British equivalent of its German contemporary the Volkswagen Beetle. In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T. This distinctive two-door car was designed for BMC by Sir Alec Issigonis. It was manufactured at the Longbridge and Cowley plants in England. On introduction in August 1959 the Mini was marketed under the Austin and Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini-Minor. The Austin Seven was renamed to Austin Mini in January 1962 and Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969. In 1980 it once again became the Austin Mini and in 1988 the Rover Mini.
  36. 36. The Triumph Dolomite was a popular small saloon car produced by the Triumph Motor Company division of the British Leyland Corporation in Canley, Coventry between October 1972 and August 1980. The Dolomite was the final addition to Triumph's complex small-car range (codenamed "Project Ajax"), which had started in 1965 with the Triumph 1300.
  37. 37. LAND ROVER SERIES 1/2
  38. 38. Land Rover entered production in 1948 with what was later termed the Series I. This was launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show. It was originally designed for farm and light industrial use, and had a steel box-section chassis, and an aluminium body. Originally the Land Rover was a single model offering, which from 1948 until 1951 used an 80-inch wheelbase and a 1.6- litre petrol engine producing around 50 bhp. The four-speed gearbox from the Rover P3 was used, with a new two-speed transfer box. This incorporated an unusual four-wheel-drive system, with a freewheel unit (as used on several Rover cars of the time). This disengaged the front axle from the manual transmission on the overrun, allowing a form of permanent 4WD. A ring- pull mechanism in the driver's footwell allowed the freewheel to be locked to provide more traditional 4WD. This was a basic vehicle: tops for the doors and a roof (canvas or metal) were optional extras. In 1950, the lights moved from a position behind the grille to protruding through the grille.
  39. 39. The successor to the successful Series I was the Series II, which saw a production run from 1958 to 1961. It came in 88 in and 109 in wheelbases (normally referred to as the 'SWB' and 'LWB'). This was the first Land Rover to receive the attention of Rover's styling department- Chief Stylist David Bache produced the familiar 'barrel side' waistline to cover the vehicle's wider track and the improved design of the truck cab variant, introducing the curved side windows and rounded roof still used on current Land Rovers. The Series II was the first vehicle to use the well-known 2.25-litre petrol engine, although the first 1,500 or so short wheelbase (SWB) models retained the 52 hp 2.0-litre petrol engine from the Series I. This larger petrol engine produced 72 hp and was closely related to the 2.0-litre diesel unit still in use. This engine became the standard Land Rover unit until the mid-1980s when diesel engines became more popular.
  41. 41. The Phantom was Rolls-Royce's replacement for the original Silver Ghost. Introduced as the New Phantom in 1925, the Phantom had a larger engine than the Silver Ghost and used pushrod-operated overhead valves instead of the Silver Ghost's side valves. The Phantom was built in Derby in England and in Springfield, Massachusetts in the United States. There were several differences in specification between the English and American Phantoms. The Phantom was replaced by the Phantom II in 1929, at which point it was called the Phantom I.
  42. 42. MOST POPULAR US CLASSIC’S Here is a short list of some of the most popular Classic cars straight from the US of A!
  43. 43. 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO  The first-generation Chevrolet Camaro appeared on September 26, 1966, for the 1967 model year on an all brand new rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform and would be available as a 2-door, 2+2 seat, coupe or convertible with a choice of six- cylinder and V8 powerplants.
  44. 44. 1964 FORD MUSTANG  The first-generation Ford Mustang was manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1964 until 1973. The introduction of the Mustang created a new class of automobile known as the pony car. The Mustang’s styling, with its long hood and short deck, proved wildly popular and inspired a host of imitators.
  45. 45. 1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA  The Chevrolet Impala is a full-size automobile built by the Chevrolet division of General Motors introduced for the 1958 model year. Deriving its name from the southern African antelope, Chevrolet's most expensive passenger model through 1965 had become the best-selling automobile in the United States.
  46. 46. 1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLLE  The Chevrolet Chevelle was a mid-sized automobile produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors in three generations for the 1964 through 1977 model years. 1969 Chevelles were billed as "America's most popular mid-size car." They showed only minor changes for 1969, led by revised front- end styling.
  47. 47. 1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR  The 1957 Bel Air is among the most recognizable American cars of all time; well- maintained examples, especially Sport Coupes and Convertibles are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. They are roomy, fuel-efficient, with tastefully restrained, period use tail fins and chrome.
  48. 48. 1964 PONTIAC GTO  The Pontiac GTO is an American automobile built by Pontiac Division of General Motors from 1964 to 1974. The first Pontiac GTO was an option package for the Pontiac Tempest, available with the two-door coupe, hardtop coupé, and convertible body styles.
  49. 49. 1969 DODGE CHARGER  The Dodge Charger is a mid-size automobile produced by Chrysler. The 1969 model year brought few modifications. Exterior changes included a new grille with a center divider and new longitudinal taillights. The television series The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985) featured a 1969 Dodge Charger that was named The General Lee.
  50. 50. 1969 PONTIAC FIREBIRD  The first generation Firebirds had a characteristic Coke bottle styling. Unlike its cousin, the Chevrolet Camaro, its bumpers were integrated into the design of the front end and its rear "slit" taillights were inspired by the Pontiac GTO. Both a two- door hardtop and a convertible were offered through the 1969 model year.
  51. 51. 1959 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE  The 1959 Cadillac is remembered for its huge sharp tailfins with dual bullet tail lights, two distinctive rooflines and roof pillar configurations, new jewel-like grille patterns and matching deck lid beauty panels. The convertible model had power windows and a two-way power seat. Plain fender skirts covered the rear wheels and 4- doors were available in either four-window or six- window hardtop configurations.
  52. 52. 1967 SHELBY GT-500  The Shelby Mustang is a higher performance variant of the Ford Mustang. The popularity of the second film of Gone in 60 Seconds with the 1967 GT 500 revived the popularity of "Eleanor."
  53. 53. AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION GOES TO…………… AC COBRA The AC Cobra, sold as the Ford/Shelby AC Cobra in the United States and often known colloquially as the Shelby Cobra in that country, is an American- engined British sports car produced intermittently since 1962.
  54. 54. MK AUTO’S HANDPICKED CLASSIC’S A selection of our favourite Classic motor’s
  55. 55. ROVER P4 SERIES 1949 - 1964 The Rover P4 series was a group of saloon automobiles produced by the Rover Company from 1949 through to 1964. The complete body shells were made by the Pressed Steel company and featured aluminium/magnesium alloy (Birmabright) doors, boot lid and bonnets until the final 95/110 models, which were all steel to reduce costs. The P4 was one of the last UK cars to incorporate rear-hinged "suicide" doors.
  56. 56. DATSUN FAIRLADY SPORTS 2000 The Datsun Sports (called Datsun Fairlady in the home market), was a series of roadsters produced by Nissan in the 1960s. Produced from March 1967-1970, the SR311 used a 2.0 L, U20 engine and offered a five-speed manual transmission, somewhat unexpected for a production car at the time. The Datsun 2000 was lauded as a bargain sports car. The main reason for its production was for racing to build the Datsun image.
  57. 57. 1948 FORD F-1 PICK-UP The first F-Series truck (known as the Ford Bonus-Built) was introduced in 1948 as a replacement for the previous car-based pickup line introduced in 1941. The F-Series was sold in eight different weight ratings, with pickup, panel truck, cab-over engine (COE), conventional truck, and school bus chassis body styles.
  58. 58. AUSTIN 7 “RUBY” The Austin 7 was an economy car produced from 1922 until 1939 in the United Kingdom by the Austin Motor Company. Nicknamed the "Baby Austin", it was one of the most popular cars ever produced for the British market, and sold well abroad. It wiped out most other British small cars and cycle cars of the early 1920s.
  59. 59. AWARD FOR BEST KIT CAR GOES TO………. SPARTAN ROADSTER Spartan Cars was a manufacturer of kit cars based in Pinxton, Derbyshire, which operated from 1973 to 1995. The main product was an open, 2+2 seater, traditionally styled kit car based at first on the chassis and mechanical components of the Triumph Herald. An aluminium panelled body and glass fibre wings completed the car.
  60. 60. TOP RATED MOTOR…………… ………..FORD MODEL T
  61. 61. The Car of the Century (COTC) was an international award given to the world's most influential car of the 20th century. The winner, the Ford Model T, was announced at an awards gala on December 18, 1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Mini followed in second place…..
  62. 62. The Ford Model T (colloquially known as the Tin Lizzie, T-Model Ford, 'Model T Ford', or T) is an automobile that was produced by Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company from October 1, 1908 to May 27, 1927. Ford wrote in his autobiography that in 1909 he told his management team that in the future “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black”.
  65. 65. MK Auto Repair and Restoration Ltd would like to thank you for taking the time to visit us today and hope that you have fully enjoyed watching the presentation. Feel free to have a chat with any one of us and for more information please visit our website at You can also like us on Facebook just search for MK Auto Repair and Restoration Ltd.
  66. 66. “AUTOMOTIVE NOSTALGIA” Designed and Created by Kristina Cooper and Mark Troke on behalf of MK Auto Repair and Restoration Ltd images and information courtesy of Google and Wikipedia Content designed purely for entertainment 2013
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