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Cars that my Granny used to own

When my granny heard about my website and the Standard Vanguard 1 post on it she told me about some of the cars she had owned when she was young.

She said that she had had a Standard, although it wasn’t a Vanguard, a Singer Gazelle and a Morris Oxford.

We recently went to Ballymoney Old Vehicle Club‘s Annual Show and Family Fun Day and I saw this Singer Gazelle on display.

Singer Gazelle

The Singer Gazelle was made from 1956-67 and was the first Singer to be produced after the company was taken over by the Rootes Group.

Singer Gazelle Badge

Her Singer Gazelle had a 1497cc Straight-4 overhead cam engine and four gear manual transmission. (She didn’t tell me this- I looked it up on the internet!).

The Gazelle was definitely an extremely nice car and if I could’ve, I’d probably have tried to buy it!

 

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Austin Clifton Tourer

I went to the Ford, Mini and Vintage Display recently (which was organised by the Riada Pre-1950 car club), and not only was I able to photograph this car, but I had a ride home in it!  It is an Austin Clifton Tourer and was built in 1927!  Although it was 87 years old it was still running brilliantly!

Austin Clifton Tourer

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Standard Vanguard 1

I was looking through some photographs on my computer when I found this photo that I had taken at the Portrush Airshow in Northern Ireland and after a bit of research I discovered that it was a classic car called a Standard Vanguard 1 from the 1950’s.

I had to zoom in to just behind the wing mirror, where Standard was written and then searched “Standard classic cars” on the internet and found out what type of Standard it was.

Standard-Vanguard-1-1950

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