Snapshot Sunday: Vintage Cars Cougar Mercury

Well you don’t get to see too many of these around here. This was parked outside one of the local pubs. I was taking a walk and spotted in the distance. I was so glad I had my camera handy but terribly afraid the owner would come out of the café and drive off before I got the chance to take these pictures. I huffed and puffed as I trotted up the street but a man came outside and approached the car. “Oh no! please don’t go yet” I was begging him silently. I made it to the car (Very obviously since I got these shots) and commented on how nice the car was. It wasn’t the owner at all. He was also admiring the car. I had to laugh since I nearly killed myself trying to get to it before it was driven off in. Anyway today’s car is a Cougar Mercury. I’m guessing this is from the 1970s. It was in very nice condition inside and out. 

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Snapshot Sunday: Vintage Car

Todays post for Snapshot Sunday is a vintage car Vanda and I spotted at the casino in Hobart. We had gone there to eat in one of the restaurants as we usually do at Xmas time and try our luck. Sadly Lady Luck was also on holidays and did not help me out with a win that day. Never mind better luck next time. I loved this car however, seen in the car park. This is a Vauxhall. The owners have kept it in wonderful condition and luckily for me I had my camera on me. I would have screamed quite loudly if I had missed the chance of getting photos of this beautiful car.

I wish I could have borrowed it for a couple of hours and gone for a joyride around Sandy Bay with it. For anyone interested I will add a link with info on this car later on so be sure to come back soon.

http://classic-and-vintage-cars.com/manufacturers.asp?id=169

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/

Vintage Cars: Ford Cortina

While I was out walking the dogs last week one hot afternoon I saw this Ford Cortina at the local service station. I hadn’t seen one of these in years. At one time they were everywhere and they were very popular cars. These cars were made from 1962 – 1982. I love the tail lights on these cars. I think they must have been reliable cars too as so many people were driving them around. The steering wheel looks huge doesn’t it?

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An early Ford Cortina

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Lost the petrol cap?

Snapshot Sunday:Mercedes Benz

While I was out today with the dogs I spotted a Mercedes Benz parked outside the pub. The pub is one of the best places to find cars because people will go there for a drink or a meal as they serve meals all day long. I found the second one stuffed in someone’s garage sadly in need of some work. I don’t know the years of either model but you can really see the changes in the cars over the years when you compare them.

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Oddball Challenge

Naomi’s Oddball

While I was seeing my friend Phillip off at Launceston Airport I noticed this Austin stuck in the middle of the newsagency and gift shop. It was being used for displaying their goods but I thought it was rather an odd thing to have in there for that purpose. The Austin is a British car and I did wonder why they did not use a Holden instead. Austins were everywhere in the 1960’s when I was growing up and they were a  popular car. This is a very good example of a Austin utility and this one was in good original shape. maybe this car had belonged to one of the business owners years ago.