Cars of the year from 1964

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Cars of the year from 1964

Postby Murray Walker » Wed 29 May, 2013 10:27 am

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motoring/car-year-1964-picture-special

Some good and some not so goofd. Talbot Horizon anyone?
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Re: Cars of the year from 1964

Postby plutoman » Wed 29 May, 2013 11:09 am

Fiat Uno !!?? - I had one of those once; the worst car I ever had the misfortune of owning. More than once I had to resort to Basil Fawlty tactics with it.
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Re: Cars of the year from 1964

Postby Murray Walker » Wed 29 May, 2013 1:03 pm

Funny that because my uncle had a Fiat Uno for many years and the thing seemed to be indestructible.
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Re: Cars of the year from 1964

Postby plutoman » Wed 29 May, 2013 3:12 pm

I used to keep a plank of wood in the boot to hit the engine with when it stopped for no reason. I also blocked most of Oxford one morning when the gearstick came out in my hand.
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Re: Cars of the year from 1964

Postby vikki » Thu 30 May, 2013 5:58 pm

"Though the COTY judges were complimentary about the Horizon's sturdiness and ride comfort, they had concerns surrounding its slow steering and underpowered engines."

my parents had one for a while.as i remember it was a comfortable and reliable car. but when you were going uphill people were walking past you. :P
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Re: Cars of the year from 1964

Postby Murray Walker » Fri 31 May, 2013 9:50 am

The Horizon was definitely comfortable. Quite advanced for it's class at the time too I guess.
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Re: Cars of the year from 1964

Postby Pepper » Sat 01 Jun, 2013 3:17 pm

Rover SD1!!!


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Re: Cars of the year from 1964

Postby Mac » Sat 07 Sep, 2013 6:52 pm

MG Magnette (Farina)

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My old man had one for 23 years!

I think I might just buy one one day for sentimental reasons. Seem to go gor about £5K these days. Dad sold his for £150, which is what he paid for it when it was seven years old in 1971.

I nearly fell out of it, sat in the front seat, I played with the door handle when it swung open and I sat staring directly at the road, handing in to the chrome door pull, while my dad slowed and hauled me back in :shock:
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