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Random # 195: Mk II Cortina GT

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This excellent Mk II Cortina GT belongs to former advanced driving instructor (Hendon system) and Targa competitor, Paul, and his wife.  They're involved in the classic Cortina scene, having taken the car to two mainland-Australia events celebrating the marque.   


Paul explained that, as a GT, his Cortina was factory fitted with a 1600 Kent cross-flow motor with a Weber carbie, as opposed to the standard 1500; a sports steering wheel, full instrumentation, a centre console, and low-back bucket seats; as well as wider steel rims and classic bullet-style exterior rear view mirrors.  He believes that his Cortina's extractors may have been part of the GT package, too.  


According to Paul, the previous owner had the car resprayed but the finish could be better.  However, UMPH reckons the entire package is quite lovely; the panels are straight and rust free, the chrome and bright-work is first rate, and the interior is immaculate.  The car sounds great, too, with a subdued but rorty s…

Random # 194: Morris 1000 Sedan

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The photos of this lovely, original looking Morris 1000 were taken in a bit of a rush and probably don't do the car justice.  However, it's nice to see that there are vehicles just like this one, bearing everyday rego plates and apparently still in regular use, on Tasmania's roads.  The fact that people still find older cars - like Morries, Hillmans, older Jags and Minis, plus Aussie Holdens, Fords and Valiants, Japanese classics and German, French and Italian cars, too - practical and comfortable for everyday use says something about their quality, design and desirability.

Morrie lovers are well served by this 'blog.  If you wish to see any of the dozen or so featured here, please use the search icon (a magnifying glass) on the top right hand of the page.





U M P H
(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.co.au.)
All iPhone images.

Random # 193: Short Wheel-Base (88") Series II Landrover

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This short wheel-base Series II Land Rover embodies everything UMPH loves about the marque!  It's basic, rugged and timeless!  

The restoration is first rate, with re-galvanised trim, a period-green paint job and subtle upgrades, like the LED light bar and thermo-fan cleverly hidden behind the grille.  It's also been fitted with period-correct Selectro free-wheeling hubs and what looks to be a PTO-powered winch.  

UMPH wants one!  No he doesn't; he needs one!!  A SWB Series II or III ute would be nice... . 
















U M P H
(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au.)
All iPhone images.