Friday, 14 October 2011

A quick snap!


As it was such a pleasant sunny evening when I left work (a welcome change from the incessant drizzle we've had for days) I walked the long way home tonight, along the canal and up Victoria Road.  I was just in time to see this lovely old car, doing a U-turn outside Salts Mill.  I had my compact camera in my bag so I snatched it out and caught this very quick snap.  I have no idea what kind of car it was - it was round and off almost before I had registered it properly.  I did note that it was a left-hand drive model, unusual in this country.  But isn't it gorgeous in that cream and red livery?  Somehow, it looked entirely at home, there on the cobbles in front of the old mill buildings.

17 comments:

  1. Isn't this lovely! Getting to see what you saw just a couple of hours ago! What a delightful coincidence to have been passing at the very moment this grand old lady was doing her turns! She certainly does fit in perfectly!

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  2. What a beautyful car! It would be so delightful to drive it through british country!

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  3. Now that is a beauty! I love the colors and I'm glad you were quick with your camera.

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  4. I think it's American, but I don't know the make/model, a beauty though.

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  5. It's so elegant and fits right in - oh! to go for a ride in the country in that stately car!

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  6. Gorgeous~! And being the left handed way...I could drive it without veering off the roads! lol...

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  7. I don't know what kind of car it is either, but hopefully it's not an HGV (whatever that is too!). ~Lili

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  8. It looks like the Model A Ford my husband owned in high school. His was a kind of pea-green.

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  9. Hello! I just hopped over from Desiree's blog and caught the photo! It's definitely American . . . and I'm pretty sure it's a Ford.

    I would love to go back and read more of your blogs. My daughter is in France this year, and we are visiting in June and plan to go to England. So, it's exciting to get a preview of possible places to visit!

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  10. A wonderful vehicle indeed! With my crazy imagination, I could envisage Morgan Freeman "driving Miss Daisy" around in this!

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  11. To answer to your question: it was not rain! the city washes the pavements of touristic places every morning..

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  12. Lovely car in the perfect setting!

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  13. Lili - HGV is Heavy Goods Vehicle. Lorries have to go to the back of Salts Mill, as the roadways are too narrow for them at the front.

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  14. Didn't you see me in my car ?? Left hand drive that was me !

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  15. Dave Williams of Hyde, Cheshire16 October 2011 at 20:49

    It is an American car - it's a Studebaker. (Sorry, I cheated by putting the registration number into the mycarcheck.com database).

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