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@Cavalol yes my uncle had a 504 estate and the thing was bomb proof, it lasted decades, even in Yorkshire. Like you say I think the African continent still has lots of them, along with the old Mercedes, and of course the bench mark by which other 4x4's are measured, the classic Toyota pick up and the Landcruiser. I saw a mint condition old Land Cruiser the other day, and must say it looked the muts nuts.^_^
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@Cavalol yes my uncle had a 504 estate and the thing was bomb proof, it lasted decades, even in Yorkshire. Like you say I think the African continent still has lots of them, along with the old Mercedes, and of course the bench mark by which other 4x4's are measured, the classic Toyota pick up and the Landcruiser. I saw a mint condition old Land Cruiser the other day, and must say it looked the muts nuts.^_^
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I'd have a diesel 504 estate too

That was the last LandCruiser I really liked; 24v electrical system too!!

However, I saw this FJ in Richmond in October 2012 (when there for the Richmond 10K) - the North Yorkshire market town, not the southern upstart of the same name

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Ian H

I am an ancient randonneur, & I stop often for tea
Location
East Devon
@biggs682 that stunning POA Aston is a classic case of 'if you have to ask how much it is, you can't afford it' ^_^

I've seen a Ford Consul before, but don't think I'd ever seen a Ford Consul Capri until today. Please excuse the idiot cameraman who managed to get one of his headphone cables in shot:blush:, but it does look nice from the back so I included it anyway. Nice old Rover too but I've already papped one of those so didn't bother again.
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It was derived from the Ford Classic (a notchback like the smaller Anglia). Not one of Ford's successes, at least in commercial terms.
 

Cavalol

Guru
Location
Chester
Those Landcruisers etc were tough as old boots mechanically, they just disintegrated in very quick time. Reliability wise, they'd knock LandRovers into a cocked hat.

Time has moved on with modern cars, but I find it hard to be preached to about emissions when some older diesels will happily run on veg oil. You won't get a new car doing that, at least not for long.
 
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