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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Feb 2015, 00:44
Prototype SUV...excellent first effort, Chris.
Chris: Yes - in time it morphed into the sort of monster that clogs Bath's roads today..
i'm sure that it was someone's pride and joy Chris... i like this picture of the junk yard... i also noticed the interesting ruins of an old house....petersmile
Chris: This is a farm out in the countryside Peter, near Farleigh Hungerford Castle in fact
Musta been... Could be again!
Chris: With a lot of work
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 11 Feb 2015, 06:40
Agree with Elizabeth - has potential
Chris: Not much Lisl, this thing is circa 1965..
Surely it has a lot of good life left in it, Chris, and hasn't been put out to field to dry!?! What a delightful find, regardless.
Chris: Thank you Ginnie
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 11 Feb 2015, 07:23
Did you come across this while strumming your garden Tiff? I sort of vehicle is it, I can see that it's a four wheeler?
Chris: Yes Chad it has four wheels
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Feb 2015, 07:55
An American car? There might be a whole story to tell. Oh, wherever you 'herumkrauchst'/crawl around with your camera!
Chris: A British car Philine, a Singer Gazelle from the look of it
The upmarket version of the Hillman Minx. The Singer Gazelle...doesn't look very Gazelle like now sadly. A restoration project for someone perhaps...(you could do it after you have finished your bench)
Chris: I remember when these were objects of desire, something for the aspiring middle classes to own..
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Feb 2015, 08:39
I'm disappointed that you hav chosen to park your car amongst the vegetation; surely you could have kept it on a hard surface? I used to have a Singer Vogue; fairly similar to this, I believe.
Chris: You had a Singer Vogue eh, the poor person's version..
Though it seems abandoned, it doesn't look too bad. Would make a good flower bed if the windows were opened.
Chris: Good idea Mary
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Feb 2015, 10:32
The past is another country...
Chris: You bet your life - remember 1965?
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Feb 2015, 10:32
A sad photo, Chris. Just think of all the miles of fun it brought somebody only to be left to rust away.
Does the number plate say OAP on the top line?
Chris: I think it might do actually Pauline - how poignant is that!
Chris: a long time ago..
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Feb 2015, 11:15
Once upon a time it must have been somebody's pride and joy, I am sure there must be someone out there who would be keen to bring it back to its former glory
Chris: Polished and taken for family Sunday outings perhaps Anne?
love the contrast of the eras,
the housing countryside and the possibly DEAD car.
Chris: What we have here is HOPE Alan: the garden, buildings and car are infused with possibilites
just looked at a dozen of your images.

Everyone could easily used to tell interesting stories.

I need to make viewing Shutterchance buddy photos again as a daily habit.

still working on getting my life back.
Chris: I hope to hear more of you Alan: it's great that you are a man free in both body & mind once more
A very classic shot Chris!
Chris: Thank you Ronky
Nice memory from this, my Dad's last car before he gave up driving was similar to this.
Chris: These were fine looking cars Brian
It has escaped the scrappers. Perhaps someone has plans for it one day......
Chris: You'd like to think so Janet..
Reminds me of my old Fiat sedan...
Chris: I like Fiats Larry
Rather nice, there was a convertible version also. Can't have been long outside, looks too clean
Chris: I do not remember the luxury convertible model John
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 11 Feb 2015, 17:12
Gorn ... but not forgotten
Chris: Maybe one day this will be our epitaph too Comrade
yes they are Chris.
Chris: Thank you Alan
Once upon a time smile
Chris: A long time ago Tom

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