My mates old mota.

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  1. brucemillar

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    I just love this car. The owner is a friend and WWII aircraft enthusiast. I believe it's a Hillman?

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    Came via that Wikipedia link which cites MALDON? http://www.maldonmotorshow.co.uk/
    I believe they have a popular American section- here's a piccy from 2015 you can tell its this year from the rain!
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    Some suicide doors are fine. Others you risk your life and limb as the A pillar flexes. A fellow Allard owner had his open on the Autobahn on his way to Techno Classica in Essen. Much easier to get into a difficult car though!

    Nice car, I like to see these on the road! Not all classics have to be exotic, and some of the names of that era were seriously good quality (like Rover or Humber inter alia) which rather lost their way later.

    Cue second gratuitous shot of my Allard M type drophead in as many days

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    ... And another.

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    Bruce - he ought to take it up to an open day at Bicester Heritage - it's a superb classic car and classic aircraft place at the old RAF Bicester, an old Bomber command base with buildings dating back to the 30s and 40s - it would look perfect there! The portfolio of my Allard sale photos was taken there by Nick Froome of this parish, it's a brilliant backdrop.

    View from an old shelter there

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    Charles

    Thank you I will pass that on.
     
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    And another that was made in the USA about 1940 i bet this car could tell a tail or two . Make Hudson Made in Detroit USA
     
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    HUDSON----- taken over by AMC around 1954 -----maker the legendary Hornet.
    here's a video of Jay Leno taking a restored 4 door back to let its former owner see it.
    [YOUTUBE HD]itQLkpIrEjo[/YOUTUBE HD]
     
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    Returning to subject here's a piccy of a Minx at the SHUTTLEWORTH COLLECTION
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    I wonder what the yellow disc 2 denotes. Same on both cars.

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    I think that it's the bridge classification plate (in this case rounded up to 2 tons including load):

    Bridge Classification
     
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