Monday, 18 February 2013

Drive Like It's 1979

It was a street scene reminiscent of the 1970s. A trio of old cars from the dim and distant past.

There's a small independent garage near my work which specialises in older models. These were parked outside this afternoon.

Ford Cortina 1600 Deluxe
Toyota Corolla
Datsun 12OY

Sadly, I have to admit that I'm old enough to remember all of these models, although I was too young to have ever actually driven any of them.


  1. That makes me feel less ancient if you can remember all those, I almost bought one of those rust buckets sorry Datsun's.

  2. I remember them too! We must be old!
    The Cortina was really popular in the late 60s, lots of my schoolfriends' dads had them.
    I've driven one of those Corollas! It was very, very dull. Made an Austin Allegro feel like a Ferrari!
    The Datsun is a surprise, but the square numberplate means it's been imported as a used car (cutout in bumper too small for a 'long' plate). For it to be in such a rust free condition it must have been stored in the middle of the Sahara Desert!
    I quite like old cars, but the 70s was a pretty poor time for them.

    1. You're really old if you drive a Volvo. LOL