1968 Austin A60 Cambridge

                           1968 Austin A60 Cambridge – 

This vehicle wpicture13as purchased in July 2001.

The car has had  little restoration apart from the  engine bay,

Some Austin History    The Cambridge began life  as the A55 in 1957. In 1961 the engine size was increased from b1,489 cc to 1,622 cc

As was popular at the time the A60 design was from PininFarina,  who also designed  the matching cars for  Wolseley, and  Riley, and the MG.

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1967 Morris minor

        1967 Morris minor  Old English white 1098 cc                         Some   Morris History   The  Morris Mipicture12nor remained virtually unchanged for more than twenty years, (1949 to 1971)  during this time the engine size grew from  918 cc to  1098 cc.   This was one very popular car,  production figures were  1,293,327 – there are still many many  Morris Minors on the road,  I suspect there always will be..





1957 Wolseley 1500.

1957 Wolseley 1500.   A highly original classic “Wilhelmina” came into our possession in January 2000, rescued frpicture10om the dusty corner of a garage, where she had rested for the last 15 years.   

A little TLC was required to put her into shape and this so far has consisted of Respray front near-side wing and bonnet, complete rewire, new set of carpets and a full braking system overhaul, plus new tyres and  exhaust system. “Wilhelmina is now in every day use.

Some   Wolseley   History 

103.394  Wolseley 1500’s  were  made between  1957 and 1965  – top speed of  81 mph

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1948 Riley RMA 1.5 Litre

1948 Riley RMApicture9         1948 1.5 Litre – 


The one point five  was one of the few entirely new cars  brought out in 1946. Most other manufacturers were continuing older models.  The engine was still pre war, but hydraulic brakes,  twin cams, and a vinyl roof and A  so so  British classic design meant that it was not long before customers demanded a bigger engined version,  (2.5 litre  1952)  Taking the top speed from  75 miles per hour to 95 miles per hour.  These models have constantly been one of the peoples favorites at any  classic car event. . It is just a natural head turner.

Dales Historic Vehicle Club

1965 Ford Zodiac Mk III


1965 Ford Zodiac Mk III –  2.5 litre colour Green  This car was previously part of the Yorkshire car collection on display at Keithley and Hornsea . The car has done over 100000 miles and is mainly un-restored.  The car has appeared in the TV series Heartbeat.


Continued from page 3                         More  Ford UK History

The Ford Y engine was 933cc  and managed around  8 horsepower.  During this early period at  Dagenham Ford  restricted itself to the English  production of small engines in small cars, Ford Anglia and the Prefect. The Prefect having the larger motor 1.172, side valve. And the Anglia received the bigger motor in 1949.        During  this same period Ford assembled American models with V8 engines.

Ford   Anglia   1939 to 1953 production  166.864

Ford  Prefect   1939 to 1953 production  379,339




1968 Mercedes Benz 280

Mercedes Benz  280/SE8 Saloon –  picture7This car was manufactured in 1968 being supplied by Charles Sydney Ltd of Bradford.  Total Mileage for its 34 years is only 44k and has 30 years of MOT certificates to support its history. The only Restoration work done is the fitting of new sills and rear wheel arch edges and a respray .  This vehicle is a prize winner.

Some details about  Dales Historic Vehicle Club  here.

1955 Standard Ten Saloon



Standard Ten Saloon 1955 Black  948cc  Owned By Len Hey .  

This complete ‘Last Nut and Bolt’ Restoration – with Professional Paintwork – was completed   Between 1991-1994.  Since that time it has won Many Trophies including Best ‘Standard’ Restoration at  the 1995 Standard National Rally.  The Standard 10 is not Concours – and gets all year round use, It is  a car for driving – and it is very reliable,

The first post war standard model was the  ‘eight‘. This was a small car and only managed to produce 28 bhp using a  1009 cc engine. Between the years  1945 and  1948  standard produced  53,099 units.

The eight got a new body in  1953,  It was a very  small car and cost cutting was evident.  But a very successful model despite the skimping.

This Ten  1954 to 1961 had  a 948 cc motor producing 37 bhp. The later model Standard Ten  had a smaller engine and Standard  spent a little more money and gave this model a boot lid. . .Number produced 172,500.              This is a very collectible little car


1914 Ford “T” Model Tourer

glad1914 Ford “T” Model Tourer  owned by Mark Rand-

Gladys Emmanuel, the 1914 Model T  – Tourer was built in Detroit in early 1914. She lived in Uruguay until 1979 when she was exported to the UK. Like all Model T’s she has a 2.8 litre engine, two forward speeds and a transmission brake. She lacks what would nowadays be considered essential items like front brakes, windscreen wipers, instruments and shock absorbers. Even so, the ride is not harsh, though stopping requires some anticipation. The three pedals are (left to right) clutch, reverse gear and foot brake (think about it). Ignition is by trembler coil, one for each cylinder. The headlights are acetylene and the sidelights are paraffin. Air conditioning comes as standard equipment. Top speed is 45-ish on a good day but 35-ish is less of a strain on man and beast.

The Dales Historic Vehicle Club

Welcome The Dales   is a small, friendly car club, whose rules limit its membership to 100. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at   Steeton Hall  Typically, we have an outside speaker though quiz  evenings run by our own members are popular too. We try to get  speakers on a wider range of  subjects than just cars and car related topics. Unusually  for a car club, around half of our membership is female. We have been described as a social club with old cars thrown in. Throughout the season we attend many country shows and take part in the increasing number of old vehicle runs which take place in the glorious Yorkshire Dales countryside. If you would like to join us (ownership of an historic vehicle is not essential), get in touch with our secretary, whose details are on the committee page. You will be made most welcome.

Some Ford UK History

The first English Ford factory was opened in 1911. The Model T ford and a few years later when the new model was introduced the Ford Model A were built in Manchester at Trafford Park.

In 1932 Ford moved to  Dagenham alongside the Thames River.  It was from this factory that the first of the truly British Fords evolved.   (continues page 6 )      Ford Y