Austin Cambridge

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Post by Bounty » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:19 am

Thinking of the early 70's one. The poor man's Rolls Royce. Was a great big thing I remember but with a certain understated elegance. A lovely car.


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Post by cobblerian » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:26 am

My great-aunt and great-uncle had one. It was a huge great tank of a thing, and we could get about six or seven cousins on the back seat, horrendously dangerous especially with no seatbelts!

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Re: Austin Cambridge

Post by dave mc » Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:51 am

Bounty wrote:The poor man's Rolls Royce.
Surely that was the Rover 2500?... (well according to my dad it was)
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Post by Bounty » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:28 pm

The Range Rover 2500? Not really that poor if you had one. I'd call it more a Sloan Rangermobile.
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Post by Xetal » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:27 pm

It was either the Rover 2600 or the 3500, both of which were rather luxurious, but compared to a Roller rather like the last Rover 75's, i.e. not really....
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Post by dave mc » Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:18 am

Xetal wrote:It was either the Rover 2600 or the 3500

Rover 3500, that was the one!
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Post by Bounty » Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:31 pm

Yes, I know the car you mean. It's a fine motor car. got a feeling the guys in The Sweeney drove one.
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Post by dave mc » Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:17 am

That's the one.

My dad had one, and like all the cars he had, he just drove it into the ground, never looked after them.
I borrowed it one day and the only way you could get it to move off was to pull the choke out. :roll:
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Post by Jeff » Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:54 pm

My dad had an Austin Cambridge, a great barge of a thing with only a 1600cc petrol engine. To measure the 0-60mph acceleration time you needed a calendar, but it was comfortable.

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