About Vintage Stuff

The aim of Vintage Stuff is to display some of the ephemera that I have collected, often inadvertently, over the years. I am now deliberately seeking out interesting old adverts, screen shots, leaflets, obscure record covers, picture postcards and illustrations; anything that catches my eye, in fact. They will be mainly, but not exclusively of UK origin (so many vintage blogs appear to be American) and almost always a scan from something that I actually have in my collection, rather than off the net. If you do re-blog, please acknowledge the source. Further stuff, mainly photographs, can be found on my Flickr pages, via the Benny Hill record cover.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Austin & Rover

Two beautiful adverts scanned from issues of The Geographical Magazine published in 1948. That for Austin comes from the November edition and includes the 2-door A90 Atlantic model, at that time not actually in production. It was intended for the North American market, as part of the frantic post-war export drive, but was not a success; just 350 out of nearly 8,000 Atlantics actually crossed the Atlantic.......... Many ended up in the colonies or in Europe, whilst before long, they were being cannibalised for spares, their engines also being used in the Austin Healey 100. It is thought that only around sixty survive today. Dinky Toys also bought out a model of the car in various colours. The A70 Hampshire and the two Rover saloons look much more traditional.

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