Doug’s ’74 Matador is hiding something behinds its flowing cape? What is it?
My guess is a1963-67+ isuzu Bellett looking at the exterior trunk hinges and roof line.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s hiding two more slot mags with whitewalls, a combination I fully endorse.
As for the other car, beats me. 🙂
I’m thinking not a Bellet, the drip rail doesn’t extend to the back of the C pillar. Besides the Bellet is so incredibly rare in Canada I doubt there’s more than 1 or 2 left in the whole country.
Being Edmonton it’s more likely a British car. I’m guessing Vauxhall Victor,
I was thinking the same! Victor FA
My first thought as well.
I’ll keep an eye on the answers, if no one gets it by tomorrow morning I’ll post the correct answer here.
Looks like a British Ford of some kind.
Standard Vanguard 1957-ish
Hindustan Ambassador, just because.
Richarbl is very close; in fact close enough to call it done. It’s a 1962 Standard Vanguard Vignale, documented as the only LHD automatic built. Got the whole history from day one, I’m only the second owner. Here’s a photo of the two together…
Now that is a splendidly eccentric collection. Congratulations!
Thanks! I’ve also got a ’68 Ford Zodiac, 1933 Morris Ten, ’68 Galaxie XL, and a trio of Vauxhall PA Crestas, all at various stages along the restoration voyage…
Ha! I should have known. Don’t be shy about sharing…we like “My Curbside Classic” posts 🙂
I hope you’ll share the whole story, espcially the “why” part. 😛 That is an oddball collection.
Sounds like you’ve got a writing assignment or 4. Quite the interesting collection.
Agreed. I would love to read about any and all of them.
“If they give you lined paper, write the other way.” – Doug
Cool car collection more info and another feature please
It does look a little like a Hindustan!
A MK 4 Zodiac is quite a rare car now I discovered 6 hiding in a backyard nearby all V8 conversions and 2 looked like runners all hidden from prying eyes e4xcept thosec of the concrete mixer driver pouring the new fence post holes to hide the unsightly wrecks from potential new neighbours.
The Mk4 had a take it or leave it look,most people disliked it on first sight,my Dad being one,he called it the Dagenham Edsel.I liked them(and Edsels) had a 2.5 V6 Zephyr which was a really good car.
Mach 4s look ok with set of wide wheels and anything fits under the hood many outfits offered sameday service V8 replacements for the troublesome 2.5 the oilpump/distributor drive wears away and they stop also people didnt understand the header tank a let the coolant get low and they melted,
The first ever new car to be discounted in car starved New Zealand the Mk 4 Zephyr John Andrew Ford could not get rid of them while the XY Australian Falcon sold quite well.
Funny to see the Edsel and Zephyr/Zodiac mentioned together (must be the CC effect).
As well as their both being overblown flops, the other connection is stylist Roy Brown. Brown, lead Edsel stylist and ‘horse collar’ creator, was exiled to Ford Britain where he styled the hyper-successful Cortina. Although he was rehabilitated back to Detroit in 19654, he probably had quite a hand in the Mk 4 Zephyr.
I’m sure i read that Roy Brown still drove an Edsel to owners club shows
Oh, so close. I’d thought maybe Standard Vanguard because that explained the exposed trunk hinges, but the roof didn’t look bulbous enough in the teaser photo.
Not that I’m some huge expert on 1960’s British sedans, I googled “1961 British Car Rear” and looked a what came up in images.
Nice collection, we could be in the same support group if we didn’t live in distant provinces..
Wow! Thanks for the encouragement and kind words! I’ll definitely write some more installments about the other cars in my eclectic little fleet. Maybe not immediately, as I’m taking advantage of this lovely weather to get more work done on them before I finally have to hibernate them all for winter. But guaranteed, I’ll be giving you a closer look at them in the future…
That’s great to hear! I love the Matador and the Standard too. I’ve always had a thing for the big-bumper Matador sedans and wagons.
Brilliant! Look forward to reading about them!
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