Vauxhall Cresta

Purchased second hand

1969

Vauxhall Cresta

Beside Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park

Bullnose Morris Oxford, somewhere in Edinburgh, around 1925-30

   Copyright: Douglas William Garry , Saughton Mains, Edinburgh                                                       Photograph taken around 1925-30

 

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   Bullnose Morris Oxford, somewhere in Edinburgh, around 1925-30  

 

Vauxhall Cresta

Thank you to Douglas William Garry for sending me this photo.

Douglas wrote:

The Car

"The car is a Vauxhall Cresta (I think it was a FX).  It was my dads' car.  He bought it second hand about 1969.  I had the car out for that day in the Queen's Park / Arthur Seat and it is me standing by the car.  The car had six cylinders and a column change gears.

The photo was taken by my then girlfriend who is now my wife. The camera was a Brownie 127."

Douglas William Garry, Saughton Mains, Edinburgh:  January 24+26, 2012

 

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David Bain

Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England

Thank you to David Bain who wrote:

Vauxhall Cresta PA

"Douglas' dad's Cresta is a PA model. The thing I remember about them is that rearward curve on the bottom corner of windscreen and its surrounding metalwork. When I got in the front I invariably bashed my knee on it.

That six cylinder engine made a lovely noise, though."

David Bain, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England:  January 30, 2012

 

Cars - 1960s

Holyrood Park

Around Edinburgh

 

 

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