1988 Rover 200 Series

rover_200_silver_1980sThe Rover 200 Series, and the later Rover 25, were a series of Rover-branded compact cars produced by the Austin Rover Group, and latterly the Rover Group, and then MG Rover.

There have been three distinct generations of the Rover 200. The first generation was a four-door saloon car based on the Honda Ballade. The second generation was available in three or five-door hatchback forms, as well a coupé and cabriolet (in relatively small numbers). Its sister model, the Honda Concerto was built on the same production line in Rover’s Longbridge factory. The final generation was developed independently by Rover on the platform of its predecessor, and was available as a three or five-door hatchback. After the sale of Rover in 2000, and following a facelift, the model was renamed and sold as both the Rover 25 and MG ZR. Production ceased in 2005 when MG Rover went into administration. Production rights and tooling for the model, but not the Rover name, now belong to Chinese car manufacturer Nanjing Automotive.

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1978 ESSO Superlube

Esso is an international trade name for ExxonMobil and its related companies. The name is derived from the initials of the pre-1911 Standard Oil, Eastern States Standard Oil, and as such became the focus of much litigation and regulatory restriction in the United States. In 1972, it was largely replaced in the U.S. by the Exxon brand after it bought Humble Oil, while Esso remained widely used elsewhere. In most of the world, the Esso brand and the Mobilbrand are the primary brand names of ExxonMobil, with the Exxon brand name still in use only in the United States alongside Mobil.

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1985 BMW

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW; English: Bavarian Motor Works) is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1917. BMW is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It also owns and produces the Mini marque, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. BMW produces motorcycles under BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna brands. In 2010, the BMW group produced 1,481,253automobiles and 112,271 motorcycles across all its brands.

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1977 Chrysler Sunbeam feat Petula Clark

The Chrysler Sunbeam is a small supermini 3-door hatchback manufactured by Chrysler Europe at the former Rootes Group factory in Linwood in Scotland. The Sunbeam’s development was funded by a British government grant with the aim to keep the Linwood plant running, and the small car was based on the larger Hillman Avenger also manufactured there. After the takeover of Chrysler’s European operations by PSA, the model was renamed Talbot Sunbeam and continued in production until 1981.   A Talbot Sunbeam Lotus version was successful in rallying and won the World Rally Championship Manufacturers’ title for Talbot in 1981.

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1975 Holts Contour

Founded in the United Kingdom more than 65 years ago by Douglas Holt, Holt Lloyd has become an industry leader in the manufacture and global distribution of automotive aftermarket products.

Formerly known as Holt Products Company, the company was to later merge with Lloyd Industries Ltd. founded by Tom Heywood in 1962, to become Holt Lloyd International Ltd. in 1975.

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1975 AA

The Automobile Association was founded in 1905 to help motorists avoid police speed traps in response to the Motor Car Act 1903 which introduced new penalties for breaking the speed limit, for reckless driving with fines,endorsements and the possibility of jail for speeding and other driving offences. The act also required drivers to hold adriving licence (which was obtained on payment of 5 shillings and did not require a driving test) and to display a vehicle registration plate on their vehicle.

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