Vin's Bikes and Cars

(c) Vin Callcut 2002-2017. Small extracts can be used with acknowledgements to 'Oldcopper.org' website.

Helpful comments are very welcome.

 

A few of the photos are of similar vehicles
   
Francis Barnett

BKT 563, Francis Barnett (Cruiser), 1935, 150cc, 8/6/54 -  ?/6/55, ‘The Maggie’, towed home for rebuild.  Bent in accident. Rebuilt.  Used for commute to central London for a year.

   
Calthorpe

DXH 517, Calthorpe (Ivory), 1937, 250cc, 1/6/55 - ?/4/65, Bought in Cornwall to beat rail strike.  Main bearings failed due total loss lubrication and piston ring problems.

   

Tiger 80

Braunfels

 

 

JMC 8, Triumph Tiger 80, 1938, 350cc, 20/6/65 - 25/4/59, Rebuilt with new front forks, swinging arm rear suspension, dualseat, P100 headlamp and high output dynamo. Used extensively for commuting, holidays and European tours. Award at Triumph Owners Club Rally at Meriden. Lower photo taken at Braunfels Castle with pen friend's sister.

   
 

KMP 535, Excelsior m/c, 1939, 98cc, 24/4/57 - 15/5/57, Loan bike from Alan Staddon.

   
Ariel

FNN 185, Ariel Sqaure Four m/c, 1939, 998cc, 20/9/57 - 18/4/59,  Bought from Paddock. Compression ratio improved. 24hr ACU National Rally Vintage award.

   
Douglas

BU 6434, Douglas  600, 1929, 600cc, 30/6/58 - ?/3/59, Flat twin, fore & aft. Beaded edge tyres.

   
Rolls 20

GX 89, Rolls-Royce 20/25 car, 1929, 3,500cc, 5/1/59 - 16/1/60, Mulliner 6-light limousine.  Good for trips with friends.

   
LLEVelocette

EHV 166, L E Velocette water cooled m/c, 1950, 199cc, 4/5/59 - 2/7/59, Flat twin, water cooled, clapped drive shaft.  Commuted for a short while.

   
 

YF 3999, Scott parallel twin water cooled m/c in off-road condition, 1927, 500cc, 9/5/59 - 19/6/59, Traded in to Paddock for rallyable road spec m/c.

   
Rolls PII

UW 5523, Rolls-Royce Phantom II, 1931, 7,999, 8/5/59 - ?/2/60, Southern replica sports saloon on long wheelbase chassis. Impressive body length of 20ft 2in overall.

   
Levis

JO 4481, Levis  m/c, 1933, 250cc, 20/4/59 - 11/5/59, Loan bike from Mike Sweet.

   
Scott

HP ??, Scott parallel twin w/c m/c, 1927, 500cc, 21/6/59 - 16/7/59, Water cooled twin two-stroke.  P/e from Paddock, 24hr ACU National Rally on acetylene lights.

   
Fordson

VKK 871, Fordson van conversion, 1954, 1172cc, 10/3/60 - 15/3/61, Fitted with roof grandstand and used for Europe tour,  starting at Le Mans 24hr race.  Photo in Vienna. Then served as a mobile workshop parked in Kensington.

   
BSA 1000 V twin

EV 4413, BSA V-twin m/c & chair, 1929, 1,000cc, 15/5/60 - 15/6/60, Sidecar machine from Bill Lushey.

   
Alvis

BXB 721, Alvis Speed 20 car, 1935, 3,647cc, 10/10/60 - 26/1/61, Very useful ‘modern’ long distance car.

   
Enfield

UM 4766, Royal Enfield V-twin m/c, 1929, 1,000cc, 10/11/60 -  ?/4/62, Flat petrol tank, 24hr ACU National Rally, 24hr VMCC TT Rally to Isle of Man, toured SW England.

   
Bentley

AKH 1, Bentley 6½ sedanca de-ville, 1930, 6,500cc, 6/2/61 - 18/6/61, Good car sold due to lack of space.  Bought back a year later. Bentley page

   
Ariel

RGN 577, Ariel 4G Mk II  m/c, 1954, 1,000cc, 16/3/61 - 18/3/63, Toured Europe.

   
Bentley

AKH 1, Bentley 6½ sedanca de ville, 1930, 6,500cc, 13/7/62 - 8/8/72, Engine rebuild to Speed Six spec. Toured Europe.  Now well preserved. Bentley page.

   
Daimler

TNW 3, Daimler Conquest Century, 1954, 2,500cc, 11/63 - 21/6/65, Pressed Steel body fell apart, engine ditto

   
Austin 18

DMY 486, Austin 18 limousine, 1936, 2,000cc, 10/7/65 -  9/9/65, Ex-taxi, underpowered, water pump leaked!   Now well Preserved.

   
Alvis

AKB 588, Alvis Speed 20 sports saloon, 1934, 3,647cc, 9/9/65 - 12/2/66, Very useful ‘modern’ long distance car.

   
 

AKR 249, Alvis Speed 20 sports saloon, 1934, 3,.647cc, 22/2/66 - 9/66, Very useful ‘modern’ long distance car.

   
Capri

966 FGY, Ford Capri, 1963, 1500cc, 28/9/66 - 10/4/69.

   
Cortina

XUV 927G, Ford Cortina, 1969, 1300cc, 7/3/69 - 26/4/72.

   
Volvo

YWM 47G, Volvo 145 Estate, 1969, 1984cc, 26/4/72 - 8/10/75. Photo at Bochum-Dalhausen.

   
Volvo

MRK 416L, Volvo 145 Estate, 1973, 1984cc, 8/10/75 - 9/11/77.

   
 

C658 XAH, Volvo 145 estate, , , 1987, , Pale blue, toured to Bavaria etc.

   
 

N94HLA, Volvo 960SE Turbo Estate, 1996, 2300cc, ?/4/96 - ?/4/99 CDA lease business car, then bought.

   
 

N94HLA, Volvo 960SE Turbo Estate, 1996, 2300cc, ?/4/99 – till now. Bought after lease.