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Locton

Farnham, UK
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Locton Registered since 14th Jun 2012
Sun 22-Jul-12 03:24 PM

Hi we went to a local country show yesterday in Farnham, Surrey, UK.

i took some shots with my D3200 of some of the cars on show, all are pre 1945 + one Cadillac Deville standing all by itself.

i don't know anything about the Deville, but i presume it is a 50's car? someone will put me right.

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jpFoto

US
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#1. "RE: Old UK cars taken with D3200" | In response to Reply # 0

jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Sun 22-Jul-12 04:10 PM

NIce photos!

The Caddy is mid 1970s. My guess is 1976.

Locton

Farnham, UK
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#2. "RE: Old UK cars taken with D3200" | In response to Reply # 1

Locton Registered since 14th Jun 2012
Sun 22-Jul-12 04:28 PM

See what do i know, i did not realise that such large cars were still being made in the 70's?

i suppose because we never really had any to begin with, which is not surprising seeing what we have to pay for fuel, but that's another subject & i wont go there.

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MEMcD

US
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#3. "RE: Old UK cars taken with D3200" | In response to Reply # 1

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sun 22-Jul-12 07:00 PM

Hi Jeremy,

Nice series,
Thanks for sharing.
Most American Cars did not start downsizing until about 1978 or 1979.
Even then the DeVilles continued to be large cars.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

jpFoto

US
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#4. "RE: Old UK cars taken with D3200" | In response to Reply # 2

jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Mon 23-Jul-12 12:23 AM | edited Mon 23-Jul-12 12:28 AM by jpFoto

The price of gas got out of hand, so by 1976 it was a whopping 61 cents per gallon.

Here is a picture of the new, downsized 2011 Deville, and as Marty said, it is a lot smaller and more economical

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LightMeter

Houston, Texas, US
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#5. "RE: Old UK cars taken with D3200" | In response to Reply # 3

LightMeter Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Oct 2011
Mon 23-Jul-12 12:33 AM

Very nice-I like them all, especially the 1970s Caddy!

Bill

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pjonesCET

Martinsville, US
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#6. "RE: Old UK cars taken with D3200" | In response to Reply # 3

pjonesCET Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011
Mon 23-Jul-12 03:25 AM | edited Mon 23-Jul-12 03:27 AM by pjonesCET

Back then Cadillacs, Lincoln Mark Series and Town cars. Were only in Price range of people that had deep enough it didn't make any difference what gas cost. And even today to buy a Lincoln Towne Car, the price is only in the range of people that gas prices don't matter. Some Cadillacs are getting closer the price for people that can't afford the gas to put in them.

BTW great pictures Make me wish I had a way to swap my D3000 body for a D3200 Body. don't need the lens.

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Locton

Farnham, UK
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#7. "RE: Old UK cars taken with D3200" | In response to Reply # 6

Locton Registered since 14th Jun 2012
Mon 23-Jul-12 11:31 AM

you should live in the UK, then you would really complain about fuel prices, current price is $2.05 & it has just dropped from $2.36

some parts of the country are even higher especially central london.

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Locton

Farnham, UK
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#8. "RE: Old UK cars taken with D3200" | In response to Reply # 7

Locton Registered since 14th Jun 2012
Mon 23-Jul-12 11:43 AM

Sorry when i gave the UK fuel prices i forgot that you price by the gallon & we price by the litre, so if you convert the prices i gave it works out to: $9.32 a gallon at todays prices

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NTexNikonian

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#9. "RE: Old UK cars taken with D3200" | In response to Reply # 0

NTexNikonian Registered since 26th Jul 2012
Thu 09-Aug-12 01:55 AM

Looks like it was fun! Nice pictures. I was more impressed with the other cars since I see Caddies all the time.

mfaccone

Bend, US
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#10. "RE: Old UK cars taken with D3200" | In response to Reply # 8

mfaccone Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Apr 2008
Thu 09-Aug-12 04:43 PM

from what I understand, if you take the tax away from the fuel price, UK prices are actually cheaper. Supposedly UK gets more services out of the tax paid. My understanding anyway... could be wrong.
Currently USA pays about 18 cents per gallon in taxes, UK has a duty rate plus 20% value added tax.

Mark

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greenwing

Yorkshire, UK
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#11. "RE: Old UK cars taken with D3200" | In response to Reply # 10

greenwing Gold Member Nikonian since 18th May 2006
Thu 09-Aug-12 08:12 PM

>from what I understand, if you take the tax away from the
>fuel price, UK prices are actually cheaper.

Ah.. the grass is always greener

If you take all the taxes off our fuel prices, we'd probably be paid to drive.

greenwing

Yorkshire, UK
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#12. "RE: Old UK cars taken with D3200" | In response to Reply # 10

greenwing Gold Member Nikonian since 18th May 2006
Thu 09-Aug-12 08:24 PM | edited Thu 09-Aug-12 08:45 PM by greenwing

>from what I understand, if you take the tax away from the
>fuel price, UK prices are actually cheaper. Supposedly UK
>gets more services out of the tax paid. My understanding
>anyway... could be wrong.
>Currently USA pays about 18 cents per gallon in taxes, UK has
>a duty rate plus 20% value added tax

We pay about £1.25 per litre at the pump for unleaded petrol. About 2/3 of that is tax and duty, paid straight to the government. Not a lot of that goes to maintain our road system. Taking the tax away is not a choice; we pay tax at the pump or we walk.

A litre is a little more than 1/4 of a US Gallon, by the way. So it looks like we pay duty and tax of about $4(US) per US gallon.

Chris

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