Sunday, 20 April 2014

Our Beautiful World

Our Beautiful World,Week 43 - This week Ros has suggested "Transport" as the theme for our photos.
This is a 1974 (scanned) black and white photo of our first car...
an old 1947 Ford V8 in this photo all shiny and restored - hubby and myself with sister-in-law (right) (Stephen's brother took the photo) having a picnic in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia. Sadly we no longer own it,.
The car meant a lot to me as it belonged to my grandfather, who had the pedals modified as he was a amputee from Gallipoli. Leather interior, rear window roller blind, wind out windscreen and in excellent condition as the grandfather only ever drove is short distances to the town and back over 25 odd years.

My brother first decided to restore it after it sat in my dad garage for some time after his dad passed but it continued to sit for another year before I begged dad to let us have it. This is what it looked like when we took it on - engine out, sitting in the weather in a sorry condition.

Sorry for the poor photos, just realized they're more than 40 years old but I enjoyed sharing them and the story.
Thanks for taking a peek and please join in the fun at Our Beautiful World 


  1. Such a lovely nostalgic post!
    Happa Easter :-)

  2. Wow!! Robyn that car is amazing!! What a great restoration job ... and your photos take me back too! We all dressed like that and guys had longish hair ... But they were really good days ... thanks for taking me down memory lane ... Happy Easter!

  3. Thanks for sharing these oldies but GOODIES, Robyn!! The photos are priceless....thanks for stopping by Virginia's View Challenge blog. Your comment and encouragement mean so much to me!

  4. Wow Robyn! I think Ros has said it all...what a transformation. Thanks for sharing...that's a great story and great photos.

  5. Lovely...and so cute, full of nostalgia!! your pictures are as old as I am ('74 )...let me to say: oldies but goldies... thanks for sharing!! Made me smile and feeling good!! Happy Easter, too!

  6. Happy Easter!
    cool, so nostalgic!
    the fotos from your first car are looking great.
    Wow, a lot of work to restore it, but it's worth the work. Great result.
    Wish you a great week, Manuela


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn