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Old May 15, 2010, 7:59 PM   #1
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The owner just pulled into the parking lot where I was shooting the air show. We talked for about an hour.
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Old May 16, 2010, 4:59 AM   #2
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Nice car from my Country;-)

And nice pics too of course.

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Thanks. I remember this car because my father was a big fan of "The Saint". I preferred the 1800ES. That all-glass rear door was ingenius.

One of these is in the Guiness Book of World Records for having over 2.5 million miles on it, and it's still running.
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Beautiful car. A coworker back then had one. I had a Volvo PV544s. I remember The Saint..starring Roger Moore..very well.

Along with the Avengers, Dangerman...they were my favourite shows back then.
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I grew up on "The Saint", "The Prisoner", and "The Avengers". (Diana Rigg is still the hottest babe ever to appear on TV.)
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The car was a mix of authentic original equipment and modern compromises. The rear "seats" had almost never been used, and so only had to be cleaned, but the original chromed steel bumpers were replaced with stainless steel bumpers that some company in Viet Nam makes (!). And, of course, the old Bosch fuel injection system was replaced with a more modern version.
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I grew up on "The Saint", "The Prisoner", and "The Avengers". (Diana Rigg is still the hottest babe ever to appear on TV.)

Her predecessor, Honor Blackman was also very attractive. Don't know if Americans got the Avengers before Dianna Rigg...we did up here.
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We got some of the earlier episodes, but not many. As I understand it, the production wasn't up to what we were used to in the US, so stations were reluctant to pick up the series down here.
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British TV at that time...'early '60's was B/W and as my father used to say...the British always seemed to favour available light when filming . The Brit B/W always seemed grainy and of poorer quality then the well lit, studio focus American productions seem to have during that time period...also American TV was getting into colour TV in a big way then.

At least that's my take on it.
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