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1954 Indian unknown
Withnail & I (1987)
DidierF FRHere is a James Comet with rigid frame.

It's a tiny machine. To me, should this be a James (and actually, I'd take it for a 2-stroke, yes), this would be more likely a James Captain or Colonel or Commodore.

Easyly available documentation somewhere? This James site does not show too much profiglacy for the poor amateur.
2015-11-15 12:12
Withnail & I (1987) DidierF FRI time-tagged your labor of love, G-MANN. 2015-08-11 02:42
1954 Indian unknown
Withnail & I (1987)
DidierF FRIt still makes the strangest of the Indians! 2015-08-11 01:03
1961 Fordson Super Major
Withnail & I (1987)
DidierF FRI believe Bruno58 was right.

Fordson Super Major:
Link to "www.tractordata.com"
2015-08-11 00:11
1962 Austin A60 Cambridge [ADO38A]
Withnail & I (1987)
DidierF FR^this one being caught at 00:31:51 2015-08-10 23:51
Withnail & I (1987) DidierF FR(Actually, the French title is Withnail et moi—there is a mispell on IMDb.) 2015-08-10 20:49
1961 Jaguar Mk.II 2.4 Litre
Withnail & I (1987)
johnfromStaffs ENAt great personal risk I have been in amongst the old magazines in one of the bedrooms, and can quote the following:

"Jaguar 2.4 1956. Ivory with red interior, recent overhaul, well maintained, low mileage. £275. Telephone Knightsbridge 2145."
Taken from "Motor Sport" May 1964.

So an eight year old Jag was £275, if I could get amongst the later 60s pile, I am sure I could find similar prices for the Mk II cars when ten years old.

To further inform you, in the same magazine, C J Bendall Ltd, of Hitchin, had for sale a choice of three Bentley Mk VI saloons described as "sound"! for £195 upwards.

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2013-11-18 17:05
1961 Jaguar Mk.II 2.4 Litre
Withnail & I (1987)
johnfromStaffs EN
G-MANN wrote Was 'scrubber' similar to 'slag'? (this was the first time I'd ever heard it)


My recollection is that "slag" is newer in common use than "scrubber", and perhaps a bit stronger in its meaning, I never would go looking for a slag, but might enjoy the company of a scrubber if you see what I mean. Maybe it has a different meaning in London and the south of England, it seems to be fairly frequent on such low life TV as "East Enders".
2013-11-18 16:17
1961 Jaguar Mk.II 2.4 Litre
Withnail & I (1987)
G-MANN UKWas 'scrubber' similar to 'slag'? (this was the first time I'd ever heard it)

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2013-11-18 16:11
1961 Jaguar Mk.II 2.4 Litre
Withnail & I (1987)
johnfromStaffs ENI cannot resist a comment, I was 21 in 1969, and always on the lookout for a scrubber for a night's fun. Instead I met a nice girl and got married (in 1974), and we are still together. Perhaps she won't find this page. Scrubber was a term in very constant use at the time, if you watch "Up Pompeii" with Frankie Howerd you will see that one of the girls was called Scrubba. (Adrienne Posta IIRC http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067916/fullcredits). You won't find this film on IMCDB, no cars, only the odd donkey.

In respect of rust, a ten year old car in 1969 was decidedly on its way to the scrapyard. I had a 1957 Vauxhall Victor Model F which had only done 26,000 miles in about 9 years when I bought it, for £110, and it lasted about another 18 months before I had to scrap it due to rust. Examples of many types of monocoque construction cars, including Jags, with terminal rust at about 10 to 12 years could be found, but with pre-war designs with separate chassis still going after 20+ years.

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2013-11-18 16:00
1961 Jaguar Mk.II 2.4 Litre
Withnail & I (1987)
smu95rp EN“scrubber noun 1 someone who scrubs. 2 apparatus used for filtering out impurities from gas. 3 offensive slang an unattractive woman. 4 offensive slang a woman who regularly indulges in casual sex.
ETYMOLOGY: 19c.”


http://www.chambers.co.uk/search.php?query=scrubber&title=21st
2013-11-18 11:48
1954 Indian unknown
Withnail & I (1987)
antp BEWell the plate was registered to an Indian (cf Sunbar's comment) but we lack of bike experts 2013-09-13 16:08
1954 Indian unknown
Withnail & I (1987)
DidierF FR
welbike wrote It's a James Comet, 1954 is about right, but not an Indian!
Cheers,
Alex

Shouldn't this comment be commented?
2013-09-13 04:25
1954 Indian unknown
Withnail & I (1987)
welbike NLIt's a James Comet, 1954 is about right, but not an Indian!

Cheers,

Alex
2012-12-14 12:39
1961 Jaguar Mk.II 2.4 Litre
Withnail & I (1987)
G-MANN UK
kazimann wrote It amazes me that two unemployed actors could afford a Jag.

Also, this car would have been barely ten years old (as the film was set in 1969), and yet it looks like it was pulled out of a lake!


It is a really beat up Jag. And I think cars rusted a lot back then.
2012-03-15 21:20
1954 Indian unknown
Withnail & I (1987)
Sunbar UKThe vehicle VNU496, a Indian (Other Makes - DVLA site)

The vehicle details for VNU 496 are:
Date of Liability 28 11 2012
Date of First Registration 05 04 1954
Year of Manufacture Not Available
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 250cc
Vehicle Colour RED

edit: I know little (nothing really) of Motor Cycles so will leave it for others / more expert / to comment.


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2012-03-01 17:51
1954 Indian unknown
Withnail & I (1987)
dsl SXPlate issued April-May 54. 2012-03-01 00:58
1971 Ford Escort Deluxe MkI
Withnail & I (1987)
dsl SXProbably LEC 373J - issued Jan 71, so they blanked the suffix. No other matching combination issued during Escort Mk1 life. 2012-02-29 22:01
1961 Jaguar Mk.II 2.4 Litre
Withnail & I (1987)
G-MANN UKI'm not really familiar with the term "scrubbers" (never heard anyone use it outside of this film) but here's another clue as to its meaning: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086265/ 2011-09-19 00:31
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca de Ville by Hooper [ALW47]
Withnail & I (1987)
G-MANN UKSaw this car at Goodwood Revival today! Funnily enough I just watched Withnail and I again yesterday (which helped me recognise this).

[Image: p1050495fk.7964.jpg]

At this point it was raining quite a bit so it had its roof panel attached over the front seating section.

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2011-09-19 00:05
1957 Wolseley 1500 MkI [ADO27]
Withnail & I (1987)
dsl SXAgree Wolseley. UXT xxx series issued Dec 57- Apr 59, confirming Mk1.
Sunbar wrote Wolseley.... Longer chrome strip at the same height as the headlamps from the 'W' logo along the full length of the car.

Just to note this is true only for May 60 onwards Mk2 series and later Mk3. First 3 years as Mk1 had this chrome strip stopping above front wheel arch.

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2011-06-08 18:20
1961 Jaguar Mk.II 2.4 Litre
Withnail & I (1987)
chicomarx BE:D I thought so, what else... But it can't be a word that's still used much.

Do not search for "Marie-couche-toi-là" on Google Images btw! It's nuns losing their religion.
2011-04-30 19:01
1961 Jaguar Mk.II 2.4 Litre
Withnail & I (1987)
chris40 UK
chicomarx wrote What does "scrubbers" mean exactly?

Marie-couche-toi-là ... :D
2011-04-30 08:51
1961 Jaguar Mk.II 2.4 Litre
Withnail & I (1987)
chicomarx BE
G-MANN wrote "SCRUBBERS!!"

"Up yours, grandad!"

"SCRUBBERS!"

"Little tarts, they love it!"


What does "scrubbers" mean exactly? The annoying thing about this movie is that whenever it's raining it's clearly a man with a hose. How difficult is it to film on a rainy day in England...
2011-04-30 02:17
1961 Jaguar Mk.II 2.4 Litre
Withnail & I (1987)
dsl SX
vintage-and-classic wrote Strewth - you don't hang about on this site :)

If you really want an instant reaction, insert a reference to Jeremy Clarkson into your comment, and then stand well back.
2011-02-03 15:03
1961 Jaguar Mk.II 2.4 Litre
Withnail & I (1987)
vintage-and-classic ENStrewth - you don't hang about on this site :) You're welcome. The only visible external differences between the 3.4 and the 3.8 was the colour of the badge in the front grille and the chrome badge on the boot underneath the Jaguar script which gave away the engine capacity. Both 3.4 and 3.8 litre models had the same exhaust configuration and even the engines were visually identical except for the colour of the paint on the cylinder head.

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2011-02-03 14:58
1961 Jaguar Mk.II 2.4 Litre
Withnail & I (1987)
G-MANN UKThanks for setting us straight there, vintage-and-classic :) Paul McGann must have just remembered it wrong.

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2011-02-03 14:02
1961 Jaguar Mk.II 2.4 Litre
Withnail & I (1987)
dsl SXxxx SBH series issued and completed Jan - Feb 1961.
vintage-and-classic wrote The car can also be identified as a 2.4 litre model by the black coloured badge in the grille. Different badges defined in the link: http://www.sngbarratt.com/catalogue/parts/show.asp?id=16365
Only the 2.4 litre cars had single tail pipes, all 3.8 litre models were equipped with twin pipes and correspondingly larger cut out in the rear valance to accommodate them.

Interesting info - thanks as we have loads of unseparated Mk2s. For interest, what was the 3.4 exhaust configuration?
2011-02-03 13:23
1961 Jaguar Mk.II 2.4 Litre
Withnail & I (1987)
vintage-and-classic ENWhatever Paul McGann drove, or recalls driving, the car in these photos is without doubt not a 3.8 litre MK2 but a 2.4 litre version. This can be clearly identified by the choke lever on the right of the steering column with its chrome surround in the picture posted by G-MANN:

http://img165.imageshack.us/my.php?image=withnailjaguar7be0.jpg

The choke is actually on in the photo and the factory original choke warning light is illuminated. these mechanical chokes simply don't connect up to the arrangement on the 3.8 litre cars, and there needs to be an extra pair of holes in the wooden fascia to accomodate the assembly.
Also in the same photo it can be clearly seen that the speedometer reads to 120mph. Only the 2.4 speedos finished at 120mph - 3.8 litre versions read up to 140mph

The 3.8 litre cars were equipped with twin S.U. carburettors and featured a separate S.U. starting device which was controlled by a thermostatic switch. They had no choke lever. Only the 2.4 litre cars had manual chokes with the factory fitted lever which was connected to twin Solex carburettors.

The car can also be identified as a 2.4 litre model in the main photograph by the black coloured badge in the grille. Different badges defined in the link:

http://www.sngbarratt.com/catalogue/parts/show.asp?id=16365

Thirdly the car has a single tail pipe with the correct body cutaway as it exits the rear valance, clearly seen in the rear end photo already posted:

http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?image=withnailjaguar3yz2.jpg

Only the 2.4 litre cars had single tail pipes, all 3.8 litre models were equipped with twin pipes and correspondingly larger cut out in the rear valance to accomodate them. It's a 2.4

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2011-02-03 12:56
1953 Vauxhall Velox [E]
Withnail & I (1987)
dsl SXOct 52 onwards as stone guards on rear door are chromed. 2011-01-03 14:48
1962 Hillman Super Minx Convertible Series II
Withnail & I (1987)
dsl SX
G-MANN wrote "Here comes another fucker!" says Withnail as he overtakes it.

I'm sure he would have said "Here comes another classic car".
Convertible introduced Mar 62 as Mk1, continued as Mk2 from Aug 62 until stopped June 64. Agree thumb is same.
2010-10-25 20:46
1968 Sunbeam Rapier [Arrow]
Withnail & I (1987)
dsl SXIntroduced Oct 67 for 1968 my. 2010-09-23 23:52
1961 Fordson Super Major
Withnail & I (1987)
Bruno58 FRFor me, with the lights in the grille, it's a Fordson Super Major http://www.belltractors.com/site_images/product_images/medium/P_301_C_1.jpg
http://financecare.co.uk/SM.jpg
2010-08-04 16:58
1961 Jaguar Mk.II 2.4 Litre
Withnail & I (1987)
kazimann IEIt amazes me that two unemployed actors could afford a Jag.

Also, this car would have been barely ten years old (as the film was set in 1969), and yet it looks like it was pulled out of a lake! :D
2010-08-04 16:04
1961 Fordson Super Major
Withnail & I (1987)
kazimann IEIt should also be 'Fordson Major Diesel', not the other way around. 2010-08-04 16:00
1961 Fordson Super Major
Withnail & I (1987)
kazimann IEMost likely built in Cork in Ireland. 2010-08-03 23:30
1963 Hillman Imp
Withnail & I (1987)
electra225 IT1963 Hillman Imp Mk I probably in Glenalmond Green. 2010-03-17 12:16
1962 Ford Consul Classic 315
Withnail & I (1987)
serog1 UKYes, export models were "Consul 315s". Reason being they were exported earlier than available on the Domestic market and it was a late decision to give them the "Classic" name.

Cheers,

Steve
2010-02-19 14:43
1962 Ford Consul Classic 315
Withnail & I (1987)
serog1 UKThat was my car/my mother's at the time. Filming was in Stony Stratford, Milton eynes. It was very low mileage (31000) and was, as stated, a rare standard model with all original standard features such as rubber mats instead of carpet, pull straps on doors, single sun visor and so on. The vast majority of Classics were "Deluxe" models although there was nothing on them to say "Deluxe" !

Cheers,

Steve Rogers
2010-02-19 14:40
1962 Ford Consul Classic 315
Withnail & I (1987)
electra225 ITThis is a very rare standard version (without the chromed rear decoration surronding the plate), in the colour "Lime Green". 2010-01-10 17:50
1971 Ford Escort Deluxe MkI
Withnail & I (1987)
Richard Davies ENI suppose it could be a personalised plate for someone with the initials LEC, though it's in the wrong style of lettering. 2009-09-14 22:42
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca de Ville by Hooper [ALW47]
Withnail & I (1987)
park-ward FRSorry I was out shopping ;o) This is chassis #ALW47, Hooper body 9889 to design 8359, originally registered NSG2 - it belonged to Nubar Sarkis Gulbenkian, the oil magnate. It is now reg'd XYJ402. It's been for sale at Frank Dale's for quite some time (POA !) It has lizard skin on door cappings and dashboard.

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2009-08-04 09:12
Withnail & I (1987) kazimann IEIt's an hilarious film! 2009-06-14 16:46
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca de Ville by Hooper [ALW47]
Withnail & I (1987)
HideousC CAThe one-off Silver Wraith with transparent top features prominently in "Les Felins" (1964).

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2009-01-13 20:42
1954 Indian unknown
Withnail & I (1987)
G-MANN UKI don't use mycarcheck. I use the vehicle check on Auto Trader and the DVLA database.

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2008-07-09 18:50
1954 Indian unknown
Withnail & I (1987)
atom SE
mycarcheck.com wrote We have further important information about VNU496, a 1963 Volvo (Coupe).


???
2008-07-09 18:48
1961 Fordson Super Major
Withnail & I (1987)
G-MANN UK"We've gone on holiday by mistake!" 2008-03-12 21:33
1961 Fordson Super Major
Withnail & I (1987)
jcb UKIts a Fordson Diesel Major 51-57 version 2007-11-26 15:59
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca de Ville by Hooper [ALW47]
Withnail & I (1987)
robgeelen NLNubar Gulbenkian ordered at least 10 Rolls Royces, mostly from Hooper. He could easily afford it. The glass top Silver Wraith is another one, as is a Silver Cloud Sedanca de Ville by Panelcraft shown on RRAB-site. 2007-10-14 22:41
1953 Vauxhall Velox [E]
Withnail & I (1987)
cresta1957 ATThis is a Vauxhall Velox E-Series of 1952 to 1954. 2007-10-14 11:19

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