Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Classic Cars of Norfolk Island

The cars depicted in this issue are well-loved models dating from 1952 to 1971 and are kept in pristine condition.These cars are used for weddings and street parades and on occasion the 1971 Rolls Royce, Silver Shadow, can be hired out to do a scenic tour around the Island and is chauffeured by David (Kik) Quintal, a well-known local identity who loves to tell the history of his Island home.
All cars are owned by local car buffs and have been imported into the Island over the years. This issue was designed by Mary Butterfield and issued by Norfolk Island Post .

Classic Cars Set 2008a  Ford Falcon XP –1965
The Ford Falcon is a full-size car which has been manufactured by Ford Australia since 1960.
The XP was the "make or break" Falcon: Ford's future in Australia depended on this car succeeding.

Ford's Deputy Managing Director Bill Bourke to :demonstrate the XPs strength by mercilessly driving a fleet of XP Falcons around its You-Yangs testing grounds for 70,000 miles at over 70 mph . The result is  the Falcon winning the prestigious Wheels Car of the Year award. 

Classic Cars Set 2008b

Chevrolet Styleine – 1952
The Chevrolet Styleline was introduced late in the 1941 model year as a 4-door sedan. In 1942 a fastback 2-door coupe became an option.

 Production was indefinitely delayed in 1942 due to World War II, after 110,000 had been made total. In 1945, production resumed, and Chevrolet rebadged it, the Stylemaster. The Stylemaster ran until the 1948 model year.

Classic Cars Set 2008c
Pontiac Silver Arrow – 1953

Pontiac was an automobile brand that was established in 1926 as a companion make for General Motors' Oakland.

Quickly overtaking its parent in popularity, it supplanted the Oakland brand entirely by 1933 and, for most of its life, became a companion make for Chevrolet. Pontiac was sold in the United States, Canada, and Mexico by General Motors (GM). 

Pontiac was marketed as the performance division of General Motors for many years, specializing in mainstream performance vehicles. Pontiac was relatively more popular in Canada, where for much of its history, it was marketed as a low-priced vehicle.

Classic Cars Set 2008d

Roll Royce Silver Shadow 1971
The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is a luxury car that was produced in Great Britain in various forms from 1965 to 1980.
It was the first Rolls-Royce to use a monocoque chassis, a response to concerns that the company was falling behind in automotive innovation.To date, the Silver Shadow has the largest production volume of any Rolls-Royce.

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