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Howard Dent
post 31 Mar 2013, 10:18
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Other like minded folk will no doubt have spotted the Isis Traveller on eBay a couple of weeks back, which I was responsible for!

Just to keep the records straight - having been offered quite a lot of cash to send it banger racing I am pleased to report it was 'won' by new forum member Iain Mackenzie. He owns his own restoration company - so the old girl is in good hands - and he is dreaming of the day he can take his young family and their 1960 caravan out for a spin. He has also promised to keep the forum updated with progress, so keep your eyes peeled for his first post (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)

Meanwhile, LCT leaves Casa Isis...


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post 31 Mar 2013, 14:05
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QUOTE (Howard Dent @ 31 Mar 2013, 04:18 ) *
Other like minded folk will no doubt have spotted the Isis Traveller on eBay a couple of weeks back, which I was responsible for!

Just to keep the records straight - having been offered quite a lot of cash to send it banger racing I am pleased to report it was 'won' by new forum member Iain Mackenzie. He owns his own restoration company - so the old girl is in good hands - and he is dreaming of the day he can take his young family and their 1960 caravan out for a spin. He has also promised to keep the forum updated with progress, so keep your eyes peeled for his first post (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)

Meanwhile, LCT leaves Casa Isis...


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Very good news indeed. Well done for turning down the banger bucks!

Like the Traveller, and the Land Rover too!
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post 31 Mar 2013, 14:16
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I see that this is your buyer.... looks like a useful chap to know!

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post 31 Mar 2013, 16:11
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I hadn't realised that 'Lara Croft' had gone into the vehicle collection service!

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post 31 Mar 2013, 18:53
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QUOTE (Nishka @ 31 Mar 2013, 17:11 ) *
I hadn't realised that 'Lara Croft' had gone into the vehicle collection service!

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Angelina bum is nicer than Iain's - sorry Iain (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/wub.gif)
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post 1 Apr 2013, 23:28
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QUOTE (Howard Dent @ 31 Mar 2013, 18:53 ) *
Angelina bum is nicer than Iain's - sorry Iain (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/wub.gif)


I'm so pleased about that!
Anyway, hello! I'm the lucky new owner of LCT, though haviong just spent all day at work moving various vehicles about to make space for it I'm not feeling too lucky at the moment. more tired and achey... One of the twelve or vehicles started and moved under its own power - it was the only one...
However, still pretty pleased with it. I'd been hankering after something like this for a while now after having had a Series 2 Oxford in the early 90s (TWE592) and now with two year old twins and a 1960 caravan, a suitable family sized tow car was thought desirable. The Triumph GT6 got booted out a few years back now, and even my long owned LWB Series 1 Land Rover got replaced last year with the 130" crew cab in the pic so we can all fit in it. I suppose it is a bit Lara Croft, never really occured to me, it just turned up on ebay a bit like the Isis . I was toying with the idea of painting it gunmetal metallic, but that may be a bit too Lara Croft. I may see if I can get a good deal on a lot of Clarendon grey and do the LR and the Isis (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

I see that its custom on the forums to admit in your signature of your other vehicle passions and follys, so brace yourselves! Some of them are even on the road. There's a certain Morris minor element - it was my first car and interest, so all downhill from there really. Anyway, I'll keep you posted with Isis news ttfn.
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post 2 Apr 2013, 01:39
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QUOTE (Carcruiser @ 1 Apr 2013, 17:28 ) *
I'm so pleased about that!
Anyway, hello! I'm the lucky new owner of LCT, though haviong just spent all day at work moving various vehicles about to make space for it I'm not feeling too lucky at the moment. more tired and achey... One of the twelve or vehicles started and moved under its own power - it was the only one...
However, still pretty pleased with it. I'd been hankering after something like this for a while now after having had a Series 2 Oxford in the early 90s (TWE592) and now with two year old twins and a 1960 caravan, a suitable family sized tow car was thought desirable. The Triumph GT6 got booted out a few years back now, and even my long owned LWB Series 1 Land Rover got replaced last year with the 130" crew cab in the pic so we can all fit in it. I suppose it is a bit Lara Croft, never really occured to me, it just turned up on ebay a bit like the Isis . I was toying with the idea of painting it gunmetal metallic, but that may be a bit too Lara Croft. I may see if I can get a good deal on a lot of Clarendon grey and do the LR and the Isis (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

I see that its custom on the forums to admit in your signature of your other vehicle passions and follys, so brace yourselves! Some of them are even on the road. There's a certain Morris minor element - it was my first car and interest, so all downhill from there really. Anyway, I'll keep you posted with Isis news ttfn.

Great to have you aboard, and with quite a stable already! I'm sure everyone is very much looking forward to seeing progress on the Isis. What a fantastic car!
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post 2 Apr 2013, 08:07
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QUOTE (Howard Dent @ 31 Mar 2013, 23:18 ) *
Other like minded folk will no doubt have spotted the Isis Traveller on eBay a couple of weeks back, which I was responsible for!

I suspect that ebay.co.uk restricts what overseas people see - I didn't notice this listing at all.
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Just to keep the records straight - having been offered quite a lot of cash to send it banger racing

Really?!
Seems sad to believe that some folk would be happy to smash up something so rare. (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
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post 2 Apr 2013, 08:29
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QUOTE (Carcruiser @ 2 Apr 2013, 12:28 ) *
However, still pretty pleased with it. I'd been hankering after something like this for a while now after having had a Series 2 Oxford in the early 90s (TWE592) and now with two year old twins and a 1960 caravan, a suitable family sized tow car was thought desirable.

An Isis makes a great tow car (not like the Oxford) and a good family car (like the Oxford), so a good choice. I am rather biased, though (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
My Isis has seatbelts for 6, which is really handy on the occasions I need to carry that many people. Hurrah for bench seats!

Is your old Oxford still on the road somewhere?
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post 2 Apr 2013, 09:55
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QUOTE (webmonster @ 2 Apr 2013, 08:29 ) *
An Isis makes a great tow car (not like the Oxford) and a good family car (like the Oxford), so a good choice. I am rather biased, though (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
My Isis has seatbelts for 6, which is really handy on the occasions I need to carry that many people. Hurrah for bench seats!

Is your old Oxford still on the road somewhere?


Glad to hear that re towing. I cleaned up the little brass plate on the towbar on LCT and revealed 'Dixon Bate. Morris Isis Travellers Car' which is quite nice.
I do look on the DVLA site now and again at cars I have had in the past, and whilst the very nice Wolseley Hornet I had didn't make it past the next tax disc (accident maybe?) the Oxford still seems to be going strong and is currently taxed. It was a remarkable low mileage original car with no welding (like LCT but different in that it didn't need any!) and was a cheerful old thing that wasn't to be rushed, but smelt great!
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post 2 Apr 2013, 10:14
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QUOTE (Carcruiser @ 2 Apr 2013, 22:55 ) *
Glad to hear that re towing. I cleaned up the little brass plate on the towbar on LCT and revealed 'Dixon Bate. Morris Isis Travellers Car' which is quite nice.

That's very cool (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) They can't have made many of those towbars for Isis Travellers.
Re: Towing - yes. I've pulled some really heavy trailers for DIY stuff and even with my slightly taller 3.9:1 diff it has worked well. Do youknow if yours has the 11" brakes?

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the Oxford still seems to be going strong and is currently taxed. It was a remarkable low mileage original car with no welding (like LCT but different in that it didn't need any!) and was a cheerful old thing that wasn't to be rushed, but smelt great!

My Oxford is still fairly low mileage - now up to 87,000-ish. Surprisingly it needed welding in the chassis rails next to the gearbox - the drain holes had been undersealed...
Its also had some rear wheel arch/sill work, but little else.
I agree with the not to be rushed bit - hopefully the rebuilt engine will help, when it is finally done
My Cowley still has a 1200cc engine. Most certainly not to be rushed, but my children and I like it. It lives at Granny and Grandad's house (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post 2 Apr 2013, 19:28
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QUOTE (webmonster @ 2 Apr 2013, 11:14 ) *
That's very cool (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) They can't have made many of those towbars for Isis Travellers.
Re: Towing - yes. I've pulled some really heavy trailers for DIY stuff and even with my slightly taller 3.9:1 diff it has worked well. Do youknow if yours has the 11" brakes?


No they certainly couldn't - will be a nice touch when it's finished (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

Yes, Robert - it has the larger brakes - most of the parts appeared to be in the boot (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

Can't wait for pictures/progress!

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We should give Iain a prod to see if he has had time to make any progress on his Traveller.
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