Searching for info on European Cars Limited of London, Middlesex & Reading

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Searching for info on European Cars Limited of London, Middlesex & Reading

Post by 8 8US » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:08 pm

Anyone ever heard of European Cars Limited? Looks like they had a base in Reading but also from this advert in a 1960 copy of Autocar also in London.
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Re: Searching for info on European Cars Limited of Reading

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Re: Searching for info on European Cars Limited of Reading

Post by 8 8US » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:45 pm

Thanks Steve, that’s great.
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Re: Searching for info on European Cars Limited of Reading

Post by David Eccles » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:11 pm

I think European Cars were the ones who produced the Slumberwagen in 1959 and with the Calthorp roof option from 1960 ...
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Re: Searching for info on European Cars Limited of Reading

Post by 8 8US » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:01 pm

David Eccles wrote:
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I think European Cars were the ones who produced the Slumberwagen in 1959 and with the Calthorp roof option from 1960 ...
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Really?

Do you have any more information David?
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Re: Searching for info on European Cars Limited of Reading

Post by David Eccles » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:12 pm

well what are after cos there's a stack of info on them in my interiors book from way back and a shortened version of that chapter was in SSVC mag in 2016 if you pm me your email I can send you word file of that, its about a calthorp roof model but has lots of generic stuff about EC who produced them...
its all a bit too much to post on here....!
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Re: Searching for info on European Cars Limited of Reading

Post by 8 8US » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:27 pm

David Eccles wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:12 pm
well what are after cos there's a stack of info on them in my interiors book from way back and a shortened version of that chapter was in SSVC mag in 2016 if you pm me your email I can send you word file of that, its about a calthorp roof model but has lots of generic stuff about EC who produced them...
its all a bit too much to post on here....!
Have sent a PM. Cheers
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Re: Searching for info on European Cars Limited of London, Middlesex & Reading

Post by 8 8US » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:44 pm

I have managed to find these old adverts, does anyone have a bus that was supplied by European Cars Limited and have any original paperwork they will share? Looking for logo, typeface used for their letterheads/invoices etc etc

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Post by David Eccles » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:59 pm

good finds! hope you unearth some leads..
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Re: Searching for info on European Cars Limited of London, Middlesex & Reading

Post by 8 8US » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:06 pm

David Eccles wrote:
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good finds! hope you unearth some leads..
Me too, I have contacted historic societies, museums, councils, other businesses, some still to come back to me.
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Re: Searching for info on European Cars Limited of London, Middlesex & Reading

Post by PeterJ » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:53 am

Hi,

Thought you might like this. European Cars (Staines) Ltd. looked up the location some time ago - it's now (or was when I looked via Google Map) a McDonald's or similar.
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Re: Searching for info on European Cars Limited of London, Middlesex & Reading

Post by 8 8US » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:19 am

PeterJ wrote:
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Hi,

Thought you might like this. European Cars (Staines) Ltd. looked up the location some time ago - it's now (or was when I looked via Google Map) a McDonald's or similar.
Peter

You are right it is now a McDonalds, 554 London Road.

Can you get me a better picture of that plate please? Do you have any other information? Stamps in a service book, invoices etc etc

Thanks

Richard
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Re: Searching for info on European Cars Limited of London, Middlesex & Reading

Post by PeterJ » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:12 pm

Hi Richard,

I thought you might ask me that (re better photo). I can't take one at the moment but would be happy to do so – might take a few days though. No other info I'm afraid.

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Re: Searching for info on European Cars Limited of London, Middlesex & Reading

Post by type21f » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:48 pm

Details of bus type, year n reg format would help Rich so he can attempt to confirm knowledge he has! If you could PM him..
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Re: Searching for info on European Cars Limited of London, Middlesex & Reading

Post by ted698 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:55 pm

Found a couple more Adverts - Nice Logo on the one ;o)

First one is 1965
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This one is 1960 Motor Magazine
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