From left to right, Austin/Morris, Triumph, Something interesting, Triumph, Vauxhall, Vauxhall, Triumph.  Recognise the light blue car? It’s a German Borgward Isabella Coupé. Now maybe you see those in Germany today as we do Minis and Heralds, but I can’t remember the last time I saw one in the UK.  I wonder who bought it back in the early sixties.  (The company went into liquidation in 1961).

Postcards can sit in shops for years before they’re bought. This one appealed to a Dutch lady called Eleonor, who sent it to her work colleagues in Naarden in Holland in 1983.

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Borgward Isabella Coupe_

Borgward Isabella Coupe

Obviously these aren’t postcards or period photographs but I came across them by chance and wonder whether one of these cars could be the actual car featured in the postcard in the previous post – An Unusual German.  They come from The top photo was taken at the Bromley Pageant of Motoring in 2005  and the bottom one was taken at Goodwood Breakfast Club in April 2009.