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    Unhappy Bradburn and Wedge, Wolverhampton

    Missed the boat here, big time

    A little history..


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    The name Bradburn and Wedge has roots nearly as old as the motor industry itself. Mr W.H. Bradburn, who had been apprenticed previously to the coachbuilding firm, Forders, in Wolverhampton, built his first car in 1904. He later was to become one of William Morris' first dealers as early as 1912. Subsequent expansion of the business saw the company take on dealerships for Fiat, de Dion, Sunbeam, Swallow, Wolseley, Riley Bristol, AC, TVR, Scania, MAN/VW, Nissan and Rolls Royce over the years.

    The 70,s and 80's saw the demise of BMC as a viable franchise and the Company was reconstructed around core property interests. Jonathan Bradburn, who had joined the firm in 1974, was instrumental in setting up a specialized car section with particular interest in 50's and 60's Historic Sports and Racing Cars and this has continued to this day.
    Bradburn and Wedge premises, Darlington Street, Wolverhampton, 1930s.
    His speciality in this field is for AC, Frazer Nash and Bristol cars amongst others.

    The present company Bradburn and Wedge Properties Limited, trades as 'Jonathan Bradburn Historic Cars' and is based in the Isle of Man.

    From this interesting website-

    Jonathan Bradburn - Historic Cars

    Nov '08


    May '10 (yesterday)


    and the rest from '08





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    Default Re: Bradburn and Wedge, Wolverhampton

    This seems to have been vacant and boarded up since, well, forever! I didn't think they'd ever tear it down.

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    Default Re: Bradburn and Wedge, Wolverhampton

    As promised, my own contribution to the "Bradburn" thread.

    Spent immeasurable time waiting for the sunrise to capture the essential disappearing features.....travel costs which would make a Member of Parliament weep....



    ....and so many hours away from family, my work, my home in order to bring you all an exact stand replica of the opening day advertisement


    But in which year was the opening day of the new replacement showroom?

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    Default Re: Bradburn and Wedge, Wolverhampton

    Quote Originally Posted by Richie

    I'm impressed!


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    But in which year was the opening day of the new replacement showroom?

    Is this another Richies just-for-fun-question-type-competition??
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    Default Re: Bradburn and Wedge, Wolverhampton

    Yo Paul!!

    My post has been missing for THREE days! You haven't been keeping it back have you, so you can "impress" all the other members by "finding" the answer "first"??

    This is an educational motoring history question-to see if anyone can work out which year the 'new' models in the showroom were introduced.

    (Or you can do a Nick Clegg and "claim" to know all about the severity of the Mrs Thatcher recession in the 1980's when he wasn't even at the younger voting age by then)

    Cho!
    Last edited by Richie; 9th June 2010 at 08:46. Reason: Attempted avoidance of Deportation

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    Default Re: Bradburn and Wedge, Wolverhampton

    "The Morris 1100 took the original Mini design concept another stage further, it made its debut in 1962, one year before the near identical Austin version. The 1100 had an all new body shell with a transverse mounted 1098cc A-series engine driving the front wheels (as in the Mini). The suspension made use of Alex Moulton's Hydralastic design also used on the Mini and BMC 1800 range.

    Initially the 1100 came only as a 4 door saloon, however this was quickly joined by a 2 door and a 2 door estate car known as the "Traveller". In 1967 a MKII 1100 was announced which introduced a new front grille, rear wings, rear lamps and revised trim. As would be expected Morris 1100's retained a few features to distinguish it from the Austin versions such as a different facia panel and minor trim variations.

    The 1100 range quickly became Britains No1 seller and so consequently need little development during its lifetime, it remained in production alongside the larger engined 1300 versions and was eventually discontinued in 1971"
    Morris 1100 - Motorbase

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