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John Langford has recently taken delivery of an Austin convertible, one that is resplendent in Speedwell Blue. Here is a car that offered virtually everything to the discerning motorist, from the Art Deco fascia to the well-upholstered bench seat. The fuel bills amount to precisely nil, and the sole drawbacks of the J40 are the limited top speed - and the fact that anyone over the age of nine will not be able to fit in it.
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The year is 1962, and you are planning your summer holidays. Some of your neighbours have started venturing to the Costa del Sol, but you prefer to your two weeks in a part of the world where Kellogg’s Frosties and Wonderloaf are readily obtainable - and where there are no strange electrical sockets.
The photograph of the A1 services near Doncaster is more than an illustration of the fine vehicles you might have seen on the Great North Road circa 1963 – a BMC J4 van, a Morris Minor 1000, Ford Prefect 100E, a VW Beetle and, at the pumps, a very rare Ashley Sportiva.
News: THE MINI FROM ITALY
The array of models produced by the overseas plants of BMC/BL do tend to prompt one question – could any of them have succeeded in the UK? The Australian-market Wolseley 24/80 - a 16/60 powered by the locally-designed “Blue Streak” 2.4-litre six - certainly had its merits but by 1964 it would have clashed with the Austin 1800 “Landcrab”.
News: Old Adverts - Toyota
The Earls Court Motor Show 1965 marked the official debut of Toyota in the UK, and in the following year, various print advertisements tempted Ford Cortina, BMC 1100 and Vauxhall Viva owners to the charms of ‘one of the world’s most reliable cars’ - the RT40 series Corona.