February 9, 2012, 3:31 pm
1950 E493A Prefect !
In the nasty winter of '76 ( I think) all I had to do was give it 3 slow cranks and one hard one on the handle and away it went.
It might have started on the button but I was showing off.
Leaving most of the modern cars wheezing away in the car park at work.
Never let me down.
The engine could be changed by one man with a rope and broom handle.
In return for servicing a m8's car in the army, he replaced the wooden floor.
He was a carpenter and did a marvelous job.
Mind you, the faster you went in the rain, the slower the wipers went. lol
And as it had no heater...my gob! was it cold?
And the semaphore indicators were a laugh, when I had to bang on the pillar to "help" them out.
Mind you, my '74 T'bird was a lovely car too but for different reasons.