09 February 2008

11th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique - 2

Another dirty car for the petrol heads. This one is from the UK, isn't it, Gail's Man?

4 comments:

Gail's Man said...

It is indeed. It is an Austin, possibly an A40, from the 1950's. Although it has a tax disc, any vehicle built before 1973 can be driven without paying any road tax.

M.Benaut said...

Now, any Englishman (or woman), would know that this is a 1952-1954 Austin A40 Somerset, and capable of nearly 70 miles per hour. A really modern car with a curved windscreen. In Australia, they even had a heater as standard. Probably for an extra 100 or so pounds, you could have a (valve) radio. Notice the absence of a radio aerial !
I owned, as a student, both a 1951 A40 Devon and a 1955 A50 Cambridge. I was never really sad to see them go. However if I saw one in France, it would stop me in my tracks !!

Ming the Merciless said...

According to the licence plate, I'm going to guess it is a Rolls Royces. :-)

Me said...

LOVE the old cars. I guess I am a Petrol Head wannabe. :) Congrats, again, on your first Birthday Jilly, well done!!!

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