The car was discovered by Mr Dave Edwards, a local Vintage car and lorry enthusiast, who transported back to his home, near Chipping Sodbury. He rebuilt the car using all of the original components to its original specification.
My son purchased the car in 1993 and it has given us both a great deal of pleasure driving and maintaining it
A few interesting points about the car:
It has no synchromesh on the gear box, you have to double de-clutch to change gear.
There are no indicators, you have to use hand signals
The brakes are very,very poor. On a steep hill you have to select low gear, foot hard on the foot brake and increase the braking by pulling on the hand brake. The reason being is that the brakes are operated by cables and the chassis twists thus reducing braking efficiency.
It always passes its MOT (Ministry of Transport Road Test).
The battery is only 6v, you are not advised to drive at night as the lights are definitly QRP.
The wipers operate on a vacuum principle, when the engine is under load,the wipers stop,there is a internal handle to move them, and when you take off the engine power the blade goes hypersonic!
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