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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Fifities


Here's a page from the 16th October 1953 edition of Autocar, a UK car magazine:


It features a quarter page advertisement from Murkett Brothers Ltd, specialist retailers for Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and the "Soke of Peterborough".


I had to look up that last one: The Soke of Peterborough is an historic area of England that is traditionally associated with the City and Diocese of Peterborough, but considered part of Northamptonshire.


I never knew that.


And another quarter page advert from Edwards & Co, est. 1907, Officially Appointed Retailers of "The Best Car In The World" and "The Silent Sports Car".


But the main picture is Freestone & Webb's R-type saloon – I do like the elegant and sweeping lines.


This is #B121SP, one of 29 examples made to the design:


Very nice it is too.


(Posted by Andy)


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