York’s mo­tors iden­ti­fied

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Con­cern­ing the cars that needed iden­ti­fy­ing in The Way We Were from York in 1962 ( CCW, 3 Feb), I think I can help. The car parked be­hind the Wolse­ley 1500, num­ber WDN 406, is a Simca Aronde (above). Th­ese cars were made be­tween 1951-55 with a 1221cc straight-four, then from 1955-58, it was facelifted and the en­gine was en­larged to 1290cc.

Also, the three-wheeler at the back of the pic­ture ap­pears to be an AC Pe­tite, pow­ered by a 346cc sin­gle-cylin­der air-cooled two-stroke en­gine. It was made from 1952-58 – and it’s worth not­ing that the MkII from 1955 had a 353cc en­gine. Tony Quinn, Peter­bor­ough, Cam­bridgeshire This ques­tion asked by Nick Larkin caused quite a ker­fuf­fle – thank you to all who wrote in. We’ve had hun­dreds of emails and let­ters iden­ti­fy­ing the two cars. If we had a penny for each sug­ges­tion, we’d be able to buy Nick that all-im­por­tant copy of the Ob­server’s Book of Au­to­mo­biles – Ed.

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