Heavy Al­le­gro steer­ing

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Brows­ing through En­dan­gered Species, I was in­ter­ested to read that one of the symptoms of heavy steer­ing on the Al­le­gro was ‘the king pins and bushes will be worn’. Hav­ing owned an Al­le­gro Se­ries 2, I can tell you that, be­ing a front-wheel drive ve­hi­cle, it would


Your Letters, The Edi­tor, CCW, I’m not sure of the cri­te­ria used to es­tab­lish the ’25 mo­tors that made Bri­tain great’ ( CCW, 4 May), but where was the ubiq­ui­tous MGB? It marked a big de­par­ture with its mono­coque ‘shell and sol­diered on for the best part of 20 years. Loads were made, and a fair few of them are still around, thanks to en­thu­si­asts and parts spe­cial­ists.

You could also have in­cluded the Jaguar E-type – an icon in its day that un­der­cut Ferrari and As­ton Martin but of­fered com­pa­ra­ble power, ride and han­dling. Per­haps next time you could ex­pand to ’50 greats’. Penelope de Earthe Bond, Chel­tenham, Glouces­ter­shire

PS. I may be slightly bi­ased, as I owned 18 MGs – but only one E-type! Oh dear. You need some older mem­bers of staff. Surely, in The Way We Were the Austin 16 is a post-war Mor­ris 10 Se­ries M and the E494C van is def­i­nitely an E83W 10hp van? David Cur­tis, Mar­den, Here­ford

Me­dia House, Lynch Wood, Peter­bor­ough, Cambs PE2 6EA. Or email edi­to­rial@clas­s­ic­car­weekly.co.uk

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