Heavy Allegro steering
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
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