AND BACK IN THE 1960S…

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

This shot of a rather dusty A604 in 1965 near Fen­stan­ton shows just how much times have changed. The pass­ing traf­fic makes for some pleas­ant view­ing, com­plete with a brand new Austin Mini van.

There’s also a Ford Anglia 123E and 1964 Hill­man Minx Se­ries V in this shot – the driver of the lat­ter tak­ing his life in his hands by us­ing the cen­tral over­tak­ing lane and hop­ing no-one com­ing the other way had the same thought. As the line of trucks con­firms, even back then, this was a vi­tal link for com­merce.

In the crowd there’s a Bed­ford CA van, a Thames Trader NC (Thames be­ing the name Ford of Bri­tain used for its com­mer­cial mod­els at the time) and a Mor­ris FH dis­tin­guished by its ‘three­penny bit’ cab, be­cause the un­usual de­sign re­sem­bled the old coin.

Fi­nally, there’s the Kar­rier pick-up truck, pro­duced by the now largely for­got­ten mar­que ac­quired by the Rootes Group in 1934. The brand was a stal­wart of in­dus­try from 1908 but the name dis­ap­peared dur­ing the early 1970s af­ter Chrysler took over.

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