THE CCW VIEW
Any car with personality is worth seeking out, and the pint-sized Mayflower has it by the bucketload. Its looks won’t appeal to everyone, but it’s an eminently usable compact saloon with room for three or four plus their luggage, allied to straightforward engineering. It demands regular maintenance (but no special skills) and driving one isn’t difficult once you’ve familiarised yourself with little idiosyncasies such as the column gearchange and slightly slow steering.
Ultimately it’s not a demanding or expensive car to own – if you buy wisely in the first place – and its rarity and unusual razor-edge looks will always ensure a ready crowd of onlookers whenever you park up at a classic car show.