THE CCW VIEW

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Driving -

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.

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