Mistaken Morris identity
In The Way We Were ( CCW, 22 February), the highlighted Morris is a Series II Ten or Twelve from 1936 when Easiclean wheels replaced the earlier wire wheels.
The six-cylinder 18 had a much longer bonnet and extended chassis to carry the larger engine. The car appears to have been registered in 1946, so I wonder if it had been repatriated from some distant part of the Empire after the war when new cars were difficult to obtain over here in the UK?
Both the Morris and the Austin with ‘Mickey Mouse ears’ indicators would have been much more likely candidates as bombsite car lot bargains than the Hillman, which is ten years younger and looks as though it has been well looked after and polished regularly, probably by the proverbial one careful owner in leafy Surrey, where it was first registered. Malcolm Farmery, Leeds, Yorkshire