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Her Majesty the Queen inspected a 1970s AC Invacar as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations hosted by the charity Motability at Windsor Castle back in April. The Motability scheme arranges often specially adapted new cars for disabled people and their families – incredibly the 4.5 millionth vehicle was one of five presented to their new custodians at the event.
Many users still have mixed memories of their Invacars, which were produced both by Invacar Limited and AC and were a familiar sight on Britain’s roads during the 1960s and 1970s. All were painted light blue. The last of the single seaters, which has only hand controls, was built in 1977.
In a message to the charity, Her Majesty the Queen, says: ‘I congratulate Motability, not only on reaching its 40th anniversary, but also during this time, how it has changed and enriched the lives of millions of disabled people, their families and friends by helping them to access a world of increased mobility and freedom.’