Right royal ap­proval

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

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.’


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