Value My Classic
Ihave recently been reminiscing about growing up in the early Sixties, recalling the different cars. My father was a police inspector at the time with Worcester city police and I used to look forward to him returning home for lunch in one of the patrol cars. The first one I remember was an A70 Hampshire. I can still remember the wonderful smell of cooling oil and would stand by the bonnet breathing it all in, mixed with the aroma of the leather. This was followed by a Zephyr MkII. This was worlds apart – bench seat, column change, modern dashboard but sadly, no smells and somewhat less characterful.
The Zephyr was followed by a Wolseley 6/110 that combined the attributes of both and (for me) was the epitome of both power and luxury. All went downhill when he came home in a Ford Anglia…
Interestingly, all Worcester city patrol cars had 999 registration numbers followed by an FK suffix. The police had all but 999 KFK, which was owned by a local insurance broker who, despite many requests, refused all attempts to make him relinquish it. I understand he kept it until his Granada Ghia in the early ‘70s. So many happy memories, then, including numerous times, sitting with my father and seeing how far we could free wheel down London Road without stopping until crashing into the window of a chemists shop in Sidbury. But that’s another story… Tim Dixon, Stoulton, Worcester