MICHAEL WEIGHT’S CAR CV

Sadly most pho­tos of Michael’s many cars have been lost, but here are some high­lights

Classic Cars (UK) - - The List -

1932 JOWETT BLACK­BIRD

‘This car is very sig­nif­i­cant to me be­cause it was orig­i­nally my step­fa­ther’s, and was the car I passed my driv­ing test in, in 1963. It was a large four-door sa­loon with a 907cc flat-twin, crash gear­box and a cen­tral ac­cel­er­a­tor pedal.’

1963 FORD CORTINA GT

‘Had wide wheels and would go like a bul­let, but jinxed. We went on our hon­ey­moon in it in 1972 and the ex­haust fell off in Ply­mouth. My wife’s col­league recog­nised it as an old rally car. He had a photo of it, sev­eral feet off the ground.’

1953 FORD ANGLIA

‘I bought this one for cash, but un­for­tu­nately when I got half­way home the en­gine packed up so I had to walk the rest of the way back. I had enough money left to ei­ther re­pair the en­gine or to go on hol­i­day. I ended up hav­ing a lovely week in Black­pool.’

1976 VAUX­HALL VIC­TOR FE2300

‘I owned this for two years and used it as a pri­vate hire car. I traded in a Viva HA for it in Lu­ton and wasn’t used to the power. I pulled onto a dual car­riage­way and passed a car, then re­alised I was do­ing 90mph!’

1983 VAUX­HALL CARL­TON

‘An im­mac­u­late car that I used for my towing ser­vice. The down­side of that was that when towing it used about as much oil as petrol. Also, it had been a doc­tor’s car be­fore and the boot al­ways smelt... med­i­cal.’

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