Classic Sports Car
Reading your feature on the Classic Motor Show (January), the picture of the Adams Probe 16 brought back memories going back 50 years. In the late ’60s and early ’70s, I was a warranty claims assessor with Ford Motor Company based in Thames House at Gants Hill, Ilford. My boss, Robin Gibbons, who liked cars that were a little different, one day pulled into the management car park in the famous Clockwork Orange car, which he had acquired from The Chequered Flag garage. I believe it had an Austin 1800 engine and, at the time, suffered from overheating problems (no doubt sorted by now).
After a rummage through an old album I found this photo I took from my window. I do recall that mention of ‘Robin’s Probe’ always raised a smile in the office.
Long Melford, Suffolk