This picture is of our son, Marcus, in our 1958 Vauxhall PA Cresta taken in the mid-sxties. Now in his 50s, he has just treated me to a year’s subscription to PC.
One problem with the PA was that the steering box was mounted to the bulkhead on rubber bushes with three high-tensile bolts securing it. These had a habit of breaking off one at a time and when the last one went, so did the steering. You could just about steer in reverse though. Luckily it broke a short distance from home.
If I had one now I would regularly draw those bolts to check on them.
John Dillon, New Miton
Dad! The steering broke!