A Bangernomics love story
James Walshe’s story of getting home cheaper than flying (PC October 2018) took me back to Christmas 1979...
I was 18 and had just met the girl who was later to become my first wife. I lived in north London and she was in west London. On Christmas Day I decided to visit her but my rusty old Ford Escort MKI didn’t have any petrol in it and there were no filling stations open.
My older brother had a 1970 Singer Gazelle which had a full tank of petrol so he sold it to me for £300. I kept the Singer for three years or so and in that time, I changed the engine and ’box for a 1725 unit with twin carbs and an overdrive gearbox from a later Humber Sceptre write-off. That was the start of my own Bangernomics.
Derek Doyle, Bedfordshire