Cygnet fore­run­ner

VANTAGE - - Your View -

I read with in­ter­est, and some amuse­ment, the com­ments about in­clud­ing (or not) the As­ton Martin Cygnet in your ‘All the road cars’ sec­tion (Your view, is­sue 16). Why not also in­clude the Frazer Tick­ford of the early ’80s? At least the en­gi­neers made some changes to the en­gine spec­i­fi­ca­tion of the Metro on which it was based [adding a We­ber car­bu­ret­tor helped the A-se­ries en­gine to pro­duce a heady 80bhp] and it im­pressed the road testers on Au­to­car!

I hap­pen to own one of the two re­main­ing left-hand-drive cars (out of three made, I be­lieve). The car (pic­tured above) was ac­tu­ally dis­played at the Geneva Mo­tor Show, I guess in 1981, and has cur­rently cov­ered all of 17,000km. Jonathan Har­top, As­ton Riviera Cars

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