Many articles over the signature of Mr. Boddy have left in my mind a lurking suspicion that the longevity of English cars leaves something to be desired.
My own experiences since 1922 would certainly seem to confirm that this is indeed so.
However—Mr. J. Earnshaw, of 24, Oak Avenue, Bingley, a taxi proprietor who has regularly attended to my office requirements over the last six years, has a Ford Consul 1958 (VWU 265) which has just clocked 200,000 miles and only had the head off once to replace a blown gasket. Mr. Earnshaw is a very careful driver, mustard on maintenance, and so forth.
I still think this is a good show, particularly as the car seems good in every way for another 50,000.
Shoot this down in flames!!!