V.E.V. Miscellany., December 1966

The B.B.C. 2 ” Wheelbase” programme looked recently at the question of what to call p.v.t. cars and the status of post-1945 sports cars, the filming being done at the Montagu Motor Museum. The Bucks C.C. Still operate a Fowler Invicta steam-roller, registered BKX 861; it was in use last autumn near Buckingham. Two of the rare Standard V8s are known to exist, a 1938 model in Devon and a 1937 saloon in Essex.

A 1937 Flying Standard 14 saloon is offered free to anyone who cares to collect it from Cardiff and is prepared to rebuild it. A 1922 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost chassis was spotted in the Tanzania bush by a crop-spraying pilot, who bought it for £25 and shipped it to Nairobi by lake steamer, where it is to be completely restored.

Edward Riddle is restoring a recently acquired 1924 8/18 Humber, a make he knew well in vintage times, and a 10.4 Calthorpe with sports body, which had been laid up since before the war, changed hands recently in Staffordshire. A chassis frame and parts for one of these cars is available in Norfolk.