January’s “Vintage Miscellany” asked : “Will Someone confirm the identity of the nondescript truck in “The Beverley Hillbillies ?”

Publicity material from the American programme makers quotes producer Al Simon as saying : “It is a 1921 8-cylinder Oldsmobile. At one time it might have been a touring car but the back seat had been cut away when we got it, and a flat body installed to make it into a truck of sorts.”

The vehicle was found in a backyard in Burbank, California, after a three-months’ search for a suitable conveyance for the Clampett family.

Eastbourne. Anthony Davis.