With reference to Mr. Milburn’s letter, I enclose a photograph of a similar vehicle that is still very much extant.
The Ford is owned by my employers, a Main Ford Dealer, and was completely rebuilt by myself during the period 1965-67. Since then I have driven the “T” some several thousand miles, for, apart from driving to and from rallies etc. (I am ardently against trailers when attending these events), I use the pick-up occasionally for collecting spares, and attending breakdowns.
The vehicle differs basically from the one in November’s edition in that it is an earlier model and therefore has a brass not a black radiator; also, in deference to the firm’s wishes, it is painted green and black instead of the original khaki.
The history of the vehicle is obscure between the time it was supplied new to the British War Department in 1916, and when it was found and purchased in Wales about 1950, apparently derelict but really quite sound. Not one piece of timber had to be replaced, and the chassis and body are excellent and original.
R. D. Longmore.