A small yoke in defence of British automobiles. Having owned a succession of British cars—starting with a Cooper ‘S’ and graduating through ‘E’ types and Scimitar GT’Es, I have been the proud owner of a Daimler 4.2 XJ6 for 24 years and covered over 45,000 miles; apart from routine maintenance the vehicle is a shining example of all that is best in British engineering. It regularly returns 19/20 m.p.g. and burns no oil, it is a joy to drive over long distances albeit that the power steering’s lightness took some getting used to. I do with though that the manufacturers would adapt fitting Stainless steel exhausts as standard [They have, recently.— ED.].
An addition some months ago was a Daimler SP 250 in concours condition. The car was professionally prepared and is one of the most exhilarating cars I have driven.
Both vehicles are finished in metallic silver and are my British ideal pair.
Thank you for the best motoring magazine and editor in the country.
Marlborough B. J. MONTGOMERY