I was most interested to note in your October issue on p. 1236 (“Those Tax concessions”) an allusion to “the smart blue Fiat 500 its which the Rt. Hon. The lord Howe used to commute to the House of Lords’, as I am the present owner of this very vehicle. It is entirely original, still quite smart., and finished in what I believe were Lord Howe’s racing colours of black and dark blue, with a recorded mileage of around 25,00o. Being first registered in 1955 it must be one Of the very last Topolinos produced in r.b.d. form, and I would be delighted to hear from any other owners or sources of spare parts for thischarming little 58 m.p.h./58 m.p.g. car.
Wheatley, Oxon. JOHN A. LOURIE PhD, FRCS