A new British high-performance car ?

Browse pages
Current page

1

Current page

2

Current page

3

Current page

4

Current page

5

Current page

6

Current page

7

Current page

8

Current page

9

Current page

10

Current page

11

Current page

12

Current page

13

Current page

14

Current page

15

Current page

16

Current page

17

Current page

18

Current page

19

Current page

20

Current page

21

Current page

22

Current page

23

Current page

24

Current page

25

Current page

26

Current page

27

Current page

28

Current page

29

Current page

30

Current page

31

Current page

32

Current page

33

Current page

34

Current page

35

Current page

36

Current page

37

Current page

38

Current page

39

Current page

40

Current page

41

Current page

42

Current page

43

Current page

44

Current page

45

Current page

46

Current page

47

Current page

48

Current page

49

Current page

50

Current page

51

Current page

52

Current page

53

Current page

54

Current page

55

Current page

56

Current page

57

Current page

58

Current page

59

Current page

60

Current page

61

Current page

62

Current page

63

Current page

64

Sir,
Mr. Bishop may not like this, but recent correspondance and articles lead me to suggest that if the Nuffield Organisation were to ring the changes a little more than they did for the last Motor Show they could produce a very attractive little sports saloon.

Over the years the Nuffield group have produced an outstanding engine and a first-class body-cum-chassis unit. First, the M.G. Midget engine in its latest TF form—capable of owner development by factory-approved methods—and, secondly, the Morris Minor body and suspension—which by all accounts and my experience, has excellent roadholding and cornering qualities—which deserves better things than a Morris side-valve Series E or a B.M.C. 803-c.c. o.h.v.

Now, Mr. Bishop, persuade the powers that be to : (a) Put a TF engine-gearbox unit in a two-door Morris Minor body. (b) Increase the brake friction lining area to at least 150 sq. in. (c) Alter the rear-axle ratio to 4.5 or even 4.0. (d) Offer the car as a four-seater, or two-seater by removing the rear seat and re-trimming.

Then, Mr. Bishop, you will have earned your keep, because your company will then be besieged with orders, including mine, for a very potent sports saloon approaching the attractiveness of the Alfa-Romeo Guilietta sprint coupe with a maximum speed of 90 m.p.h.+ at a price of £599 13s.4d. including costs. As an accountant. Mr. Bishop, I know something about costs.

I am, Yours, etc.,

London. S.W.19. A.A. York.

Related articles

Related products