I was interested in the views expressed by your readers Coleman and Edbrook on the subject of car prices. However, even in the second-hand “quality car” market I find the actions of many motorists rather odd.
I am thinking of the high prices paid for indifferent vehicles while better cars can be had for a song. I have owned a number of pre-war Rolls-Royces, a 1935 3.1/2 Bentley and several Mark 6 and R-Types, yet none was anywhere as good as my present car, a Daimler Majestic. It is fast, silent and extremely comfortable, but its value is only a fraction of that of any of the vaguely unsatisfactory vehicles I have listed.
Maybe it’s all in the mind; I remember trading-in an excellent Armstrong-Siddeley Sapphire in part exchange for a Mark 6 Bentley in my desire to ride behind the winged “B” again. It took me one journey to realise my mistake—I wonder how many owners of “quality” cars of the type I have owned, draughts, poor riding, leaking roofs ‘n’ all would admit to theirs?
Glasgow Edmund B. Clancy