Quite often, people who just don’t get it, ask me…Why do you bother keeping these old cars? They are rusting, they smell of old oil and petrol, and they cost alot of money to keep on the road.
For some people, of which I am one, there is far more to it. It is about preserving, and holding on to the times gone by. Trying to make sure that there is something from those times left, for other people to enjoy, admire and experience.
The best experience of the last few months, was my 6 year old niece, saw Betty for the first time, and was enchanted to say the least! She HAD to climb on the bonnet, climb onto the roof, had to sit in the drivers seat and look at all the parts of the car….It was something that she had never seen before.
We went for a drive, and she was in the front seat, and just loved it. Comments like, this is so much fun, it smells all ‘greasy’, it make alot of noise compared to mummy’s car were all parts of the education.
There is something about older cars that all people enjoy.
Of the 88,000 odd thousand of the Morris Oxfords produced, I am not sure how many are left, but in Perth, WA there couldn’t be more that 5 or 10 maximum. Mine is the only one I have seen in the last 2 years.
My guess, is this is what the rest ended up like: