My First Car: Itchy-Coo left bride-to-be broken-hearted

Selling her first car, a Hillman Minx Coupe, broke June Pepper's heart.

Selling her first car, a Hillman Minx Coupe, broke June Pepper's heart. - Credit: supplied

June Pepper sold her Hillman Minx Coupe to pay for her wedding – it broke her heart to part with Itchy-Coo.

I bought my first car in 1954 for £45.

It was a black Hillman Minx Coupe with the registration FLE 29 and I named him Itchy-Coo because of that registration.

I sold him to an American in 1957 for £45 to pay for my wedding.

It was a lovely, smart car and it never broke down all the time I owned it. But it broke my heart to part with him.


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It didn't have a heater but I had my future husband to keep me warm.

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