First and last for one lady owner
Here's a my first car taletale with an interesting twist from Brian Johnson.This story is about a first and last car for the same owner.In 1968 a letter arrived on my desk at St John's Motors in Southtown Road, Great Yarmouth, from a Miss Worledge saying that her father had bought her her first car from our dealership.
Here's a my first car taletale with an interesting twist from Brian Johnson.
This story is about a first and last car for the same owner.
In 1968 a letter arrived on my desk at St John's Motors in Southtown Road, Great Yarmouth, from a Miss Worledge saying that her father had bought her her first car from our dealership.
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She wanted to know if we would buy the car back as she intended to finish motoring when her insurance was due in a few months.
She did not say what make of car it was but I acknowledged the letter and said I would be delighted to buy it back.
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A few months later I received a letter from Miss Worledge saying that she was ready to dispose of the car. I arranged to go to Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire to collect it and enlisted the help of David Leighton, a well-known motor trader in Yarmouth, who had a trailer.
We were given an excellent lunch and then Miss Worledge had someone bring the car to the house.
Still not knowing what to expect, I was delighted to find myself looking at a 1936 Austin 10 four-door Litchfield in pristine condition and showing 60,000 miles on the clock.
I asked how much she would want for the car. She replied by asking if I would pay her how much her father had paid for the car in 1936 which was �195. I said certainly I would and put �50 on the price making a total of �245.
We put it on the trailer and brought it back to Yarmouth. I kept the car for three years but, due to lack of space, I sold it to a Mr Moss who collected Austin 10s.
Brian Johnson, Yarmouth Road, Blofield.