Ian Summers is a collector and restorer of classic cars, especially the British variety.
He is also one of the St. Marys Cranks and Tinkerers group which organised the car show during the Wrapped in St Marys weekend.
The Anglia was not part of the car show this year, but it was parked in the street for the day and attracted quite a lot of attention from visitors to the town.
Here is a side view with the roof folded down –
a view of the front –
another side view with the roof up (it is raining, after all) –
and a back view –
This Anglia has an 8-horsepower engine, and used to be driven every day until it was semi-retired out of respect for its age.
Ian even drove it up to the top of Mt. Barrow once, which is quite a feat for such a little engine!
This post would not be complete without a photo of the man himself, so here he is at the car show with a couple of ex-students (he was a teacher in a former life) –
Photography (last 3 photos) by Margit Salonen; source of 1st photo is unknown.
What a cute car!
It certainly is … the owner has had it since 1971, and will never sell it … =D
It looks like it’s been painted with left over camouflage paint! It probably was with post war austerity.
No, the owner handpainted it in the 1970’s… his post student austerity! The green is probably a bit brighter than the colour used post war, but I guess it’s quite a fitting colour in the light of that … =D