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November 22, 2021

Vintage Car in the Gidding’s Drawing Room, 1966

For three months Mrs. Christine Giddings has had the bits and pieces of a vintage motor car cluttering up her best drawing room. Her car enthusiast husband, Peter, is assembling a car in which he hopes tor race, and the only suitable place he had to be it as drawing room. Scheduled to be finished in April, the car will have to be taken down again to get it out of the Giddings Old Portslade, Sussex, home.

The chassis is built from vintage Frazer – Nash parts and the engine is pure Atlanta – Gough. When it’s finished, the car will have cost Mr. Giddings over ~£250 – not counting the hours of labour he has put into it himself – but he hopes that it will do a maximum speed of 120 mph when it’s on the road.

Here, Christine gets on with her knitting in an arm – chair in the drawing room – while Peter gets on with the car.


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