1951 and a Commercial Traveller sets off round Southern Ireland

Jimmy set the manual choke and cranked his old Austin 7 into sputtering life. It fired third time and muttered away in the style of venerable vehicles with violent vibrations and some misfires, before it settled down to a regular ‘putter’ ‘putter’.  (the ‘Commercial Traveller’ was my Irish grandfather who retired in 1953.)

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