Driving back from the station in my wife’s V40 this evening I found myself behind something called a Sunbeam Arrow.  It was left hand drive (yes, that’s left hand drive).  Following a quick bit of research it seems its the North American version of the Hillman Hunter, and there was no doubt that it was a carbon copy of that venerable motor. 

As it pottered along manfully trying to overcome a dodgy exhaust it made a quaint sight.  In its day this was a mainstream family car, the bygone equivalent of a Ford Mondeo.  Yet it seemed tiny in comparison to the V40, with a preposterously narrow track and surprisingly low roof-line.  My, how cars have grown over the years.

But not parking bays.

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