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.