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The Dilemma Facing British Car Shoppers In 1951: Alvis, Bristol, or Land Rover?

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The last round of print ads from old issues of Autocar was a lot of fun, so I've scanned another batch from 1951. We've got everything from the Rover 75 to the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn.

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The Triumph Mayflower ad, for a car James May condemns as the Ugliest Vehicle Ever Made, is especially puzzling. Did Triumph think that associating their products with some hookwormy clod pounding on a wagon wheel was a good idea?

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This 1951 Land Rover is doing a bit of off-roading in Wales. He is jolly well enjoying his classic car!