With Recycling Organisers & Dog Baskets Now Fitted As ‘Standard’ . . .
. . . our Motoring Correspondent takes one of Norfolk Car Club’s Morris Travellers out for a test spin.
What could be finer on a spring morning than a 40 minute out-of-town drive into the countryside to Cringleford ?
The keys arrived in the post two days earlier and I am pleased to see all 6 clearly labelled ( ‘Boot’, ‘Petrol Cap’, ‘Steering Lock’, ‘Driver’s door’, ‘Passenger Door’, and ‘Ignition’).
A short walk . . . . and there she is on College Road; understated yet alluringly regal.
Montmorency wags his tail enthusiastically and leaps straight onto the Tartan rug in the wicker dog basket (both provided).
With pulse racing I too climb aboard and start the half hour process of adjusting the seat belt.
Considering the inclement nature of the weather of late, I opt to set the choke to the three quarter position, and am pleased to hear the engine roar to life at the sixth attempt.
No SatNav in evidence, but the previous user has kindly laminated a hand-drawn map of the locale marked with key destinations (“Allotments” “Book Hive”, and rather sadly “Plantation Garden”).
We set off, and within 20 minutes are hurtling along the Avenues with a song in our heads and joy in our hearts. We’re making good headway along Bluebell Road and are confident we’ll make Waitrose by nightfall.
Ease of booking: Good (although no availability for Latitude until 2023)
Condition of Vehicle: Spotlessly clean and smelling of Pledge and Truffle oil, as one would expect