Readers share their experiences of the classic car
I own a mid-grey 1967 Morris Minor Traveller (Ian Allen’s letter, 7 June). Recently, I was returning to it in a Sainsbury’s car park in Macclesfield with some shopping. Hanging around the rear of the car I noticed an elderly lady wearing a Giles cartoon grandma-style hat with a flower in it and a dark ill-fitting coat. When I approached, she asked: “Young man [I’m 72!], is this your car?” When I replied “Yes”, she whimpered a little and shuffled around the rear of the car to peer in a side window.
Then came the swinging 60s punchline: “Young man, I’d like you to know that I lost my virginity in the back of one of those.” I was a bit taken aback but managed to ask if she enjoyed the experience, to which she replied, “No, not really”, and shuffled off with her trolley!