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Barry Wolk

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For an English car, I see that it is not right hand drive. An export model? Dandy Dave!

This model was introduced during the "Export or die" era of British car manufacturing. Great Britiain was in such desperate need of cash after the war that the government rationed materals preferentially to car companies based on their export performance. If you couldn't sell you cars overseas, like Jaguar/MG/Triumph/etc. were doing, you didn't get any steel to make any more.

The year this model was introduced (1951) Great Britain produced 475,919 private cars, 368,101 of which were exported. By far most British built cars were left-hand drive in those years.

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