Leeds nostalgia: My dad drives again

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Back by popular demand we take another look at some of the cars that we drove in the 60s and 70s.

This era produced a range of highly distinctive and sometimes unusual designs such as the Scootcar which made an appearance in 1958. This was followed a decade later by the iconic Mini which was given a jump start by “The Italian Job” and is still as popular nearly fifty years later.

1958: The Scootcar

1958: The Scootcar

As the seventies dawned traditional saloons with chrome trims were still in demand and the Ford Zodiac was a familiar sight on the streets of Leeds but as this decade looked to the future the shapes became more streamlined with the introduction of the Austin Princess seen here in 1976.

Even more streamlined and indeed positively sporty was the Reliant Scimitar estate, a car that offered space with style.