A rather small selection of vehicles have appeared during this second series, I suppose it's due to the high cost of hiring vehicles and drivers for a days work.
The same old lorries have been seen parked up in the background these "blocking" vehicles are used to cover up items that cannot be moved, to hide a modern item that would otherwise spoil the period look. The Doctors car has an age related number plate, issued in Bute, Scotland and now it is supposed to be in east London. Funny also the scooter that has recently appeared also has a scottish issued number plate.
The Austin 101 is also a well known film and TV prop vehicle.
Its parentage is a bit unknown, from various sources, I have been told the number plate it carries comes from a 1953 Austin Devon, the chassis is believed to be a 1956 Morris, with the Austin body purchased and fitted when the van was being restored, an easier option than restoring its original body. It has now been up graded to a Sherpa 1800 cc Diesel engine and 5 speed gear box.
Only us sad purest anoraks would know this, still its out and about.
Link to its 5 seconds of fame here.http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01rbw29/?t=3m03s
|Mind my washing.|
|Warning women van driver.|
|Look I have glow plug switches!|
|Where did you buy this?|
|You bought a Sherpa diesel engined van, idiot, this is 1957, they've not been invented yet!|
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