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IOTW no.380

By May 3, 2017IOTW

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Unmistakably a Kent location for this weeks IOTW offering.  The Oast House on Stocks Green Road, Hildenborough is famous for directing customers to the Old Barn Tea Rooms where “Oceans of cream” can be taken with their afternoon teas. This early thirties photo shows two models in which we have an interest, a 1931 Wolseley Hornet Saloon PL 2347 and a 1932 lwb Minor Sports Coupe KJ 7465. This saloon is without doubt the most photographed Hornet version with over 100 images of PL 2347 resting in the archive. The reason for this proliferation is that the car was owned by an Autocar staff photographer who included an image of his car in as many shots as he possibly could when on an assignment. The Sports Coupe is is one of just 450 produced in 1932 and these OHC versions are very few in number today. Note the petrol pump behind the chain fence. (LATplate E3543)

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