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Wilhelm the Austin 7

My grandmother, Ruth Funder, is the woman standing on the right with the big smile on her face - and fabulous hair and shoes. I believe this photo was taken on the day she got "Wilhelm" the Austin 7 and took her mates out for a drive. The year was 1937 and the location Adelaide in Australia. She was ready to hit the road for the first time ever, having never driven, as she'd purchased a car license from the local newsagent and read the car manual. No studying, no test, just buy the car (much like an appliance) and go for it. She loved telling me that story and she drove until she was in her 80's. #Austin7 #History #Australia #1930s

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