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Thumb out, hitching from the North to London to see my cool mates when a vintage Rolls Royce pulled up. An old man beckoned me to hop in - was London bound. Yippee!

"Fabulous car!" (Couldn't believe my luck.)

"Do you drive?" He asked.

I nodded.

"I mean have you got a licence?

"Yes!"

"Well can you drive the rest of the way? I've driven from Scotland and I'm very tired"

I drove the magnificent machine to London. He said I'd only need 2nd gear.

'No way!' I thought, as I went through the whole box.

But he never knew.... zzzzzzzzzzzz!

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    Neville Hunt over 3 years ago

    It was such a treat. I was a young, impecunious chap at university then. I think he was trying to be helpful in saying keep in second gear, but given that opportunity I was definitely going to use the whole gearbox. Thanks for your lovely comment.

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