My late dad had an early RMA 4-door saloon which was an export model to Rhodesia. I learnt to drive in it during 1958. Unfortunately I do not have a photo and the car was sold way back in 1963. I have good memories of the car but one thing bothers me - I recall that both sections of the windscreen opened out individually (hinges at the top) and that the windscreen wipers were mounted above the windscreen frame, not below as I have seen in all the photos available on the internet and my books. I think his car was most probably a 1945/46 model (he bought it second-hand in 1956). Can anyone confirm or otherwise that my memory is right or false?
Hi, The early cars did have opening windscreens, with a handle mounted on the dash in front of the driver. I think only the driver's side of the screen opened and the wipers were mounted below the screen, sitting low enough to prevent them fouling the screen when it was opened.