Bond Street Roller and the ever-ready Leica X1
It used to be said that if a Rolls Royce had the audacity to break down, the factory would rush out a covered truck and spirit the vehicle away, far from the eyes of the motoring public. So reader Kevin Armstrong couldn’t resist getting a snap of this mature but exceedingly shiny Roller as it was de-trailered in London’s New Bond Street of all places.
Clearly this pristine model hadn't broken down — it was probably too valuable to drive through London. The pantechnicon was parked a hop skip and a jump from Bonham’s auction house, so that probably explains why this shiny monster was being treated with the kiddest of kid gloves.
Kevin, who is a keen amateur photographer and a civil engineer by calling, just happened to have his little Leica X1 in his hand and, as usual, the camera rose manfully to the occasion. I couldn’t resist publishing the result.
Kevin’s main Leica is an X Vario and it’s interesting that both the X V and X1 are rapidly becoming cult cameras for their great image quality (in the case of the X1 despite its age) and great convenience.
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