The early 70s are a tragic period for many car collectors, marking the days when increased regulations began forcing automotive makers to de-tune engines farther and farther down into lower power ratings. This was also notably accompanied by increasingly weirder, and often gaudier body work: as horsepower became increasingly absent, fender flaring and colorful body stripes began to take its place. Fortunately things aren't so bad for Dunhill aficionados. This '72 Bruyere shares the same update with an early-sixties rendition of the same shape, and I'm happy to point out that, aside from one sporting a tapered stem, the other a saddle, they are in fact the same
shape. No orange/yellow/black stripes, no opera windows, just classic English all the way.
- Eric N. Squires