Geoff is correct, get the other thread back on topic. I never know when a new topic should be started, but this time I will start one from:
Where JoeyGT indicated Lyons was a penny pincher and I indicated otherwise.
So Joey, if you are still interested, your last post on the topic in the other thread was a bunch of photos. Not sure I follow any relevancy to these photos. But to the people you mentioned, what I could find is they were drivers, relatives, collector? Not sure why their opinion of William Lyons being a penny pincher is relevant. It seems to me Lyons was the honored businessman who grew a company based on at least somewhat sound financial decisions. I am sure many employees would have loved to have their “no expense barred” dream car, but that does not always happen. I admire a Lyons who can make it happen. And whether the other peoples’ opinions are right or wrong, they are opinions.
But to your fact about the brakes… I did forget that one. Good point. How many other cars went to the added expense of dual circuit dual master cylinder brakes in 1961. Mercedes 190sl did not, and very few others did either. At least David’s example made some sense.
My list just got longer. Any other items to support his cheapness showing up on the cars.