AUTOS: The Amazing Mr. Kendall

The Amazing Mr. Kendal

Britain's lower middle classes have always envied—and wanted—a cheap auto like their American cousins had. But until a year ago they saw scant chance of ever getting one. Then William Denis Kendall, 43, manufacturer and member of Parliament, who seemed to be a happy fusion of Henry Kaiser, Van Johnson and Superman, set all Britain abuzz with plans for a People's Car.

As described by Kendall, it sounded wonderful. It would have a neat aluminum body, would do 60 miles an hour and would retail for only £100, one-third under...

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