Another blast from the past ... my dad has maintained the registration plate number from this car, and it is now on to its fifth re-incarnation (on a Honda Civic 2.0).

BOAC News 21 Aug 1970, Kuala Lumpur : Said Abubakar, Senior Sales Representative, Kuala Lumpur, is using his new Ford Cortina to urge passengers to fly with BOAC and, particularly -- see the number plate -- BY (our) 747.

For the inaugural ride were, from left to right: Peter Carr-West, Airport Manager; Said Abubakar; Mrs Miriam Baptist, Reservations Assistant; Nigel Carey, Sales Officer; Miss Jasmin Tan, Reservations Assistant.