An eccentric slice of British hi-fi history is on the auction block. Used for over 10 years by high-end audio specialist Arcam to transport audiophile kit between sections of its factory, Ernie the milk float (pictured) is being retired and sold off to the highest bidder.
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Geoff Meads, Arcam’s product specialist laments: “Ernie is possibly the slowest milk float ever built. Not letting this be a handicap, he has served an honourable life transporting some of the UK’s finest Hi-Fi electronics between the Arcam plant and the Arcam warehouse. Lately Ernie has grown tired of the fast pace of modern consumer electronics and is looking for an owner to look after him during his retirement.”
The lucky winner of the eBay auction will need to collect Ernie from his current resting place in Waterbeach near Cambridge. He can’t be driven away since his brakes are semi-seized.