Took my father to a Brompton dealers and bought him an M-type Brompton.
It was a B-Spoke order yellow and black with guards, battery lights and 2 speed gears. It was one of the last 2008 models and I think it is a nicer yellow than the current matt finish.
I am going to order the 2009 spec saddle and right hand pedal for him.
He originally wanted an S-type Brompton but he now likes the M-bars.
I still prefer my S-type, but I must say that this new Brompton is nice to ride.
We have been out riding through the local woods and he seems very happy ( photo is blurred because I was trying to take it while riding along).