BACK IN SHAPE
Bought as a tired but remarkably original example, Paul Billington’s attention to detail has seen his 1970 Clubman returned to showroom condition.
Paul and Francesca Billington’s periodperfect restoration of their 1970Clubman is nothing short of amazing.
Antelope is one of those gloriously period British Leyland colours that seems to resist common definition. Some say it’s beige; some say brown and others liken it to all sorts of things – some more pleasant than others. The one thing we can say with certainty is that it’s very cool, especially when it graces a beautiful early Clubman like Paul Billington’s superb restored 1970 example.
In this case, West Midlander Paul and his wife Francesca went for the name ‘Putty’ as soon as the car arrived – a two-fold reference not only to that rare Antelope hue, but the rather time-worn bodywork