Two rare clas­sics take pride of place at Birm­ing­ham NEC in March

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

A pair of stun­ning ve­hi­cles is the first of a high pro­file batch con­firmed for the Pride of Own­er­ship dis­play at the Prac­ti­cal Clas­sics Restora­tion and Clas­sic Car Show on 5-6 March at the NEC, Birm­ing­ham.

They are a 1952 Hum­ber Pull­man limou­sine (above right) and a 1958 Volk­swa­gen T1 split-screen cam­per (right). There are 20 places avail­able for pri­vate en­tries on the Pride of Own­er­ship dis­play stand, leav­ing 17 spots still open – and we’ll be bring­ing you more on this story as it de­vel­ops next week.

The Hum­ber limo was a restora­tion chal­lenge that Harry Con­sta­ble could not turn down. Bought by his daugh­ters after two own­ers failed to get the car back into tip-top con­di­tion, Harry was told he’d never fix it.

‘A gen­tle­man near Glas­gow owned it first, and used it for wed­dings, fu­ner­als, and taxi ser­vice,’ says Harry. ‘The en­gine seized in 1957, so the car was stored un­til he could af­ford to fix it!’ Be­fore this could hap­pen, the Scot­tish owner died, and the car was in­her­ited by a man in Cam­bridgeshire. ‘It took me three years to re­store it, and there were some real chal­lenges,’ Harry adds.

Kevin Hib­bert’s Volk­swa­gen cam­per was used as a pro­mo­tional ve­hi­cle for food and con­fec­tionery firm A 1976 Citroën Ami Su­per (left), 1952 Hum­ber Pull­man limou­sine (top of the page) and a 1958 Volk­swa­gen T1 cam­per (above) will ap­pear as part of the Pride of Own­er­ship dis­play. Mars dur­ing the 2006 World Cup in Ger­many prior to be­ing re­stored to its cur­rent im­mac­u­late con­di­tion. ‘We’re thrilled to give en­thu­si­asts the op­por­tu­nity to ex­hibit their pride and joy. We can’t wait to see the

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