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David Brown 1968 Simca 1200S Ber­tone Coupé

Just four of the orig­i­nal six right-hand drive ver­sions sur­vive. The chas­sis was built in France, then sup­plied to Ber­tone in italy, which de­signed and fit­ted the coupé body shell. re­stored by kevin ward of the simca club Uk – his brother Mick owns a red one!

Richard Gunn 1980 Sol­stad Saab Bil­trans­port

This was a no-brainer – i like my tur­bocharged swedes. But i also of­ten find my­self with an ur­gent need to trans­port tem­po­rar­ily dead ve­hi­cles to garages so they can live again. This ful­fils both needs nicely – a saab 900 Turbo front, with a car trans­porter rear. it was used by a swedish dealer to cart around Fer­raris and other in­fe­rior pres­tige ma­chines. Ut­terly mad.

David Simister 1968 Ford Capri 1600L

No, that’s not a mis­print – Gary ad­cock’s 1600l was man­u­fac­tured in De­cem­ber 1968, two months be­fore the Mki went on sale, and is the sec­ond old­est known sur­vivor. it spent 19 years in a garage be­fore Gary bought in 2004. He used it for a cou­ple of years, but it’s been wait­ing to be re­stored to its for­mer glory since 2006. a fas­ci­nat­ing bit of Ford his­tory.

Fuzz Town­shend 1935 Lanch­ester LA 10 Woodie shoot­ing brake

That’s my pub car! with what’s be­lieved to be one-off Mulliners of Birm­ing­ham coach­work, this shoot­ing brake is the real deal be­ing used for shoot­ing par­ties on a Here­ford­shire es­tate, with ad­di­tional lights fit­ted for night shoot­ing. aban­doned in barns on two sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions, it re­tains its orig­i­nal, classy ap­peal.

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