OUR RESTO SHOW PICKS
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.