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Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - by Richard Barnett

While we en­joy the hunt for a fresh clas­sic, it’s only when we’ve got it home and run it around for a bit that we re­alise we might have to give it a de­cent ser­vice or carry out some re­pairs.

The availability of parts for clas­sics varies wildly. If you’ve played it safe with, say, an MGB or a Tri­umph Her­ald, you’re pretty much catered for, from plugs and points to body pan­els. But let’s say you’ve bought a Tal­bot Tagora – where do you start?

So we all ought to raise our hats to busi­nesses like Speedy Spares, who I’ve spo­ken to for this week’s Big Story. Busi­nesses like Speedy Spares and Col­lec­tors Car Parts are all too of­ten the un­sung he­roes of the hobby, sup­ply­ing the com­po­nents we need to keep our clas­sics on the road.

It takes a lot of com­mit­ment – time and fi­nan­cial – to op­er­ate a clas­sic car parts com­pany, but the na­ture of their busi­ness means that we only speak to them when we need some­thing for our mo­tor. Nev­er­the­less, the clas­sic move­ment has much to be grate­ful for. Long may Speedy Spares and its like pros­per.

ÔIt takes a lot of com­mit­ment to run a clas­sic car parts busi­nessÕ

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