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