TV STARS’ CLAS­SICS UP FOR GRABS

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Front Page -

Two au­to­mo­tive TV stars have set up a new busi­ness with the sale of a 20-strong clas­sic col­lec­tion among their first com­mis­sions.

Paul Cow­land and Adam Hornby star in Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel’s Turbo Pick­ers, first shown in 2014, in which they seek out un­usual cars and parts.

Now the Not­ting­ham-based duo, who have been work­ing on cars to­gether for more than 15 years, have formed a new ven­ture, LandSpeed, in Nether­field. They are sell­ing and restor­ing clas­sics with a to­tal staff of six.

The premises were pre­vi­ously oc­cu­pied by wed­ding ve­hi­cle hire busi­ness Ex­clu­sive Cars, whose pro­pri­etor, Harry Prew-Smith, passed away on Christ­mas Day 2013, aged 61, leav­ing more than 20 clas­sics.

‘While ne­go­ti­at­ing to buy the build­ing we de­vel­oped a good re­la­tion­ship with Harry’s ex­ecu­tors,’ ex­plains Paul. ‘We have been asked to sell the cars on be­half of his fam­ily, which is a great start for us. Ev­ery­one wants the ve­hi­cles to go to good homes.’

The col­lec­tion of cars ranges from a 1952 Mor­ris Mi­nor con­vert­ible Se­ries 3 at £14,995 to a pair of Wilkin­son-bod­ied Rolls-Royce Phan­tom IIs from 1929 and 1931, one of which has won many best of show awards and car­ries an ask­ing price of £110,000.

Then there’s a 1976 Rolls-Royce Ca­mar­gue at £33,995, two Bentley Ar­nages – one near-con­cours with 56,0000 miles at £24,995 and the other very tidy with 115,000 miles at £17,995.

A 1982 VW Golf un­der­went a body restora­tion in 2014 and is priced at £7495.

There are also sev­eral stretched lim­ou­sines and three buses, in­clud­ing a 1967 AEC Routemas­ter RMA at £65,000, a 1959 Routemas­ter at £45,000 and a 1946 AEC Re­gal 1 sin­gle-decker with Wil­low­brook body­work, yours for £37,995.

Many bus and limo spares are also avail­able, as are sev­eral per­son­alised reg­is­tra­tion num­bers. Nick Larkin

De­tails from Paul via paul@pro-mo­tiv.com or 01159 377 277.

Paul Cow­land and Adam Hornby with just some of the col­lec­tion.

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