TV STARS’ CLASSICS UP FOR GRABS
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 email@example.com or 01159 377 277.
Paul Cowland and Adam Hornby with just some of the collection.