wHy i love my iN­ter­CeP­tor

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

JONATHAN PYM

‘I’ve owned my 1972 MkIII for about seven years – it was my very first clas­sic. I never for­got see­ing one on my paper round when I was a lad. Mine came up for sale not far from where I live and turned out to be one of the early MkIIIs fit­ted with a 6.3-litre en­gine rather than the 7.2. It was run­ning but the lower ar­eas of body­work were suf­fer­ing, and while get­ting it road­wor­thy and MoT’d was rea­son­ably cheap I knew more ex­ten­sive work would be needed. I fi­nally de­cided on a full body restora­tion in late 2011 but it took a whole four years be­fore I got the car back! Even then, I had just two weeks to get it com­pletely fin­ished be­fore em­bark­ing on a 400-mile tour with other In­ter­cep­tor own­ers!

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