THE CCW VIEW

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Driving -

Own­ers Ed­ward and Jean Smith have re­built a su­perb car. It was found in Der­byshire 26 years ago and since then the pair have left no stone un­turned. It’s com­pletely au­then­tic, even to the ex­tent that Ed­ward taught him­self French-pol­ish­ing to en­sure that the maple re­mains per­fect. Sim­i­larly, Jean, a dress­maker by trade, has recre­ated the in­te­rior with such ex­per­tise that Lady Docker her­self would be hard­pushed to no­tice any dif­fer­ences. While it’s not a car to drive ev­ery­day, it is one that will be wel­comed at ev­ery show the pair at­tend.

It’s a real tes­ta­ment to the skills of both the en­gi­neers of the early 1950s and to this amaz­ing, self­taught pair to­day. We love it.

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