“It’s a very much diminished collection,” says Sanders. “I’ve sold five or six, including a BMW 850, Escort RS Turbo, modern Morgan 3-Wheeler and a Porsche 968 Clubsport – I don’t have time to drive them.” Remaining are a Ferrari Daytona, Lotus Esprit Turbo, Aston Martin Lagonda and, of course, the P5B Coupé. A BMW E46 M3 racer has recently been added – it’s an eclectic set.
“My first classic was a Morris Minor flat-bed pick-up with a Marina engine, Toyota ’box and Janspeed 3-into-1 manifold; it was a death-trap that caught fire all the time. I’ve had all sorts: an Astra, Montego, Volvo 340GLT and Twin-cam Escort. None of them ostentatious – well, except the Ferrari, but even then it’s in a sober colour.” The heavily modified Mk2 Jaguar sees most action, followed by the P5B. “Both get more attention than the Daytona; young lads love the noise of the Jag, and older gentlemen the Rover.”