THE COL­LEC­TOR

Classic Sports Car - - A Passage From India -

“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.”

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