The Guru – Barry An­nells

Classic Cars (UK) - - Citroën 2CV -

Citroëns have been part of Bourne Citroën Cen­tre manag­ing di­rec­tor Barry An­nells’ life for 60 years. He grew up in a fam­ily that bought them al­most ex­clu­sively, and worked on them since leav­ing school, tak­ing up an ap­pren­tice­ship at a main dealer in Kingston-upon-thames. He helped to in­tro­duce 2CV grasstrack rac­ing into the UK in 1976, and won the 2CV Cross Cham­pi­onship in 1982. An­nells used to run Shal­ford Green Garage in Guild­ford, Sur­rey, but since 1999 he’s fo­cused his busi­ness full-time on the re­pair, restora­tion and servicing of clas­sic Citroëns and re­lated Peu­geots in Lin­colnshire. He and his team make reg­u­lar vis­its to France and Hol­land with shop­ping lists of rare items com­piled dur­ing the strip­down stage of each restora­tion.

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