A Motley Collection

I’ve been an old car buff for more than fifty years. I admit that my special love seems to be Jaguars but I have major soft spots for lots of other marques. I suppose nostalgia is my main influence. I owned a Jaguar XK 120 when I was nineteen and went through six variants in the course of two years. All bargain basement buys; I paid £55 for the cheapest and a princely £125 for the most expensive. Of course they were all used as everyday transport.

When we lived in America in the eighties I started collecting old Jaguars and came home with three XKs and an E Type. I still own a pair of those cars and, to date, have added another four.

Other nostalgia acquisitions include an old Rover (as a boy my family spent some of my formative years with a 1938 Rover Fourteen Sports saloon) and a Bradford lorry; the latter very much in the mould of the vehicles available in the austerity Britain of the late forties and fifties.

There is also a handful of other old motors that litter the more eclectic parts of the garage. Do have a look around and email me, if you have a mind to, with your observations and comments.

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