About SDSC Specialist Cars
I love cars and have had a passion for them for as long as I can remember.
The only reason I ever became a car dealer was to own every car I ever wanted to own.
I can't sell cars I don't like, I think you have to be passionate about what you sell and I only try to offer the best.
My love of cars goes back a long way, here's a few of the cars I have personally owned over the years.
My first car was a 1969 VW Beetle 1500. I bought it at age 16 for £300 requiring a full re-spray. I had it all repainted then sold it before I passed my test so never legally got to drive it.
My first proper car after passing my test. My Dad came home one day and said I have found you a car which was a 1982 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.4 Turbo. My ears perked up. It had that key word of the 1980's "Turbo". I ran to the shed to my pile of car magazines and looked up the performance figures. It was unusual in that it had two gear sticks for high and low ratio. I remember taking it back to the garage after 2 days as it seemed to be using a lot of petrol. The sales man came out and opened the door and pointed to the accelerator pedal, I got the point!
1984 MG Maestro 1600. OK so I lost the plot and was taken in by the red seatbelts and the talking computer. Hidden underneath that body lay an Austin Maxi engine with twin weber carbs (What was I thinking!)
Now we are talking. 1982 BMW 520i which I bought from my Dad. This was superb but the dream only lasted a few months as the fuel consumption was just too much for an 18 year old apprentice draughtsman.
The car I always regretted selling. 1984 VW Golf GTi 8V complete with Pirelli alloys. I really loved this car, it was so well made and had been really well cared for by the last owner. It had just 3800 miles on it when I got it.
With the 8 valve Golf being so good, this really left me wanting a 16 Valve which came in the form of a 1986 GTi 16V which had loads of extras such as headlamp washers and full leather.
I decided I wanted something more prestigious and fancied a Mercedes 190. However, upon visiting a dealership that had a 190, I spotted a real supercar. 1984 Audi UR Quattro Turbo. My Dad said I would never insure it after all a Sierra Cosworth was around £5000 year to insure at the time. My insurance broker told me it was a safe bet as it was not on the stolen car hot list and my premium was £690 TPFT. This was in fantastic condition but very early 80's with full chocolate brown leather interior. It was fast and also had a talking computer which only ever seemed to say one thing "Please refuel!". The only downside was the parts which being a rare car every part seemed to be bespoke and £1000. Even the tyres were an odd size and £150 each!
I was sad to see the Quattro go but it's replacement came from a true British thoroughbred which was to become one of my favourite manufacturers. 1987 Lotus Excel 2.2 N/A. I collected the Lotus from a chap in Peterbough. I drove it home and parked it on the driveway. I wondered down to the pub that evening and nearly everyone who came in said "Stuart, you've got a Lotus!" That first weekend over 20 people came to visit me even friends I hadn't seen in ages just to look at the car. It was fantastic, like driving a proper sports car yet really economical as it was only a 4 cylinder engine and as for parts all you had to do was figure out which parts bin Lotus had got them from.
At this point my career changed and after a 3 week holiday with my parents in Florida I decided I wanted to live there and sell property. I packed up and moved to Orlando where I got my real estate license and worked selling holiday homes mainly to British tourists. Upon arriving in Florida I needed a car that I was familiar with and thus went back to a trusty VW Golf GTi. But little did I know at the time that the American Golf was made in Canada and was put together entirely differently to the European golf. 1988 VW Golf GTi 16V which in the states came with Jetta style headlamps rather than the two round ones we were used to.
As I established myself in real estate, all the other agents in my office told me I needed a car suitable for driving customers around in and so I sold the Golf and purchased my one and only new car which was a 1994 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 V6. It was a sports model so only had 3 doors and being Florida was only rear wheel drive as it was so flat there was no requirement for four wheel drives. (Can't believe how thin I am and how much hair I have!)
As I took a slightly different approach to property sales. Instead of pressuring the customer into signing the second they found the right house like all the other agents than having them pull out a week later. I found it was easier to let the customer go away and think about it. I also learnt that if the customer drove round looking at the houses, once we had seen the house they liked they would know how to get back there again once they had dropped me off at the office. It worked brilliantly and I found myself closing more deals as it was the customer who had sold themselves the property and not me pressurising them into it. I also realised at this point that I didn't need a car as big as the Explorer. Thus a 1987 Porsche 944 2.5 Lux found it's way onto my driveway. It was a proper performance car and I really loved it. It was typically German, very reliable and very well made. It also had the engine in the front and the gearbox over the back axle which made the handling superb.
As my sales progressed so did my passion and there was only one car to have after the 944 and that was a 911. I found a 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 and oh boy this was what a proper sports car felt like. It was so stupidly fast. I remember being stopped at the lights and a Mustang came up in the middle lane, the driver looked across and when the light turned green we floored it. I shot past him then pulled across to the left lane slowed down then overtook him in the right lane again all while he had his foot flat to the floor. This really was one of the best cars I ever owned and I hope to own another one again someday.
As time moved on the property market changed and I was now running my own office with all the expenditure that goes with it. The markets were changing, the pound was no longer strong against the dollar, several tourists had been shot in Miami and the Disney area was feeling the impact. I really should have packed up at this point and gone home but decided to fight to the end and thus downsized to a 1988 BMW M535i.
Finally, having lost everything I returned home and moved back in with my parents. I decided I just wanted to work for someone else 9 to 5 and have a normal life. I took a job for a recruitment company in Watford and needed a small fast car to get through rush hour traffic between Huntingdon and Watford. The perfect car was a 1990 Renault 5 GT turbo which had such an impact on me that I was on the lookout for an original example to mothball away.
I enjoyed the recruitment company as everyone had a real buzz and was keen and enthusiastic like me. It was only after about 3 weeks I realised that everyone was disappearing off into the car park to see the local drug dealer each day which explained why they were all really subdued in the morning and hyper in the afternoon. I resigned and left instantly then telephoned another company that had offered me a job locally in St. Ives. It was a whizzy internet company that as it would turn out it was easy to believe in the product, which would became a drug. Infact you wanted the product to really succeed. I was given an Audi A4 company car ZZZzzzzzzzz! but within 6 months the company changed the car scheme and offered a car allowance but paid the petrol. Porsche 928 here I come! I found a lovely (or so I thought) 1984 Porsche 928 S2 manual. It was quiet comfortable and wonderfully fast but it had the same problem as the Quattro in that the parts were so specialised they cost a fortune. The centre exhaust had been held together with jubilee clips because a new one was £450!
With a great job and some money in my pocket, I decided I wanted a classic car for the weekends and so I purchased a 1971 Volvo P1800E which is 1 month younger than I am. The car was basically sound but required a fair bit of bodywork a full re-spray and an interior re-trim. I restored the Volvo and have since driven to Italy, south of France and the alps many times. I still own the P1800 and try to do a little to it each year but I will never sell it and unfortunately I just don't get time to drive it these days.
Another classic joined the Volvo about a year later. A 1973 Innocenti Mini Cooper Export which was an original Mini Cooper S built under license for the Italian Market. It was nick named Henry and even visited the Mini's 40th Party at Silverstone.
I also purchased a 1972 MGB which I restored. I fitted a new interior and upon removing the drivers seat cover found a dead rat that had been festering away in it (nice!). After a summers fun in the MG I sold it to some friends locally who still own it.
This is where my love affair with Jaguar's started! Whenever a customer would ring my mobile and started into a long conversation I would find myself wandering out of the office and down the road (I once found myself in the middle of town and had a mile walk back to the office). On one occasion a customer was complaining our technology wasn't reliable (early days of the internet what did he expect) when I wondered off and into a local garage that had this glorious old Jaguar XJ6 Series 2 4.2 in squadron blue with black everflex roof and blue leather. I asked my complaining customer to hold for a moment while negotiated with the salesman and found myself owning my first classic car. This killed my customers complaining instantly as he had never had someone buy a car while he was having a rant which he found hilarious!
I ran the old Jag for a while and loved every minute but it was a bit too old for long journeys and daily use so I decided to buy something a bit newer and came across a 1990 Jaguar XJ-S 3.6 in Carnival red with Doeskin leather interior that was owned by a local dentist and had been serviced by a relatively new company called Jagutek run by Kevin. I called and spoke to Kevin about the car which he knew very well so I decided he would do all my Jaguar servicing from now on.
I had sold the Innocenti Mini and fancied a british convertible sports car so found a 1974 Triumph TR6 which had been imported from California and converted to right hand drive. It really was a horrid car to drive and felt too narrow so did not keep it long.
I had the XJ-S for a while then after a split from my girlfriend at the time. I thought I was driving an old mans car and wanted something sportier so ran out and bought the greatest mistake ever. A 1990 Nissan 300ZX twin turbo. What a heap. Everything went wrong on this car. I spent over £2000 on it in 2 months and it still had problems. I finally gave in and stuck it on Autotrader at a silly low price told the person buying it all the problems It had and he just loved it. He even blew a turbo on the way home and I offered to refund him but he said it was such a good price he didn't care!
After coming to my senses, I bought another XJ-S 3.6 a 1989 in Ice blue metallic with blue leather (Can't find a pic of that one). Another Jag followed the XJ-S this time a 1987 Jaguar XJ40 3.6 Auto which I proceeded to do 88,000 miles in just 12 months! In a moment of Madness, I went to look at a 1986 Lotus Esprit S3 2.2 N/A that was for sale in Cambridge. Half way there I decided I didn't need another car and that I would just look and come away. However I turned up to find this pristine 36k miles Lotus in Calypso red with cream half leather interior and I just couldn't help myself. This was the same car as James Bond and that was it. I had the Lotus for many years but hardly had time to use it which was a shame as sports cars like that need to be used. I used to try and run it every 3 weeks and would always have to tap the fuel pump with a hammer to get it to run. I even fitted a new fuel pump and had to tap that with a hammer 3 weeks later.
I then got made redundant from the Internet company and was given a reasonable settlement. My friends and even the directors of the internet company said I should sell cars as it's what I love. I don't know where they got that idea from maybe it was some of the customers I had sold the internet product to, Mercedes, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Seat, BMW, Ford, Vauxhall, RAC, Fish 4 Cars, Autotrader? I sold the Esprit to fund the business and started SDSC (Stuart Davies Specialist Cars). the first car I bought and sold was a 1998 Alfa Romeo Spider. I decided that I would have a go at selling cars I liked and started to find a customer base of like minded people. As I didn't need a car for long distance driving I bought a Wrangler Jeep 4.0 Sahara as I thought it would be a bit of fun and it had a tow bar.
I ran the Jeep for a while but the fuel consumption was really rubbish. I couldn't get more than 10mpg due to the slightly oversize tyres so I hunted around for an alternative and found a 1990 Range Rover 3.9 Vogue Auto with just 75,000 miles on it. I ran this for ages and it was a really great car.
My now wife Sarah had been struggling to find work so I suggested starting a wedding hire business. We bought a 1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit. My Dad has an 83 Spirit which is a fantastic car and I am a real convert to old Rolls Royce's. You can get a stunning example for around £10k and the servicing costs are really reasonable at around £200 year. The engineering in them is a thing to behold with even the tiniest detail finished to perfection. Shortly after buying the Rolls my wife landed a job with the local council and thus the wedding hire idea ended.
I sold the Range Rover to replace it with a newer P38 style Range Rover with the 4.6 petrol engine which is surprisingly economical returning over 20mpg. The example I found had a detailed service history with over £27k worth of receipts. The bills were amazing the Land Rover dealer had charged £2400 for an exhaust and £75 just to fit a front number plate. That's one thing I have learnt since selling cars a main dealer service history is a waste of money, there's nothing they do that a specialist or a local garage can't do at a fraction of the cost. After all a car is just nuts and bolts!
As the Rolls Royce was pretty specialist, I decided to put it into a classic car auction. The auction was on a tuesday but I had to deliver the car on the Monday, I arrived and booked my car in and just as I was walking out, a gorgeous Ferrari 308 GTS pulled in, I took one look and instantly knew I was going to own it. I got chatting to the owner who told me all about its history and that it had been owned by John Woodford founder of Emblem sports cars and later Nigel Mansell when they took over Emblem sports cars. I gave the chap my number and said to call if it didn't sell. two days later he called as the ferrari hadn't sold, we agreed a price and I met him to collect the car. I had every intention of just putting the car on the site and selling it. I got it home and then it hit me, this was a proper Ferrari and it was beautiful from every corner. I must have spent an hour just looking at it before driving to show my friend Ajay at the petrol station where he came out and we spent another hour just looking at it. I had got the Ferrari bug bad and there was no way this was going to be sold. It isn't even nice to drive, you can't use second gear til the engine is warm and by modern standards, it's not that fast but it's a proper Ferrari. A 1979 308 GTS 3.0 V8 with 4 webber carbs designed by Pininfarina, built in Modena Italy and made famous by Tom Selleck as Magnum P.I.
After the Range Rover I decided I wanted something sporty and having fond memories of my Porsche 911 back in the states, I decided to buy another one. 2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 2 finished in forest green with savanah leather interior. This was a beautiful car and the previous owner must have worn gloves to drive it as there wasn't a mark on the interior.
I had the Porsche for a few months but it really wasn't practical but I like the performance so I hunted for a replacement. A suitable car was found in a 2001 Mercedes C32 AMG estate. This car was a real wolf in sheeps clothing, holy cow it was fast, the only thing that I can describe it as is the Millennium Falcon. When you put your foot down all the scenery seems to stop and then suddenly flashes past you. Martin who I sold the car to recently sent me a video of the car as he had driven it to 170mph at Bruntingthorpe proving ground.
One day my wife came home from work and said "how would you like a ferrari Testarossa?" Oh like I can afford one of those I said. She explained that someone she knew was selling one. I went to have a look and a deal was struck. It is a 1986 Ferrari Testarossa that has been rebuilt at a cost of nearly £80k just to win concourse competitions. However it only ever came second as the exhaust was chromed which the original was not. It is fast and has a lovely exhaust, but to be honest it's not particularly nice to drive as with all Ferrari's you can't locate second gear until the gearbox is warm and when you do put your foot down it's like armageddon behind your head. I do use it occasionally but I am hoping it will increase in value and one day be a big part of my pension. It is surprisingly cheap to own with classic car insurance around £350 per year and it is beautiful to look at isn't it!
I sold the Mercedes C32 from a license point of vue. Basically it was such a thrill every time you put your foot down that you constantly wanted to overtake other cars and thus had I kept it I fear my license would have gained a few points. With news of our first child on her way I had bought my wife a Nissan Murano which has the same engine as the 350Z and the gearbox from the Skyline and was so impressed with it that I wanted to try a Nissan 350Z. I found a 2006 350Z convertible and I was not disappointed, what a great car. It was fast, handled superb, looked good and was fantastic value for money. I have become a huge fan of these cars as they have all the go of a Porsche without the repair bills and you know it will start every time you get in it.
I made the mistake of advertising the 350Z a few weeks after I got it and someone bought it so I then hunted around for another which was just as good. I have just sold the 350Z as I wasn't using it and have decided I need to go back to a 4 seater family car so that I can take Olivia too. I am still on the lookout and haven't found anything suitable yet so watch this space.
I always loved the Jaguar XK8 and it does at least have 4 seats or at least 2 adults and 2 very small children. I hunted round and found a later 4.2 model which had the updated engine and gearbox. It was a really lovely car but like all Jag’s one day some electrics worked and the next day they didn’t
I drove past a friends garage and this 1994 Chevrolet Corvette was parked on the front. He had just imported it from Japan and it was absolutely immaculate. I bought it on the spot and loved it from the moment I owned it. The American’s have a simplicity with cars, big engines and crude mechanicals mean reliability and are easy to fix. I think this is where my love affair with American cars started. The gentleman I sold her to still owns her and I believe she still has under 50k miles on the clock
I decided I needed something small and cheap to run around in and having had a few Cappucinos decided this would be great fun for the summer. The 3 cylinder engine is turbo charged and these little cars absolutely fly. Really great fun and I know these will be highly collectible in the future.
My Dad owned a Bullnose Morris and a Morris Cowley when I was a small boy and one day we went to see a Model “T” Ford he was considering. I always remember how tall it was and I instantly fell in love with it. One became available through a friend and I bought it. I knew nothing about Model T Fords other than they were the most popular car in America in the 1920’s. This is a 1921 model. I did not know that the T drives like no other car. There are 3 pedals the left one makes you go forward the middle one is reverse and the right one is a brake (this consists of two cotton bands wrapped round the driveshaft) which basically does nothing. There is a hand throttle and a hand ignition advance. It was absolutely terrifying to drive and modern drivers are not used to turn signals. It is the one car I really regret selling. I really miss it sitting in my garage and the character the car had.
Time for a practical family car or at least that’s what I told my wife when I bought this Jaguar S Type R. 400bhp it was absolutely mental to drive and so much fun. It cruised effortlessly and was so smooth on the road. The only problem with lots of power is you can easily overtake the 5 cars and the tractor but the idiot sat behind the tractor always pulls out without checking their mirrors as they are too busy looking forward. Having been forced off the road 3 times I decided enough was enough. It was such a great car and I can recommend one to anyone just watch out when overtaking.
Time for something sensible and I bought this Grand Cherokee of a friend. It was a 1998 car and was absolutely immaculate another car I regret selling and my friend and I always keep an eye out in the classifieds for it.
It seemed like a good idea at the time having owned lots of Lotus’s. I bought her blind and she was in fantastic condition. She arrived on a transporter and I was so excited until I opened the door to be greeted by the familiar smell of Fibreglass, glue and Wilton carpets. The build quality left a lot to be desired but the performance was bonkers and talk about turning heads when you drive down the road well nothing gets much better for posing.
I have always had a soft spot for Italian cars and I think Maserati’s are just cool. They are more subtle than Ferrari’s although parts can be twice as much. The Quattroporete is one of Maserati’s great bargain’s. A proper 4 seater with a Ferrari built V8 and you can buy a stunning car for less than a new Clio. This was so much fun to drive although the flappy paddle gearbox takes a bit of getting used to but the noise from that V8 everytime you turn the key was just fantastic. I really must own another someday.
With now having a daughter going to Ferrari club picnics involved taking two cars so I decided to buy a Ferrari 456. I hunted high and low but everyone I found was just tired and looked worn out. I then stumbled on this 400i for sale with a guy called Andrew who turned out to be Andrew Ridgeley of WHAM. I was truly shocked driving the car home as the 400 series has always been regarded as a bottom rung Ferrari second hand yes it was produced from 1975 through to 1989 and was one of Ferrari’s best selling cars. What an underrated car this is and you only realise how good it is once you start driving it. The Testarossa is the worst car ever and the 308 is fun but neither can match the prowess of the 400i. This is basically a stretched Ferrari Daytona in drag and is absolutely fantastic. Just check out the people who own them to realise what a great car this is. Everyone from Rod Stewart to Tom Cruise have owned 400i’s.
This beautiful Porsche 996 convertible came up and I had to own her. She is a tiptronic car and had been really well cared for. I used her all the time and she never missed a beat. I remember passing a new Bentley continental GT on a scorching hot day and thinking I am cruising along with my imaginary hair blowing in the wind in my old Porsche which is worth a tenth of your car and you can’t even drop the roof on your new Bentley. What a great car the 996 is and practically zero depreciation. I don’t understand why all the purisats buy these old 911’s as the 996 is so much more useable.
Now here’s the car that surprised me more than anyone I have owned. I bought this BMW 645ci to sell and upon driving her home from the dealer I absolutely fell in love with her. She has one of the best exhaust notes I have ever head and the 4.5 litre V8 averaged 31 mpg on a run back from BMW in Luton. What an amazing car and such value for money second hand. She is so effortless to drive and is nothing like a traditional BMW. She is more like a really well made Jaguar. I actually kept her for over a year and only sold her as she went to a previous customer locally who has promised to sell her back to me.
Having regretted selling the Model “T” I decided I wanted a pre war car that was useable. Enter the 1931 Ford Model “A” which was the replacement to the Model “T” it came with a normal driving layout and a 3 speed manual gearbox. She had been partially restored and I finished her off. She has a 3.3 litre 40hp engine which gave a top speed of 65mph. She is brilliant fun to drive and amazingly all the parts are available brand new off the shelf. I am not selling her as she is just perfect and makes me smile everytime I open the garage.
The Rolls Royce Silver Shadow has come of age and is just a cool car. I bought this one from a customer of mine who had her for 7 years. We had great times in this car, whenever there was a long journey to do to meet family or just a weekend away this was the car. You could park it anywhere and people would just admire it. It had a certain air of respect. It had previously been owned by the Italian ambassador. One of the wonderful things about old Rolls Royces is if only they could talk imagine the stories they could tell about the owners.
I have a soft spot for the Jaguar XJ40. I once had one as a company car that cost me £1500 to buy. The rear diff had gone which cost me £300 to fix and I did 88k miles in 12 months in it having to replace the gearbox and one day the front wheel bearing collapsed at a roundabout. I turned right and the car went left. Luckily no one was injured and it cost me £350 in second hand bits to fix. A customer part exchanged this beautiful example in to me and I really don’t want to part with her but it’s not fair to leave her tucked away and not being driven.
I always fancied a BMW 8 series but they were so much money when they were new. A friend of mine owned this one and it had been sat on his drive for a year before I bought her. I set about restoring her to her former glory as she had a full BMW service history. After a rather large budget and a lot of man hours she looked a million dollars. What a fantastic car to drive she is a real motorway crushing GT. Definitely a car that will become a true classic in the years ahead.
This is where cars got interesting. I had sold my Ferrari’s and wanted something reliable that you just jump in and drive. I had a list of possible cars and this fabulous 20k mile 2005 Corvette came for sale. I bought the car and drove home with the biggest grin on my face ever. This was brilliant a 50 year old 6.2 litre 400bhp pushrod V8 with modern fuel injection in an alloy tub that weighs the same as a packet of biscuits. The engine noise was intoxicating and she even had a head up display with a G force meter which my daughter and I had great fun with going round roundabouts. She even returned 24mpg on a run and 80mph was a mere 1800rpm. The one thing that took a lot of getting used to was when you pulled away in 1st gear a light on the dash instantly tells you to go to 4th gear and you spend your time driving around at 30mph in 4th at 500rpm. Its a little surreal as your mind is telling you the revs are too low. I only sold this wonderful car as I had ordered a new 2016 Mustang which was due to arrive in a few weeks.
Whilst selling the Crossfires I had owned several SRT-6 supercharged versions which were ultra rare. One day I got a call from a chap called Steve from the crossfire club asking if I wanted to buy his 28k miles SRT convertible which is one of only 171 cars ever made worldwide. I leapt at the chance and was not disappointed as it is undoubtedly the best Crossfire SRT I have ever seen. She even has a custom exhaust which makes everyone jump a mile when you start her up. This really is something special and it’s such a shame but I just don’t get time to drive her.
I had just been told that the delivery of my Mustang was being delayed from December 15 til Feb 16 which was fine and so I bought a winter car and fellback on the trusty Nissan Murano. My wife and I had previously owned 2 of these cars and they were brilliant. Designed for America they were front wheel drive with a tiny diff at the back that would kick in if you got stuck in the mud or just required extra traction. The engine was a detuned version of the Renault V6 fitted to the 350Z and was whisper quiet. It also gave the Murano a good turn of speed and made it a great long distance crusier.
This is where I have lost the polt and gone mad on American cars. I was browsing Ebay.com and found a 1966 Ford Mustang for sale with a dealer in New Jersey. There were over 100 pictures of the car and I kept looking at it every night for a week before I finally called the dealer. He told me he was selling the car as a GT replica as although it looked like a factory GT with the optional rally pack he did not have the original window sticker from the car when it was sold new so could not prove it was a factory car. I bought the car blind and waited the 8 weeks for her to arrive. I was so excited the day she arrived and I was not disappointed. I instantly tweeted pictures which to my surprise Quentin Wilson from Top Gear and Johny Smith from Fifth gear both picked up on and retweeted. This is one seriously cool car and the colour combination is just fantastic. 2 weeks after she arrived I received a call from the dealer in America to say the previous owner had found the original build sticker and it showed the car as an original factory GT with the optional Rally pack. This suddenly made the Mustang a highly desirable and rare car.
Like many children who grew up in the 70’s there was one tv show that had a big impact on me. Starsky and Hutch was my favourite show and whilst riding around on my Raleigh Striker I dreamed of being Hutch and driving the red and white striped Ford Gran Torino. I stumbled on this car for sale with a dealer in Florida and the car had apparently been used in the 2004 film “Starsky and Hutch” starring Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller. As a number of cars were used there is no way of telling and believe me I have watched the film over and over ha ha. I bought her and shipped her over having no real idea what I was going to do with the car once she got here. She is absolutely huge when you see her for real but she drives really well on English road as she has slightly beefier suspension installed for the film. As a chance of fate I met a guy called Dave who runs “Motion picture motors” and they do lots of car shows and charity events with famous cars from TV and film. 2016 has been packed with visits to shows and events with the Starsky Torino and I am having so much fun I really don’t think I will ever sell her. Everywhere I drive in her people just smile, wave and take pictures. She really is so much fun to own.
And so to the new 2016 Mustang! Well that’s not a Mustang you say! No it’s a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS. The Mustang never arrived I believe the supplying dealer sold it for a profit thinking they could get me another and after 4 months realised they had messed up so gave me my deposit back. I was a little annoyed to say the least however silver linings and all that because in my anger I went back to looking at cars in America and found this fabulous 2014 Camaro and promptly shipped her over, In my haste I forgot there was £8,500 import duty to pay but once she arrived that didn’t matter as she is way better looking than the Mustang and as far as I am aware she is the only 2014 facelift Camaro SS in the country. This car is the absolute mutts and I absolutely love driving her. Her engine note is ridiculous and she snaps crackles and pops on the over run which is just fantastic. You potter around at 30mph at 500rpm like the Corvette and when you put your foot down she is refined and smooth with this awesome bark from the rear as you climb through the revs. This car has 426bhp is 2 years old and is £32k, the price of a Mini Cooper S. There really is no comparison the American’s really have got their cars sorted and I think from now on this is the way forward so watch this space!