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Although I spend as much time as I can painting, cars are never far away and have provided me with a living for more years than I care to remember. Not just any cars, you understand. Special ones. Like this one, which I am delighted to have collected from its owner, who has made the decision to stop driving:

2010 60 plate Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec Climate 5 door in Hot Magenta metallic, with grey fabric interior. Mother then daughter owned from new, with only 19,000 miles recorded. A very well cared for car in a distinctive colourway and very much flavour of the month with owners and the press alike. You can have a look at some photos onto the car website ( you like what you see, please ‘phone me for more details on 01663 763355. The price is a realistic £7,995 and of course I’m happy to discuss part exchange.

I am hoping to have a 2006 06 plate Renault Clio 1.9 dci Dynamique 5 door in the next few days. This is a car which is coming from the estate of a lovely, local lady, who is sadly no longer with us. We did business a couple of times in the past and she always looked after her cars. Her son Tony came over from Australia to sort out her affairs and we got on like a house on fire. Everything is agreed and I’m just waiting for the paperwork and the go ahead to collect it.  At 49,400 miles this car has not done a lot of work yet, its diesel engine having a reputation for many thousands of miles. It is a wholesome, clean car in a nice bronze red colour (I’ll check the name of it) and I am asking a very reasonable £3,995. Part ex. welcome, of course. Give me a call on 01663 763355 to let me know you’re interested and I’ll let you know as soon as it’s here.

If you have a particular car you would like me to source for you, please do get in touch. Since 1968, I have made an awful lot of people happy in their motoring aspirations and will be delighted to put my experience at your disposal. Send me an email via this website, or email me directly at, or call me on 01663 763355 for a chat.