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‘Ten years on a garage floor with no wheels then twenty years in a back garden…’. Those are the succinct words of Chris Gunby, Triumph enthusiast extraordinary when he acquired the only Herald Hatchback in existence.
James Walshe was eight years old at the 1984 Birmingham Motor Show. It was there, on the Citroen stand, that the Deputy Editor of Practical Classics saw the vehicle that helped to shape his future automotive collection.
The Two Point Six was a highly exclusive machine even when new – the production run was just 2,000 - and the Gerald Palmer designed coachwork, with its slight overtones of the Lancia Aurelia Berlina, must be some of the most elegant of the 1950s.
'Never been painted or welded, which goes to show miracles can happen'. And Jon Harper's 1978 Rover 2600 is believed to be the only example in Avocado, that uber-1970s BL colour scheme, still on the road in this county.
When Greater Manchester Police commissioned a fleet of twenty Injection Specials in 1986 marked the end of an era for the region’s traffic police. Fifteen years earlier the force first employed the 3000GT form, but by 1992 the Sierra RS Cosworth succeeded the last Capri Mk .IIIs