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News: MEET THE OWNER – GRAHAM CARTER AND HIS HUMBERSIDE POLICE FORD CONSUL GT

As many readers already know, sourcing and restoring an ex-police car is a significant undertaking, from the challenges of locating the correct items of equipment to actually finding an authentic vehicle.

News: MEET THE OWNER – JAMES NICHOLSON AND HIS FIAT ARGENTA VOLUMEX

Classic & Sports Car recently celebrated the Fiat Argenta as one of Martin Buckley’s “Guilty Pleasures”.

News: MEET THE OWNER – ROBERT NUTTER AND HIS HILLMAN AVENGER 1500 GLS AND TIGER

If you owned a Hillman Avenger 1500 GLS back in 1973, it was obvious you were the kind of person who was ‘going places’.

News: MEET THE OWNER – LUKE HARWIN AND HIS FORD ZODIAC MK. III FARNHAM ESTATE

'My late father was into classic commercials and did the steam rallies when I was a kid with his old AECs and Fodens. I wanted to do the rallies again with my kids, so it needed to be able to tow a caravan. I'm into 50s and 60s Fords so it had to be a Mk. II or Mk. III Zodiac or Zephyr'.

News: MEET THE OWNER – PETER LINN AND HIS MAZDA 929L ESTATE

When you see the Mazda belonging to Peter Linn, a certain number by Spandau Ballet inevitably comes to mind. Yet, this is not only one of the most uber-gold cars on the road today but an immaculate example of the very rare 929L Estate.

News: MEET THE OWNER – PETER R MAYO AND HIS PANTHER RIO ESPECIAL

Many an owner of a classic car will have experienced being approached at a show or in a petrol station with the opening gambit ‘my dad/mum/aunt/uncle/headmaster had one of those.

News: Meet the owner - James Ross Sinclair and his Volvo 343

For many years, James Ross Sinclair craved a Volvo 343 and so XRU 557Y recently joined his Triumph 2000 Mk. II and his Renault 10. ‘I have an odd almost unexplainable liking for them. Partly the multicultural background, partly the DAF history, the questionable British snob value of a small Volvo, the odd design - and they are genuinely fun to drive too’.

News: MEET THE OWNER – MARTIN HAMILTON AND HIS MORRIS OXFORD SERIES IV TRAVELLER

In the late 1950s, an Oxford Series IV Traveller owner was the sort of chap or chappess who knew their position in life; pipe-smoking, Mrs. Dale’s Diary on the BBC Home Service and regarding the music of Lonnie Donegan as a threat to civilisation.

News: MEET THE OWNER – JON HARPER AND HIS ROVER 2600

'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.

News: Meet the Owner - Georg Dönni and His Daimler Ladbroke Avon Estate

‘People usually believe that the car is a hearse. As almost every car is now a hatchback, she does not generate that much attention anymore, but Jaguar folks are all highly amazed that there was ever a five-door XJ’. And this is quite understandable for the marque expert Georg Dönni owns one of the most exclusive cars ever to wear the famous Daimler fluted grille.

News: MEET THE OWNER – ALAN CARTWRIGHT AND HIS RENAULT SIETE

40-odd years ago, a holiday in Spain represented a prime opportunity for the British motor enthusiast to experience vehicles that he or she was unlikely to encounter at home.

News: Meet the Owner - Terry Temlett and his Ford Anglia 105E Estate

Several of our blogs have covered cars that were once as familiar as listening to Alan Freeman announce Pick of The Pops – and possibly none less so than Terry’s 1965 Anglia Estate. He came by it ‘on Facebook Marketplace; and purchased after inspection’. The condition was ‘minor fettling required’ and the Ford was a natural choice of classic as ‘I served my apprenticeship on 105Es’.