The TRC classic car collection does not show their cars too often as we are always busy with other hobbies. But Reading School asked us to show some of their cars at their fund raising Fayre on Saturday 12th May. Only too glad to oblige we took along a Escort RS Turbo series 2, and a Sierra Cosworth which we had literally only just acquired!
In a previous post, I told the story of my love of the Capri - a love which led me to start collecting these fantastic cars. For someone like me, they were a total aspirational symbol of 70s and 80s cool! But actually my love for cars doesn't just stop at the Ford Capri, I am lucky enough to have collected some other iconic pieces of automotive joy. Here is their storyRolls Royce – Silver Seraph – 1998 – Nickname ‘Roger’Only 1500 or so of these crossover Rolls Royce cars were produced, between 1998 and 2002.The car although a Rolls Royce was developed with BMW, and uses the BMW 7 series engine and other components.Die hard Rolls Royce owners were horrified by the possible BMW take over, and the cars did not sell.With VW and BMW fighting over the Rolls Royce company, and later the RR logo this was a tough time for the Rolls Royce Company.Our Seraph is a special order. Blue over Silver, with matching interior.The usual high quality wood trim and very low miles, means this is a collectible car.With a limited production run, values are on the increase on this model in this specification. Beach Buggy 1965 – Nickname ‘ Dude’This little car was brought from a Beach buggy fan in Hayling Island.
My story of the love of Capri’s is probably like a lot of people. I had a 1600 mk 111 back in the day, and wished, I could afford a 3.0s or 2.8i special. Only in my wildest dreams did I imagine owning a 280 ‘Brooklands’.Many years of hard work later, I can now relive my boyhood fantasies. It all started 3 years ago when I wanted to add a mk111 Capri to my classic car collection . Finding a good on line, I drove to the dealer who had a mint 2.0GL 1979 in immaculate ‘Red’ – Grey cloth interior - 20,000 miles – 1 lady owner, it was a no-brainer.I could not collect the car for some time, due to work and attending our race meetings. On collecting the car I was offered more money from the dealers partner.
Watch this space for more info about the Tilehurst Roofing Contractors Classic Car Collection.But until then - feast on this totally awesome eye candy for petrol-heads!