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Just a little primrose…

The Garage is full and the pockets are empty – and yet one keeps looking at the classified ads. After all, a pre-war classic car is still the ultimate dream. And occasionally mentioning individual cars is a good way to carefully fathom the patience and tolerance of the wife. Unfortunately most of the affordable cars are rather underpowered – and to even think of Bentley & Co we would have to mortgage the house, if not the soul. But then, on a nice summer day, a 1936 Armstrong Siddeley 20/25 in the rather (ahem) restrained colour ‘primrose over black’ was put up for sale… Continue reading

Katzenjammer…

The title of this post could have also been “We don’t buy anything…” Being happy drivers of a Ro80 and a Riley RMA awakened a desire for a car which combines the virtue of both: Like the Ro80 it should be fully capable of driving in modern traffic, including occasional fast legs on the motorway. On the other hand, it should possess the vintage charm of the Riley…. Continue reading

Searching for a Riley…

It is a sunny Saturday in June. Perfectly on time at 1 pm we touch down at London Heathrow airport, where Roger, a knowledgeable expert of the British Riley RM-Club is waiting for me. I had been looking for a Riley RM for quite a while and had already viewed a few cars in Germany and Belgium. Today, we intend to see three more in the greater London area… Continue reading