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By Wayne Marmont

My first car was a 1948 Morris Series E which I stripped and totally repainted and put on white-wall tyres. My early cars were Hillmans, Capri and several BMWs. Each and every car was refurbished and maintained at a high standard.

My early entry into the classic world started with a 1966 Daimler and followed by another ‘66 version, two Daimlers both restored. While presenting at the Daimler display at the Ellerslie Intermarque’ I learned that there were other brands I needed to pursue.

The 356 search came about from a conversation with a friend who owned a 356. I quickly learned the 356 model was very sort after. My search was extensive throughout NZ via Australia to the USA. However, RHD was a must.

I had actually given up, and just purchased another desirable classic. Just 2 weeks later the 1960 356B plate number 60 356 turned up in Devonport and yes, I had to have it. As with my other cars I set about improving the 356 to as close as possible to original.

READ THE FULL STORY IN ISSUE #210 OF SPIEL MAGAZINE


01.03.2021

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