Tuesday, 24 September 2013
HUNGERFORD ARCADE ASTON MARTIN AT CLASSIC CAR EVENT PART II
John Banbury and his friend, Chris Wyatt made quite an entrance when they arrived in John's stunning dark blue Aston Martin DB7 - what a beauty! This is the car that appears on the television show Wheeler Dealers so it is quite a star. Years ago, John had a 1973 MG Midget which he started to find difficult to get in and out of. What was he going to do? Well, he did what anyone would do. He sold it and bought a ................. 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series 5. Only 50 were built with the higher roof and straight lights. John took the car to the Aston Martin works in Newport Pagnell and they showed a great deal of interest in it. After a few years with the DB4, John decided he would sell it. It sold so quickly that he was without a car for a few months. Then he saw the DB7 and here we are. Of course, John is a member of the Aston Martin Owners Club and he and Chris have driven around the Goodwood and Silverstone racing circuits. John and Chris can talk volumes on Aston Martins and how they are re-built and restored. John also loves antiques and has quite a collection of early Lalique, most of which he bought from our own David Pym at Hungerford Arcade. It was David who told John about our classic car event.