In 1987 I saw an advert for an Aston Martin described as being suitable for spare parts. A price was negotiated and I became the proud owner of what today would be referred to as a Barn find!
A traumatic restoration started and after 3 years ULC 422 had been rebuilt and was on the road.
I had joined the AMOC and over the past 30 years my wife Pat and I have made some great friends and had much fun.
We have attended events round the country having some success in concours. The car was photographed for a book and exhibited in the time line at Kensington Palace.
The drive through Windsor and into the Castle being a particularly fond memory.
As a Feltham built car the run from the original factory site out via Aston Clinton with 30 plus similar vehicles was another great day.
Following an engine rebuild some years ago the car continues to run well and puts a smile on my face each time I drive it.
When parked it becomes a talking point with many preferring the traditional lines to those of today’s larger cars.
All in all the pride of ownership has made the last 30 years a delight, I would recommend it.