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Sunday, December 30 2012, 06:02 PM
Hello All

My name is Peter Gilbert I live in Llandrindod Wells Powys although by Birth I hail from Shropshire.
Some of you I may of met over the years at shows (I attend about 35/40 per year) including Olwyn Teifi where I have attended for many years and have been described as the idiot making a lot of noise driving a police car around the arena with a big grin on my face.
I own several classics I have a strong interest in Rootes group cars but being passionate about the hobby I enjoy many aspects of what it encompasses,I will briefly introduce my cars.
YNN732 Is my very rare 1958 Singer gazelle series 2 with the sm1500 engine it has done a very low milage and is believed one of about five survivors this car I will never sell.
381EUL My 1962 Hillman Minx series 3c in grey,often seen at shows recently I have added white walls and a period sunvisor.
CCJ204L my 1973 Humber Sceptre (arrow) I have attended many shows in this car although it has had a twelve month rest.
JOV14E My 1967 Rover 2000sc owned for 15 years dry stored but desperate to return to the road and finally
P122OWP My west mercia Police astra also having a rest I look after this car for the Police Vechile enthusiast club as custodian.
I also collect 1/43 scale model Police cars (how sad) and have many other hobbies and interests some not quite so weird.
I look forward to being a member of this club and meeting fellow members I hope to attend events when I can.
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    Friday, February 01 2013, 06:41 PM - #permalink
    I have an update on my fleet,recently visiting Alan Matthews I was persueded (not to hard) to take on his Ford Escort Devon and Cornwall police restoration project.
    The car to some is not that old (1996) but how many Escort police cars have survived?.
    The car is diesel so will be cheap to take to shows.
    It requires new sills and some underfloor welding is quite dirty and will need a respray but it may not be quite as bad as it looks.
    So far I have aquired a new Bonett (brand new) for £4 on ebay a new hatch (brand new) five good wheels with almost new perelli tyres,new battery ,two new door mirrors (in ford box) new sills new ford wheel trims brand new front rubber bumper two new foglights new rear ford mudflaps new battery and cambelt kit.
    I am looking for two good mark 6 escort van seats as the two originals have seen better days so if you can help 07976 900595.
    I intend putting the car back to Devon and Cornwall police spec and am aiming to have it resprayed to a decent standard.
    I intend putting a bit more police equitment on it then when it was in service and intend taking it to 999 shows around the country.
    I am trying to do this on a limited budget and would apreciate any equiptment and help offered.
    Peter Gilbert
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    Friday, January 04 2013, 06:43 AM - #permalink
    Hi Bob

    Many thanks again chasing up the paintshop where my H illman is having some minor touching up done then some interior retrimming it is a damn pain getting people to hurry up but I like my cars to be good whilst I live on cheese sandwiches and sleep in the boot of my Toyota.
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    Sunday, December 30 2012, 06:30 PM - #permalink
    Hi again Peter
    You are most welcome.
    Thank you for posting details of your interesting collection. I look forward to seeing them at some of our 2013 runs or at local shows
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