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The Abingdon Collection

A Walk In The Past

Motoring

THE ABINGDON COLLECTION

Motoring Through the Ages — The Way We Were

The Abingdon Collection is a small private collection open to the public, raising money for Cancer Research.  I have been collecting Classic cars, enamel signs, motorcycles and memorabilia for over forty five years and have built up a unique mixture of items which reflects my interests but also reminds visitors of what the essence of true motoring was all about.

We tend to look at the past through ‘rose tinted glasses’, but there is no doubt that an item from the past can often reawaken long forgotten memories and stimulate discussion on the way we were.

We tend to remember the breakdown on a wet windy night in the middle of nowhere and well before the dawn of the mobile phone.  The hours we spent underneath a ‘past it’s sell date’ classic lying on a damp, cold concrete floor risking life and limb underneath a wreck held precariously in the air with two breeze blocks, two bits of wood and a lot of faith.

Anyway if you want to relive those days come along and have a look… you may be surprised.

The collection currently contains the following vehicles which have all been restored to a very high standard.

CARS…

1953 MGTD in red and restored to Concours condition in 1993

1957 MGA Fixed head coupe in black and totally original

1968 MGC in white and restored to Concours condition in 1996

1978 PORSCHE 911SC in red and restored in 1999

1980 MGB in blue and restored in 1994

1983 FORD CAPRI 280i in black and totally original

1986 OPEL MANTA GTE in silver and totally original

1989 FIAT X1/9 GRAN FINALE in blue and original

1997 BMW 328i in blue and totally original

1998 JAGUAR XJ6 EXECUTIVE in green and totally original

2010 MAZDA MX5 20th ANNIVERSARY in white and totally original

MOTORCYCLES…

1968 BMW SIDECAR UNIT

1970 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE

1993 KAWASAKI 1000 POLICE EDITION

2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON LOW RIDER

Give me a ring on 028 8224 3373 and take a walk in the past.