Barchetta owner sells but goes out on a high

I am always sad to delete members’ details from our club register when cars are sold on.  This week Tim Hope-Frost from Powys thoughtfully advised me that he has sold his car and sent the following message and photograph.  What a beautiful picture!  I cannot help but suspect that Tim will have some niggling doubts about the wisdom of parting with his obviously much loved Barchetta.  Very best wishes to you Tim.

Martin Garrad

(Membership Secretary)

January 2018

After a bout of sudden decision making, I have sold my Barchetta. Having owned it for more than 5 years it was a bit of a wrench.

However it went out in a blaze of glory, having taken us to Italy at the end of September and Lake Como in particular via the Stelvio pass. We did the thick end of 2000 miles with no faults whatsoever and fairly full throttle, averaging 38mpg! The hood came down on the drive before leaving and did not go up again until on the M4 on the way home!

I attach a photo of the old girl at the bottom of the Stelvio, waiting for a clear run to the top

With best wishes

Tim Hope-Frost

January 2018