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Car Enthusiast Has Chance Meeting With His Old Roller

Friday June 21 2013

Dennis and his old Rolls-Royce Dennis and his old Rolls-Royce

A CLASSIC car enthusiast who spotted the Rolls-Royce he sold 50 years ago up for sale in a car magazine has travelled to Kent to see it once again.

Dennis Kenyon, 76, of Upperwood Road, Darfield, bought the classic 1929 Sedanca de Ville car in 1958.

Mr Kenyon said the car was in a dilapidated state when he exchanged it for an MG NA five years later.

He improved the body work and painted the lower half of the car yellow, he refurbished the seating and replaced two of the six exhaust valves to give the car more power.

He went to see the car for the first time in 50 years when he visited Claygate Cross, near Sevenoaks in Kent.

Mr Kenyon, who has owned ten classic cars during his life, said: "I was amazed to see how little it had changed, it was a beautiful little car.

"I would have to say that really was my favourite because it's a Rolls-Royce.

"It caused great attention wherever I went. I spent quite a lot of time talking to people who expressed interest in it, and showed them some of its features such as the manual dipping headlights."

It is a testament to his hard work that the car today is described as in being in 'perfect condition' by Ghost Motorworks, who have put the car up for sale at £69,950.

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