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This is what happens when you buy too many cars

  1. A nice problem to have, but let this serve as a warning to you all: this is what happens when your love of cars gets out of control.

    Everything pictured here - and more - is the property of Roger Dudding and his son, Guy.

    Roger was a mechanical engineer in the navy before he returned home to make his fortune developing queue management systems (remember the little paper things you’d tear off at the Waitrose Deli counter? That’s Roger).

    He also liked cars. Lots of cars. In fact, he’s done his utmost not to actually sell one. Which is why he developed this place - a 1920’s coach garage in a top-secret location just off the B556 in Potters Bar.

    The doors will soon be opening to the public, but we thought we’d pop along first for a gander at the 100-strong (and growing) collection. And then ask you to choose your favourite (click the Facebook like button to let us know, we’re interested)…

  2. 1990 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 4

    This is the very last Aston Martin Lagonda ever built. These were the first production cars in the world to have a digital instrument panel. They failed. Constantly.

  3. 1998 Bentley Continental T Coupe

    Ordinary Bentley Conty? Not so much… This is a short-wheelbase 6.75-litre turbo mentalist that produces 420bhp and 650lb ft. 0-60 takes 5.7 seconds, top whack’s 170mph and it’ll go from 100mph to 0 in under five seconds. We’d like this, please.

  4. 1987 Jensen Interceptor

    This is the last ever Jensen Interceptor built. Now watch Jeremy, Richard and James enjoying one…

  5. 1979 Lancia Beta 1600

    A Lancia from the seventies! Without rust! And it’s the very same model Jeremy drove in Botswana.

  6. 1986 Aston Martin Volante Zagato

    This short-wheelbase Zag does 186 mph and comes fitted with a 5.3-litre DOHC V8.

  7. 2000 Bentley Azure

    When it launched, this is the fourth thirstiest car on sale in the UK. Probably something to do with the 11mpg 6.75-litre 420bhp turbocharged engine…

  8. 1961 Daimler SP250

    At more than £38,000, this Daimler Dart (called SP250 outside the UK because the Dodge Dart) remains the most expensive example in England.

  9. 1962 Porsche 356 B

    Looks like Darth Vadar, but carries the current 911’s genome.

  10. 1989 Ferrari 208 GTB Turbo

    Fitted with a diddy 2.0-litre V8 to take advantage of Italy’s vehicle tax system, it still made 220bhp - only 35bhp short of the 3.0-litre 308GTB’s.

  11. 1966 Citroen DS21 Decapotable

    Only five factory-built DS ragtops were made in RHD, and this is one of them. It’s fresh from a £100,000 restoration.

  12. A Dalek! From Dr Who! This actually appeared on the original show.

  13. 1964 Bentley Continental

    Is this not the coolest classic Bentley in the history of EVER? Under the funktabulous styling there’s a 6.3-litre V8. Burbly.

  14. 2005 Bentley Arnage T Muliner

    When it launched at the Detroit motor show, Bentley claimed it was the most powerful roadgoing Bentley in the company’s history - the 6.75-litre V8 got two turbochargers and developed 459bhp and 645 ft lb of torque. It’ll do 60mph in 5.5 seconds and top out at 170mph.

  15. 1963 Aston Martin Lagonda Rapide

    Anyone else think this is what Aston should have based the current Rapide on? This one used to belong to the Beatles’ manager’s solicitor. We want it please.

  16. 1954 Jaguar XK120

    When it launched, this sporty little Jag cost a quarter of the price of a V12 Ferrari. They’re a bit pricier now - this one’s worth around £80,000.

  17. 1955 Morris Minor Series II

    This is the car that started it all - Roger Dudding’s first wheels.

    Picked your favourite? Now see how this collection stacks up with Germany’s equivalent: the marvellous Meilenwerk

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