Never Had A Spanner On Her

In the sequel to “They Don’t Make Them Like That Any More” our vintage car dealer gets involved in a scheme to import some vintage cars from Nasser’s Egypt. From the run of the mill trades of London our hero finds himself in Cairo and trying to export a Bugatti Royale, probably the rarest car on the planet. The story has suspense, guns, a beautiful girl and of course masses of old cars. It races from Belgravia, to Belsize Park to the Pyramids and Alexandria. Leasor combines his proven thriller writing skills with an encyclopaedic knowledge of vintage cars to deliver a real page turner.

`Mr. Leasor has a delightful sense of the ridiculous; he also has an educated style which stems from more than 20 very good books.’ Manchester Evening News

`All good reading, with accurate detail of the cars involved.’ Autocar

`Vintage adventure for auto-lovers and others alike.’ The Evening News

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  2. I read all of these novels as they were published, and dearly wish that I still had the original books in my collection. The stories are excellent and for the vintage car fan, full of interesting detail. Later in my life, in the early eighties, working as a fine art conservator / restorer and specialising in Ivory and other organic materials, I worked on a Rolls Royce which had been the property of an Indian Maharaja sometime in the twenties. I rebuilt the dashboard which was of tortoiseshell inlaid with silver and Ivory, the instrument bezels also being of Ivory, as were the floorboard turn buttons. I was told that the headlight glasses were of rock crystal and the tail lights were also of semi precious stone. I never saw the actual car apart from a few photographs, and I believe it was in France, but imagine it would have been a real delight to James Leasor, and often wonder if it still exists somewhere today.

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