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Just to explain, this was my company car when I was
Parts Manager for Autofarm when they were in Tring,
Herts. The number plate was genuine and belonged
to my boss, Steve Carr. I really loved the car but it
was a bit of a liability when living in Luton and a target
for the wrong sort of attention.

And when the Inland Revenue found out :eek: :rant: :rolleyes:
 

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Or wishfully thinking he'd like it himself. ;) So a Porker fan back then Eh? Gibster? Vorsprung Durch Technik, good choice chap. :thumbs:
 

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Nice pic gibbo. What a great company car!
 

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Saluti, Giordano.
 

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Great pic :)

I grew up near Tring and used to love staring at the cars in the famous Cow Roast showroom. Autofarm seemed quite a big business in those days and they used to have some beautiful cars, really exotic stuff like 911 flat noses etc IIRC. To give an idea of size it's now the BMW and Mini franchise for the Aylesbury area. I think Autofarm is still going now but on a smaller basis ?
 

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It was a great place to work and I had a lot of fun there :thumbs:

The Cow Roast became our boardroom every Friday evening :lol:

Autofarm is still going run by Josh Sadler who is one of the founders
and is a phoenix business.

As for whether or not it was a big business, looks can be deceiving :)

It had the potential but never really shifted enough vehicles to be
on that site and in 1991 went pop. Josh and one or two originals
moved on to his farm in Penn initially and have moved since.

The 911 flatnose was a conversion that we did from our own fibreglass
panels in our bodyshop. A large part of the parts business was these
panels especially popular with racers as they were so much cheaper
and lighter than the steel original panels. We also manufactured
our own heat exchangers and imported Stainless steel examples
from the States. Our windscreens were half the price of Porsche
originals.

And on top of that we ran our own race series which gave us all
plenty of opportunity to go racing :thumbs:

And, as we thought of it first, we owned the copyright to those
'My other car's a Porsche' and 'My other car's a Mini' stickers that
you used to see :D
 

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terrific pic, and terrific story, Gibbo!

got any more pics? :thumbs:


It was a great place to work and I had a lot of fun there :thumbs:

The Cow Roast became our boardroom every Friday evening :lol:

Autofarm is still going run by Josh Sadler who is one of the founders
and is a phoenix business.

As for whether or not it was a big business, looks can be deceiving :)

It had the potential but never really shifted enough vehicles to be
on that site and in 1991 went pop. Josh and one or two originals
moved on to his farm in Penn initially and have moved since.

The 911 flatnose was a conversion that we did from our own fibreglass
panels in our bodyshop. A large part of the parts business was these
panels especially popular with racers as they were so much cheaper
and lighter than the steel original panels. We also manufactured
our own heat exchangers and imported Stainless steel examples
from the States. Our windscreens were half the price of Porsche
originals.

And on top of that we ran our own race series which gave us all
plenty of opportunity to go racing :thumbs:

And, as we thought of it first, we owned the copyright to those
'My other car's a Porsche' and 'My other car's a Mini' stickers that
you used to see :D
 

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Ello' the back slappers are back. Are you all? well... as if we hadn't guessed as outsiders.

Only joking of course, that is a good picture of the Porker with you Dad in his flares. Clever chap your Dad Mr.G with the intricate stuff he worked on in some of your earlier threads. :):
 
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