I have been on a bit of a James May kick recently. I am watching Oz and May Drink to Britain on Youtube and I just finished reading May On Motors. May On Motors is essentially a series of reprints of his newspaper and magazine columns. I'll save you the time and trouble and just say that he is far more entertaining on TV than in print. But what I did learn in the book is his growing car collection. Without further ado, here it is:
1. 1980 Bentley T2. I talked about his T2, which he bought for 14,000 pounds, here.
2. Range Rover Classic Vogue SE. Needing something more utilitarian, May bought a silver Vogue with a grey interior for 4,100 pounds. Richard Hammond bought the exact same vehicle in a bet to see who could buy the better example for 4,000 pounds. Hammond won and got a 25 pound curry meal at Light of Nepal from May.
3. 1985 Porsche Carrera 3.2. James next wanted a proper sports car and so got this. He opines that this is the apex of the original 911. His is silver with blue seats and has no spoiler or body kit. It stickered for 16,995 at a Porsche purveyor and he knocked it down by 1,250 pounds.
4. 1976 Jaguar XJ-6 Coupe 4.2. He briefly mentions the Jag, which is apparently mustard in color. He had to sell it to make room for his new Porsche Boxster S (car number five), which May claims is the first new car he has ever purchased.
6. Mini 1275 Special. Not much is known about this car, other than the fact that he bought it on Ebay after having a pint too many. It's got a checkered roof and spotlights on the grill.
7. 1972 Rolls-Royce Corniche Fixed Head with coachwork by H.J. Mulliner Park Ward