Car restoration is too good to be true

Richard Felton, pictured by the car from The Saint which is being done up for an enthusiasts club. Picture: Marie Caley D4301MC

Richard Felton, pictured by the car from The Saint which is being done up for an enthusiasts club. Picture: Marie Caley D4301MC

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A CAR trimmer was given a licence to thrill after being tasked with restoring the interior of a classic car driven by Roger Moore in hit TV spy series The Saint.

Richard Felton stepped things up a gear and spent three pain-staking weeks and around £4,000 restoring the Volvo P1800 to its former glory for the owner who he met through the Volvo Club.

The rare car driven in the show that first aired in 1962 is one of only two of its kind in the world with the other over the pond in America.

Car trimmer Richard, 50, of Finkle Street, Stainforth said: “It is one of the highlights of my career, when my friends and family found out I was working on it they were over the moon.

“I used to watch re-runs of the show and it is surreal to think I’m working on the car Roger Moore was driving around in on screen. When it’s finished it will be going on display at a classic car show.”

And it’s not the first time Richard has worked on a famous car.

He also had the pleasure of restoring Sir Paul McCartney’s Lamborghini.