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Collectors Car Parts

Posted in Heathrow Project with tags , , , , , , , on March 26, 2009 by brettvanort

Collectors Car PartsJust North of the Bath Road that runs along the northern fringe of Heathrow is Collector’s Car Parts.  Howard Robinson has owned and operated this second hand car parts store for over 25 years.  He lives to the west of the airport, his house is not in danger, but his store is.

Howard spends the better part of the day on the phone trying to fill orders for old car parts from owners of vintage and antique cars.

Howard spends the better part of the day on the phone trying to fill orders for old car parts from owners of vintage and antique cars.

He has car parts ranging as far back as 1907.  He only deals with cars made in the UK and claims to have the largest inventory of any car part dealer in the UK.  His inventory looks cramped and crowded and a mismash of shapes, sizes and makes.  But he has it all organized he says.

Howard grabs a part for a caller from his vast inventory. 

A shelf of knowledge.

A shelf of knowledge.

Got a fiver?  Grab any hose you like!

Got a fiver? Grab any hose you like!

Howard grabs a part for a caller from his vast inventory.
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