Saturday, 20 August 2011

Anything Paris can do, Aldershot can do better

When Mr U-t-B was in Paris recently, he came a cross a wedding in full swing.

Needless to say, he was pretty unimpressed with the romance of it all, and he most certainly did NOT take any photos. 

(Now I think of it, that may be because he left the battery for his camera in the charger under a chair in the dining room...) 

But luckily he was with his sister, who snapped away at the bride and groom in an embrace full of Parisian passion...

...and then the voiture tres belle which was their chosen form of transport...

Today, as I was standing in our dining room, I spotted a gorgeous wedding car driving by.  We're just a couple of hundred yards away from the church, so I decided to shuffle along and see if I could get a closer look.

And look what was there...

Maybe not the same car, but every bit as stylish (in fact, probably a little more).

But it was not alone, oh no...

It was one of a matching pair, owned by one lucky chap (who was acting as chauffeur, resplendent in tweed deerstalker and plus-foured suit)

He told us that they are 1952 ACs.  I love their long, sleek, curvy shape.  Beautiful!

As you do, I had a quick look on the internet to see whether my piggy bank might be smashed in order to purchase one of these lovelies.  I did find a couple for sale...

A snip at forty-four and a half thousand euros!

Then there was another...

Up for auction at Sandown Park on the 19th or 20th September, estimated at £4500-£5500.  
Ah, well, maybe one day...


  1. Oh! Such gorgeous cars! I love classic vehicles, there's so much more romance about them than with a modern car!

    Jem xXx

  2. Gorgeous cars, and I do love a pretty wedding!

  3. What beautiful stylish cars x

  4. Well I agree that Aldershot did it better as I think the background of being parked by the gate at the church is just perfect!

    This brought back memories. My brother had a Triumph Spitfire when I just had my driver's license. He said it needed to be driven but he did not want to take it to work so he had be drive it to my job instead. :-)

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi ... who is off to work on her Make do and Mend project on this grey Sunday afternoon...

  5. Lovely cars and really good photos. Am I right in thinking this is the church in Church Lane East, if so it was only a couple of weeks ago that I was there celebrating my friend Anne's 40th Wedding anniversary.

    Hazel C (UK)

  6. Hi Alix,
    What lucky couples, the cars are beautiful and so very romantic. Paris or Aldershot it wouldn't matter where you were, you would definately feel special being driven in one of those. I especially like the dark red one but wow that's quite a price tag! x

  7. Arn't they beautiful, I guess they must be a classic for a wedding, certainly look the part.
    Sophie xx

  8. I love those cars. Old cars are so much more beautiful. My Dad had a Daimler when I was a kid and when he picked me up from school in it, the other kids thought it was a Rolls Royce!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog, it made me rather chuffed!