Joint birthday for Great Barton man and his motor

Great Barton
David Green has restored an Austin A35, which was registered on the same day he was born 60 years ago. 
Picture Mark Westley
Great Barton David Green has restored an Austin A35, which was registered on the same day he was born 60 years ago. Picture Mark Westley
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A Great Barton man is all set to celebrate a special joint birthday tomorrow – with his beloved vintage car.

David Green, 59, will turn 60 on April 1 and so will his beloved Austin A35, which was first registered on April 1, 1957.

David, a barley procurement manager, has been a classic car enthusiast all his life and tracked down the 948cc vintage motor last October, to add to his collection.

“I have always wanted a car that was registered on my birthday and finally found one on eBay,” said David.

“A transporter brought it down from Aberystwyth in Wales and it was in a bit of a state, but I was delighted to have finally found one born on the same day as me.

“I have so far given it a retrim, some new chromework and a respray.

“We are planning to go out for a birthday drive together, even if it is only around the block.

“It still doesn’t drive too well but we are both looking forward to ageing gracefully.”