Last Friday on the 18th March, Anthony Essington came by the David Manners Group to purchase some parts for his Bentley.The car gathered quite a bit of attention from the others customers visiting us and saw a few heads turn from the staff too.
As you can see in the photograph above Anthony named the car “Lucius” in honor to his brother who sadly passed away before he had the chance to see the car up and running. Also in homage to his brother Luke (Lucius), you can find attached to the spare wheel a hand man swallow bird. The bird was bought by one of Anthony friends who was out in Africa and seen the the tin bird for sell and brought it back with him as a gift.
We asked what the swallow bird represented, we were told that Luke lived in Cornwall and that him and Anthony would ring each other as soon the first person seen the swallows migrate, he wanted to attach the gift to the car so that where ever he went his brother was always with him.
The vehicles back seat is from the 1930 Le Mans, The car has plenty of stories each connected to various parts on the car. It was a pleasure to meet you Anthony and thank you for sharing your story.