Saturday, January 21, 2006

Six Spares RIP

Sad news one of the longest established 'small Triumph' parts suppliers Six Spares has ceased trading. I spoke with Bill yesterday and he confirmed that apart from some s/h parts that he may continue to autojumble Six Spares as was is no more. It was no secret in the trade that Bill had wanted to get out for some time (we had been discussing this on and off for 3 years or so), well now the decision has been made and bridges burn't and Bill is looking to pastures new. Six Spares had the tooling to make some of the unique seals on the Herald range, thankfully these have not been lost as Rimmers have agreed to continue production. A great shame never the less to see one of the older statesman of the Triumph suppliers dissappear. Does this mean that manky jumper Bill was to be seen in at every autojumble since the year dot is to be retired as well, we shall see!

1 comment:

  1. Bill was sewn into his jumper at birth and they have become dependant upon each other - Bill deriving vital nutrients from the ketchup and egg stains on the jumper. They are both now on the NHS waiting list for a jumperectomy - it is hoped that Bill and the Jumper can lead normal separate lives after the operation.