Old meets new for Snowdonian business

A Bethesda-based business that specialises in vintage and classic cars is putting its trust in the best of modern technology to drive continued company success.

The Real Car Company, which specialises in early Rolls Royce and Bentley cars, has taken delivery of a new Volkswagen Transporter panel van, supplied by Pentraeth Van Centre in Anglesey.

Ray Arnold, director of the Real Car Company, said: “We had been very happy with our old VW van, so decided to replace it with a new model, and another Volkswagen was the natural choice – well-built and long lasting.

“Our Transporter is also a very good looking van – especially as we were able to get it in Ontario Green, which was a new colour for Volkwagen vans and which fits perfectly with our company image. I am particularly pleased with how it represents the Real Car Company, with its distinctive silver and black signwriting.”

The business – based at Coed-y-Parc, Bethesda, Gwynedd – buys and sells classic Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars, importing from and exporting to more than 50 countries.

Founded in 1987 by business partners Ray Arnold and Ian Johnstone, the company has built up a reputation for sourcing interesting examples of the cars they specialise in, which come in conditions varying from ‘barn finds’ – much loved by many customers – to excellent, ready to drive away.

A typical example may have been in storage for 20, 30 or 40 years, and will be mechanically re-commissioned, allowing the customer to enjoy the cosmetic renovation of their new prized vehicle.

Ray added: “Our new van is used for local errands, collections and deliveries of parts, and attending trade shows. It is going to be a real asset, spreading the name of the Real Car Company throughout the UK.”

Pentraeth Volkswagen Van Centre’s head of business, Johnathan Baxter, said: “The Transporter T27 model includes Volkswagen’s BlueMotion technology, delivering excellent fuel economy and reduced emissions.

“The Transporter offers style, reliability and comfort for the driver, as well as a practical 5.8cubic metres of load space.

“We are pleased to supply the Real Car Company with their Transporter van. We feel it both perfectly reflects the quality of their brand and suits their business needs.”

For more information about Pentraeth Volkswagen Van Centre, visit www.pentraeth.co.uk or call 01248 712002.

The Real Car Co can be found at www.realcar.co.uk or on 01248 602649.