We established our reputation on the repair and restoration of Rolls-Royce and Bentley motorcars and such jobs don’t come much bigger than this one. Built to the order of the eccentric Turkish-born playboy Nubar Gulbenkian, ‘ALW 11’ served as transport for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s 1956 visit to Nigeria before becoming the property of the Emir of Kano. It was for his son that we carried out a total restoration, replacing the ash framework, completely rebuilding the alloy and steel body that clothed it, retrimming the interior, fashioning a new hood and refurbishing all the 1950s mechanicals. We even installed a hand rail for the Emir to cling onto while being driven open-topped among his adoring Nigerian crowds. It is very rewarding to think that this unique and historically important Rolls-Royce lives on as a result of the work we carried out.