This car was imported into Ireland new in 1953 by Joe Kelly, Ireland’s first formula one racing driver (he participated in the first race at Silverstone in 1950). He was also the owner of Jaguar C-Type, ZU 2357, and a Ferrari Monza amongst others. The car was then sold to Mr Charlie Farrell in 1958. He traded in a practically brand new DKW Sonderklasse against the car. It has remained in the Farrell family since then. The car was in storage from 1961 after a con rod came through the side of the engine block until 25th July 2009 when we were asked to restore the car.