A car enthusiast is the envy of motor lovers everywhere - because he owns the only registered Moskvick 408 in the UK.
Adam 24, from Fulwood, Preston, buys and sell classic cars as a hobby, he said: “I regularly use the car to do the 40 mile day commute, keeps my spirits high, I love driving classic and quirky cars every day.
“Funnily I’m not to sure why I bought it, I’ve owned many rare and different cars over the years I’ve been driving, and some just seem boring, so the opportunity to get something that’s not only Russian made but a Russian domestic model was just too good to turn down. I have now owned it for five months and I’ve loved it every single day.”
The former Archbishop Temple pupil, added: “From what I understand the 408 was never sold in England, although a similar model was, so this is the only registered Moskvich 408 in the UK.
“The car was imported to the UK in 1992, to be the staring car in film after this, it was then sold to a gentleman in Newcastle who I got it off.
“I’ve been using it as my daily now for the five months or so.”
The car appeared in the film Mrs Ratcliffe’s Revolution. And it isn’t the first film star car Adam has owned, he previously had the Wartburg 353 from the same movie.
And now Adam has become a star of the small screen too - after appearing on The One Show, which he said was a “fantastic” experience.
He said: “The car gets load of attention every where it goes but on the 500 mile round trip it got loads of smiles and appreciative waves. It was well worth the five hours there and back.
“It’s good to get some recognition for a passion of mine, being young, people are surprised by the cars that I own, which makes me smile.
“Also what a fantastic opportunity, I got my face on the TV and meet a few famous faces. John Bishop is a bit of a house hero, and he was very friendly.
“London and back is gruelling in any car, never mind a 47-year-old car made in communist Russia.”
Adam, who works in retail in Southport, has also owned a 1969 Volvo 133s, a 1967 Toyota Corona and a 1983 VW Rabbit.
He is now selling the car for £3,500.