Ironically for a man whose profession is the restoration of old cars, Gill Skidmore owns one that he swears he will never touch. “I’m going to leave it exactly as it is,” he says of his prized 1923 Buick. This is that rarest of vintage cars, still in original condition. This includes the Dunlop tyres which are 94 years old and still serviceable. The paintwork, best described as plum-coloured, is also original.