Tim Stansmore went from cats to classic cars in his retirement.
Tim built a successful “Cattery” during his working career. What is a “Cattery”? Good question because I didn’t know either until I listened to this interview. A Cattery is a boarding establishment for cats. Tim didn’t just build any cat boarding facility, this was the Taj Maj Hal for cats. Ironically, Tim is allergic to cats.
Tim and Henry talk about some of the hilarious stories of the owners of the cats. Tim says in the interview, if he was to write a book, it would be on the cat’s owners and not the cats themselves.
So how does Tim go from cats to classic cars?
After 10 years, Tim sold his business and bought a property on the east side of Melbourne Australia. The property came with a garage, a huge shed, and an aircraft hangar. This would end up being perfect for him to store his many classic cars and motorcycles.
This guy knows his stuff when it comes to cars and motorcycles!
Tim and Henry talk about they many cars and bikes he has collected including a 1926 Model T Ford, 1930 Model A Ford, 1971 Lancia Fulvia and many more. Tim likes to buy cars, restore them and then trade or sell them for a small profit. Unless he gets attached to a car and cannot bear to part with it once it is finished. However, for Tim, it’s not really about the money. It’s about saving the cars.
Old cars and motorcycles are Tim’s passion. It is a lot of work but as Tim says “if you enjoy what you are doing, it’s not really a job”.
Tim tells a story of a car he bought and sold the same day. He owned the car for a total of 15 minutes and made a decent profit from it.
So what’s next for Tim?
He is going to sell off his fleet and buy more of course! His real passion is old English Motorcycles and that is what he plans on focusing on in the future.
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