Many of us may dream of one day finding a valuable classic hidden in a barn, but few think to look down the bottom of the garden. However that's exactly where Tracy Ward and her family uncovered a 70-year-old Daimler during a spot of weeding.
Tracy and her husband Chris moved into their new home in Rue du Felconte, Guernsey in November and recently decided to tackle the overgrown garden. They enlisted the help of Tracy's parents Brian and Babs Russell, and it was Brian who first realised the rockery was built on top of something distinctly un-rock-like.
"I said what we wanted to do and my father began to dig with gusto and hit something with his shovel," Tracy said. "We thought he had hit a stone."
Further investigation revealed the rusted frame of the car, as well as twisted metal window frames, broken glass and rotting leather upholstery. Finally, the discovery of metal plates confirmed that the vehicle is – or rather was – a Daimler.