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Romance of Rust


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Lance McCormack


With more than 40 years in the business of restoration, Lance McCormack started out in 1976 as a Rolls-Royce apprentice in a traditional coach builder’s factory. In 1990, he began Romance of Rust, his very own car restoration business and today works alongside sons Algernon and Merlin, the latter of whom also runs brokerage firm Duke of London. Together, they work efficiently to offer a one-stop shop to their loyal client base.

‘A client came to us wanting to source an Aston that could be converted,’ explains McCormack of the process. ‘Merlin found the car, sold him the car, I re-clothed it, shortened the wheel base... a total recreation. It’s not making a fake – it’s a recreation.’

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