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Racing legend Nigel Mansell sets up dealership

Former F1 world champion Nigel Mansell has set up a car dealership in Jersey with his son.

This month he is opening the business in a historic art deco building in Jersey's capital, St Helier, that will house the Mansell Collection, which includes his trophies and race-winning cars on the first floor.

On the ground floor his son, Leo Mansell, will help customers choose their next used car.

Mansell, who owned Ferrari and TVR dealerships in the 1990s before selling them to Westover Group, told the Daily Telegraph: "Whatever the budget the customer has, that’s an important budget to them, and to us. We are going to develop a more personal way of doing business. We are not looking at quantity, we are looking at quality and that makes a big difference in how you trade."

The business has already begun sourcing cars for people who spotted the website www.themansellcollection.co.uk and got in touch, and there will also be a hand-picked selection for sale in the showroom.

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  • pedro - 04/01/2013 15:23

    good luck fast boy!!!

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  • Adrian Foster - 04/01/2013 15:34

    best of luck with it, Nige!

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  • Philip Buckman - 04/01/2013 16:24

    Excellent Nigel, good luck in this exciting new venture.

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  • pedro - 04/01/2013 16:29

    whats exciting about selling the odd used car to some tax dodging old biddy? they never want to part with any money anyway cause they are all on fixed incomes!!! just cause your good at racing them doesnt mean you are good at selling them! except Frank Sytner!!!!

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  • Philip Buckman - 04/01/2013 16:34

    I think you will find on Jersey there are plenty of people with enough money to ask someone to source a car for them but who else has offered this sort of service before and advertised it with such kudos ?

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  • pedro - 04/01/2013 16:40

    if it was just a guy called LEO MANSELL, no relation to Nige, it would not be a news worthy item, plenty of people have tried this before like CLIVE SUTTON!!!

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  • ICEAGE - 04/01/2013 18:57

    NO CARS FOR SALE JUST A GREAT TAX DODGE.......

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  • WERTY - 05/01/2013 01:30

    WHAT HAPPENED TO CLIVE SUTTON ?

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    • Pedeo - 05/01/2013 09:28

      @WERTY - went skint

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