No “sinking” feeling for Pete Gillings after Rolls Royce grill theft

Pete Gilling's Rolls Royce has a unique new frontage. ANL-160607-155207001
Pete Gilling's Rolls Royce has a unique new frontage. ANL-160607-155207001

Man-about-town Pete Gillings is now the owner of one of the most unique cars in the UK.

The Diss businessman and scrap metal merchant said he has always wanted a Rolls Royce, and finally got his hands on one about six months ago, at a cost of £2,000.

Pete Gilling's Rolls Royce has a unique new frontage. ANL-160607-155221001

Pete Gilling's Rolls Royce has a unique new frontage. ANL-160607-155221001

But after returning from a trip to the United States three weeks ago, he found that the front grill and flying lady Rolls Royce mascot had been stolen.

Not to be deterred, Mr Gillings has installed a new one — made from a scrap metal sink, complete with two taps. The plug hole can be spotted towards the bottom right hand corner of the grill.

“We had a big hole in the front and the cost of getting a new one virtually wrote off the car,” he told the Diss Express.

“We had some old catering sinks and they happened to fit. We cut the middle out and put some mesh in it and put on some taps.”

Pete Gillings ANL-160607-160435001

Pete Gillings ANL-160607-160435001

“I have had one or two people laughing at it in the yard. I drove it up the town and got a few looks!”