Industry News: Updated – Time called on legendary London dealership

Mike Humble:

**UPDATED 24/02** Derek Ketteringham has kindly furnished me with his current stocklist which is added at the foot of the article.

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After 60 years of trading on the same site Derek J Ketteringham Motors LTD has announced he is to close shop and retire.

Anyone who regularly traverses the A406 North Circular Road in Neasden will have bound to have passed this time warp showroom that features period BL / Austin Rover font and illuminated window signs. Derek opened the showroom in 1954 and shortly after acquired a Standard -Triumph retail franchise that lead to an association with BL in to the Austin Rover era for just over 30 years.

Looking for an immaculate early Rover 820? Derek has a pair of them!
Looking for an immaculate early Rover 820? Derek has a pair of them!

Now into his 80`s specialising in used cars, Derek has decided to sell the land for re-development into housing and expects the Council planning application to be accepted by the end of the month. He told AUTOBRITANNIA “ I expect and would like all the loose ends tied up by the end of this financial year “. He cites difficult trading conditions and red tape legislation as the prime reason for calling it a day.

Derek Ketteringham - Retiring after 60 years service to British Cars (Pic: K.J Adams)
Neasden dealer Derek J Ketteringham – Retiring after 60 years service to British Cars

All the stock that includes some retro classic vehicles such as a pair of immaculate MK1 Rover 800`s – Fiat  Regatta – Peugeot 205 CTi – an 85 Metro 1.0L as well as more modern stock such as VW and MG Rover.

**UPDATE**

All the below vehicles are for sale and subject to “sympathetic negotiation” and many of them are in a time warp condition. Please email djketteringham@gmail.com  to enquire and owing a restricted site size, some vehicles may take a couple of days notice for viewing.

POLITE NOTICE : Although Derek is most flattered with the affection and fondness received, he has requested if all enquiries could relate to the vehicles themselves for the time being and not for stickers, brochures and point of sale material – Many thanks!

  • 1998 (S) Mercedes-Benz C180, Red, 97K miles, £2500
  • 1993 (L) Rover 620GSi, blue, 112K miles, £650
  • 1996 (P) Rover 416 SLi, 62K miles, £1000
  • 1998 (S) Rover 416 Si, silver, 14K miles, £1250
  • 1995 (M) Vauxhall Cavalier 2.5 CDX V6 manual, blue, 112K miles, £1000
  • 1999 (T) Nissan Micra, Red, 48K miles, £750
  • Alfa Romeo 147 2.0, silver, 106K miles, P.O.A
  • 1989 (G) Renault 5 1.4, grey, 89K miles, £995
  • 1991 (J) Fiat Tipo 1.4 DGT, blue, £595
  • 2001 (51) Volkswagen Sharan, blue, 128k miles, £3295
  • 1987 (D) Toyota Starlet, red, 163K miles, £800
  • 1996 (N) Rover 114 SLi, green, 115K miles, £850
  • 1993 (L) Honda Concerto 1.5, blue, £650
  • 1991 (H) Audi 90 2.3 Auto, maroon, 63K, £1995
  • 2005 (05) Rover 45 1.8, silver, 85K miles, £1250
  • 1994 (M) Peugeot 405 LX, red, 66K miles, £1250
  • 1996 (P) Rover 620 Si, grey,  80K miles, £1195
  • 2002 (02) Rover 75 Club SE V6, 47K miles, £2000
  • 1997 (R) Rover 416i, white, 73K miles, £800
  • 1999 (V) Rover 416, grey, 96K miles, £950
  • 2001 (51) Rover 45 Club, 45K miles, £1495
  • 2001 (51) Audi A6 SE, green, 93K miles, £2150
  • 2001 (Y) Ford Mondeo 2.0LX, silver, 53K miles, £1650
  • 1996 (P) Vauxhall Omega 2.0, green, 146K miles, £595
  • 2005 (05) Volkswagen Bora, brown, 13K miles, £6995
  • 2001 (51) Alfa Romeo 147 2.0, silver, 100K, £1250
  • 1998 (R) Fiat Punto 1.2, blue, 17K miles, £1250
  • 2000 (V) Ford Escort Finesse 1.4, grey, 70K miles, £1000
  • 1996 (P) Citroen ZX 1.4 SX, green, 110K miles, £1000
  • 2005 (05) Hyundai Getz, black, 28K, £4995
  • 1998 (R) Ford Fiesta Encore, grey, 70K miles, £995
  • 1999 (T) Mitsubishi Space Wagon, £1250
  • 2000 (W) Volkswagen Polo 1.4SE, 76K miles, £1650
  • 1998 (S) Rover 216 Si, silver, 16K miles, P.O.A
  • 2000 (W) Rover 25 1.4, red, 105K miles, £1295
  • 1998 (R) Rover 416i, silver, 64K miles, £1150
  • 1998 (R)  Toyota Corolla, blue, 96K miles, £995
  • 1990 (G) Ford Orion1.6L, £650
  • 1982 (X) Ford Granada, £500
  • 1982 (X) Ford Granada Ghia X, £500
  • 1987 (E) Honda Legend, 43K miles, £750
  • 1989 (F) Rover 820, silver, 17K miles, P.O.A
  • 1991 (H) Rover 820 Si, white, 53K miles, P.O.A
  • 1972 Jaguar E-type V12 Series 3 Hard Top, P.O.A
  • 2002 Rover 45, blue, 78K miles, £1695
  • 2000 (X) Rover 75 V6, silver, 46K, £1250
  • 2003 Audi A4, grey, 129K miles, £2250
  • 1998 (R) Rover 620 GSI, green, 60K, £1250
  • 2001 (Y) Rover 45 1.4, silver, 67K miles, £1275
  • 1996 (N) Fiat Brava 1.4, grey, 116K miles, £895
  • 1985 (C) Austin Metro 1.0 L, red, 5 door, 90K miles, £550
  • 1985 (C) Rover 2600 VP, Zircon blue, auto, £1000
  • 1986 (C) Vauxhall Carlton estate, white, 58K miles, £1250

 

 

 


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