Tuesday 18th January 2000
Comedy veteran Sir Norman Wisdom was reunited with a precious Bentley after 19 years, thanks to a television programme. The 1956 R Type Continental was tracked down by researchers of Carlton Television’s Pulling Power programme as a surprise for the recently-knighted funnyman. Sir Norman, 84, who parted with the car after 21 years said: It’s a lovely car and I’ve always regretted selling it. He is thought to have paid £40,000 to buy back the vehicle.