Griff Rhys Jones is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter. He starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner, Mel Smith, and came to national attention in the 1980s for his work in the BBC television comedy sketch shows Not the Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones.
Since 2006, Griff has also starred in BBC’s Three Men in a Boat series, alongside Dara Ó Briain and Rory McGrath. The series featured the trio rowing the River Thames and sailing from London to the Isle of Wight for a boat race. However, Griff knows that things aren’t always plain sailing when it comes to protecting his Mercedes SL R107 and that’s why he’s opted for a Warrantywise Car Warranty, so he can protect his car from unexpected and costly repairs from day one!
Here’s what Griff has to say about his Classic Car Warranty with Warrantywise…
I bought the Merc at the ‘Garage on the Green’ way back. It is one of the last SLRs of that design and not really a fabulously expensive classic, but it is a wonderful car to take out to open fetes, or just cruise about when the weather is good. So, it lives a lot of the time in a barn, waiting for those glorious moments.
When I bought it, I had just done an advert for a chocolate bar and the money was burning a hole in my pocket. The car dealer told me that Mercedes are ‘built to last’ and I found that he was right. But I know from restoring old boats and old tractors, and even from being an old person, that everything eventually wears down!
I know there will come a moment where unexpectedly this big beast will strand me on that lay-by on the A12, and I will need help. Warrantywise will give me peace of mind. The Merc can slumber in the garage and I can slumber in my bed. I can wait a few more years until these cars become the rare and unattainable classics they undoubtedly should be, if they hadn't been built so bloody well.
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