A local car dealer had an unexpected client in the form of the Prime Minister when David Cameron popped in to buy a £1,500 Nissan Micra over the weekend.
Iain Harris, a car dealer at Witney Used Car Centre, said he thought it was his friends winding him up when he received a call from Mr Cameron’s security detail saying the Prime Minister would be stopping by on Friday evening.
“I just thought it was one of my friends having a wind up, obviously, as you do,” Mr Harris told the Independent. But when the PM actually turned up he thought: “Oh my god, it is Mr Cameron and he is here and it’s not a wind-up.”
Mr Cameron, who represents the Witney constituency, settled on a blue Nissan Micra which had two previous owners and told Mr Harris the car would be for his wife Samantha.
“He was just like a normal bloke buying a car for his wife,” Mr Harris says. “No airs or graces. That was it really […] take away all the security people around and it was just a chap buying a car and that was it.”
Mr Harris says the Prime Minister’s mechanical knowledge was limited to that of the everyday person. He looked over the car during his half-hour visit before returning on Saturday morning to pay the asking price of £1,495 by card.
Mr Harris said their conversation was limited to cars and stayed clear of politics.
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