Motors & Me: Conor McAllister, Grafton Barbers

What are you currently driving?

I’m driving a BMW 630i. It’s a lovely car. It’s a convertable, which has its advantages and disadvantages in a country like Ireland.

Love at first sight, or just a means to get from A to B?

I liked the 630i the moment I saw it. It looks great - but at the end of the day, it gets me from A to B.

What’s under the bonnet?

It’s has a petrol engine. It’s a 3 litre fuel injection - with sports box.

Petrol head or Sunday driver?

I’m neither a petrol head nor a Sunday driver. I don’t do very much with the car, other than driving to and from work. Once I get back from work, I park it up and that’s that.

What was your first car?

The Datsun 120Y. It was the third-generation Nissan Sunny. The 120Y was introduced during the 1970s oil crisis. It had a very economical engine and that made it popular at the time.

It was very durable machine, and was steady and very reliable.

What else do/did you own?

I’ve just sold my Vespa 125. I also was the proud owner of the very rare MCM Opel Extreme. It was a great car to drive, it looked great and at the time was one of only four in the country.

Dream drive in dream location?

The coast road around Monaco is stunning. My dream drive is along the Grand Corniche from Nice to Monaco. It takes in some of the best views of the French Riviera.

Passenger you’d most like on a long journey?

James Nesbitt. He’s a funny guy an would be great company on a long journey.

Passenger you’d least like?

My mother-in-law. Enough said.

What’s on your playlist?

My playlist in an eclectic mix. Everything from Depeche Mode to Fleetwood Mac and a little Mcelmore thrown in for good measure.

Motors & Me: Conor McAllister, Grafton Barbers


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