Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Treasured Peugeot car bequeathed to train mechanics

Penny Clive with car
Image caption Penny Clive's husband clocked up 338,000 miles over 23 years in his Peugeot 205

A Hampshire widow is donating one of her husband's most treasured possessions to help train mechanics.

John Clive from Swanmore clocked up 338,000 miles over 23 years in his Peugeot 205, nicknamed Fly.

Following his death in December, his widow Penny is giving it to motor trainees at Eastleigh College.

Mrs Clive said: "He didn't believe in throwing things away if they still worked."

'Slightly eccentric'

Kristy Dawson, apprenticeship team leader at Eastleigh College, said: "The car will be used by the pupils enrolled on our automotive apprenticeship scheme.

"It will support them in getting hands on with a Peugeot engine and allow them to put their skills into practice.

"The generous donation will go towards educating our students and we will continue to look after John's dependable motor."

Mrs Clive added: "He was slightly eccentric with a great sense of humour - he very much loved his car.

"The car was really part of the family and made regular trips to London and further afield to visit friends and relatives.

"John also used to drive for the village care group, so over the years it ferried dozens of people to doctors' or hospital appointments."

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