The Series II was sold soon after their return, and they reluctantly parted with the V12 in 1990 to fund building a house. Many years followed of family duties and building up a successful small business, but the pair never lost their love of British sports cars. With more time on their hands, they talked about buying another car when Mike retired. Heather suggested they buy one sooner than that, in the hope it would encourage Mike to ease up and think about retiring
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