Chris Price of Cromer Car Parts retiring after 27 years – North Norfolk News
6:30 AM December 16, 2021
If your car was missing a part, Chris Price was your man.
No part was too rare to track down. A 50–amp hand-wired fuse for a Ford Capri? A Wallace and Gromit sun-shade?
Mr Price would find it.
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Indeed, he once even sorted out parts for an amphibious vehicle helping repair Cromer Pier after it was sliced in two by a runaway rig in 1993.
And if he didn’t have what you needed, it would be there by Thursday.
But now, after 27 years running his shop Cromer Car Parts on Garden Street, only a stone’s throw from the sea, Mr Price, 65, is retiring.
Originally from Coalville in Leicestershire, he started working in the motor trade when he was 15-years-old.
“My mother had found me a job in a clothing boutique and I thought I don’t want to work there so I went up to the local Austin dealership,” Mr Price says.
“I didn’t fancy the idea of tank-tops and flares.”
He later worked as parts manager for Chrysler UK and then ran a factory.