North Devon Council Leaders’ car clocks up half a million miles.

THE leader of North Devon Council passed a rather unique milestone on Monday morning as his trusty car clocked up a huge half a million miles.

District and County Councillor Brian Greenslade was on the Link Road heading for County Hall in Exeter when his Audi A6 Quatro, bought from new in September 1994, finally notched up its 500,000th mile.

The M reg car still has its original engine, gearbox and bodywork. Throughout its life it has been maintained and serviced by C and R Autos in Barnstaple.

Mr Greenslade is sticking by the motto “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and has no intention of trading in his Quatro any time soon.