A teenager from Barnstaple has paid tribute to one of the towns most well-known driving instructors by restoring his car. Chris Grant has spent 18 months working on the Mini Cooper in memory of John Baglow, who died in 2014. The Mini, which coincidentally left the forecourt in Birmingham on the day Chris was born, was the last car Mr Baglow used to teach learned drivers before he died at the age of 75. Chris, who is an apprentice at Grants Auto Services, said: We restored the car in memory of John, who was a close friend to me. With help from my dad and a few other people at Grants, its had a full restoration. The only thing that hasnt been done is the engine and gearbox. As well as work under the bonnet, Chris has given the outside a fresh look, paying tribute with special livery. Johns sons David and Darren Baglow and daughter Jill Thorne said their father would be delighted to see the car now. They said: We are delighted that Chris has taken the time and effort to lovingly restore the car that he used for driving instruction, were sure many people will remember learning to drive in one of his minis. This particular mini that Chris has restored was dads favourite, and also his last mini. For us, it means that dads love of minis lives on in this car - we thank Chris for this and cant wait to see it on the roads. Click here to return to our homepage for more North Devon news.