Jon Mills (Chandos 74)

“After more than 30 years spent in the luxury packaging market, and more recently having passed over control of our family company based in Cognac to my son-in-law, I decided it was time to change course, take retirement and enjoy some time with my wife to travel and explore France and overseas – despite having spent a great deal of my life travelling around the Eastern block and Europe.

My retirement present to myself was my dream car, an Austin Healey BT7 from 1961, which I bought from the US in March 2020. I am now in the process of restoring it as much as I can, with the objective of taking it to the Le Mans Classic in 2023 as it is the 100th Anniversary. We have also moved recently to a smaller house in Nercillac, just outside Cognac.”