Drew Pritchard Biography
Drew Pritchard born Andrew Thomas Pritchard, is the star of Quest TV’s antiques show, ‘Salvage Hunters’. He is an antiques expert, with an outstanding eye for spotting a diamond amongst the rough. Drew is also skilled in restoration and antiques dealing, often being dubbed, ‘The Real Lovejoy.’
Drew has had a fascination for cars and motorbikes for as long as he can remember. Brought up in a family where it was normal to have a Manx Norton with its wheels off on the kitchen table and be taken to school in a XK120 with the exhaust held on with baling twine.
He bought his first car at 15 and has been buying and selling cars, motorbikes and automobilia ever since. An antique dealer and restorer for the last 29 years, his passion hasn’t diminished and he uses his eye to simply buy the cars we want to drive.
As well as buying and selling cars and antiques, Drew also campaigns his 1958 Beetle in the HRDC Series and has had the car featured extensively in Octane Magazine. He is currently restoring his ’52 Sunroof Volkswagen Beetle, his ’67 911 Porsche and a brace of Vespas.
Drew’s been buying and selling cars with Clive since 1987 as both a hobby and business and between them they have owned over a hundred Air-Cooled Volkswagen and Porsches. When Drew decided to create DP Classics, Clive’s knowledge and meticulous nature made him the obvious choice to run the business with.
Drew Pritchard Age
Drew Pritchard was born in 1970 in Conwy, Wales. He is 49 years as of 2019.
Drew Pritchard Wife – Drew Pritchard Marriage
Drew was married to his co-star on ‘Salvage Hunters’, Rebecca Pritchard, however the couple divorced in 2017.
Drew Pritchard’s First Wife
Rebecca Jane Pritchard is the first wife to Drew Pritchard, she was born in February 1958 and currently resides in London.
Drew Pritchard Divorce
Drew Pritchard got divorced from Rebecca Pritchard in 2017.
Drew Pritchard Family
Drew comes from a Welsh family in the social status of the working class. His father was a car and motorcycle enthusiast, a factor that was evident as there was a repair kit on their kitchen table often. He has several children himself.
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Drew Pritchard Net Worth
Pritchard has an estimated net worth of $8 Million.
Drew Pritchard House for Sale
After 20 years living in his restored chapel near Eglwysbach in the Conwy Valley, Drew Pritchard put his beloved family home on the market.
The five-bedroom, three bathroom property includes a number of unique features – such as an ornate toilet previously owned by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.
And for the princely sum of £795,000, prospective buyers will be snapping-up a piece of local history in the deal.
Drew bought the chapel when it was derelict and had no electricity, drains and needed a new roof.
The property boasts three stables, 13 acres of land and a holiday cottage.
It also includes a large pond, currently home to Moorhens and some Canadian Geese, which Drew built himself.
The chapel dates to 1812 – the Regency period which happens to be Drew’s favourite era for architecture.
Drew Pritchard Cap
Andrew Thomas Interview
When did you start dealing in antiques?
Professionally in 1993, but for years prior.
What inspired you to become an antique dealer?
It is all I have ever really wanted to do. For a brief period I did toy with becoming a stunt man…thank god I didn’t…!
What was your first ever job?
Between the ages of 16 to 23 I trained as a stained glass restorer, designer and conservator.
What is your favourite thing about the industry?
The fact that you get there on merit; it doesn’t matter about your background or education…and every day is a school day. Also I am utterly unemployable so it’s this or nothing! Oh and I love it so.
What is your greatest achievement?
In the business, just the fact that I can keep it going. In life, educating my kids well.
If you weren’t an antique dealer, what would you be doing?
Racing driver – I hold a full international race licence.
What is your most treasured possession?
A note written to me by my son when he was very young.
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Easy one – William Morris, John Lyndon and my Grandmother.
If you could go back in time, which era would you choose to live in?
Difficult one! I prefer right now; central heating, coffee machines, heated seats, TV, phones, hot showers, 5 star hotels etc etc. Or approximately 1812 if pushed.
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the antiques world?
Read, go to fairs, read, attend auctions, talk to dealers, go to museums, read read read! Immerse yourself in your chosen field or you will fail.