Gamble bought the 1955 Consul in 1960 while on vacation with his wife Elma and mother-in-law, when their car broke down while on holiday.
For 55 years they continued to use it, and it only let them down once.
After Elma died five years ago, Gamble frequently drove it to visit her grave.
He finally gave it up in 2017 and a few months later it was bought by John Ball from Wincanton, who made it his mission to restore it.
Ball had the Consul restored and when he heard Gamble was turning 100, he drove it 200 miles to visit him at his rest home
My wife and I enjoyed motoring for all those years and it only let me down once.
– VIC GAMBLE, CENTENARIAN