Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The retired dentist’s yellow car was the cause of controversy for spoiling the view in BiburyCredit:SWNS Harmony has been restored to one of Britain’s most idyllic views after a pensioner got rid of his “eyesore” bright yellow car and replaced it with one in grey.Retired dentist Peter Maddox, 84, found himself at the centre of a furore when he parked his controversial Corsa outside his Cotswolds home. Mr Maddox has now replaced the car with another Corsa, but in a less vibrant grey colour, which blends into the background better.Mr Maddox, who moved to Bibury 15 years ago after his wife died, said: “It’s not as good as the yellow car, but it’s lovely to drive.”Hopefully I won’t have any trouble with it, although I never intended to cause a problem with the yellow one.” Photographers and tourists accused him of ruining the picture-postcard setting of medieval Arlington Row in Bibury, Gloucestershire, which is featured inside UK passports.Feelings ran so high that the car was written off by vandals who scrawled “Move” on the bonnet and caused £6,000 in damage. A vandal scrawled the word ‘move’ into Peter Maddox’s yellow CorsaCredit:SWNS Arlington Row was built in the 13th century and was a monastic wool store that was converted into weavers’ cottages in the 17th century.It is a major tourist attraction and the National Trust rents out one of the cottages for more than £900 per week during peak season.Mr Maddox’s problems began in 2015 when his Vauxhall Corsa became the subject of worldwide attention.In January, the car was vandalised, shocking villagers who described the crime as “disgusting”.
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