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A FAMED Glasgow hairdresser received the surprise of a lifetime after winning a top-of-the-range Porsche worth £137,000.

Gary Hely, who runs third generation business HelyHairStudio, in Hyndland, was “lost for words” when he was handed the keys to the luxury Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible AND £20,000 cash.

Christian Williams, of dream car giveaway company BOTB, surprised Gary on Tuesday morning at the salon which is regarded as Scotland’s longest running hairdressing business.

Gary, son of famed late Glaswegian hairdresser Robert Hely, said: “It’s just absolutely amazing. It really doesn’t get any better than this.

“I’m not sure how I’m going to cut anybody else’s hair for the rest of the day. I’m still shaking.

“The 911 is a car I’ve always loved and a car which is probably one of the best around. I really can’t believe I’m the owner of one now.”

BOTB was founded by William Hindmarch in 1999 and has handed over the keys to more than £22 million worth of supercars.

Gary has already started to plan a trip around the country to take his new wheels for a spin.

He added: “I can’t wait to take it up north and around Scotland. There are so many beautiful scenic routes which will be even more beautiful with the roof down on this amazing car.”

Christian, who delivered the good news, said Gary was a worthy winner.

He said: “I have one of the best jobs in the world, handing people the keys to their dream car.

“But, to surprise Gary with the car of his dream and to get a free haircut from the man behind one of Glasgow’s most famous salons is quite the privilege.”

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