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Volvo P1800S Restoration

We are currently restoring a 1966 left hand drive Volvo P1800S for a customer that imported the car from California. The car is very solid underneath and most of the panels are straight but there had been minor front impact at some point requiring rectification. We have stripped all the external trim, removed the interior, […]

Volvo P1800S Returns

It was good to have the 1963 cow-horn bumper model Volvo P1800S back in for some minor works. The customer has been running the car now for several months, a few minor hiccups to be expected after so long off the road.

Volvo P1800S Recommission

We have recently completed the recommissioning of a 1963 Volvo P1800S. The customer has owned the car for over 40 years and had previously completed the restoration of the bodywork, new wiring loom, re-chroming numerous parts, new brakes and upgraded engine. The project scope was agreed, being complete interior re-trim, refitting exterior trim and getting […]

ALFA Romeo 6C 2300B 11th January 2019

On Friday 11th January 2019 I was delighted to help TSVC (www.tsvc.co.uk) transport an ALFA Romeo 6C 2300B from the workshop back to the owner. This car has a lungo saloon body, designed by Farina, with the fantastic 6C 2300 engine. Not restored and retaining a lovely original patina, the body is painted two-tone blue/grey […]

Aston Hill Climb 19th September 2018

During a trip to Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK to acquire more classic ALFA Romeo parts stock, I ventured up Aston Hill, near Aston Clinton, which was active as a hill climb venue from 1904 until 1925. The hill’s enduring claim to fame came when Lionel Martin and his partner Robert Bamford achieved success with their self-built […]

Prescott 80th Anniversary 14th July 2018

The 80th Anniversary meeting at Prescott celebrated the date when the Bugatti Owners Club made Prescott Hillclimb their permanent home. The first official meeting was held at Prescott in April 1938. Held in glorious Summer sunshine there was an amazing array of Bugatti’s present including Brescia, Type 13, Type 30, Type 35B, Type 37, Type […]

Chateau Impney Hill Climb 9th July 2018

Fabulous weather and great cars at the spectacular Chateau Impney. On the track were Aston Martin Ulster, Alfa Romeo 6C 2300, Alfa Romeo 1750 GS, Alfa Romeo 1750 SC, Alfa Romeo P3, Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT, Maserati 250F, Fiat 519S and loads of other rare and desirable cars. In the car park loads more […]

National Alfa Day 1st July 2018

The National Alfa Romeo meeting for 2018 was held in sweltering weather at Weston Park, near Shifnal, Shropshire. A great variety of new and old including rarities such as 2600 Sprint, 2600 Spider, 33 Sportswagon, 146 Ti, Junior Zagato , ES30 Zagato and F12 van. New Giulia coupe and Stelvio were also present. I did […]

Classic Motor Hub Bibury 27th May 2018

There was an excellent gathering of Aston’s at the Classic Motor Hub near Bibury, including the 1929 team car LM3 and LM14, LM17 and LM18. The superb 1953 DB3S team car was present along with DB5, DB6, DB7, V12 Vantage, V12 Vantage S, Vanquish, Vanquish S and many other models. There was also a rare […]

Brooklands Museum 3rd May 2018

Delivered car to Brooklands for auction with our partner TSVC and took the opportunity to look around the museum. Highlights were the 1923 Aston Martin Razorblade, Aston Martin 1934 Long Chassis Tourer and of course a walk along the famous banking.  

Prescott Hill Climb 29th April 2018

Only a fleeting visit to watch the final run off at the first Prescott meeting of 2018, kicking off the Midland Championship. Always a great variety of cars in the paddock and car park, below are some favourites.        

Classic Car & Restoration Show NEC March 2018

We had a great time at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show at the NEC between 23rd and 25th March 2018, with loads of visitors to the stand interested in the two Volvo P1800’s and discussing their classic car project. The bonnet of our 1968 P1800 was painted half light green (the original […]

Volvo P1800S 1966 – Classic Car Restoration

Major restoration of this fabulous 1966 Volvo P1800S coupe.¬†Matching numbers car verified by Volvo archives. All paint was stripped back to bare metal, new panels welded as required and the car was resprayed in the original Pearl White. Refurbished wheels with new hub caps and tyres. New brakes, new heater motor, new battery and full […]

Mercedes 380SL 1980 – Classic Car Restoration

1980 Mercedes 380 SL. Body repairs to inner & outer front wheel arches, rear wheel arches, o/s door and n/s front wing. Serviced, new fuel pump, new exhaust silencer, new timing chain, guides and runners and refurbished engine bay. New hood fitted and replaced various internal and external trim items.

Sunbeam Alpine Series 2 1964 – Classic Car Restoration

Major restoration of this 1964 Sunbeam Alpine Series 2. All paint was stripped back to bare metal and the car was resprayed in the original Moonstone. New brakes, new starter motor, full service and numerous electrical gremlins sorted. Interior trim replaced, new dashboard top, correct steering wheel fitted and new black hood. New Minilite wheels […]

Prescott Hill Climb 22nd April 2017

The season opener at Prescott was held on the weekend of 22/23 April in lovely Spring sunshine. This meeting is always a favourite as it is quieter but still has a great selection of cars on track and in the car parks. The Alfa and Aston watch revealed Alfa 916 Spider, Alfa 159 and the […]

Cotswold Alfa section fun Concours 18th July 2016

Monday 18th July saw a number of Alfa’s arrive on the green at Broadwell, near Stow-on-the-Wold, for the fun concours of the Cotswold section of the Alfa Romeo owners club. Absolutely gorgeous weather made for top down motoring with several Spiders of different flavours present, my GTC, 145 Cloverleaf, GTV2000, GT, 916 GTV and others. […]