November 2015: this Coupe was fully restored with new interior.
Vehicle being stripped down, engine and gearbox were in good condition so cleaned and painted where required.
Vehicle was stripped down to a shell, media blasted and rebuilt with new Robey panels.
Left hand side completed
Interior metalwork was found to be very solid
Initial primer phase
Back from paintshop and halfway through fit up
New leather interior fitted, dashboard was good and retained as is, new alcantara headlining was a customer request
Shakedown phase and then ready for customer collection. A lot of original brightwork was retained including the chrome wire wheels.
1930 Matchless Silver Hawk
October 2015: A 1930 Matchless Silver Hawk fully restored with rebuilt engine and gearbox. A lot of original parts retained and repaired including the fuel tank and the exhaust. This bike was
fantastic on completion and now lives in Germany.
As found in storage in Reading
1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
July 2015: imported from Japan 6 months ago this 300SL has has a fully rebuilt engine by our partner engineer Martin Cushway together with new clutch, rebuilt gearbox and injection system.
Engine is bullet proof now
20 years of storage in a museum in Japan meant a lot of work on the fuel and electrical sytems by us before it could be UK registered and made reliable
August 2015: TR4A in for engine rebuild and works to steering and suspension
August 2015: a second TR4A in, this one for chassis welding, door alignment and recommission
1965 Aston Martin DB5
March 2015: This left hand drive DB5 was imported from the USA and was stripped down for a full body rebuild and repaint back to original silver birch
Glass, external trim and paint removed first to assess condition of bodyshell and then all mechanicals were removed.
Stripped down to a shell and on its way to the paintshop
Front end being shaped
Painted shell back for re assembly
On goes the suspension and brightwork
Engine and gearbox in place
Dashboard and interior progress
Dynamat throughout before the leather interior going in
Best part of the project.......shaking down the car pre customer delivery
1972 Ferrari Dino
August 2014: a nice original Dino to be fully restored
Stripdown of vehicle after mechanical checkover
Engine was fully rebuilt with new cylinder heads
A lot of new metalwork was required, previous works were uncovered and a lot of filler was removed.
New door skins and rear wing sections were needed
Plus a new bonnet skin made to fit
Off to the paintshop
Early primer stages
Early primer stages
Colour coats going on
Engine bay ready for the power plant
Fit up stage
Rebuilt suspension all round
On its wheels after they were refurbished and fitted with new tyres
Rebuilt engine in place
Nearly there with final chrome to be fitted and then off for MOT
On the road and ready for delivery to customer
1955 Porsche Speedster
May 2014: this Speedster was imported from the USA for us to recommission and UK register. We then stripped it down to return it to its original colour scheme
Vehicle stripped down for the paintshop
Bodywork was in very sound condition
Painted white and ready to refit.
Engine and gearbox left alone as was the interior apart from the seats which were retrimmed.
This was a joy to work on as the car was very original and well looked after by its previous owners in the US
Love the interior!
Hardtop was left as it was in correct black finish
2014: Corvette C2 in for disc brake conversion and power steering
1965 Volvo 1800S
2013: Volvo 1800S in for new interior and wire wheel conversion. See our other site www.p1800specialist.com for this and other 1800's
Jensen style interior fitted
New suspension all round and a fast road engine were also fitted to this car under a separate project. The wire wheels really suit this car
2013: Jensen 541S converted from automatic to manual gearbox