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Repairs and rebuilds of classic sports and saloon cars...


We have a great deal of expertise in classic Mercedes and we usually have at least three being worked on at any one time.

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Sports, racing and saloons from the twenties through to late pre war...


We have lost count of how many Triumph TRs we have rebuilt over the last 20 years. We have also rebuilt many Spitfires and GT models...


In 2015 we moved to modern purpose built workshops. At any time our experienced staff can be working on up to 20 cars doing jobs from complete rebuilds to repairs and routine seasonal servicing...


Over the years we have rebuilt hundreds of engines. We have extensive expertise in engines dating from the turn of the century although we draw the line at modern supercars as we do not have the necessary diagnostic equipment for them. If in doubt please ask.

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Classic and Collectors Car Restoration Specialists

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E-Type Jaguar Coupé

The Jaguar E-Type was built between 1961 and 1974 and went through a number of variations over that period. The Series 1 was launched initially in Fixed Head Coupé and convertible configurations with a triple SU carburetted, 3.8 litre, six-cylinder, Jaguar XK6 engine derived from the XK 150S. All E-Types featured independent coil spring rear suspension with torsion bar front ends and four wheel disc brakes. The Series 1 is instantly recognisable by its glass-covered headlights (up to 1967), small "mouth" opening at the front, signal lights and tail-lights above bumpers and exhaust tips under the number plate in the rear.

The first job to do on this car was to set about removing the exhaust manifold using, as can be seen from the photograph, copious amounts of WD40 and a persuasive copper mallet.

The brake reservoir had broken away from the bulhead.

Side and rear views of the car's interior. The car is obviously right hand drive and the toggle switches can be clearly seen. American regulations dictated that these switches be changed to rocker switches necessitating a complete dashboard redesign.

Work is progressing well on stripping the shell down to the bare metal.

Front and rear views of the stripped shell.

A refurbished E-Type bonnet lurking in a corner of the workshop.

Rebuilt rear suspension unit showing double coil springs and anti-roll bar.

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