Here you'll find our portfolio of many of the jobs we have completed or been involved in, from engine rebuilds through to full restorations and all the bits and pieces in between!
1974 Jaguar E Type S3 V12
This E type Jaguar under went under a full mechanical and body restoration which was completed in mid 2019. The V12 engine was completely overhauled, along with the gearbox, differential, and all the running gear. The body was treated to a host of new panels and given a bare metal respray. The original interior was refitted with some new carpets to give it that edge of pattina.
1983 Mercedes 300SL (W107)
This Mercedes 300SL came in for a body tidy up and a running gear restoration. The SLs are solid cars, but are not without their weaknesses. It therefore required some light body restoration, combined with a full respray and renewed and refurbished subcomponents all really transformed not only its appearance, but its drivability.
1973 Jaguar E Type V12 Engine rebuild
This Jaguar E Type engine rebuild was undertaken for a number of reasons, including poor running, the burning of oil and a very low oil pressure. It had already been converted to SU's and had the emissions systems removed. While the engine was out, we took the oppertunity to repair a number of areas on the bulkhead, respray the complete engine bay and overhaul brake servo and master cyclinders. The finished article is stunning.
1935 Alvis Speed 20
This Alvis Speed 20 came in for some troubleshooting due to running issues, having previously dropped a valve, the customer was understandably concerned with it's wellbeing. After a good check over, a manifold skim and crack repair, the carbs completely overhauled, and ignition rebuild and set, it ran beautifully.
MGA Engine rebuild
This MGA engine came in for a complete overhaul during a customer's home restoration. On it's return the customer then fitted it, progressed the car a little further before handing it back over to us for a complete checkover, run up and tune.
1974 Series 3 Landrover
This Series 3 Landrover came in for various bits of body and chassis repairs, including the bulkhead renewal, new doors and door tops, followed by a partial respray. While all the front end was disassembled, the engine received a full head rebuild, new ignition system and a carb rebuild, complimented with a new braking system, front and rear driveshafts and a rear axle overhaul. Not only did this transform the looks, but the drivability.
E Type Jaguar IRS rebuild
This is just one of the many Jaguar IRS unit rebuilds we have undertaken for commercial and private individuals around the country and across the world. Each unit is completely stripped down, cleaned, blasted and repainted. All bearings, rubbers and consumables are replaced. The differential, brake callipers, shock absorbers and springs are all either completely overhauled or renewed.
1974 Peugeot 304 Engine rebuild
Another slightly odd, and incredibly rare engine which was rebuilt completely in house. This Peugeot 304 required a complete overhaul having seemingly lost all oil pressure, and suffering from low compression. These are odd in many ways due to the fact the gearbox is in the sump, similar to that of a Mini, this results in a strange clutch arrangement together with alternator and fan cabling routing. Nonetheless, the engine was completely overhauled, and can be seen here ready to be refitted.
1941 Harley Davidson Model U engine rebuild
This flat head Harley Davidson engine was rebuilt on behalf of the customer whom was carrying out a home restoration. Although seemingly simple, the timing gears of these engines are quite a fiddle to set up. Fortunately our experienced hands make light work of the process!
1932 MG J2
This MG J2 was possibly one of our favourites, after coming in with a rather tight engine, diagnostic work was carried out and found it was due to crankshaft end float issues. After replacing the front crankshaft bearing and re-skimming the front mount, dynamo and camshafts the issues were resolved. It then received a full tune up and it went on it's way!
1974 BMW 2002 Tii Engine rebuild
As part of one of our full restorations, this BMW 2002 Tii engine was fully rebuilt with no expense spared. The engine was seized on arrival, after huge numbers of hours and many new parts it lives again!
1933 Rover 10 Special engine rebuild
With only half a dozen of these cars left on the road, it was important to revive this one. It came in to us for a full engine rebuild after suffering a snapped crank. After many hours and phone calls, another crank was sourced, ground, crack tested and pressed into service. The rest of the engine needed some serious works with the block and head requiring welding amongst other things. It now runs beautifully and gets used as a wedding car on the odd occasion!
1959 Austin Healey 'Frogeye' Sprite
These certainly are timeless classics, this little Frogeye Sprite received a full restoration here back in 2016. If you've seen our stand at any recent car shows, you may too have seen this little number!
1903 Rambler 6.5hp
This Rambler is by far the oldest machine we have looked after... it completes a number of outings a year, the main event being the London to Brighton run, to which we provide support and transport. Over the years we've done quite some work to it... from major radiator repairs, to gearbox and selector modifications and repairs.