Welcome to our fourth blog of 2020.
With the world now returning to some element of normality, we used our time in lockdown productively, completely refurbishing our workshop so that we’d be ready for business when the time came, with a brighter workspace for the RH team.
This period of social distancing allowed us to complete the engine rebuild on the Touring bodied Alfa Romeo 2000, which now ticks like a Swiss (Italian) watch, whilst the E34 M5 Touring we sourced has been treated to ceramic paint protection by Mark, our in house detailing specialist and now awaits delivery to its patient (and very excited) new owner.
The 1970 Porsche Targa rebuild is progressing nicely and we’re busy scouring the globe for period-perfect parts. Likewise the Ferrari 308 gets a little closer everyday to completion and we welcomed a beautifully original Pagoda into the workshop for a comprehensive recommissioning. The ex Douglas Bader Alvis drophead is (almost) back from the paintshop, so we can commence refitting of trim.
We welcomed a 1976 911 3.0 Carrera Targa to the workshop, for work to the oil tank and keeping things firmly German, the BMW 635 we sourced earlier this year is having new shock absorbers and electric window motors fitted. Meanwhile, our favourite Coventry connection has also been very well provided for, with various E Types, a pair of Mark 2’s and a lone S type passing through, for good measure.
On the cars for sale front, we’ve said goodbye to the E Type, the 996 Cabriolet and the Aston V8 Vantage since our last update – it’s clear that in the new Covid world, there is strong demand for exceptional classic and performance cars and potential buyers aren’t now waiting for that landmark birthday for the excuse to buy one. We currently have 5 cars for sale, ranging from Vintage to Youngtimer and everything in between. Each car is carefully selected by us to give maximum enjoyment for minimum outlay and all are personally known to us in the workshop.
1927 Humber 14/40 Six Light Saloon – beautifully original and well sorted: £19,995
1966 Austin A35 Van, fully restored with a tuned MG Midget 1275 engine; £16,995
1961 Austin Healey 3000 Competition car with 240 bhp: £64,995
1996 Porsche 993 Targa, immaculate and original, 65000 miles from new: £56,750
2000 Maserati 3200 GTA – immaculate and well sorted;51000 miles from new; £13,995
Look out for the lovely, one owner from new 911 3.2 Cabriolet that we have in the workshop, which we’re currently assessing for sale, plus a spectacular 1988 911 Turbo Targa which will be coming to market in the very near future. If you’re interested in one of these benchmark original cars, please do get in touch. If you love Young Timer Ferrari’s as we do, then keep an eye out as we have an immaculate and original 550 Maranello on the horizon too.
On the car sourcing front, the super-original home market Series 2 E Type Drophead is now in the workshop and is in the process of being stripped, in advance of a full repaint and retrim. It’s such a solid base car that taking it apart has been a real pleasure, which is a novelty!
We’re currently searching for an aircooled 911 Turbo 5 speed, an E90 BMW M3 CSL and the ever elusive alloy dash home market 3.8 Litre E Type Coupe in a metallic (opalescent) colour. Locating exactly the right car in the right condition at the right price is what we’re here to do, so if you’re looking to source that special older car, then don’t hesitate to talk to us.
We’ve welcomed more cars into storage; if you love your car and want it stored safely and securely, then please do get in touch, or to learn more about how we can help you, take a look at the car storage section of our site. Glen Waddington, Associate Editor for Octane Magazine recently collected his BMW 320 Convertible from us, following 7 months in our care and was delighted with the service we’d provided – read more in Octane Magazine, or see his testimonial elsewhere on the site.
With the sun shining brightly and a return to some level of normality, the time is perfect for us all to get out there and enjoy our cars, so if you need any help from us – from servicing, restoration, sales, sourcing or even secure storage, please get in touch.
Rain or shine, it’s all in a days’ work and we just love what we do.
Richard, Eli, Rob, Richard, Lee & Kerry