Recent Projects

Lancia Flaminia Sport

slider_flamsportOur job was to enhance performance whilst maintaining period looks and a road friendly manner.

The original 2.5 litre engine was removed, inhibited and stored, and a replacement 2.8 engine was sourced and rebuild to at least Supersport specification, or better if possible.   We designed and commissioned special pistons, valves and camshafts, and improved exhaust manifolds. The end result was a car with very good road manners as well as being significantly more powerful.

All original parts can be refitted easily.

Lancia Appia GTE by Zagato

appia_gteThe car was shipped to us partially dismantled from America for full restoration.  Car finished and sent back to Los Angeles.

Lancia Flaminia Touring Convertible

Purchased in Belgium and brought to us for total renovation.   Car was fully restored with the exception of the interior trim, which was to be done in the USA, and the car was shipped to New York.

Lancia Fulvia 1600HF engine and suspension

The subframe, containing engine and gearbox, and the rear axle were sent to us for stripping down and rebuilding.

Lancia Aurelia B24 Convertible

This car has come from Norway for work, including a service as well as a number of other jobs.


Lancia Flavia 1800 Pininfarina Coupe

The owner of this car was reporting a starting problem when the engine was hot.   Everything seemed OK apart from a spark plug gap that was too great, and a points gap that was too small and putting those back to standard clearances appears to have solved the problem.   The car was given a service whilst it was here.

Lancia Flaminia Convertible

Car brought to us for trim work and engine work

Lotus Elan

body_j1404In for bodywork and paint – the owner of the car brought us the fibreglass body for some repairs and to paint it.   Once that was done the owner took the bodyshell away and fitted the body to the chassis and fitted engine and other components.

The car was then brought back to fit the windscreen, to set the carburettors and to repair some areas of paintwork accidentally damaged during the reassembly.

Lancia Aurelia 2500GT B20 Series 4

j1535_aureliaThis car came to us needing a front end rebuild following an electrical fire.

The front half of the car required repainting and stripping back exposed some corrosion which had to be repaired at the same time.

Whilst the engine bay contained the worst of the fire, the heat of the fire caused damage to the dashboard and instruments and there was some smoke damage to correct.

Suspension, steering and brake systems needed careful checking.   Soft metals such as carburettor blanking plugshas also melted, meaning the engine was given a careful inspection.

The wiring was obviously very damaged so this was replaced.

Lancia Aurelia B20 Series 3

Full body restoration and engine rebuild.

Lancia Flavia Sport

j1540_flavia_sportThis car was race prepared elsewhere, and the engine failed at the end of the Kemmel Straight at Spa-Francorchamps – the long, slightly uphill straight following the famous Eau Rouge / Radillion corner.   The car sat for several years before it was sold with a broken engine.

Our job was to repair it and get the car ready to race again.    The crankcase was damaged meaning another block had to be sourced and new pistons were made, using some of the donor parts from the old engine and some from the new engine.

Ford Mustang

ford_mustangThis 1965 Mustang Coupe (with 289 cubic inch V-8) is here for bodywork, paintwork and mechanical work including disc brake conversion.

Morris 8

j1549_morris8Recommisioning and paintwork.  Car had been off the road for approx. 10 years as was stored in a garage in Norwich.   Brakes seized and suspension worn.    New tyres were also fitted at the same time.   The car was returned to an address in London which was more convenient for the owner (who lives overseas)

Lancia Flaminia Pininfarina Coupe

We have looked after this car for several years now.  The previous owner used it for continental road rallies such as the Tour Auto, in which he competed several times.    We had prepared the car for these type of events with a rear roll cage, extra lamps, fire extinguishers and race style seat belts.

When the car was sold, the new owner wanted a standard road car so all these additions were removed and the original seats refitted.   All our previous modifications had been carefully done to make removal easier at a later date.