April 7, 2021

Closer Look At Our TR7 V8

We’ve had this stunning TR7 V8 in before, so we thought we’d take a closer look at it. This stunning blue classic is a TR7 with V8 mods, making it not only beautiful to look at but also beautiful to drive.

We’re still working on this and moving through the list of to-do’s to get this lovely classic back on the road – watch this space.

A Car For Life: 1998 Citroen Saxo VTR

Craig recently purchased this little 1998 Citroen Saxo VTR, which is the same model and year of his first car. Fondly reminiscing his early days of driving, Craig tells us he’s bought this to keep for his son to learn in. Loick, Craig’s 4 year old son, will be owning and driving a much loved classic when he’s 17 in 2034.

Craig’s Saxo, which was identical to this one, featured TSW Alpine Wheels and a large sound system. Unfortunately, Craig and his beloved Saxo had an unfortunate run-in with a tree, for which the Saxo did not survive. It is rare to find a Saxo these days that hasn’t been mod’ed and changed for rally spec. This particular motor has been loved and cared for with only 20,000 miles on the clock, making a unique example of the much-loved daily.

Until 2034, this little Saxo will be cared for and stored, awaiting its new owner.

Mercedes CL600 V12 Arrival

This stunning modern classic arrived recently and is being prepared to be launched soon. After its had a thorough clean and a service, the team can begin preparing all the visuals surrounding the launch. Watch this space!

The 2000 Mercedes CL600 V12 is often referred to as a super-coupé and has the drive and delivery to wow any driver. With a comfortable and stylist interior, it rivals its plush competitors over at Bentley.

Clear Vision On The TR7

Tom has fitted the Cibie front fog lights, allowing for clear vision on foggy roads.

Tom has been trying to diagnosis the issue with the steering on our recent TR7. The steering wheel isn’t self centring, so Tom has gone through the steering components bit by bit to try and understand the root cause of the issue. He’s taken off the tyres and removed the wheels to gain aces to the tracking rod ends which he’s loosened as well as loosening the steering rack and removed the joints from the steering rack column.

White Jaguar E-Type Engine Removal Continues

Scott has been removing the engine and gearbox from our white 1973 Jaguar E-Type Roadster. He has separated the gearbox from the engine, ready for the engine to be rebuilt. He has also started to disassemble the front suspension as well.

Riley Break Down And Diagnosis

This beloved Riley RMS has come in after being recovered from a break down. We understand that driving a classic can be a labour of love and at some point, you’re going to break down, but that’s what we’re here for! This Riley will be back on the road in no time.

We’ve worked on this Riley in the past making this a bitter sweet reunion. Our technicians have established the root of the break down being an issue with the gearbox and over drive components. The prop shaft flange coupling units had been fixed together via a plug weld however this meant that the two components couldn’t freely move and breath, causing pressure to accumulate and lead to the elements breaking. With no splines inside the two parts, there’s a series issue with the current mechanical workings of the overdrive which we are endeavouring to fix by adding in a flexi-joint made of rubber.