1997 Bentley Turbo R

1997 Bentley Turbo R in primer

Having etch primed the exterior sections of our Bentley we are now in the stages of final high build primer. The car has now been smoothed down and masked ready for top coat to be applied.

1997 Bentley Turbo R: Strip Down

Work on our 1997 Bentley Turbo R respray has begun. Chris is busy stripping the car down.

The bumpers have been removed and the top polished piece detached so we can look to remove the paint. At some stage, the top polished trim has been body colour matched but unfortunately the work has been carried out directly onto the polished area without any preparation so the paint has flaked off.

The bubbled areas around the windows will be cut out and/or properly treated all around the car prior to paint. The arches are showing signs of corrosion so these will be addressed.

The new window weather strip rubbers will be fitted as will the new speakers in the door cards.

All four wooden trims in the doors have been removed and sent away to be professionally refurbished.

New in this week: 1997 Bentley Turbo R

We welcome into our workshops this week our 1997 Bentley Turbo R.

In for some remedial work before the summer officially starts and the hire car bookings start to pour in. The car is being prepared and repainted from the windows down. The cracked painted chrome trims are being stripped of all paint and chrome and being repainted to match the rest of the car properly.

Whilst in our workshops the interior will get a little attention with some rattles that need addressing as well as all four wood door trims being refurbished.

Two for the future: 1953 Mercedes 220 and 1997 Bentley Turbo

Due in later in the month for a full engine rebuild we have our 1953 Mercedes 220 W187. The car will be with us for a short time having the engine removed before heading back home until the engine is rebuilt and ready to be refitted. Stay tuned for more images, coming soon…

Secondly we have our beautiful 1997 Bentley Turbo in need of some TLC on many of the lower panels. This may look to be a full ‘below the line’ respray to get it back to looking its best.