Below are a few of the latest restoration projects that I have worked on

MK2 1.6GT

MOT test passed, just a couple of shakedown runs to do then a complete valet and she's ready to go back.

Lacquer Red 2.8i Special

After the first shakedown run, everything behaving itself after the strip and rebuild.

Lacquer Red 2.8i Special Lacquer Red 2.8i Special


280 Brooklands

The latest arrival for restoration is this 280 Brooklands, 1986, been stood for over 15 years.

The plan is to strip totally, replace/repair panels as necessary, refurbish replace suspension, brakes, strip, inspect and rebuild engine and refurbish the interior then rebuild the car.

First impressions are not too bad but experience tells me that there will be a few surprises along the way!


MK3 3.0 Sport

After removing wings and other rotten plates the rebuild is underway.

Replacement inner wing tops, top plates and underwing strengtheners, then moving back, A pillars, inner and outer sills and floorpan sections all to be replaced before unpicking the rear end of the shell.The advantage with using large repair panels is that progress can soon be made and good strength can quickly be put back into the shell.

Purple velvet M2 2 1.6 GT - ongoing progress

Getting close to the finish of the GT build.
Car is now up and running, just a few niggling electrical faults to deal with after the long lay up.

Interior, last few bits to finish cleaning and refitting. Heater unit to refurbish and fit as the one in the car is seized solid. MOT and put some miles on it before it goes back to the customer.


See the rest of the purple velvet updates here


Latest Ford Capri projects

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