The engine is now in, all suspension work and brakes completed and we have test driven the car to check everything is working well before the body is refitted. This is a nice way to do the job because there is great access for mechanical tasks.
This 250 GTE was blasted by us using our fine glass powder , Steel repairs were carried out and then a respray . All the work was carried out in house.
A more modern Ferrari goes through the workshop recieving a full respray to tidy Her up after stonechips.
The 1948 Bristol 401 Farina Cabriolet we have been perfecting for its new owner, Gary Pusey, entered this year's Hamburg-Berlin Klassik Rallye. This was the car's first serious outing since Gary acquired it early last year, although it managed a visit to the Bristol Owners' Club concours last summer where it picked up The Anthony Crook Trophy. Gary and co-driver and navigator Philip White managed a creditable sixth in class on the three day Hamburg-Berlin, and the Farina was the first car to cross the finish line.
Most importantly, following the fettling we at Mitchell Motors have completed, the car completed 1,630 trouble-free miles on the return run from Hampshire.
NXC 245H, the 1970 press launch Range Rover we have fettled for the last five or six years, has had a busy summer following its appearance on Quentin Willson's 'The Classic Car Show' earlier in the year. Its latest outing has been at the Frankfurt Motor Show where it was chosen by Jaguar Land Rover for display on their exhibition stand to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the launch of the Range Rover - quite appropriate really, given that the car participated in that launch way back in May and June 1970.
Looking after the local farm vehicle . Touch ups , wheel painting , a chassis scrape and underseal for the winter.
'No classic car has more influence and significance than the Range Rover', says Quentin Willson.
Episode four of Channel Five's 'The Classic Car Show' features the Range Rover and the star of the show is the 1970 press launch car, NXC 245H, which we at Mitchell Motors have been pleased to have been involved with for many years.
Good to see these early Range Rovers getting the recognition they deserve! We have a soft spot for them and are delighted to have worked on a number of them, from the oldest surviving Engineering Prototype to the very last of the first generation.