With the engine out. Pete has stripped, cleaned up, polished all visible components. The clutch was replaced with new and we cleaned and polished the gearbox.
The gearbox has now been married back up to the engine and the engine and gearbox have now been fitted into the newly restored engine bay.
We will soon be handing the car over to the paint shop for preparation and paint.
We have also applied a layer of under seal to the car to give a bit of extra protection when out on the Suffolk roads.
We are currently in the early discussions with the view of representing two fantastic British classics which may be able to bring to market very soon.
First we have our 1969 MGBGT. Having been beautifully restored a few years ago the car will not need a lot to get her back on the road and ready for the summer trips.
Next, we have our beautiful 1952 MGTD. The car was shipped new to a lady professor in Alabama and stayed with her until she and the car expired around 1980. In 2010 (approximately) the car was then brought back to the UK by Tom Wilkes, Chief Body Shop Engineer at P&A Woods for a 5 year meticulous renovation.
Having been dry stored but untouched for 3 to 4 years we are hopefully that our 1980 Porsche 911 recommission will be a relatively straight forward project.
There are remedial bodywork, paint and wiring issues that we may look to address but step one would be to carry out a pre-MOT check to decipher what immediate work would need to be actioned in order to get the car road legal.
Arriving back to our workshops in Pettistree, Woodbridge.
The history of ‘our’ 1980 Porsche 911 SC
Backdate, based on a Right Hand Drive 1980 911 SC 3.0. You get the extra performance, handling and braking of the SC (Super Carrera) but with the much sought after, prettier pre-impact bumper looks of an early 1970’s model.
Finished in Ice Metallic Blue, in a light ‘Outlaw’ style, stock 3.0 flat six, 147,000 miles, 5 speed 915 transmission, power steering, servo assisted brakes, modern tyres on original Fuchs rims.
Original dark blue ‘Pasha’ interior, discreet but powerful Pioneer stereo with bluetooth/handsfree mobile phone connectivity, suede period racing Momo Prototipo steering wheel, electric windows, electric sunroof.