Friday Snapshot

Another busy week was flown by again, with lots of new drop-offs to the workshop and big progressions on current projects!

Grey 1957 Jensen 541R

Our trim shop expert Brian has been working on our grey 1957 Jensen 541R. He’s been marking out the leather for the rear parcel shelf and then glueing leather.

When the fabric has been marked out and fitted, the next stay is to trim off the excess around the window edge. The leather for rear quarter panel pockets has also been cut out and glued into the pockets.

The same process has happened for the side window surround panel which included screwing the parts in place and fitting the ashtray.

Austin Nippy Engine works start

Our engine specialist Ady has taken about the engine on our 1934 Austin Nippy. We’ve identified that there seems to be an issue with the cylinder bores. After further inspection, Ady diagnosed the issue as possible broken or cracked piston rings. This is a relatively quick job and Ady told us he hopes it’ll be done in the next few days.

We often find that even after an issue is addressed, it may not be solved as it’s common to find teething problems afterwards. We hope this quirky nippy will be back to working order again soon!

Black 1960 Jensen’s TLC

Our black 1960 Jensen 541R has had another layer of fresh paint and imperfection corrections that it’s acquired from knocks and bumps in the workshop. Gaining imperfections like this are common when parts are regularly being fitted and moved.

Up close and personal with the Gold Jaguar E-Type

This beautiful gold 1971 Jaguar E-type V12 Series 3 had picked up some sort of contaminant that had rusted the inner engine and wheel components. Our skill technicians addressed the issue by applying acid rust killer and cleaning down all of the parts. They were then re-painted and reassembled. Some of the nuts and bolts were also completely replaced.

Morris Minor Pinstripe

Painted by hand by our bodywork technician Chris who taped the sides to guide his hand and carefully applied the red paint.

Two more new Jensen’s arrived

We’ve had two more Jensen’s arrive this week for restorations, adding to our already growing collection! We’ll be sure to let you know how these restorations develop!

This beautiful 1961 Navy Jensen 541S:

And this sleek silver 1959 Jensen 541R that’s in for some electrical works:

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