In the last 25 years I have, alongside my coachwork business, offered a service to Rootes Group owners, restoring
a variety of cars connected with all the different marques within the Rootes Group.
years we have gained a reputation for restoration of Sunbeam Talbot cars particularly the Alpine made from 1953 - 1955.
We can of course include all the other models in this range, the Saloon and drophead Coupe,of which we have restored several
examples to a very high standard.
As well as these cars we can offer a service to owners of
Sunbeam Alpines and Tigers
Hillman, Singer and Humber cars.
In fact we have worked on or restored most of the models
within the Rootes Group.
We do not pretend to be the cheapest but feel we offer value for money
and our work has and is continuing to win many awards.
For those interested
in our work and perhaps contemplating a purchase or engaging us to help in their restoration, I have purchased recently
a 1953 Sunbeam Alpine to restore as a project to be displayed and updated on the Project
Diary page of this web site.
This car was built in 1953, sold in May 1954
to a titled owner near Grimsby when new. It has been owned by a collector in this state for many years and a club member before
that, when an attempt was made to restore it.
We will initially stabilize the condition
of the car to work out a program to restore it, so as work progresses please visit this site from time to time to view
Also on our website you can view other examples of the work we have been involved
in past and present. There are examples of specialist parts and accessories we offer for Sunbeam Talbots and Rootes cars.
Below is a list of awards achieved by cars that have had work carried out by us:
S.T.A.R - Sunbeam Talbot Alpine Register
S.R.O.C - Sunbeam
Rapier Owners Club
2006 Roughham Airfield Classic Car Show - best Post War Sports Car NRM
2007 S.T.A.R. National Rally - 1st in Alpine Class
2007 S.R.O.C National
Rally - Best Rootes Visitor
2007 Rougham Airfield Classic Car Show - Best Pre 1960 Sports / GT
2008 S.T.A.R National Rally - 1st in Master Class
2008 Quainton Road Railway
Preservation Society Annual Classic and
Show - 1st Best Car in Show
2008 S.T.A.R National Rally - Sunbeam Alpine NRM 729 -1st Alpine
Award for "The Car Most Visitors would like to take Home"
2009 S.T.A.R National Rally - 2nd Master
Class OHP 317
2009 S.T.A.R National Rally - 1st Alpine Class RAU 622
2010 S.T.A.R National
Rally - 1st Sidevalve Class Sunbeam Talbot 4 litre 174 UXY
and Award for " The car most visitors would like to take home"
1989 S.T.A.R National Rally - 1st in Alpine Class UKO 828
1989 S.R.O.C National
Rally - Best Visitor Sunbeam Alpine UKO 828
1988 S.R.O.C National Rally - Best 3A Sunbeam Rapier 464 FXW
1983 S.R.O.C National Rally - Outright Winner Rapier 3A 464 FXW
As well as features
in Various Classic Car magazines over the years.