Open for business ….

Being a home based business means I can be available at any reasonable time to show you the cars or deal with spares enquiries. However it is essential to make an appointment to call so as to ensure I am in and avoid the disappointment of a wasted journey.

Spares Developments

The range of new parts is growing all the time, for the three litre models I can now supply almost everything for brakes and suspension. I have engine gaskets and water castings as well as windscreens and rubber mouldings for the Park Ward cars. Service parts such as filters, hoses and ignition components are also covered. Parts may be ordered direct from our website (click on parts shop) or by telephone or e-mail message.

My range of secondhand parts remains as comprehensive as ever.

Salvage Squad

In my relentless search for parts cars I have been offered a fascinating selection ranging from a crashed TD which ended up upside down after a high speed motorway incident to a fire damaged TD which starred in Midsomer Murders a few years ago, as well as the more predictable selection of terminally corroded cars. I try and keep everything which may be useful now or in the future and salvage what I can. There is a morbid fascination in seeing just how dreadful a car can become and I will post pictures of the more interesting finds to keep you amused!

Future Thoughts

Prices for the saloons are at last beginning to reflect the quality and rarity of these cars, but are still way short of the cost of a major rebuild. This is especially so for the TA14, where a good and usable example can still be found for less than £8,000. The chassis and running gear is very robust and so lends itself to the specials market. Whilst some efforts are frankly hideous, I am pleased to see a growing improvement in the general standard of design and wokmanship, and in many cases this is the salvation of many a car which would have no other future. I have a growing customer base in this category and I am in an excellent position to help with the supply of components for such projects. The three litre chassis offers a greater challenge to work with, but some very pleasing specials have been created. In the case of the Park Ward bodied cars The value differential between the saloons and the dropheads means that many people are tempted to think along the lines of converting their car. Be warned, it is not as simple as it first appears, and if it is not done absolutely right, to original specification, the expected increase in value will not happen. We intend to stock all the necessary components made as closely as we can to original design to provide a complete conversion kit. This could well make some otherwise unviable restoration projects become attractive cars again