Monday, 8 April 2013

Saturday 6th April 2013 A star is born or a car is reborn!

At last the Healey is complete, the finishing touches have been added, new black hood, carpets to match the exterior and leather work dyed to match the original!

Coachwork by E.D.Abbott Ltd for Brooklands of Bond Street Ltd 

This one shows Glen who with his team worked their magic to restore this car to its original beauty

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Back from the Painters

The final hurdle is in sight, the car is coming together just waiting for the interior and hood.

The Guys have done a fantastic job on the paintwork.

Cant wait to drive out for lunch in France.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Healey-Abbott - 1952: Halfway through the painting process

Healey-Abbott - 1952: Halfway through the painting process

Halfway through the painting process

The Healey halfway through the painting process.

In these pictures the car has had most of the filling work done and the next step is the Primer,
Base coat and then top coat colour : -) getting closer

Monday, 15 February 2010

The final parts to restore and fit

Engine gearbox, floor panels, interior door panels,
rear interior wood and dashboard.

Last thing will be the front and reat seats

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

What colour ?

We went down for the last visit before our wonderful car goes off to the painters, although we do not have to decide now what colour we want Glen did kindly have a few reference books and colour cards for us to look at.

Well Red is a complete no no !!
It is amazing how different Red can look on different cars, Ferrari yes, but not for us.

We then travelled through all the light blues and greens, choosing bags and shoes are so easy compared to choosing a colour for a vintage car, then to make thing even more difficult we need to make sure we compliment the interior leather.

Nicola ponders .........................

You can see it was originally blue, then green...................

Nicola Ponders a little more ................................