Thursday, 30 May 2013

Bristol 400 chassis has a total restoration

Using our expertise and bespoke grit blasting facility this Bristol 400 restoration is starting to take shape.

Bristol 400 chassis in primer

Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe repairs to door skins and rear wings

Almost every item of work we undertake throws up a set of challenges, both new and old.

Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe in for discreet, but reasonably major repairs
In this case we are required to repair the doors and wings only. This throws up the challenge of matching the colour of the original paintwork.

Whilst we embrace - and it is an essential part of our process - the colour spectrometer our colours are also eye tinted in an approximate percentage ratio of 90% to 10%. The 10% is the icing on the cake, the final detail that elevates our work from other businesses. 

Another Aston Martin DB4 in primer and being readied for its top coat

Akin to the foundations of a house, our pre top coat phase is totally essential to ensuring the quality and durability of the finished paintwork.

Aston Martin DB4 in primer after body restoration
The Aston Martin DB4 shown here in our custom made paint oven is almost ready for the top coat.


How to properly restore a Bristol 400 wheel

Often wheels  are powder coated and that is the extent of their "restoration".

Bristol 400 wheel at pre-primer stage
Although it takes more time we believe in grit blasting, spray filling, sanding and then paint priming the wheel for a totally superb finish.

AC Greyhound detailing of paintwork


Minor but important detailing work on a superb AC Greyhound.

Aston Martin DB2/4 total restoration

Shown is the superleggera chassis primed and awaiting return of the original panels. 

For this car we have retained the original panels and will be replacing with new edges.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Alfa Romeo Giulia racer and superb photography

Noticed the picture below on Flickr and gained permission from David Jones of DMJ Photography to use on our blog as it is so good.

Technically superb picture of the Mitchell Motors Alfa Romeo by David Jones of DMJ Photography
Please check out David's website at, it is a rich source of superb car art, photography and video.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Oulton Park AMOC 2013 racing in the rain

Andrew Mitchell. Like Ayrton Senna he loves racing in the rain. Unlike Ayrton Senna he has not won a championship!

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT racing at Oulton Park

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Sunday, 12 May 2013

Alfa Giulia second outing at Oulton Park

Andrew Mitchell the owner of Mitchell Motors came three quarters of the way down the grid, which was better than hoped for what amounted to a competitive horrendous weather.

Alfa Giulia racing car
Attention to detail in the Giulia cockpit. Safety paramount