Inspiring photographs showing the before and after of a major restoration.
Chassis No.21623 JYL 705 (Extracted from The Bulletin No.459 Sept/ Oct 1999)
Chassis No.23378 Reg: NPD 933Unfortunately previous pages of this article are not available
Featured in the same magazine 20 years later!!
Chassis no.22332 Reg: GSP 100
Kevin Vernon, the proud owner writes
“I have spent 35 years working as a motor mechanic and always had a very strong interest in pre-war cars, for many years I have had a desire to stretch my knowledge and body my own special in the style of a early thirties sports car. An opportunity arose
when a friend of mine heard about GSP100, the owner was about to scrap the
car, he had owned it and done nothing with it for 9 years and was about to
move house, it was in a terrible state. I bought the rolling chassis and
running gear and I am now enjoying the body design and build process,
progress is a little slow as I have to fit it in with family life and
working quite long hours. So the car is getting a new lease of life in a
slightly different guise, I don’t feel too guilty about loss of originality
because as you can see there was not much of the bodywork left”.
Chassis no. 21835 Reg; LVK 959 Mulliners Saloon
Chassis No. 23206 (Originally BFB 183) ‘Lady d’Armor’
This magnificient and very beautiful car built to reflect the ‘Spirit of Yachting’ was built from a replica Vandem Plas special by French Naval Architect Jean-Yves Manac’h.
3 years of restoration – 3000 hrs, 2500 hrs by Jean-Yves himself. 33 coats of varnish on the new mahogany body.
After in 2011:
NSV 525 (formerly SMX 267) Chassis No. 21130 Coachbuilder A C Cars Co. Ltd.
Left Alvis Factory 16 May 1947 ‘Work in Progress’