Aston Martin Restoration
Aston Martin vehicles built at Newport Pagnell were all built by highly skilled craftsmen 'by hand'! The chassis of these vehicles were assembled and welded together on sectional jigs in the form of steel box sections. The body panels were all shaped by hand on forming jigs and made in aluminium. (Quite a sight to see). The body was then mounted to the steel chassis, insulated and then riveted into position. Eventually this very labour intensive process would result in a vehicle ready for mechanical assembly and paint. Both of which were equally skilled and labour intensive.
To repaint an Aston Martin to get the desired finish it is thus necessary to strip the car back to the bare metal condition.
The engine fitted to the V8 Aston is unique to the car. They were originally all manufactured in house at Newport Pagnell and made of aluminium block and heads with wet steel liners fitted, Retained in position with two rubber O rings to seal the water jacket.
Over the years all six cylinder and V8 blocks corrode extensively but can be restored to former glory with in our engineering workshop. Heads are also converted to lead free during rebuild.
Once engine is assembled to gearbox it can be re installed into the car taking great car not to touch the aluminium wings in the process.
When the car is finished and tuned the car is extensively road tested and mileage testing applied.
We always have a good selection of classic and modern sports cars in stock and ready to view. Please browse our online showroom for more information and to make an appointment. Join our free mailing list to be the first to know about new stock as it comes in.