We have a vacancy for a full or part-time engineer at Southern Rebore Services. Experience required in all aspects of engine reconditioning. Boring and honing of engine blocks, crankshaft grinding, cylinder head reconditioning, block and head refacing, valve seat and guide replacement. If you are interested in joining this long established and well respected machine shop then send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve had a second yellow Dino 246 with us, only this one has the flares and the wider Campagnolo wheels rather than the typical Cromodora’s. This Dino was in for a relatively major service but was also suffering from sticking rear brakes. New caliper, discs and pads on the back sorted that issue and the car is now back on the road.
In the 1950’s the Cooper name was synonymous with single seat racing cars with unprecedented success with 500cc cars up to Formula 1. Some of the worlds greatest racing drivers started out in the 500cc formula before graduating to F1.
Jim Russell was one of the most successful drivers in the 500cc Formula 3 category with a hatrick of championships for the Cooper Car Company. His 1956 and 57 championships were won in this very car. Built in 1956 it was campaigned by Russell as the Cooper works car in 1956 and 57 winning an astonishing total of 21 races.
The car has a very well documented history including letters from Jim Russell and an issue of Autosport from 1957 where Jim features on the cover driving the Cooper to victory in the 100 mile race at Silverstone. Today the Cooper is presented in beautiful restored condition, although it has not been driven in some years. The car even retains it’s original Steve Lancefield built Manx Norton “double knocker” engine.
If you are interested in owning one of the most successful Cooper 500’s in history then please contact Daniel for more information. Viewing can be arranged at our premises in East Sussex. £45,000.
This classic Mini came in a couple of weeks ago for some cosmetic work. The car is actually incredibly sound. So many of these Mini’s a full of rust but this one has clearly been well looked after. That being said there were some issues the owner wanted dealt with. Both doors had bad repairs and even worse paint work. The front wings were just starting to bubble up as was the passenger side A-panel. We chopped these panels out and fitted brand new heritage doors, A-panel and wings. We then painted the front half of the car in colour matched green metallic paint and reapplied the stickers. New arches were fitted along with new bumpers and grille. The existing paint on the rear of the car was machine polished. Underneath we applied a stone chip and under seal product which is coloured to match the body. The car now looks almost new again.
Over the past year or so we’ve done a lot of work on a Jaguar XK150 that is that is being assembled by it’s owner. We had the chassis back last week to do a couple of jobs before the body was fitted. The body arrived on Monday so we could drop it down onto the chassis using our lift. Next step is painting the outside.
This Jaguar XK150 came in for a full service and a rolling road power run. The car has been used regularly by its owner both on the road and on track days and although it is not a show queen it is loved and well looked after. Aside from the usual service items we found a problem with a rear hub that required some work and a new seal and it also received a replacement indicator switch. The car went on the rolling road for a quick check and a power run.