Garage Andreas

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Alfa Romeo front 'back plate' showing the 3 brake cylinder set up.

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The cylinders were Soda blasted and the bore honed of any score marks then new seals were installed.

Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale suspension and brake complete overhaul, curiously these Alfa's run 3 brake cylinders on each brake drum! The suspension will be stripped further, all parts will be powder coated black and all new bushes and seals will be installed along with rebuilt brake cylinders and new brake hoses

This Alfa Sprint Speciale came in for a complete restoration. Initially, we couldn't understand why our client wanted the car resprayed - on the surface it all looked very tidy. That is until we started taking the paint off and found body filler almost 1/2 an inch thick at the rear!

The brakes and suspension are starting to take shape, the brake cylinders have been overhauled, suspension is back from powder coating and the assembly begins with new bearings, seals etc

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Very badly corroded side of bulkhead where it goes down to the chassis, this is a particularly bad point on the car for retaining water. However over the years we have managed to identify these issues and you will see in some later photos how we correct these problems.

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Alfa Romeo suspension arms being assembled using all new bushes and sleeves, we do not use Poly bushes on these Alfas as it tends to make the suspension a little hard and noisy.

All chassis areas that had surface rust were treated with Jenolite rust preventer and then Red Oxide primer before being painted in Epoxy black satin finish paint.

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This black silicone is the second protection, the wing is then installed on top of this and then a fine film of Silicone is installed on top of the wing and painted the colour of the car. It took a while to find a Silicone that would not shrink and that could be painted in Two Pack paint, this product is a 3M product that is not cheap but it does work.

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This white sealing strip is the first layer of protection, Morgans use this between the chassis and wood frame. We have discovered that using it between bulkhead and chassis as a first layer works really well.

A Morgan Plus 8 transmission tunnel cover, when removing these panels we always use the opportunity to heat shield the inside. If you have ever travelled any distance in the summer in a Plus 8 then you will appreciate how hot it can get inside.

Arrival of new Stainless Steel bulkhead from  the Morgan Motor Company.

A Morgan front seat re trimmed in leather. If you look closely you will notice a lot of the side squab has been removed to fit the clients slightly larger size.

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Morgan engine now removed prior to removing front wiring loom and remainder of ancillaries to allow removal of old bulkhead

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A Morgan Plus 8 under going a partial restoration to replace a badly corroded steel bulkhead with the later Stainless Steel option. This is the type of work on Morgan's we have carried out over the years as Service agents.

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Below, a Bugatti Type 57 Atalante undergoing a complete brake overhaul.

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This Rolls Royce Phantom II has been stripped to remove the engine that is being fully rebuilt in our workshops.  Also at this stage we are cleaning, checking and repainting the chassis, tidying up wiring prior to installation of the new engine. Further photos to follow!


The majority of our restoration work, including manufacture of alloy or steel panels maybe that are no longer available, is carried out in house with only spraying and leather re-trimming being sub-contracted out to companies many of whom we have been working with for over 25 years.

These companies are dedicated and consistent in producing work to our very high standards, ensuring you of the best quality craftsmanship around. 

​We keep a photographic record of all work carried out on your car which forms part of the provenance and enhances the value of your car if and when you decide to sell.

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Restoration

Garage Andreas undertakes partial or full restorations, maybe just a suspension rebuild is required or a brake overhaul. We are happy to discuss your requirements and budget.