Bodywork Prep This little Alfa coupe was sold new in 1973, it is a two owner car with the current owner having it since September 1978. After 25 years in dry storage he started a complete restoration of the car. It came to Proline with a majority of the fabrication and welding already completed by […]
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Fresh from Felixstowe Docks After being imported from California, this car was collected by us from the docks at Felixstowe and brought back to the workshops for assessment and strip down. Upon inspection it was clear this early Porsche needed a lot of work and very extensive panel work. In short it was rotten to […]
One of 19 The Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato was introduced at the London Motor Show in October 1960. It was effectively a DB4 GT that had been transformed into a smaller, more aerodynamic, super lightweight car by Ercole Spada at the Zagato factory in Italy. Initially the factory had plans to produce 25 cars, […]
This is the 1925 Motor Show car with body by Jarvis of Wimbledon. Made by Bamford & Martin Ltd of Kensington. The Motor of October 1925 described the car as “the most beautiful small car of the show”. The price for a touring car was 825€ in 1925 compared to an Austin 7, 149€. It […]
This beautiful Maserati 3500 GT was Maserati’s first successful venture into the highly contested GT market. This particular example was brought to us by a customer from Belgium. He had previously had the bodyshell panelled and painted by a reputable specialist and was very disappointed with the results. Proline reshaped the outer body panels, repainted […]
Purchased by our client in a state of disrepair, we were commissioned to restore this Bentley back into a presentable, usable car. Proline carried out a complete bare metal respray including fitting new lower sills, arches and various other panel work. It was repainted in its original Masons Black with a contrasting single white coachline. […]
The Porsche 718RSK replica seen here was bought by Proline founder Gareth Jones from a collector in Scotland. After flying up to Glasgow alone a deal was done. The next day Gareth set off to drive the little VW based 1600 air cooled motor the 340-mile trip back to Northampton. With a 75mph blow out […]
This is one of many Healey`s bought to us for paint only by a well known Healey restorer. Bare metal respray in Healey Ice blue metallic.
A super example of the little Lotus Elite produced between 1957 and 1963. The glass fibre monocoque bodyshell produced a lighter, stiffer shell with better driver protection than other marques available at the time. Great efforts were taken by the team at Proline on this body restoration to ensure accurate colour matches. Also that the […]
Recently imported from the U.S and brought to us for commissioning. We stripped the car back to bare metal to find a stunning unmolested example with hardly any corrosion. Complete respray in original silver metallic. New rubbers, trims and a thorough engine service, it sailed straight through the mot and is a great little classic.