Bryan Purves Ltd
Applegarth, Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3PP
Opening Hours - Monday-Friday 09:00 - 17:00, Saturdays - By Appointment Only
Telephone: +44 (0)1342 315009
During the early 1960’s numerous companies started to manufacture what can be called competition bucket style seats for the prospective sports enthusiast whether for racing, rallying or the youngsters in their street cars. Two manufacturers captured the competitive market namely Restall and Microcell Engineering Ltd. who in turn manufactured several different styles of seating.
Due to the demand for originality we are pleased to be able to offer replica seats of both manufacturers in both leather and vinyl or in the material/fabric to meet the customers’ requirements subject to availability. In some instances small differences to the experienced eye can be seen in comparison to the original products but our aim has been to manufacture as close to the original specification as practically possible.
The Restall seats were fitted to many of the factory competition Minis and Healey models.
The Microcell fixed and Recliner seats were fitted to many of the ‘Works’ Minis.
The Microcell Contour seats were fitted in the Sunbeam rally cars, Jaguar E Type Race Cars, MGA and MGA Sebring cars. This style of seat became available from June 1961.
In many cases the seats were individually upholstered to the driver and navigator requirements. With this in mind, when in a competitive situation the body perspires and it is not very pleasant sitting on a vinyl upholstered seat hence in many cases especially racing, fabric facings were requested.
We will be pleased to discuss your exact requirements.
MGA Works Competition Seats
Microcell Recliners Type 2