5th April 2022

 Unfortunately we must announce that the business is now closed; due to the passing of Bryan, following his long battle with Cancer.

 Stock items may still be available by email request to bryanpurvesstock@gmail.com, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee response   times to these enquiries.

 We would like to take the opportunity to thank his many long standing customers for your custom and friendship over the years.

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Bryan Purves

Specialist Vehicle Restoration

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Bryan Purves

The Oast House

Landhurst

Gallipot Hill

Hartfield

East Sussex  

TN7 4AY

 

Opening Hours:

9am-5pm Tuesday-Thursday      

 

Telephone:

00 (44) 1892 770503

 

Email:

bryanpurves1@gmail.com

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About Bryan

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All prices quoted are in GBP £ Sterling

Payment accepted by Cheque, Cash or Bank Transfer

Carriage is NOT included, this will be charged in addition

All orders are subject to our Terms & Conditions

Bryan's experience within the motor industry stems back to the early 1960s having sold his Lambretta scooter whilst at university he purchased his first car, a Ford E93A, which after owning for just five days the big ends started to rattle. Having subsequently rebuilt the engine to period Lotus specification the car was eventually sold and replaced with a Fiat 600 with suicide doors.

In 1965 he purchased a 1963 Mini Super de Luxe and although only two years old the engine was soon changed for a modified 1100 unit. Seats were changed, lights and switches added and then the local rallies became part of the scene.

 

By now a reputation for Mini  engine and rally preparation had become established with several privateers cars being prepared for continental rallies. A formula Mini Se7en car was built in conjuction with his brother.

 

With a family background of bespoke boot and show makers and a gentleman's tailor the natural progression led to both comprehensive vehicle restoration and re-trimming. Having had an engineering, fabrication and trimming background this enables the business to offer bespoke manufacturing in entirety.

 

 

 

Bryan currently is running and restoring several classic cars including rarities such as the D.P. Nimbus and the Camber GT / Maya

 

Bryan is also a familiar face on the classic rallying scene and has a particular interest in Works Minis including writing a book on the subject in recent years. You can see some further shots of Works Minis in action here. Some other rallies which Bryan has undertaken are

The 1998 Monte Carlo Challenge 

The 10th Classic Marathon

The Millenium Monte Carlo Challenge and

The Rally of the Tests in 2001.

 

 

Italian Job fans should take a look here...

The Italian Job 1999

 

 

Did you know...

The three number plates used on the Mini Coopers in the 1969 film were all said to be related to something specific in the film...

GPF 146G This came from the 'Grand Prix Flag'

HMP 729G was Caine's prisoner number 'Her Majesty's Pleasure 729'

LGW 809G was the gang's flight number 'London GatWick 809'

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