Specialist Vehicle Restoration
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 email@example.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.
Books & Prints
The Last Works Minis - Now out of print
This book sets out to complete the untold recent history of the mighty ‘Works Mini’ in international motorsport. How the Mini came to be in Monte Carlo and at the famous Nurburgring battling with the giant teams such as Fiat and Citroen. Of how different manufacturers where building ‘Works’ cars on either side of Birmingham but not knowing the other existed. It tells the story of cars developed from 1994 up to the last Group A cars of 1997, with fuel injection and six speed sequential gearboxes. The book also covers Rover’s plan to go around the world competing in various rounds of the world rally championship. It’s all here, copies of Rover internal documents plus many unseen photo’s that Rover would not want you to see, if they were still around.
Containing approximately 59,000 words and 585 photographs, drawings and charts. This is the only book to have been written about the 1990s 'Works' Mini Coopers and their race and rally history.
Authors: Bryan Purves and Tim Brenchley
Completes the story of the ‘Works Mini’ in motorsport.
First book to cover this part of the story
Features many famous names from motorsport.
The authors owned two of the cars.
Accessible, enjoyable writing style, the Mini name is
still very popular
'THE AUSTIN SEVEN SOURCE BOOK'
All 329 known Austin Seven variabts listed and described in detail in the light of current knowledge.
Information arranged in chronological order with annual summary of design feature changes in Longbridge models.
Includes special scene-setting sections on Lord Austin, the Londbridge works and more
Profusely illustrated with an array of generally unpublished material including 1500 photographs, works drawings, specially commissioned drawings and charts.
Contains unique and comprehensive information on original colour schemes and trim.
The indespensiable 'Bible' for the Austin Seven owner, restorer and enthusiast
Original first edition mint copies with dust cover, author signed £450.00 each
Good pre-owned copies bought and sold - Please contact Bryan