Recommendations


I have only included organisations and people that I have used personally and with whom I have been satisfied. Please get in touch if any of the contact details are incorrect or don’t work.  Contact


Jaguars

Brian Stevens at XKMotorsport. Brian has worked on most of my cars for the last nearly thirty years and I have found him and his painter Alan to be excellent. He is a Jaguar expert and an XK specialist.  +44 (0)1189 326141 www.info @brianstevens.co.uk


SS, MK V, VII to IX: Worcester Car Spares run by Simon Whitworth. Not cheap but helpful and sometimes has rare bits

+44 (0)1905 821569


SS and MK IV: JDC spares secretary Alan Gibbins has been making parts for SS and MK IV Jaguars for longer than I can remember. He’s a real expert and knows his stuff. +44 (0)208 953 4097


SS and MK IV: Ed Nantes is based in Melbourne, Australia. He a very witty man who knows just about everything there is to know about these cars. Ed manufactures a lot of improved parts like 6000 rpm cranks and alloy brake drums. enantes@bigpond.com


XKs: Tom Kent deals only in original XK parts. If he has what you want, it will be original and not a reproduction. He’s a great character and wonderfully helpful.   

+44 (0)7770 886680


Jaguar Drivers’ Club - JDC is a must if you own or run an old Jaguar. A small subscription gives you access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise. If you’re socially minded there’s lots of activity. http://www.jaguardriver.co.uk


Rover

Meteor Spares: Mike Couldry is another great character; full of knowledge and enthusiasm. He has a vast trove of P1 and P2 parts and manufactures even more. My Speed Fourteen would not be on the road without him. +44 (0)1159 811222


Bradford

Bill Lock is Mr Jowett. He specialises in Bradford as well as Jowett items and carries a huge range of parts at keen prices. A real gentleman he’ll say what he’ll do and do what he says. +44 (0)7768 383213 or (0)1327 831247 or (0)208 390 7904


Vintage and PVT (Lagonda, SS etc)

West Hoathly Garage: Run by the Denne family headed by Jim, it’s an oasis of fifties style, courtesy and good service. They are Rolls and Packard specialists but are excellent with anything, particularly pre-war cars. +44 (0)1342 810402


Bristol

Brian May: Does spares for the six cylinder cars. +44 (0)121 430 3767


Buying or Selling

Honest Broker: If you want to buy or sell a high value vehicle there is no better agent than Mark Shannon. He’ll get what you want and sell what you have. Experience suggests he’ll get a better price than you will alone. Highly recommended.

http://www.markshannon.net


Transport

Barry Wigman: Based north of London, Barry operates an excellent and sophisticated transporter truck. Very careful and reliable. +44 (0)7778 261620


Photography

Craig Pusey: Produces terrific work (doesn’t do weddings, bar mitzvahs, or christenings). He specialises in creating a book of photographs of your classic, including action shots. A great memento or present. +44 (0)7855 806 581 http://www.craigpusey.co.uk


Trimming

Aldridge Trimming: Simon Aldridge has done some great work for me. He’s based in Wolverhampton but it’s worth the trip. 

http://www.aldridge.co.uk


Shock Absorbers

Stevson Motors: Derek Stevenson is a real gem. A long time ago he purchased the remaining stocks of Luvax spares from Girling when they gave up that business and he is now the UKs leading expert and supplier. He rebuilt the shocks on my Rover and even found me a set of unobtainable Luvax shocks for the SS. Try him for all your damper requirements. 0121 472 1702


Magnetos

Armoto Motor Units of Chesterfield are a good bet to rebuild or repair your magneto; ask for Adam Kennedy. They are reliable and although not cheap, will do a thorough job. 01246 826667 sales&armoto.co.uk


Dents and Scratches

Autopaint 4 U. Karl Morris is a real artist. When I bought my Corvette it had a number of paint blemishes that frankly spoiled the car. Karl came over three times allowing things to dry and set, matched the paint and did a terrific job for a keen price. I strongly recommend his mobile service. 07973 348297.