A well-known restoration firm is giving away four valuable classic cars. The deal is that the vehicles need rebuilding, and the recipients have to agree to fund the work at TT Workshops, which owns the cars. The cars are two Bristols, an early 400 and a left-hand-drive 405 (below), and two dismantled Frazer Nash-BMWs, a 320 with unique Bertelli saloon body and a 319 with cabrio coachwork. TT’s chairman Iain Harris told us “we’ve had the cars for years, but we are so busy with customer work that we’re never going to get round to doing them for ourselves.” TT, a major supplier of Bristol and pre-war BMW components, needs to make space for a new machine shop.
Why not sell the cars unrestored? Says Harris, “our charter says we don’t deal in cars, so it’s a point of honour. And it would upset us if someone else did a job on them we didn’t approve of. But we’ll be very picky in choosing the right customers”. TT’s phone number is 01373 823603.