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Little Classics Feature: 29 March 2015

Report from the Restoration and Classic Car Show

Rolls Royce Restoration

From completed projects, shining under the lights, to rare barn finds resembling not much more than a pile of rusty parts - the 2015 Restoration and Classic Car Show, sponsored by Practical classics, had something for everyone.

With practical skill demonstrations, including panel work, lead loading (below) and refinishing, the thousands of visitors of all skill levels had something to learn.

Lead Loading restoration demonstration

In the opposite hall to the main demonstrations, parts and tools, were Silverstone Auctions (below), who truly matched the spirit of the show with many restoration lots – some vastly more ambitious than others (top)! Once the final hammer dropped, £1.9 million had exchanged hands.

Silverstone Auctions

The live stage and ‘Ask the Expert’ also hosted many stars and experts of the classic car world, which alongside the many demonstrations, exhibits and experts of nearly 100 classic vehicle clubs, meant that no matter what the questions, there was an answer to be found.

Ask the Expert

We have compiled our gallery of photos from the event, showing just how varied this year’s show was. We look forward to its third year in 2016.

Restoration and Classic Car Show Gallery


Morris Register

Chassis for restoration

Austin A35 Van

Austin Restoration

Oldest Morris Van in UK

Oldest Morris Van interior

Sunbeam maintenance

Hillman Avenger Tiger

Hillman for Restoration

Hillman rusty panel

Classic Hillman body shell

Classic Fords

Ford pickup classic

Ford rally car

Rare classic Morris

Classic Vauxhall

Classic Morris Minro for restoration

Barn find classics

Classic Hillman barn find

Classic Jaguar XJ

Jensen Interceptor barn find

Classic Morris van - Heritage Insurance

Morris mini interior

Vintage MG to be restored

Austin Healey Sprit barn find

Classic Buick

Classic Aston Martin barn find

Restoration work on classic car

BMW 6 Series

Ford Escort MK1

Classic Volvo

Chevy Hotrod

Chevy Lowrider

Classic Triumph motorcycle

Jaguar Heritage XK120

Jaguar Heritage XJS

Jaguar SS

Classic Talbot

Classic Aston Martin barn find

Classic Land Rover series 1

Bedford van

Classic Lotus Esprit

Evanta model

Silverstone Auctions Rolls Royce restorations

Vintage Bentley

Rover P5 Camper at  auction

Classic Porsche 911 restoration

Vintage Californian numberplate

Rusty rear lisghts

Jaguar XK120 for restoration

Ferrari Testarossa

Mini Cooper rally car


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