1 July 2017 Michael_T-V

Panel Manufacture – update

This week the first load of purchased and loaned panels was delivered to Classic Sheetmetal Limited in Birmingham, UK – the birthplace of the ADO16.

Simon Harley, who has been leading the ado16.info project handed over to Chris the Managing Director various items including both 2-door and 4-door skins, various sill parts and both a boot-lid and incredibly an estate tailgate!

Chris will be manufacturing panels and making them available for sale. Already Simon has been fielding requests but first in line are a pair of rear wheel arches for his own Austin 1100 project – a car you may recall seeing when we displayed at the Practical Classics Classic Car Restoration Show earlier this year – progress with the wheel arches will get reported in our full colour Club Magazine, The Connaught.

Simon is currently negotiating, on behalf of ado16.info, on something we think could be very special – with delivery scheduled to take place mid-July, so stay tuned for further updates!

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Michael's interest in cars started from an early age, when he would spend time in his Dad's garage observing many a job being undertaken. Naturally as Michael grew up, cars were firmly a part of his DNA, and as such the interest has gone from strength to strength. Having always had a keen interest in all things British, it probably wouldn't surprise you to know that his portfolio of cars have always been British made.