Car Renovation In Tendring
Tudor and Black are based in East Anglia. We specialise in car renovation and the storage of motor vehicles; You can rest assured that all vehicles are stored in a dry modern facility with round the clock protection. With manned personal and otherwise when unmanned the security is directly linked to Red-Care and the police. We (John Smith) have had 40 years restoration experience in restoring all types of classic cars. We specialise in Aston Martins, Bentleys, Rolls Royce, and Jaguars.
Fire protection is fitted of exacting standards as required by our insurance and linked directly to our security system with all the benefits. The company has an insurance to the value of £14 million so you can only imagine the precautions that are required hence the extra fire and security. Most importantly the Company provides a planned maintenance program which is essential to the vehicle’s well being.
These vehicles are a valuable commodity and without regular servicing could create lasting damage. This facility is tailored to the customers needs with a current MOT check which allows the customer to take their vehicle for a spin when required. The company also provides a delivery and collection service in covered transport, notice is always nice. Meet and greet at airports with your treasured vehicle can be arranged.
Alec Slade is pleased to announce his move to Tudor & Black, after 40 years specialising in both mechanical and restoration of Aston Martin cars from his own business workshop. His vast knowledge and experience undoubtedly will be an asset to the operations and expansion plans of John Smith at Tudor & Black Leiston. We have just recently completed restoration of a DB4 and a DB5 so the total of expertise of John and Alec combined will inevitably become a leading force in East Anglia. Alec will run independently at Leiston and Johns work on Aston Martins, will in future be conducted by Alec who formally traded as Excalibur of Beccles Suffolk.
Aston Martin DB4 S3
This exceptional DB4 is a historically important Aston Martin being the first Series 3 car produced and the factory demonstrator. According to a copy of the original build sheet, which accompanies the car, it was constructed in April of 1961 and fitted with a number of special options from new including overdrive, oil cooler and chrome wire wheels.
Built in 1939 and featuring coachwork by Carlton Carriage Co., the Daimler was used by the Prime Minister (Winston Churchill) during his election campaigns in 1944 and 1949. With a top speed of 76mph, the drop head Coupe uses a four-speed Wilson pre-selector in tandem with a Daimler Fluid Flywheel rather than a conventional manual or automatic gearbox. Gears are selected by hand before a “change pedal” is used to enact the shift.
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