- Car Transport
Restoration: the act of lovingly returning something to its pristine, original condition.
Desecration: the disrespectful or contemptuous treatment of a treasured possession or object.
Classic car restoration is, for us, all about love and respect – with a fair amount of oil, welding, blood, sweat and tears thrown in for good measure. Working on this Honda S800 really drove home just how badly a restoration job can go if it falls into the wrong hands.
We were given this S800 in an unfinished state and asked to complete the work that had been carried out on it to get this utterly irresistible sports car performing once more. The S800 is proof that great things can come in small packages but when we unwrapped our gift and took a look inside we found more evidence of desecration than restoration.
The work carried out on the bonsai supercar had actually done more harm than good. We quickly realised that we needed to rip it out and start again if this car was ever to match its pretty serious performance credentials and former stylish, sleek looks.
Let’s get back to basics then and start restoring.
Nothing is worse than seeing a classic car desecrated. And nothing is more satisfying than the sight of a classic car proudly driven from the workshops perfectly restored. Well, that is apart from driving that classic car yourself, of course.