There’s nothing like a respray to bring an old classic back to life. Once all the renovation work has been done and your vintage vehicle is ready to hit the road, this is one thing you really need to do if you want the bodywork to look complete.

It literally creates that wow factor that makes your car look great when it first goes out on the road. This Austin A55 Cambridge was a point in question. A classic car in every sense, we loved it from the moment it drove onto our forecourt in West Sussex.

We handle a lot of resprays for both modern and classic cars at White’s Bodyworks and we love to see an old vehicle like this suddenly look like it’s just popped off the manufacturing line.

More About the Austin A55 Cambridge

The Austin Cambridge range were quintessentially English cars and probably some of the popular motors on the roads during the 50s and 60s. The A55 first hit the roads in 1957 and 154,000 were made before it ceased production.

You might be surprised that it took all of 27 seconds to get the A55 from 0 to 60 and it only had a top speed of about 77 miles per hour. If you were looking for a top of the range sports car, this wasn’t it. At a cost of just £871, it was on the slightly more expensive side for a family car but it was still a popular model.

What We Do At White’s Bodyworks

Key to any respray is the preparation that goes into everything before the paint is actually put on. It’s what separates the professional garage from the rest. That means, first of all, stripping the existing paintwork and then carrying out repairs.

Smoothing down the surface can take a lot of hard work but if you want a great finish you can’t skimp on this part of the job. Once this classic car is ready to be painted, it’s not all finished. Choosing the right paint for a classic model like this is important for the final look.

If you have a classic car and you need an experienced respray team that knows what they’re doing, contact the team at White’s Bodyworks in West Sussex today on 01273 933633.

The Austin A30 may not look like the kind of car you could fall in love with but it’s a classic with a lot of heritage and plenty of owners who wouldn’t drive anything else.

You won’t be surprised that there’s a whole fan club associated with the Austin and there are many still running perfectly on the road today.

This amazing car was in pretty good condition considering it was first built in the late 50s and is now nearly 60 years old. They certainly built family cars to last back then.

The History of the Austin A30

The Austin A30 was innovative for its time, having a lighter chassis than many of it’s contemporaries. There was a real effort to make this an economy family vehicle, even to the extent of just fitting one windscreen wiper to the front to keep the final cost down.
While the first cars off the line were four door, the A30 with two doors became more typical as time went on.

The engine was also pretty state of the art at the time, doing 42 mpg, although its top speed was little more than 70mph. There’s an Austin A30 and A35 club in the UK and members often turn up at classic car events and festivals.

The Work White’s Bodyworks Carried Out on the Austin A30

Like all old cars, the Austin sometimes needs work undertaking and this model was no exception. Although it looked pretty good on the surface it required various mechanical repairs and some careful bodywork restoration.

This is the kind of job we excel in at White’s Bodyworks. Our specialist classic car team are highly focused on carrying out repairs that maintain the integrity of the vehicle’s original design. That means discussing any issues with the owner and perhaps even sourcing fairly rare parts to carry out repairs.

Whether you have a recent classic or a really old vintage vehicle that needs a specialist garage with a great track record, contact the team at White’s Bodyworks today on 01273 933633.

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