Finding a garage that can handle the work needed on your most prized possession is absolutely vital and one that classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts take very seriously.

We have a number of real bike enthusiasts on our team at White’s Bodyworks. When this 1969 Triumph Trophy came into our car for repairs and refurbishment, it had a few of us purring with delight.

What makes the Triumph Trophy such a special bike? You can keep all your modern, high power models, this is the biker’s bike and it’s a high quality, historic brand that really does say all you need to know about class and quality.

The History of the Triumph Trophy 250cc

You might be surprised to learn that the Triumph brand actually predates the start of the 20th century. It’s one of the oldest bike brands in the world and undoubtedly one of the most reliable.

The ‘Trusty Triumph’ was one of the first mass produced motorbikes in the First World War. Today the company is the largest surviving motorcycle manufacturer in the world. It’s advocates and fans would not be seen on anything else and that includes some of our own staff at White’s Bodyworks.

The 1969 Triumph Trophy is undoubtedly the pinnacle of motorcycle design and one that is regularly seen still on our roads today. Strong handling and a stocky design make this a powerful machine that still sends a thrill through you when you ride it today.

Working on the Triumph Trophy

Classic cars and classic motorcycles are something that we excel in at White’s Bodyworks. We have experienced teams onsite who not only know their way around vintage bikes but have a passion for them as well.

Engine repairs and a full rebuild brought this particular motorbike back to life under the careful hands of our highly talented repair team. By the time we’d finished, the bike was almost as pristine as it was when leaving the production line.

If you have a classic bike like the 1969 Triumph Trophy and are looking for an experienced garage to handle it’s repair or refurbishment, contact the team at White’s Bodyworks today on 01273 933633.

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We love a Triumph Spitfire at White’s Bodyworks. It’s one of those classic cars you can see yourself driving down a sunny country lane in. The Triumph Spitfire MK3 is an iconic British car with plenty of character and one which we’ve seen quite often at White’s Bodyworks.

When this fine example of the classic car turned up at our garage, it certainly gave our team plenty to do. Bodywork repairs and a full respray were the main challenges and it’s something that really takes a specialist team to work on if you want a proper job doing.

Car resprays are often botched because the preparation work isn’t carried out well. Minor defects can show up pretty badly once the paint goes on. Our dedicated spray shop allows us to handle major jobs like this on classic cars and obtain a perfect finish.

The History of the Triumph Spitfire MK3

This two seater car sits low to the ground and packs a punch. There’s something about the growl of the Spitfire engine that even gets less hardened classic car enthusiasts a little excited.

The Spitfire was one of the most successful cars of the 60s and 70s. By the time it went out of production in 1980 it had spent nearly two decades as an iconic symbol of British driving. Despite it’s long run, only around 300,000 cars were ever built and they are now a popular choice with classic car enthusiasts.

How White’s Returned the Spitfire to its Former Glory

As we said earlier, preparation is key with any body respray, more so when you are dealing with a beautiful classic like this. Vintage car owners are very particular in who they choose to do work like this as you can imagine.

Sanding down and smoothing out the surface in preparation for the first coat of paint requires a solid understanding of the Spitfire’s design. You can’t afford to miss a step, take shortcuts or skimp on materials. We’ve handled a lot of classic car resprays over the years and it’s something our team has a high degree of expertise in.

If you are looking for a local garage that knows it’s way around a classic car and has a passion for delivering great results, contact the team at White’s Bodyworks on 01273 933633.

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The restoration and respray of this Triumph Stag is typical of the kind of work we carry out at White’s Bodyworks in West Sussex. This popular sports car from the 70s was the luxury ride of its day and was often seen in TV series through the decade.

It’s still a pretty good looking car and we were pleased to see it heading into our garage for some serious work.

More About the Triumph Stag

Triumph were one of the most popular car brands throughout the last century and produced a wide range of models. The Triumph Stag was the company’s attempt to compete with the increasingly popular Mercedes-Benz.

Design work on it began as far back as 1963 but it wasn’t until 1970 that it actually hit the market in the UK. Just under 26,000 were made before it went out of production in 1977. Nowadays, it’s fairly rare to see a Triumph Stag in our workshop but there is a healthy UK club that arranges meets around the country each year.

The big problem with the Stag, however, was that it developed a reputation for being unreliable in the early days of production. It looked good but there were issues with the engine that meant many owners ended up changing it with an engine from the Rover V8. That aside, it’s still a good looking car and, as long as you can sort out the motor, it’s a great drive as well.

Restorations and Resprays at White’s Bodyworks

There’s no doubt that any restoration and respray is going to be a pretty big job and there was a lot of work to do with this particular Triumph Stag. Once the restoration work is completed, it’s all about carefully prepping the surface for a full body respray. You need to have the right equipment on-site to do this professionally.

Particularly when it comes to classic cars, we undertake a lot of restorations and resprays at our West Sussex garage. If you have a car that needs repair and some paintwork completing, the good news is we have the expert team who can help you out.
Contact us on 01273 933633 to find out more.

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If you’re a fan of classic cars and you’re looking to restore one, the Triumph Vitesse MK2 is a pretty good choice. We love this car and were glad to see it at our garage in West Sussex.

The team at White’s Bodyworks have helped restore and respray a wide number of classic cars and bikes over the years. As a family-owned business, we’re proud of our reputation in this area and people come from all across the UK to use our services.
This Triumph Vitesse MK2 came in for some fairly intensive restoration and repairs followed by an all-over respray before it was ready to get back on the road.

More About the Triumph Vitesse MK2

Triumph was a long-standing automotive brand that produced a wide range of family and sports cars, particularly during the 60s and 70s. It was a staple on British roads and is one of the most popular makes among classic car enthusiasts.

The original Vitesse was designed by Giovanni Michelotti and it first came off the production line in 1962. More than 50,000 were built, up until it stopped being made in 1971. The MK2 came out in 1968 and was capable of going from 0 to 70 in 15 seconds which was quite impressive at the time.

Our Work on the Triumph Vitesse MK2

There was plenty that needed doing on this classic car at our garage in West Sussex. White’s Bodyworks, of course, has a fully equipped garage that can handle all restoration, repairs and resprays. We’re the perfect one-stop-shop for all your classic car needs.

Repairs to the bodywork were carried out first as there were signs of rust and various dents that needed to be straightened out. Then it was all about prepping this classic car for a full respray so that it looked as good as new.

If you own a classic car or are thinking of buying one and need a reliable and experienced garage, contact the team at White’s Bodyworks in West Sussex on 01273 933633.

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01273 933633 / repairs@whitesbodyworks.co.uk
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