Really rare cars only come along once a blue moon and this Innocenti Spider certainly grabbed our attention. At White’s Bodyworks, we’ve worked hard over the last few decades to build a reputation for being one of the top vintage car restoration garages in the UK.
If you’re a mod, you’ll probably know the Innocenti brand because it produced the iconic Lambretta scooter way back in the days of The Who. It was hoped this diminutive but power-packed sports car would be just as popular when it was produced around the same time.
The Innocenti Spider was manufactured between 1961 and 1968 and sold well in Italy when it first came out. Abroad, however, it found too much competition with other similar cars and was never a big seller in places like the UK. The company tried switching to a coupe design but even this failed to ignite the market over the long run.
It’s, therefore, a fairly rare car to find nowadays and we were surprised to see it at our workshop in Sussex. It’s not a bad looking sports car and is typical of the kinds of designs that were around in the late 50s and through the 60s.
As with many vintage cars, working on the Spider involved using a range of modern and not so modern techniques. Replacing damaged infrastructure is always a big challenge and it’s important for our team to work with the owners and other experts when repairing areas like this.
There’s no doubt that the repairs on this Innocenti Spider took time and a good deal of love, care and attention. That’s where White’s Bodyworks has an advantage over other garages. We’re vintage car enthusiasts and we relish the challenge of bringing an old vehicle back to live again.
If you have a classic car, whatever condition it’s in, and need a reliable garage that is experienced and has a great reputation in the UK, contact the team at White’s Bodyworks today on 01273 933633.