An interesting project has arrived this weekend at Vintage Automobilia. A c.1920s Gilbert & Barker T8 with some modifications to suit its original position under a canopy, the neck has been heavily reduced and a sightglass added to the door for the gauge.
We were privileged to purchase this directly from the small garage where it worked and be able to see where it was sited and keep that history with this interesting piece.
Now assesed and being prepared for restoration to start.
5 projects pumps due in stock this week!
We are always hunting for pump projects to keep us busy and this week will see the delivery or 5 genuine, original pumps including 3 more Beckmeter M50’s. A great size of pump, these late 1950s pieces are available ‘as is’ for the DIY restorer (be quick!) or can be reserved to be restored by us on commission in your chosen livery, delivered and set up by our team.
Please contact us for further information.
The latest arrival at Vintage Automobilia HQ this week & a little different to our usual finds. An early and rare Crypton engine tuning machine. An incredible looking piece with knobs and gauges aplenty.
We first saw this in a south Devon garage last year whilst on a picking trip. We loved it then and are very glad to have been able to purchase this piece. Now undergoing sympathetic cosmetic restoration to bring it back to its former glory.
Latest restoration nears completion. Late 1950s Beckmeter model M50 finished in its original Shell livery.
Pictured here with panels loosely fitted for the first time after paint. It is now undergoing final fit & finish in our workshop including new decals and will be ready to find it’s new home in the coming few days. An original Shell-Mex BP supplied pump.
Another project pump landed at V.A. HQ today and our second Beckmeter M50 in stock. Available now with options to purchase ‘as is’ as a project piece for the DIY enthusiast or supplied fully restored, delivered to you in a livery of your choice! Contact us for further details
Our latest restoration, a c.1970 Beckmeter M60 is now completed. Resplendant in its correct original Shell UK colour scheme with period decals, re-wired (PAT tested), new hose & new glass globe. Complete with its internals, professionally restored in house by us to our usual high standard and ready to find a new home. A great size pump. See ‘Pumps’ page for more details.
We’ve been making the most of this weeks weather and getting some more panels into colour. The first coats of Shell yellow and red have been applied to our Beckmeter M60 pump panels, seen here drying in the spring sunshine, these will be flatted off and more coats applied before a satisfactory finish is reached, but a good start for the first coat, straight from the gun! Another pump soon to be complete and ready for sale!
Did you see our Avery Hardoll pump at the NEC?
Completed as an example of what we could build for you. Either as a traditional brand or customised to match your car or advertise your business or brand, as you see here finished in our own special livery.
Restored to a high standard and features include 24ct gold leaf sign writing!
Please contact us to talk about restoration options.
Our latest client commission restoration is now complete and was delivered to a delighted customer last week.
We thoroughly enjoyed working on this one, being one of the first pumps we purchased, it has stayed in our collection until earlier this year when the decision was made to sell it. The customers choice of Gulf racing colours suites this Gilbarco Salesmaker pump perfectly.
If you are considering a commission restoration then feel free to make contact to discuss options.
A sneak preview of our latest restoration project, a Godwin P1 skeleton pump.
Whilst still busy working on/off with other pump projects, seeking out more rare automobilia and the various ongoing show preparations, we are nearing the completion of the newest project to enter the workshop. We just love working on these early hand pumps and this one is no exception.
Of course, more pictures will be posted when its complete and, it will be for sale too! There is still some way to go but for now here’s a preview showing the first coats of its beautiful blue paintwork.