We’re back from a busy few weeks attending both the Beaulieu Autojumble and Goodwood Revival. The weather was kind to us and as always we had a great time at each event, some new pieces found for our own collection and items heading out worldwide to others. It was great to meet so many of our clients and friends again, thank you to all who stopped by and said hello.
As you’ll be aware our website is in desperate need of an update. We are currently working on a stock take following recent shows and will upload some fresh items very soon so please keep checking back!
On the restoration side we are still very busy with some new commissions recently booked in, taking us well into 2023 with some exciting pump restoration work already confirmed.
Some pictures attached from last weekend, our stand at Goodwood Revival.
Take care all, D. & T.
Work started on a rare pump this week. We only know of 2 others of these Redline Glico garage forecourt oil dispensers to survive, both in museums.
Strip down for restoration which will include returning back to its correct original yellow livery, remains of which can be seen inside having survived its previous sandblast and paint. To be complimented by the only known surviving Glico oil globe that would have once sat on top on the small globe holder.
A great piece that we are really looking forward to working on.
A selection of some recently purchased enamel signs all new to stock here at VA.
Some great examples from a wide age range including some double sided and aluminium signs too, various sizes, something for everyone.
Keep an eye on the website latest items page for listings.
New arrival trio of large enamel signs have arrived this week here at VA. Superb condition, they don’t come much better! The Pratts is 6ft long!
These won’t be here long and have already caused a stir on our social media pages.
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We have some great content planned and will use the platform to document more about automobilia for our followers. You can check out the channel by following the link below.
Enjoy and stay safe, from all at VA HQ.
Our first ever ‘Black Friday’ Sale is here!
With no trade shows or autojumbles this year and few bargains to be found we are joining the sale trend this weekend and bringing you up to 30% off selected items across our stock! With minimum discounts of 10% off Everything! Starting early on the website and from Friday morning on our eBay store. Don’t miss some great offers!
The Sale will run from Thursday evening 26th Nov 2020 through to 11pm Sunday 29th Nov. 2020
We recently wrote about several Shell pumps coming to the end of their restoration in our workshops and can now share the completed pictures of three of these fabulous original pumps finished and delivered.
Now adorning a fabulous Midlands colletion, we were commissioned to restore these pumps for a loyal client of our friends at Vintage-Motoring UK in Leicestershire, they have found a fantastic home complimenting some stunning vehicles including Aston Martin’s, Morgans and more in a purpose built new garage.
Thank you to Annie, Bev & Carl for trusting Vintage Automobilia with the restoration of these Pumps.
Seeing red, in a good way, Shell Red of course!
We are currently finishing the commission restoration of three pumps for a single client all in 1950’s Shell livery. These original pumps have taken many hours of work, including the fabrication from scratch of some missing parts for these complete strip down and frame up restorations. A few teaser pictures for you to enjoy.
A new arrival this week is one which has spent more than half its life underground!
This superb early 1920s Shell flange sign has come to us directly from developers working to build new homes on the site of a former garage. On the final set of footings being dug, up came this gem! What a great survivor, a few feet either way and it could have been buried forever more.
Here we have just a small selection of the over 30 pumps currently in stock. Available in original as found condition through to concours restorations. We are currently looking to thin down our stock and offer some of the pumps ‘as is’ that we have not yet restored. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss any of the pumps shown here or see the ‘Pumps‘ section for more available items.