New YOUTUBE Channel!


Hello All! You can now find Vintage Automobilia on YouTube! Subscribe to follow all the latest from the workshop on restoration projects as well as vehicles, auction, museum & collection visits, new purchases, pieces from our own collection and some hints and tips on caring for your memorabilia!
Or follow just for a good laugh..!

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.

Black Friday Sales

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

Shell Pump Trio Delivered

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 the workshop..

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.

Superb Shell Sign Arrives at V.A.

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.

Pumps Galore!

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.

Patina Shell Pump

Latest pump restoration completed and something a little different.

Our client came to us wanting a patina look pump, clean but as original looking as possible. We had this Gilbarco calcometer in stock which was perfect and as much attention and labour has gone into this as one of our fresh paint restorations. We have de-greased, cleaned, polished & waxed the paintwork, cleaned the faces and protected them, set the dials to show the right price for the year of the clients car, sourced an original glass brand panel set in with new seals, rewired it, sourced missing trim, cleaned excess paint from trim and plenty of other little jobs we won’t bore you with! Topped off with an original Hailware glass globe.

We are very pleased with how this one has turned out, it’s certainly got a look to it that we just love!



Rare Globe Collection Arrives at V.A.

A superb collection of 8 NOS Unused globes recently acquired.

These late plastic ESSO pump globes really are the best we have ever seen, being recently found in the attic of a former garage owner, never used on pumps, one is even still in the original wrapping! An opportunity not to be missed.

We love finds like this and proof that amazing pieces of memorabilia are still out there waiting to be found.

New Paint Range Now Live

Our new vintage peltroleum brand paint range is now available! 

We recently collaborated with leading heritage paint manufacturers Craftmaster Paints to bring you a range of period correct & matched colours for vintage petroleum related brands. With a dedicated page of products which can now be found on the menu bar at the top of the page.

We aim to keep adding to this list as quickly as we can comfortably match colours and are happy with the mixes. From Carless to Castrol, 1/4Ltr to 10Ltrs or more, we can help you out!

Superb quality coach enamel for that ultimate period correct look which can be brushed or sprayed by the DIY’er or professional alike.

Please contact us if you require any further information.

Craftmaster Paints Collaboration



With the growing concerns surrounding Covid-19 we felt it time to issue a brief statement.

Firstly we would like to thank all our clients for their continued support. It is pretty much business as usual here being that we are based at home but with a few exceptions, we are for now postponing any future showroom visits and item collections but will continue to review this in line with government guidelines.

We have been managing to get orders posted as normal but please be aware that items may take a little longer to arrive particularly for international shipments due to various staff shortages and lockdowns. We are handling enquiries as normal via telephone and email.

Please note that following a change to the current lockdown status we will endeavour to process and arrange delivery for items as soon as possible but there may be delays in service, particularly for larger items. We are happy to reserve any items for collection/delivery once restrictions are lifted. 

We will aim to keep the website updated as much as possible although we will be unable to collect some new stock due in but hopefully there will be new items along as soon as we can get out ‘picking’ again.


Doug & Tash.