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.
Just a little update on ‘Betty’ as she has affectionately become known. Restoration is a slow and delicate process but hopefully she is now looking more respectable and the efforts are worthwhile.
Normally I would be very wary of attempting work on such an item however the poster had suffered from plenty of wear over the years and we felt it was worth a go. Now she looks even more stunning!
As Seen On TV!
Purchased by ‘Salvage Hunters’ host Drew Pritchard at a museum in Cornwall (Series 9 Episode 15) we fell in love with this original framed poster the moment we saw it, a rare piece of advertising we stumbled across it for sale online after the show had aired, recognised the piece and just had to have it.
She now has a new home in our own collection and will shortly be undergoing some restoration to bring her back to former glory.
We are delighted to be able to reveal a project we have just completed for The Royal Automobile Club.
The newly restored Motor House at the Woodcote Park estate has recently opened to club members and we had the great privilege of working with the club to put together a 1950’s garage scene, dressing one end of the stunning 18th century barn with period items to form a backdrop for the beautiful cars on display.
A project we have thoroughly enjoyed working on.
Main image copyright Martyn Goddard.