Update: all good things take time

27 April, 2015

Back a few weeks we gave you a look into what the upholstery in one of Parkside Media’s senior management team’s Triumph TR6 looked like (see here). Well now we can give you an update on the progress so far …

We couldn’t believe our eyes as the TR6 rolled into the Parkside headquarter’s car park. 

After fifteen years, gone was the crusty, moth-eaten, and exposed sponge, rubber, seat cushions, that poked precariously through equally torn and shabby vinyl seat coverings. The snug cockpit was now adorned with  brand-new black seat upholstery, in perfect contrast to the British Racing green exterior, ready for the next phase in this iconic sports car’s life.

What’s next we hear you ask? We reckon a paint job might be on the cards, but it may take a while … we’ll keep you posted. 

Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.

Super Leicht Gullwing

It’s fair to say that nothing much in the classic Mercedes world gets past Mercedes-Benz Club stalwart Garry Boyce so it wasn’t surprising to learn that around 15 years ago he had sniffed out an extremely rare 300SL lightweight Gullwing as well as a 1958 300SL Roadster hiding away in the Waikato. The cars were not for sale but Garry eventually managed to persuade the owner to allow him and his restoration team to take a look at the Roadster. They discovered a very distressed but largely unmolested car. The car was so original that the body had never been off the chassis, meaning most of the parts and fittings were still present and correct, as they had been fitted by the factory.