Recently, like the day before, we were asked if we could make a 5oth wedding anniversary that little bit special and provide a car to take them to their venue. Of course we thought 50th anniversary for the Mustang too, so why not. We started to dust off the Shelby as you do, but got told that was not what they had in mind. They would like a “little style and class”, we agreed so we continued to clean the Shelby. Apparently this was wrong, then came the subtle hint, “They were thinking more along the lines of a Rolls Royce!” Yeah, we can do that. So we cleaned the roller and got her ready for the evenings chauffeuring, slightly disgruntled we put the Shelby away again. No sooner had we cleaned the Roller than our resident mouser jumped onto the warm bonnet and proceeded to make herself comfortable! We know these Rollers per like a kitten but….
We picked up the special couple and took them to where they needed to go and they seemed to enjoyed their evening of luxury travel and chauffer. It was our pleasure to help make their 50th wedding anniversary a memorable one by playing a small part during their celebrations. Just for once, we turned out to be the good guys.
We have a couple of cars to be collected this week and they have had a little clean and ready for the road.
The ’66 Coupe has had some work done to the rear end and we have been showing of our metalwork skills. The trunk curved plate that leads to the fuel tank was a rusty and pretty thin and any welding wouldn’t have taken to well. We tracked down an old replacement part, but the profile was wrong as it was angular rather than the gentle curve it should be. So we found another part with the correct profile, unpicked the welds and made it all fit together nicely with the other great work being done in the trunk. With the trunk floor sorted properly and looking correct, we started to prep the left side rear quarter panel now all the leading has been removed.