Repainted and retrimmed; easy project with huge
NCD 700 was first registered to Mr Arthur Edwards of Brighton on 23rd October 1953 in black livery. The buff logbook confrirms a move to Birmingham in 1957, changing hands locally a year later and then again in 1961. The number is still recognised on the DVLA database.
The old style V5 lists it as living near Kidderminster in the 1990s, the car being acquired by Brian in a sorry state. It was last taxed in 1994. Restoration started in 2016 with the complete car heading to Restoracar in Blockley, who stripped and rebuilt the bodywork where necessary and the painted the car blue. A professional job, it looks superb. A note on the folder states that this work cost nearly £14,500.
The car was sent for retrimming, again a professional job by Cheryl Moran upholstery adding a further £6,650 to the total. The interior trim looks superb too.
The engine was rebuilt in 1968 and Brian stripped the unit again in 2017, removing the sump and unblocking the waterways in the head. A new Ian Nuttall head gasket was fitted and the block and head faced, cleaned and inspected. He added John Bradburn cam followers - Brian commenting that it was all in good order and had probably done very little work since its earlier rebuild. He added that the carbs were cleaned and may have even been new at the last rebuild.
In a really attractive colour combination - there is not a great deal left to do. This is an easy and very exciting project which will turn into a top-class restoration with relative ease. Take a good look.
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