Restorer Of The Year Competition 2019 – Your Vote Counts

Restorer Of The Year Competition 2019
Will Goldsmith’s Sunbeam Alpine GT – Image Courtesy of Practical Classics

Yes, the popular Practical Classics’ Restorer of the Year competition is back with a mig-welding bang in 2019.

In the past months, Danny Hopkins and his dedicated inspectors deliberated, cogitated and digested a list longer than your average French stick, arriving at an eventual super-16 classically restored projects.

The competition is tough, but we can’t wait to see what the results will be.
Round One is now complete and the top six have been revealed.

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Latest news from the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show is that the final six have been given the thumbs up, with a subsequent winner to be revealed on March 22 at the Birminham NEC.

The eventual winner will joined on stage by the five runners-up.

The super-six restored classics are as follows:

1: Paul Henly’s Datsun 240Z – An outstanding example of a bare metal, nut-and-bolt restoration project. [read more]

Datsun 240Z
Paul Henly’s Datsun 240Z – Image Courtesy of Practical Classics

2: Will Goldsmith’s Sunbeam Alpine GT – Acquired for £150 quid, this is a stunning example of the desirable two-seater sports drophead coupé produced by Rootes Group from 1953 to 1955, and then 1959 to 1968. [read more]

Sunbeam Alpine GT
Will Goldsmith’s Sunbeam Alpine GT – Image Courtesy of Practical Classics

3: Andy Baron’s Triumph Spitfire MKII – Produced from 65-67 the Spitfire MKII was a popular choice of the more affluent youngsters of that era. [read more]

Triumph Spitfire MKII
Andy Baron’s Triumph Spitfire MKII – Image Courtesy of Practical Classics

4: Peter Cooper’s MG Maestro Turbo – Often given a hard time by the critics, this sharp shooting motor was quicker than its counterparts and was capable of around 130mph if a decent breeze was present. [read more]

MG Maestro Turbo
Peter Cooper’s MG Maestro Turbo – Image Courtesy of Practical Classics

5: Steve and Dee Potter’s Triumph 250 – A 13-month restoration project that brought an American-spec Triumph TR250 back from the brink of extinction to a thing of beauty. [read more]

Triumph 250
Steve and Dee Potter’s Triumph 250 – Image Courtesy of Practical Classics

6: Gerry Lloyd’s Rover 75 Coupe – Before you shout ‘there’s no such thing’, bare in mind angle grinders are readily available nowadays. The car is a regular visitor to classic shows and never fails to attract the crowds. [read more]

Rover 75 Coupe
Gerry Lloyd’s Rover 75 Coupe – Image Courtesy of Practical Classics

Our vote goes to the Sunbeam Alpine GT, but you can still have yours by visiting this link now!

Voting is open from 09 March – 21 March 2019

Only one vote per person will be counted

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