When it comes to classic cars and bargains…

… they have to be grabbed!

Even if there’s already another classic car restoration project in the making at the same time!

So yes, it’s “Ooops we did it again” here at the mechaniclondon workshop!

This lovely Volvo Amazon 1966 popped up on our computer screen and was looking for a new home, so we thought we’d be nice and bring it to our workshop to give it some TLC :)

Amazon Volvo - mechaniclondon.co.uk

At the end of the day this will help us putting K-Y-T (pronounced Katy) back together – our gorgeous Volvo P1800, which currently consists of

  • 1 beautifully painted body shell +
  • 1 to be revamped engine +
  • 100’s! of tediously and diligently researched car parts and accessories.

It’s option 7 on our list of mechanic training options: “Always have a car – or two – around to play and learn by trial and error.”

There you go, we practice as we preach!

For a more detailed introduction by the chief mechanic, visit our Youtube channel

It’s a Happy Monday for us and we hope this made some of you smile as well :)

For more information about Brent Autos (est. 1989), or to book your car – modern day or classic – for a Service, MOT or some TLC please contact us today or visit our main website at www.brent-autos.co.uk.

Thinking of importing a car from Europe? We can help!

As it was with this classic Citroën 2CV beauty from France, we helped the owners not just make it technically fit for UK roads and legislation. We also spared them from having to go through a number of formalities with HMRC and Customs and the DVLA.


Mechaniclondon - Importing 2CV

Making the French import fit for UK roads

Amongst others, this included

  • Sourcing and fitting a new miles per hour based speedo cluster dial (rather than kilometres per hour)
  • Buying and putting on a period fog light
  • Changing the head lights from a left hand to a right hand drive
  • Carrying out any other work required to getting it MOT-ed

Taking care of the paperwork

Not just often loaded with too technical questions for the average car owner, the forms are often long and in old (not so user-friendly) formats. To save our customer the headaches, we handled all the paperwork required to import their classic car, such as

  • Reporting the arrival to HMRC and Customs; so as to confirm whether any VAT or duty is due – which in the case of a classic car there isn’t
  • Registering the car with DVLA; so as to start paying the UK road tax
  • Last but not least, we got the new (UK) number plates – for which we were chuffed to have sourced a brand new 1978 built period style number plate!

All that was left to do for our customer, was to insure the car, and by now she is fully integrated into UK life … but in her heart she will always be French, of course :)

If you need help importing a modern day or classic car from Europe, contact us today or visit our main website at www.brent-autos.co.uk.