Upper Classics Gallery

1952 Jaguar Abbott XK 120

1952 Jaguar XK120, 4 seater bodied by Abbott Coach Builders in Surrey England. Initially built for a New Zealand customer when new and was even fitted with a tow Bar! The rear seats could only have been for very small children and most would agree an original XK body looks better, but it's still a very unique car. Fully restored by us in 2006 and now in Europe.

1935 SS1 Airline

This 1935 SS1 Airline came to us dismantled and in boxes. Unfortunately someone had started to repair the wood frame and some parts were missing or incorrect. The car was trim assembled using as much of the original body work as possible so we could ascertain what was missing. A new wood frame was then made and paneled in steel. The Airline is a very complicated car with many unique fittings and features. It must have been an expensive model to produce but it is a very striking looking car.

Jaguar SS90

The Jaguar SS90 was the Marque's first 'sports car'. Introduced in 1935 only 23 of this model were made before it was superceeded by the SS100. Of the 23, we have now restored 4 SS90's and are currently restoring an SS100.

1935 SS1 DHC

They say there is nothing new in the automotive world and this 1935 SS1 DHC is one example. Modern manufacturers have convertible where the hood stows under a 'hard' panel and make out it's a new idea. Well SS beat them to it by many years! The hood folds down into what is the boot area and the boot lid closes over the top. The cast alloy frames over the top of the doors unclips and stows in the doors. Once again these are a very complicated car with many unique details and must have been expensive to produce. This probably explains why only 100 were made. We have fully restored 2 DHC's now and have two more being done at the moment.

Aston Martin DB4

It's not all SS's and Jaguars at Upper Classics!

This is the third Aston Martin DB4 we have fully restored. Given the current values of these cars it is hard to believe they were once worth so little that owners would let them deteriorate into such a poor condition.

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