Arguably the most iconic sports car of the 60’s and 70’s. In production for ten years, at the West Midlands’ manufacturing plant Kelvin Way Factory. Just under 6500 Interceptors were produced but this classic car is becoming rarer and rarer.
Sadly, many Interceptors are in poor condition, with a lot of problematic areas hidden by many layers of paint. As more are restored, we’ve been fortunate enough to work on some of them, stripping away the paint and filler to expose hidden areas of rot.
This particular example is owned by a restorer based in Bristol, who focuses on Interceptors. This car was brought to him following a failed restoration and, not wanting a repeat of this, he decided to completely strip and rebuild the car for the second time in its life.
As part of this process, we stripped away the blue paint as well as heavy areas of rust and rot. On the surface, the car didn’t look to be in too bad a condition, however once blast cleaning began, the true extent of the shell’s history began to shine through.
Finally, all of the paint and filler was removed, leaving the bare shell for the owner to work from!