The Restoration of Antique and Classic Cars
Press reviews for The Restoration of Antique & Classic Cars
"What gave [Wheatley's and Morgan's] books street cred in the day was that its authors actually operated and worked on the very cars they wrote about. Often enough, they owned them as their daily drivers, marques that today are blue-blood, precious collectibles. Also, that era, especially in Britain, is distinguished by the sort of prose and wit that too have largely disappeared from the literary world...What all this means is that these are books that are part of the very fabric of motoring history."
December 10, 2015
"Here is a practical book of interest to those embarking on the task of restoring a vintage or pre-war thoroughbred car...The authors, who include photographic reproductions of the 1931 Rolls-Royce Barker-bodied Phantom II and vintage 4 1/2 litre Bentley on which they gained their experience of restorative work, deal with their subject in great detail."
"...has many of the virtues of its predecessor, plus a few of its own. Among these are vehicle regulations (British, but largely applicable), maintenance and adjustment clues, workshop layout pointers, recommended tools, a few machining procedures, and a valuable list (again, British) of parts and materials sources."
"This is an essential handbook for all who own or are contemplating acquiring and restoring a car of the 20's and 30's."
"...a volume which no self-respecting Vintagent should be without."