AWARD WINNING RESTORATIONS
ROLLS-ROYCE AND BENTLEY SERVICE ON VANCOUVER ISLAND
Bristol Motors is located on Vancouver Island, in
It was established by Jim Walters in 1976 after five years in the employ of
We are now in our thirty eighth year of operation
and specialize in Rolls-Royce and Bentley service as well as restoration to
the highest standards on both English and American cars. We have an
extensive in-house machine shop including four lathes, an ORN milling
machine, a Kwik Way cylinder boring bar, a Super Surfacer surface grinder,
and a Van Norman crankshaft grinder. We are able to handle everything from
boring out a Packard Twelve block for new pistons to
sleeving corroded Silver Cloud brake master cylinders back to
standard dimensions. Our restoration shop has many metal fabricating
machines such as: Eight & three foot shears, 10 foot 10 gauge brake, 4 foot
box & pan brake, Pullmax for forming and louvering, powered bead roller,
English wheel, various shrinkers & stretchers, Inverter TIG welder, etc. In
our wood shop for body framing we have 3 bandsaws, 2 jointers, a shaper,
planer, table saw as well as a 2 foot X 4 foot CNC router table.
offer mobile service anywhere in the world and have traveled as far as
to service client’s automobiles. By appointment only.
Contact us at email@example.com
We have been the custodians of
John Lennon's Rolls Royce
Royal British Columbia Museum since 1993.
We are responsible for all service and maintenance on this car as
well as driver's services whenever the car is moved, often to other museums.
Under our watch it has travelled to several museums in North America as well
as to Goodwood for the Festival of Speed and the 100th Anniversary of
Rolls-Royce in 2004. Contact us if you are a museum who wishes to display
CARS CURRENTLY FOR SALE:
1953 ALVIS TA 21 DHC
Coachbuilt Tickford body # 20225. One of approximately 80 LHD Tickford
Dropheads made out of a total 302 TA21 Dropheads. Total TA21 production of
all body types was 1316. This example came to us from the estate of a local
gentleman, he bought the car in 1958 and owned it until his passing last
year. This beautiful car drives very well, nice and tight with no rattles or
squeaks. The engine is quiet and pulls strongly with no evidence of oil
burning from the exhaust. Brakes are excellent and quiet, no juddering or
pulling. Synchros in the transmission work as they should, very smooth
shifting. Alvis enthusiasts will know that 2nd, 3rd, & 4th gears in the
transmission are Herringbone cut, and as such are extremely quiet running.
The straight cut first gear in this car is also very quiet indicating it's
good condition. The transmission along with the engine were completely
rebuilt in 2001. New .020 pistons were installed, the crankshaft was turned
.020 & .020. The engine block is original, numbers matching, however a later
TC21 cylinder head with hardened valve seats was installed. Invoices from
Red Triangle for the parts are with the car as well as a detailed
description of the work performed. All receipts for parts and work done over
the last 55 years are with the car, the majority from Red Triangle. The
previous owner used the car very seldom after the engine and transmission
work, I am told by his family that he put less than 1000 miles on it from
the rebuild in 2001 until his passing last year. He purchased it in 1958 in
California, and it was his pride and joy for 55 years. His children have
wonderful memories of growing up with Sunday drives in the car. He
unfortunately passed away last year and so his family has reluctantly put
the car up for sale. There are invoices to prove his ownership for the past
55 years, and the condition certainly speaks to the fact this gentleman kept
extremely good care of this fabulous car. As one can plainly see from the
pictures, this Alvis is in exceptional condition. Paint and chrome are
perfect, the leather interior is extremely good with only minor wear showing
on the driver's seat back. The finish on the interior woodwork is also in
remarkably good condition. The doors both close easily and have no sag in
them whatsoever. This is a very desirable automobile and one in such
exceptional condition with only two owners from new rarely comes on the
There is no mascot with the car. Asking 50,000. Open to offers. Click
Contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or an appointment to view.
All types of
obsolete wheel and master cylinders sleeved in bronze.
Above is a set of Bentley S front
wheel cylinders, before and after.
Shadow accumulator spheres and valves rebuilt & recharged. We
also have a pressure test rig to set the relief pressures in the accumulator
valves to the correct settings. If they are corroded inside we bore and
sleeve them with 660 Rotocast bearing bronze.
We manufacture many parts for Morgan cars in our own shop, from hard
chrome kingpins and bronze or Vesconite
bushes to complete wood body tubs, skinned in alloy or steel. Click on the
blue Morgan car listings below to see some other examples of our
Tower Bridge, London, May 1st, 2000.
Ready for the start of the Around the World in Eighty Days Motor Challenge.
On the road in Greece.
Chicken, Alaska, heading for New York.
LINK to read about our entry in the Around The World In Eighty Days
Motor Challenge in which we won the Vintageant Class in our 1938 Packard
Super Eight. This was a grueling 20,000 mile race around the globe from
May1st to July 18th, 2000.
SOME OF OUR RESTORATIONS AND PAST WORK:
RECENT WORK IN THE SHOP:
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424 COBBLE HILL BRITISH COLUMBIA
Website built and maintained by Jim Walters.
Pebble Beach, 2012