You may need to wear sunglasses when you visit the Meguiar’s stand at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, at Birmingham’s NEC, at they bring two stunning shining classics – both restored back to their former glory.
Two-time Meguiar’s Club Showcase finalist Mark Stewart has his 1932 Austin 7 RN Box Saloon to thank for giving him the vintage car bug.
“I’ve owned it for eleven years – I don’t know why it’s always appealed but I love it,” Mark explains. “It was my first pre-war car, I bought it as a project, and then in 2007 I stripped it down.”
The engine was about ready for a rebuild, and the axles were done at the same time. The body needed little welding but was stripped to a bare metal shell and fully resprayed. The interior was refitted without much work; it isn’t a new one but what was in the car when bought was a very good refurbished interior, so Mark stuck with it.
“I hate modern cars,” he adds. “They do nothing for me, they have no style or appeal. We have one, but my wife uses it. I use the Seven as daily transport wherever I can, because it makes me smile. And it’s never put a foot wrong in regular use for me.”
Joining the Austin will be Meguiar’s own Mirror Bright 1966 Ford Econoline SuperVan. Restored over the past year, resprayed and traditionally sign written to match Meguiar’s retro Mirror Bright range, this is the first generation Econoline featuring a 3.9 Litre straight six engine and 3-speed transmission.
Visit the Meguiar’s stand in Hall 4 to see these stunning cars as well as getting all the latest car care advice and products.