The SVW spares and restoration business that I founded in the early 1970’s, is even busier now after nearly 30 years! As more and more of our cars are restored and returned to active use, the emphasis of our spares service is moving towards making the cars more useable under modern traffic conditions. Consequently, in this, our 32nd year of the SVW catalogue, you will find many new lines, aimed at maintaining the usability of our cars, the youngest of which are now 65 years old.
We can undertake all types of restoration within our workshop, from complete rebuilds to the manufacture of individual one-off components, eg. complete Ash body frames, part frames, such as Saloon sun roofs and boot lid frames, or single wooden or metal body parts. We also offer a complete interior re-trimming service ranging from seat frames, seat re-covering kits, hoods and carpets, to a complete interior re-trim on any car. We also carry our re-spraying work to the highest standards on any type of car. We are always willing to assist owners who are restoring their cars by offering partial restoration services as well as acting purely as a supplier of spare parts. We are also happy to supply information and advice for those of you undertaking restoration work yourself. Many people, particularly our overseas customers, have found our partial rebuild/kit service particularly useful.
The range of cars which we cater for remains centred on the MG SA, VA and WA and we can always supply body frames, panels and rebuild assistance for these three models in all of their body styles. However, we also undertake some restoration work on other MG models such as T-Type and MGA, and also other Marques of car such as Morris and those carrying Salmons Tickford bodywork
We are also able to design and build special bodywork using traditional thirties-style construction methods and materials. Both bodywork and interior can be tailored to individual customers’ requirements. Examples of such special coachwork are shown on the cover of this catalogue.
If you are unable to find the new part you require in the catalogue and we are unable to make it ourselves, we may be able to supply it from our vast stock of used
parts, or we may be able to put you in touch with another equally enthusiastic owner who can help you.
We are, of course, always willing to discuss with enthusiasts anything to do with SVW, Morris, Wolseley and Salmon Tickford bodied cars.
The MOWOG connection
Owners of Morris and Wolseley series 2 and 3 cars of the 1935 to 1948 period will be aware that many of the components of their cars are very similar, and in some
cases, identical to those fitted to the MGA SA, VA and WA. If you need any assistance with cross-referencing between this catalogue and Morris or Wolseley parts list,
please enquire and we will do our best to help.
Peter J Ratcliffe