The David Manners Group will be closed for the Easter break from Friday 18th April and will re-open on Tuesday 22nd April. We would like to thank you for your business in the first quarter of 2014 and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Please remember, you can still order from our website and in stock orders will be despatched on Tuesday 22nd April.
David Manners Group Easter Opening Times
We are very proud of this Triumph Herald restoration project. For 5 years now, our customer has built the entire car from top to bottom with David Manners Group parts, often sourcing incredibly rare Herald spares along the way.
In 2009, our customer contemplated selling off the Herald for spares; such was the condition at the time. It was only a passing comment from a fellow enthusiast that persuaded him otherwise. The renewed vigour prompted a little bit of tinkering in the garage which eventually turned into the labour of a month’s work. At that point, there was no turning back.
Luckily for our customer, he was already aware of the David Manners Group from buying spares for another one of his classic guilty pleasures. We had previously assisted with parts for his Daimler Dart SP250, again building it from the bottom upwards. You may remember an article from us earlier in the month where we appeared in a CAR S.O.S special on the National Geographic channel restoring a Daimler Dart.
Our customer recently had a valuation for the Triumph Herald which far exceeded the amount spent on parts. He has no intention of selling though, and hopes it may even be passed down the family in years to come.
1971 Triumph Herald Restoration Project
A few months ago, we assisted the crew at National Geographic’s Car S.O.S show for a Morris Minor restoration special. The David Manners Group started to specialise in Morris Minor parts back in 1981 in partnership with the Morris Minor Centre Birmingham and have steadily grown since.
Our stock availability has increased significantly over recent years, and as such we have seen an increased number of Morris Minor’s, Commercials and Travellers using us as their main parts dealer. This also gives is the opportunity to speak to our customers and photograph their cars documenting the progress of restoration projects they may be undertaking themselves.
This 1965 Morris Minor Traveller is used as a daily commute, and is very much like many that we see here at DMG. Infact, we rarely see concours examples. In many cases, people are too fast to comment that the only classics of a particular marque left are the good ones. It seems with the Morris Minor, there were originally plenty of good ones to begin with. This is why they admirably withstand the rigours of modern driving. Naturally, they do require a lot of love along the way. And we do encourage those drivers who use their Morris Minor’s on a regular basis to consider part upgrades such as 5 Speed Gearbox, Shocks etc.
So with our appearance on National Geographics’ Car S.O.S in the next couple of weeks, it’s nice to be able to feature some Morris Minors we have seen at DMG the last couple of weeks on the run up to the show.
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The David Manners Group will once again feature on National Geographic’s Car S.O.S show in April 2014
This is a fine of example of the late Rubber Bumper version of the MG Midget 1500 that was registered in 1976. Although not as popular as earlier Midget models, the 1500 travelled well state site and shipped over 70,000 models in total between 1974-1980.
We are very pleased to showcase our customers ’76 Midget especially as it is so well looked after and used consistently and not spared for shows and performances. The renovation of this car has stayed loyal to its original specification with the paintwork a particular a highlight to the energetic colours of their day.
Parts for the Midget can be hard to come by, but following the David Manners Group’s acquisition of Abingdon MG a few years ago, we have access to nearly 30,000 MG Parts and a full selection of parts for each category of the Midget. You can see our Midget price catalogue by clicking here
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1976 MG Midget 1500
DJ Chris Evans is well known for his love of cars, classic cars in particular. On his BBC 2 Radio show last week, Chris declared Friday 4 April UK National Classic Car Day – apparently on a whim in his typical adhoc presenter style.
The idea is that anyone who owns a classic car should get it out for the commute to work, offering friends and colleagues a lift into the bargain – as long as they make a donation to the BBC Children in Need charity.
So is this a good idea? Here is a snapshot of our customer’s cars on our Pinterest account to give you an idea of some of the cars we could see if the idea takes off. Follow our Pinterest board by clicking here.
David Manners Group Customer Cars on Pinterest
There are some cars you just have to marvel at, and the Jaguar XFR-S is certainly one of those. The owner of this new luxury Jaguar car came to buy a part or two from us last week and gave us the opportunity to take a few pictures.
The inside and interior is as luxurious as any sports car out there at the moment, equalled only by the style and finesse of the crafted body work.
We will post more pictures on our Facebook page soon so please make sure you follow us for updates. For Jaguar XFR-S Parts, please visit our website by clicking here.
Jaguar XFR-S at the David Manners Group
This is one of the last Triumph Heralds made as production stopped just under a year later in 1971. This Herald has been recently renovated to such a high standard, it’s probably the best example we have seen at the David Manners Group in recent years.
The interior is largely new but in keeping with its original style with little to no modifications. The new leather interior with the sharp polished Dashboard can only make you feel this is how it would have looked when it left the factory floor back in 1970.
The car is still used on a regular basis, and is a delight to see on the roads on especially on favourably sunny days and the top can remain down. The vibrant red paint only compliments the cars beauty further.
We hold a large amount of stock for Triumph Cars, and many for the Herald. There are still over 2500 left on British Roads, and that number has remained consistent for many years now.
We will be posting more pictures of this Triumph Herald on our Facebook page in the next few days, so please make sure to follow us.
Refurbished 1970 Triumph Herald