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ASR Motor Body Engineering

 From Vintage to Prototype, Specialist Panel Beaters and Body Engineers. 

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Prototype Aston Martin Virage Scallops

We were asked to create these Scallops as a prototype for a clients Virage

Little known fact: When the Aston Martin Virage was originally designed it featured these decorative and stylish scallops, they were included on the prototype Virage, as seen on the front cover of "Fast Lane" magazine November 1988. However prior to its release and official unveilling at the 1988 Birmingham Motor Show it was decided the scallops should not be included, possibly for fear of there being too many similarities between the Virage and the upcoming Aston Martin Vantage- which was released in 1993, and offered the buyer a higher specification car. Whilst at Aston Martin, Shaun worked in Production Engineering for the Virage, and Virage Volante, and so had knowledge of the scalloped design. With access to the original Buck, we were able to succesfully recreate this stylish design feature. 

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Aston Martin DB4

This beautiful Aston Martin DB4 left us recently to continue her restoration journey. She had been with us for some time, requiring extensive work to bring her back to her former glory!  

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Aston Martin DBS

We completed extensive repairs and body work on this DBS as unfortunately there was more work required than we first anticipated. Both the front and rear end were repaired by us and the bonnet too was worked on. We were able to repair some structural chassis damage. Overall this car was with us for some time but worth the work required.

You can view more photos in our gallery here.

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Aston Martin V8

We completed various pieces of body work on this V8 for customer - Andy Stephen.  We sharpened up some lines, correted the fit of the bumpers and completed some other repairs, the main work was filling in the sunroof. We also made rails to go in the roof and a new headlining panel for inside of the roof.

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Aston Martin V8 Volante

This car came to us originally for replacement sills, however required slightly more work than anticipated by the owner and us, including replacement floors and boot floor and work required to the doors, you can view more photos in our gallery here

You can also read this customer's review of our work here

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Oscar India Bonnet

We fabricated from flat sheet a new Oscar India Bonnet skin by delaminated the original bonnet, and reusing the original bonnet frame. 

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Aston Martin DB4 Series V Festalozzi

This DB4 Vantage 'Festalozzi' is named after its original purchaser, Professor Festalozzi, who had the car delivered new by the Swiss Aston Martin agent. On this particular car we fabricated a new front and rear end. 

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DBS Restoration

Introducing "Bob" an Aston Martin DBS requiring a lot of love and restoration. The owner has kindly given us permission to share Bob's journey to restoration. We will continue to update this project with photographs and information regarding the ongoing work Bob reqires, but for now, here you can see the poor state of some of the original panels, it would appear that this car has been in an accident at some point in time and most of the exterior panels require some repair and reinforcement. 

As we know, Bob requires a lot of TLC, and sometimes in whole car restorations, knowing where to start proves difficult. One area we have started to work on is repairing the rear wheel arches, as you can see from the photographs, and also completely replacing the B Post panels. We manufacture a wide range of DBS parts, which you are able to view here including front and rear B Post Panels, together with the reinforcings, and B Post repair panels front and rear (only rear pictured). If you are undertaking a restoration and require parts or advice, don't hesitate to contact us.

With a whole car restoration such as this, sometimes it seems that whilst the work on one area may take many hours, it doesn't seem to make much difference to the overall appearance of the car, until all of a sudden you can see it beginning to take shape. As you can see from the new photographs added, we have replaced the inner sills as the originls were beyond repair, and for structural security repair isn't always the best option. Together with new front and rear floors and some general repairs and tidy up of the main chassis leg, the work is coming along nicely and we can start to see some real changes since first receiving the car. 

It was clear from the beginning that Bob had been involved in a sizeable accident at some point in its lifetime and so a large amount of repair was required, and as you can imagine, the front end of a DBS has an awful lot of parts involved! In order to undertake the work required, the inner wheel arches were removed, as were the engine compatment side panel, which were ultimatey replaced. There was damage to the original engine mounting panels and blocks as you can see in the photograph and so these were relaced on both sides, this unfortunately seems to be a reoccuring repair required in DBS restoration, as this is not the first time we have come across it. As such we do manufacture these parts if you find yourself in a similar position. On one side, as you can see, the angled rail front extensions and anti roll bar mounting were replaced due to sustained damage and new servo mounting brackets were fitted. 

Bob has required a sizeable amount of work to the front end, which is not surprising when you look at the original panels! We have been busy making and fitting new bonet landing panels for both the front and side, which aid in building the shape of the front of the car, and once secured will allow for work to commence on the bonnet. The front end/ headlamp panel, which comprises of many smaller sections including top hat sections, headlamp mounting brackets etc which all contribute to the instantly recognisable DBS front end has been completely replaced. As with the majority of the replaced parts on Bob, we do manufacture and sell the bonnet landing panels which you can view here if you re undertaking your own DBS restoration project.

Update: Bob is about to undergo a sizeable milestone in his restoration, which hopefully we'll be able to share with you the other side of the New Year. However for now work has continued on Bob, and still focussing on the front end, these photographs show a complete replacment of the footwell gusset to the right hand side of the car, the left only required minor repair in comparison. As you can see from some of the previous photos, the footwell gusset is located on the upper section of the chassis and provides support and structure to the car. We do sell Footwell Gussets, which you can view in our "Parts" section of the website. 

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Quality Craftsmanship

Historic, Sports & Vintage vehicle bodywork restoration and fabrication