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We are holding our classic prices

Over the last month we have noticed the Classic vehicle side of the business has increased by 75%!  Perhaps this has something to do the global shortages, increasing prices or simply summer is on the way and we are getting close to driving our classic vehicles.  We know we have a great reputation as a […]
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All our cars “the Mighty Metro”

The first Metro were called and badged mini metro, as they were to be the successor of the ubiquitous Mini…indeed the first one I owned, a red X registration bas badged in that way.  As an early car, it had the A series engine (A+) and was incredible for its size, roomy and reasonably well […]
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Remember the Rover 200 & 216GTI

My first company car was a 1984 Rover 200, essentially a Honda Ballade with Rover furnishings.  Preceded by the Triumph Acclaim, the 200 was the first small Rover. With little of the Rover “look” outside, apart from a couple of badges, the car was certainly a change from the usual BLMC fare.  With a JAPANESE […]
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Fastener problems when maintaining classic vehicles

Whenever we are supplying a customer, we know very well that the fasteners element of any project, whether a car restoration or a major construction project, will be the smallest element of cost. However, we also know that our major customers value: Our ability to supply the correct specification, every time. They deal with someone […]
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Whitworth & BSF

If you’ve ever wondered, whilst working on your 1950’s or 60’s car, why some of the heads are rounded on the bolts, maybe it’s a because there are a combination of bolt types used on the vehicle. Whilst everyone working on a 50’s or 60’s classic car will have AF spanners, how many of us […]
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Meet the sales team

The people you are most likely to talk to, if you call us are: Nigel, Jack and Ben. Nigel (above left) is one of the owners and has been with Leyton for twenty years, having managed the business before buying it in 2012. His knowledge of the industry, huge product knowledge and technical ability is […]
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Mini 1100 Special 1979

I first saw a Mini Special in a shopping Centre in 1979 and fell in love. Trouble is I couldn’t afford it…it had an 1100cc engine, in silver or rose metallic, with clubman bumpers and black vinyl roof. The interior had lovely tartan check cloth upholstery; two spoke steering wheel and 3-binnacle dashboard (like the […]
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That sharing thing…

When you own a kit car or low volume sports car, keeping it going requires a fair bit of detective work, why? Because most of the important but expensive items, such as wing mirrors, door handles, interior and lights have to be sourced from somewhere. A few years ago I accidentally caught and knocked off […]
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