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All our cars – continued

All our cars (or Vans) 1971 Mini Van My first of many vans was a 1971 blue 850cc van bought from Offleys in Ellesmere Port (where the business is based today). Offleys, who were the local Austin/Morris dealer, sold vans to the Stanlow Oil refinery and then took them back at 3 years old, often […]
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Smart Motorways & classic cars

Newspaper articles on smart motorways keep appearing, with some regularity.   It’s something, which worries, me every time I start a long (ish) journey, in one of my pre 1970 cars.  In fact dual carriageways, like the A34, a fast road with no hard shoulder, can be just as harrowing as a smart motorway. Whilst I […]
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All our cars

Still on the cars we’ve owned, I’ve added a couple more from our fleet in the 1970’s. 1970-1980 Morris 1000 After Nigel wrote off his VX4/90 he had to find something quickly to “put him on”. His next car was a blue minor 100, affectionately known as “moggy” – it cost him £150
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vauxhall victor

All our cars 1970-80

Whilst the two Directors of Leyton Classics own a few classic cars, over the years they’ve owned some interesting stuff. Being friends since 12 years old, they shared many early escapades in their cars. We thought it would be fun to outline a few real “corkers” in a series of posts on the website. Since
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2021 here we come

2021 HERE WE COME The web shop is open for business, although we will be adding much more stock within the next couple of months. Despite the weather, Covid and Lockdowns we are still here and open….and busier than ever! The counter remains open, with Covid safety foremost, for both our staff and customers. Please
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CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR 2020/2021

We will close on FRIDAY 18th DECEMBER 2020at 4pm for our Christmas and New Year break. BACK ON JANUARY 4th 2021. Please make a note of the closing times as we will be unable to process orders through this period. Thank you for your custom throughout the year, have a great Christmas and heres’ to
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Fully stocked shelves

Whilst the pandemic has closed many of our competitors, we have remained open throughout, albeit changing our working practices to ensure we keep our staff and customers safe. Our retail customers can purchase online or via the telephone and the goods will be delivered by courier.  We have seen rush of web based and online […]
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Lockdown classics

Bored, its time to start your classic vehicle project! Whilst the Fasteners business has been fairy quiet of late, the reverse is true of Leyton Classics.  Is this the lovely weather, the fact that we’ve had idleness forced upon us, or simply time on our hands! Well the number of small orders to the business […]
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Big Healey vs Lotus Elan or Beauty and the beast?

With the lockdown in place and casting around for things to occupy my time, I decided it was time to sort out the loft.  Whilst the detritus of 40+ years of marriage and 3 children, who left home but left much of their early belongings at behind, thus started the marathon clear-out.  Trouble is I […]
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Replacing defender mud flap brackets

One of the problems with Defenders of all ages is that they rust!  As usual at this time of year I undertake a chassis check and decide on the level of rustproofing to undertake this year. One immediate concern was the mild steel mud flap brackets, triangular pieces of steel which hold the rectangular mud […]
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