On the Road

Some of our work that’s “On the Road”

1969 Jaguar Series 2 E-Type

This survivor car had been stored in a clean dry environment since the mid 1970s. We brought it back mechanically, got it running, and rebuilt the suspension and drivetrain. Now, with all new glass, trim, and a fresh paint job, the owner is all smiles and back on the road. 

1976 Triumph TR6

The new owner of this really nice TR6 had us go through and check out the car for safety and running stability. We did a full service went through the suspension and brakes which needed attention. We have upgraded to new SU carbs and rebuilt the engine. It’s back on the road enjoying the miles. 

1965 Series 1 E-Type

A solid Series 1 4.2-litre car that had been sitting for a while and needed to be re-commissioned. We’re installed a new fuel tank and rebuilt the carbs, also rebuilt the diff and freshen up all the components. We pulled the engine and trans after finding the flywheel had rusted to the clutch. Cleaned everything up and reinstalled. The car is running and driving well and enjoy summer drives!

1959 Austin Healey BN6

This car came to us after being ravaged by a body shop. Rust repair and old damage was done poorly and made panel alignment almost impossible. The car is now straight, aligned, and finished with a beautiful painted body. It’s back in the owner’s garage receiving his finishing touches. 

1965 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8

We performed a complete body and trim restoration with factory original black paint. This two-tone beauty turned out great and the owner is already enjoying getting it out, stretching its legs. 

1965 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8

This car is another re-commission project, having sat for a few years. The gas tank was worthless, and the carbs needed a rebuild. We also replaced the top and installed a new stainless-steel exhaust, as well as fixed some rust damage in the trunk. New tires were mounted and after some tuning and a full service the car runs and drives very nicely.

1971 Alfa Romeo Kamm Tail Spider

This is a first year Kamm Tail 1750 Spider with only 4,829 produced. We had been working to slowly refurbish the car that would include a full engine rebuild in 2017 when John then bought this Alfa from the Fonda family in April of 2018. It has been returned to a very stock Spica injected engine configuration with a few driving upgrades. It now has new floors, driver’s side rocker panels, replaced and painted hood, rear deck lids, valance, as well as painted and repaired nose, and new front bumpers. The full interior and top are brand new and the wheels, tires, springs, and shocks have been upgraded to Konis and Eibachs. In addition, a rebuilt limited slip differential was added from a 1978 Afla. Its now a great driver and event car!.

Ferret Armored Car

We worked on a Land Rover last year for a customer who has some interesting vehicles. He recently acquired this Ferret Armored Scout Car that he hasn’t been able to get started and asked if we would like a go at it. After a fair amount of troubleshooting we got the six cylinder Rolls Royce gasoline engine to pop, but not run consistently. It was fun to have here for a while, but we don’t see a new niche opening up soon.

1966 Austin Healey 3000

We repaired the collision damage and then freshened the paint, interior, and mechanical components to get this one back to the car shows. 

1965 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider

This car belonged to our friend and Ferrari aficionado Tom Caulfield. We have been servicing the car for years, including an engine overhaul. The current owner, and another regular customer, recently brought it in for a few minor issues and a new exhaust. We also did  a service check on this very original and really nice Duetto.

1965 Morgan Plus 4 – Doing a clutch replacement, which will require some repairs and machining on the bell housing.

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint

This car had been sitting for a quite a few years and been started but not used on the road for a while. It’s a really nice and well-loved car that had an older restoration but needed some service and refreshing. After a full maintenance checkup, we fixed a head gasket leak, replaced all of the cooling hoses, rebuilt the Weber carbs, installed an electronic ignition, and spruced up some of the paint. At the owner’s request we installed a modern retro radio and made sure the car was road worthy at a moments notice. She’s a real beauty!

1948 Triumph 2000 Roadster
A classic beauty.

This unique car came in not running and with overheating issues. Newly acquired by a Healey customer, we set about making it safe and reliable. First, we got all of the gauges working and made sure the doors opened and closed with regularity and then tackled the various mechanical issues. Among the major issues were that the right front spindle was junk and had to be machined for a new bearing. The thermostat housing was completely disintegrated and held together with an oversized hose. All of the material from the thermostat housing ended up in the radiator which had to be re-cored. We also rebuilt the distributor and replaced the points and condenser as the rubbing block was basically gone. Down the road, we’re looking to try an electronic ignition as well as a higher voltage coil to make sure this beauty remains running nicely and used regularly.

1956 Austin-Healey 100M
An Austin Healey Club of America Concours Gold Level restoration.

1965 Series 1 Sunbeam Tiger

This potent classic came to us with a sloppy suspension and in need of some electrical work. We overhauled and rebuilt all of the front suspension and then upgraded the car with a fresh wiring harness. It’s now back with the owner ready for many more summer drives. 

1967 Austin Healey 3000

A new Kilmartin chassis and Sport and Specialty body and paint.

1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-Type – Complete nut and bolt cosmetic and mechanical restoration in all original colors.

1965 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 – Collision damage repair with a total body restoration , new interior, top and wheels.

1957 Land Rover

Nicely restored Rover was pinging and knocking, in need of some fine tuning. The engine now runs smoothly and it’s back to its outdoor adventures. What a fun ride. 

1966 Austin-Healey BJ8 Race Car
A Street Car That is Raced.

1960 Jaguar Series 1 E Type – Long time maintenance customer here. We recently did some modifications to the original restoration to make the doors fit and close properly.

1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2
Enzo Ferrari himself declared the Series 1 330 GT 2+2 as his favorite and regular driver.

1948 Jaguar MK IV Saloon – We have been maintaining this beauty for many years, to include a full engine rebuild and assorted mechanical issues. Very interesting car and a real time capsule.

1967 Sprite and Midget – A true Spridget! A beautiful custom restoration and build.  Upgraded 1275 A Series engine with a Datsun 5 speed transmission. Beautiful metallic paint with hot rod flames.

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Ghia-Aigle Cabriolet
Made by Ghia-Aigle in Lugano Switzerland designed by Giovanni Michelotti.

1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite – Our customer bought this car with many enhancements and upgrades from later Spridgets, but not finished.  We finished the car and sorted a significant amount of undone items.  Looks, runs and drives great now! A favorite here.

1962 Austin Healey 3000 BT7 Tri Carb – Originally restored here and maintained throughout. New owner had us do a full engine rebuild last year.

1957 750 F Giulietta Spider Veloce – We fixed some concourse issues with this beautiful and rare Veloce. Super car and these early spiders are just great to drive.

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider – We did trim, and interior assembly after body, paint and engine rebuild was done at another shop.

1969 Porsche 912 – We did some finishing touches and re-works on a nicely done customer body restoration. We then applied the sporty bright green finish.

1963 Austin Healey 3000 BJ7 – John Saccameno’s car since 1996, after a restoration in 1982. Has been maintained at Sport and Specialty since acquired. New interior, engine and trans rebuild in 2015. Good cosmetics, excellent mechanicals and a great driver!

1965 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 – Car came to us with many modifications made at other shops and unable to run or idle. Got the car running very nicely, only to be involved in a traffic incident. We did the collision repairs to include fixing prior poorly executed work.

1993 Caterham Super Sprint – John Saccameno’s car, reverse engineered from all race to race / street.  We built and installed a street spec engine and clutch arrangement.

1965 Corvette Sting Ray – A very original 327 / 350 small block. Had not run in quite a while. We got the car running and driving with brakes and suspension upgrades. We did a differential rebuild and installed a new interior. A cousin to the red 1968 we have rebuilt.

1956 Austin Healey 100S Tribute
The Best Attributes of the 100S, Built for Today’s Environment.

1959 Triumph TR3 

1955 Austin-Healey 100R
The Sport and Specialty Dream Car

1957 AstonMartin-DB MK III – Recently in for some paint work, this beautiful car is also featured in our Concours Showcase.

1968 Corvette – Full driveline and suspension restoration and rebuild, along with an engine compartment detail and A/C recommission.

1960 Austin Healey 3000 – Complete mechanical restoration with new interior and top.  Installed a five-speed conversion. Driver’s seat redesigned to accommodate tall driver.

1961 Jaguar Series 1 E Type
The Best of the Early Jaguar Breed.

1959 Austin Healey 3000 – Complete body and paint.  Worked with customer who did most driveline mechanical rebuild.  We did misc. detail; wiring, steering, etc. 

1972 Jaguar E-Type – We did a bit of mechanical work and updating since the car’s restoration. The choke was made operable, door hinges were replaced, the latches aligned, some wiring replaced and lights returned to working order.

1971 Alfa Romeo Spider – Our friend Dave bought this car and fell in love with it immediately.  It needed all of the usual Alfa stuff, engine mounts, suspension rubber front and rear, land a bunch of little tweaks and adjustments. Dave helped with some of the dirty work and continues to refine this really nice car.

1966 AH 3000 BJ8 – This car was bought from a long time AHCA member and had been taken care of. We did a thorough inspection and found some suspension and mechanical issues that would make the car a bit more reliable. Recent tires, wheels and hub work has been done, along with a few leak fixes. Pretty car.

1956 AH Factory 100M – A solid and well maintained factory 100M, owned by our friend Ron who owns the pretty blue Bugeye shown on this page. Interestingly we had two Factory 100Ms in the shop at the same time.

1961 AH 3000 BN7 – This car was bought well in Scottsdale. Very solid workmanship on the paint and interior, one of the best Healey’s I saw out there that year. After it came home the owner had us go through the car. It looked like the last 10% of the mechanical work was rushed. We squared it away and the car now looks, runs and drives great!

1972 Jaguar E Type S3 – Rebuilt the front suspension including all the bearings, ball joints, etc. We also adjusted the torsion bars for ride height.

1978 Austin Healey BJ8 – The car received a full wiring harness replacement, misc. small fixes and updates, and a full engine rebuild, to include the carbs, distributor, etc. A very unique and original car, that’s well loved by the owners. We love this paint color!

1953 MGTF High Performance Special
A Sport and Specialty MG Hot Rod Special

1958 Austin Healey BN6 – This beautiful car was restored here about a decade ago.  We have done all of the service and maintenance on the car since. Recently she needed a clutch and flywheel clean up.

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