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This beautiful 1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was a 2 year restoration. Our meticulous attention to detail meant that it was a long and slow proses and we had to rely on the absolute best in the industry to help us achieve this high standard. Rechroming, bodywork & paint and the interior was all outsourced to professionals who didn't disappoint. Our own team, lead by Mark Jutan, also gave their very best on the mechanical side of things with the end-result being breathtaking.

On the 29th of January, 2013, the 127th birthday of the automobile, the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) introduced important guidelines for owners of historical vehicles. The Turin Charter, presented at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Germany, provides guidance on questions of authenticity.

FIVA’s Turin Charter underlines the significance of the automobile in terms of cultural heritage and addresses questions of authenticity – an important issue for all owners of classic automobiles. It sets out the case for a responsible approach to dealing with classic vehicles and provides guidance about their use, upkeep, repair and restoration.

The Charter was presented at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, exactly 127 years after Carl Benz registered his patent at the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin. The corresponding policy paper had previously been approved by delegates at the General Assembly of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens in October 2012.

“As the inventor of the automobile, our company is in an

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