279 restoration and photos


Early photos of 279 below together with the chassis during the period of conservation from arrival in 1996
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Early stages of the restoration were financed by the use of 279 in filming on location for ‘South Riding’ TV series in 2010
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2010 to 2012 saw real progress start on 279 restoration as seen below
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2013 saw much progress internally and externally as seen below
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2014’s main work was on the doors and roof covering with a start on the heating system
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2015 saw a lot of detailed internal and external work completed
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2015 to 2017 also saw fitting of the upholstery (top 2 rows) and external finishing along with a multitude of details
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Views of the launch date, 21st June 2017, our special guest was a lady who was born in 279 and lived there for some years
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And finally images of work on the chassis, which required reduction in length to fit 279’s body and was entrusted to a locally-based specialist engineering company
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