Veteran car at Mitcham Park
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|Partial / Incomplete Date||c.1957|
|Notes / History||This veteran car, built at the turn of the century, is being prepared at a Mitcham garage for the London to Brighton "old crocks run" on Sunday. At work are the owner, Lt. Col. F.E. Manning and his son "Butch". Mitcham & Tooting Advertiser 31-7-1957 page 1.
The 1900 Benz was bought as a chassis which looked almost beyond repair. Only the engine was in fairly good condition. This was stripped down and parts renewed where necessary. They took drawings and sketches from another Benz and made components as near as possible exact matches and were able to rebuild the body.