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Bryan Purves

Specialist Vehicle Restoration

Bryan Purves

The Oast House


Gallipot Hill


East Sussex  



Opening Hours:

9am-5pm Tuesday-Thursday      



00 (44) 1892 770503







All prices quoted are in GBP £ Sterling

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Carriage is NOT included, this will be charged in addition

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Books & Prints



All 329 known Austin Seven variabts listed and described in detail in the light of current knowledge.

Information arranged in chronological order with annual summary of design feature changes in Longbridge models.

Includes special scene-setting sections on Lord Austin, the Londbridge works and more

Profusely illustrated with an array of generally unpublished material including 1500 photographs, works drawings, specially commissioned drawings and charts.

Contains unique and comprehensive information on original colour schemes and trim.


The indespensiable 'Bible' for the Austin Seven owner, restorer and enthusiast
















Original first edition mint copies with dust cover, author signed                     £450.00 each



Good pre-owned copies bought and sold - Please contact Bryan


The Last Works Minis - Now out of print


















This book sets out to complete the untold recent history of the mighty ‘Works Mini’ in international motorsport. How the Mini came to be in Monte Carlo and at the famous Nurburgring battling with the giant teams such as Fiat and Citroen. Of how different manufacturers where building ‘Works’ cars on either side of Birmingham but not knowing the other existed. It tells the story of cars developed from 1994 up to the last Group A cars of 1997, with fuel injection and six speed sequential gearboxes. The book also covers Rover’s plan to go around the world competing in various rounds of the world rally championship. It’s all here, copies of Rover internal documents plus many unseen photo’s that Rover would not want you to see, if they were still around.


Containing  approximately 59,000 words and 585 photographs, drawings and charts. This is the only book to have been written about the 1990s 'Works' Mini Coopers and their race and rally history.



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Authors: Bryan Purves and Tim Brenchley




Completes the story of the ‘Works Mini’ in motorsport.

First book to cover this part of the story

Features many famous names from motorsport.

The authors owned two of the cars.

Accessible, enjoyable writing style, the Mini name is

still very popular

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