Before setting up his own business in Nieuwleusen, Ton Blankespoor worked for various restoration companies in the Netherlands. For a well-known company in Apeldoorn (the Netherlands) he completed a number of high-quality restorations such as:

  • Jaguar XK 120, XK 140, XK 150
  • Jaguar E-type
  • Jaguar Mk II
  • Austin Healey 100/4

Some of these cars were exhibited - and highly successfully - during national and international shows and exhibitions (such as the renowned Concours d’Elegance in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands).

For many years, Ton was employed by a private collector with a substantial collection of Aston Martins and Jaguars. But he also worked on some lesser-known and more specialist types of cars in the workshop of this collector. To name but a few:

  • Aston Martin DB2, DB5, V8
  • Austin Healey 3000 Mk III Ph2
  • Buick 1934
  • Bentley/Merlin V12
  • Volpi V16.

In addition, Ton is very experienced in the preparation of race and rally cars, specifically English makes (Austin Healey in particular). A recent project is this Healey 3000 Mk IIa which the owner wanted to have fitted with a 190 hp rally engine with a lot of low rev torque, special wiring with 26 fuses in various groups and floor protection.

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See “Links” for pictures of the restoration of a Jaguar XK140 for which Ton did the body work.