Welcome to LUDEN Automotive, here you can find plenty of interesting classic and modern classic vehicles for sale. We also have a few interesting projects in our workshop and you can follow these on our blog along with the Projects page. If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
LUDEN Automotive has grown from a shared passion for driving, restoring and maintaining characterful cars. We also want to create some crazy projects that break away from the traditional and inspire others. We have a keen interest in keeping these cars in use by people who appreciate them. You can check out our blog section to keep up to date with our restorations and projects and see what is going on at LUDEN.
We not only offer cars for sale, but also undertake restorations and are happy to be able to offer our customers servicing and other maintenance works to keep their cars in perfect running order. If you are considering having your car restored please contact us so that we can discuss the options you have for restoration. Please also contact us if you want us to take care of your cars servicing.
All of our vehicles are listed with GetPatina, which is a fantastic online service to help you create and preserve the history of your car whether it is a classic or not. GetPatina allows you to upload photos and bills so that you have them in the event that the originals are lost or damaged, and this can also increase the value of your vehicle. Upon purchasing a vehicle from us you will have the opportunity to take on your vehicle on GetPatina and keep building its history. http://www.getpatina.com
Over the past few months the work on the Escort have been ongoing. Progress has been slow due to the amount of other work in the workshop that is ongoing, and because we’re trying to find and categorise all of the parts that arrived with the car which was essentially a rolling shell at that point. As expected there are a fair few parts missing, along with a number that were broken or just not useable. We do have a few duplicates though, which may come in handy.
The onset of Coronavirus has slowed down our ability to buy and receive parts from suppliers (some of whom are already slow and unhelpful, and others have been fantastic). We’ve been rewiring the whole car and deciding on a few modifications, and creating some bespoke solutions to enable the car to become just what we want.
Over the past months walking past the car in the workshop I’ve been trying to decide if I should still with the original wheels with some nice chunky tyres, or if I should upgrade to a larger variant so that I have better tyre options and can upgrade the brakes. Thanks to quite a few people on Twitter I’ve decided to stick with the original 13″ wheels, and I may have found a nice brake upgrade that will fit under them quite nicely, and give the car much better stopping power.