Avon Coachworks

The converters : Avon Coachworks

The converters : Avon Coachworks

The origins of Avon date back to 1919, when a Mr Tilt and a Captain Phillips founded the company in Warwick in order to specialise in the production of coachbuilt car bodies. For the first ten years, they concentrated solely on Lea Francis, but eventually branched out into producing bodies for Austin and Standard. In […]

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The converters : Avon Acclaim

The converters : Avon Acclaim

Ladbroke Avon put together an interesting upmarket version of the Acclaim. It was initially only made available through the Henleys franchise, before being offered to a wider audience after the Turbo was launched in 1983. As a result, the Avon Acclaim sold in small numbers – a handful of which, still survive. During 1981, Avon […]

The converters : Avon Jaguar Estate

The converters : Avon Jaguar Estate

When the Series III Jaguar XJ6 was launched in 1979, Mercedes-Benz had the the up-market estate scene pretty much to themselves, with Volvo and Citroën bringing up the rear. Avon saw things differently, however, offering this ungainly conversion of the Jaguar saloon, which traded the base car’s inate elegance for a cavernous rear-end. Only some […]