Wood & Pickett

The converters : Wood & Pickett

The converters : Wood & Pickett

Having served their apprenticeship with Britain’s finest coachbuilding company, Messrs Wood and Pickett were well-placed to cater to the demanding customers who ordered cars from them decades later… A potted history IN 1947, Bill Wood and Les Pickett left their jobs at London’s top-notch coachbuilders Hooper to start their own bodyshop nearby in the same […]

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Rover Prestige

Rover Prestige

Borrowing its name from the Citroën CX, the Rover Prestige was Wood & Pickett’s luxury version of the SD1… WITH Minis and Range Rovers already under their belt, Wood & Pickett next added the Rover SD1 to their range of conversions. In the now-familiar W&P tradition, customers would start by choosing their base model (usually […]

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Modified Metros : Wood & Pickett Metros

Modified Metros : Wood & Pickett Metros

Another name from the Mini’s heyday – Wood and Pickett returned in 1981, offering some lavish Metro conversions, including the Ogle-styled Laser Metro… Wood & Pickett Laser Metro The Laser Metro was certainly treated as a bespoke car for discerning customers: price ranged from £11,000 to £17,000 and extras included Recaro seats, air conditioning and leather […]

Wood & Pickett Minis

Wood & Pickett’s riposte to Radford’s upmarket de Ville… HAVING seen how Radford’s Mini de Ville conversions were catching on, Wood & Pickett decided that they too could take a slice of the action. They set about creating their own “Margrave” conversion, apparently taking their first order from actress Hayley Mills (although this may be […]

By 25 September 2010 6 Comments Read More →