Located just outside Shipley, Naylor Brothers Restorations Limited has closed down after many years of association with classic MG cars. Specialising in classic and sporting car renovation, the company started by Alastair and David Naylor also became known for the building of the Naylor TF 1700 – a modern, high-quality homage to the classic MG TF, which was launched at the International Motor Show in 1984. The car used a purely ARG driveline which mated a 1.7-litre O-Series Morris Ital engine and gearbox with a Triumph Dolomite rear axle.
The company was formed after the two brothers decided to make a business out of their shared passion for repairing and racing the MG T series range of two-seater sports cars. David left the business some years ago, leaving Alastair at the helm. The company also went on to become the first BMIH-accredited business back in the 1980s. In progress and pending restoration work has been transferred to Chris Baker of nearby Yorkshire Restorations.
Mr Naylor told AROnline recently: ‘It’s for no other reason that I simply wish to retire. Not only do we mark 50 years of business in 2016, but it’s soon to be my 75th birthday so I feel the timing is just right to enjoy life and take things easy.’
Alastair and Pat Naylor would like to thank their colleagues, contacts, customers and suppliers for all their friendship and support over the past 50 years.