FBHVC STEPS IN TO SOLVE THE SPARES CRI­SIS

Many own­ers’ clubs are al­ready work­ing on parts re­man­u­fac­ture, but need more sup­port

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Front Page -

Anew sur­vey into the state of the na­tion’s clas­sic car clubs and their spare parts sup­ply has found that short­ages are leav­ing own­ers strug­gling to get their cars fixed.

Ac­cord­ing to a soon-to-be-pub­lished re­port by the Fed­er­a­tion of Bri­tish His­toric Ve­hi­cle Clubs (FBHVC), 60% of clubs are now ei­ther sourc­ing or re­man­u­fac­tur­ing re­place­ment parts, to make up for the fact that there is no longer man­u­fac­turer sup­port.

Clubs say the most dif­fi­cult items to source are body pan­els and bright­work, while brake com­po­nents and elec­tri­cal items are eas­ier to find be­cause they’re shared be­tween man­u­fac­tur­ers.

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