Case Studies

Whats actually involved in a restoration?

After often being asked 'what goes into a Figaro restoration' we thought we would try and show you. We followed the life of this great Lapis Grey example from the day it reached our shop right through our team of Figaro master craftsmen and finishes once the car is...

Engine Rebuild, in 2 mins 15 seconds………!!

Sadly, engine rebuilds have become a big part of many Figaro owners lives. Its something we have been doing for a number of years but no find we doing them more often than we were. Its a very involved and long winded job, this video only catches part of the job, much...

Brake Master Cylinder Fitting Guide

We wanted to write this guide for a couple of reasons: One, because we know these are useful for owners who wish to buy the parts and complete the work themselves (this can be backed up using our technical support line). Two, because we were asked about the time we...

Classic Car Show 2015 – NEC – Beedham Car Build

You are invited to join The Figaro Shop and The Figaro Owners Club at this year’s Classic Motor Show on the 13th-15th November 2015 at the NEC Birmingham. Come and find us at stand P1400 in the Pavillion Hall, we will be happy to make you Tea and Coffee and have a...

BIG Sound, Little Figgy!

Usually I am a fan of the all original radio equipment in the Figaros but I enjoyed seeing the development of the system we helped build for Janice. It looked very much in keeping once fitted. Janice has a stunning low mileage lapis grey Figaro, it's got some other...

Mr Plum is Glum

Julie and Steve brought Mr Plum to us following a standard windscreen change over. A crack had appeared along the top of the screen and looked pretty innocent. Sadly the discovery made by the windscreen fitting company was not what anyone expected. As you can see in...

NEW – Online Full Inspection Reports!

Regular readers will know about our FREE Figaro Health Check (worth £200), where we spend several hours assessing your Figaro's condition, both inside and out, and then present you with a thorough and detailed Full Inspection Report, also free of charge. Our expert...

And Then The Engine Went Bang…

We are really enjoying the hot weather and there’s no doubt that there are more Figgies out and about with their shiny new hoods down and enjoying the sunshine! Unfortunately there’s also been a spate of significant engine failures. Last month, Steve called us from...

A Restored Figaro Is An Investment For The Future

In this month's case study, we are delighted to help out an individual who has just bought a new Figgy. Sarah from Kent rang us as she has just purchased her Figaro from a private seller. Like most purchasers, Sarah does not have years of training and experience in...

Tina Chooses Lamborghini Orange!

This month, we are delighted to feature a new refurbishment project that we recently completed for Tina from Berkshire. Tina was inspired by the beautiful hot orange colour favoured by Lamborghini and featured on many of their classic cars. We found an exact match to...

The Fastest Respray In The World!

We are often asked about the various stages of a full Figgy respray so we decided to film the eight hours needed to respray a Figgy using sophisticated time-lapse photography. So, this month, our helpful Hints and Tips video shows you how to respray your Figaro in...

Allez Les Figaros De France

Bonjour mes braves and excusez-moi for my appalling French but this month we wanted to tell you about our latest international project. Danielle and her husband from the beautiful Limoges in France approached us a while ago and asked us to source a Figaro for them to...