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    Monday to Friday
    8am to 5.30pm

    8.30am to 12pm

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BASIS Restoration Parts ShopBASIS is the brainchild and business of  Anthony and Robyn van de Water.

Anthony has had a lifetime interest in cars, especially classic and vintage cars. He has owned a 1958 Standard 10, Austin A40 Devon, 1949 Ford single spinner, many Mini's, 1100 and 1300's, Ford Zodiac Mk3 Estate. Robyn has owned a split screen VW Combi and Ford Escort Mk1. Back in the eighties I could see a need for someone to locate, import and distribute the many bits and pieces needed to maintain and restore these wonderful classic vehicles. So Robyn and I started up a part-time business doing just that. Our home was in Whenuapai, just out of Auckland, where I was a photographer with the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

In 1993 I left the Air Force and we moved to Renwick, a small town in Marlborough at the top of New Zealand's South Island. Here we established BASIS NEW ZEALAND in an old building, once a Petrol Station and garage at 31 High Street.  High Street is the main road through Renwick and forms part of State Highway 6 between Blenheim and Nelson.

Between us Robyn and I still own a 1958 Austin Healey Mk1 Sprite ( No. AN5L/758), 1961 Austin Healey 3000 BT7, 1957 Morris J Commercial, 1954 Morris J and 1961 Morris JB Commercals,  1954 Triumph TR2 and a Triumph Toledo 1500 RWD.  All in various states of disrepair, or undergoing restoration.

Just like old cars, the paint on our old building covered many hidden nightmares and a lot of effort went into its restoration. Time and money were equally over-expended but the results were well worth it! BASIS is now a thriving mail order business and retail outlet with agents in Auckland and Wellington.

The Vintage and Classic car market is always changing and we constantly update our range of rubber and sponge to meet demand. Our speciality is the supply of parts and information for Pre-1970 English Vehicles, but we can and do supply parts for Vintage, American, European, Australian and yes, even Japanese vehicle parts.  

We supply rubber and trim to fit Austin A30 Austin A35, Austin A40, Austin A50, Austin A60 , Austin A90, Austin A110, Austin Healey Sprite, Austin Healey 100/4, Austin Healey 3000, Bedford, Bentley, Bond, Bradford, Ford 8 & 10, Ford Anglia, Ford Prefect, Ford Cortina, Ford Escort, Ford Falcon, Ford Zephyr, Holden, MG, Morris 8, Morris Minor, Morris 1000, Morris Oxford, Morris Commercial, Vauxhall 12, Vauxhall Wyvern, Vauxhall Velox, Vauxhall Viva, Wolseley and many more vehicles, still to be listed.
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