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 Post subject: Peel General Info
PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:01 am 
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 Post subject: Peel General Info
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:24 am 
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The Robert Peel Sheet Metal Works was established at 50, High St. Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, by Alec Goldie and Fred Faulkner, in the late 1940s, early 50s. It took its name from the nearby public house the 'Sir Robert Peel' (named after the British statesman who introduced a police force to the streets of London in 1829); neither business or original premises are extant. Alec and Fred met during WWII when they were both working for Hawker Siddeley, based at Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey. This was the location of one of England's first airfields as well as the famous, banked oval, motor racing circuit. Before the war, Fred had been a foreman panel beater at the nearby AC Car company. In 1954 AC launched the Ace 'open top' sportscar which was the basis of Carol Shelby's Cobra.
Maybe it was always their intent to concentrate on car bodywork, influenced by Fred's work with AC: In any case, they soon developed a reputation as the "go-to" guys for bespoke car bodywork. It was a case of, present your desired car shape, either on the back of the proverbial envelope or, via a carefully crafted orthographic drawing and it would see the light of day in a very short while, made to a very high standard to boot.
The 'Peel Coachworks', as it became known to its customers, found that it was being asked to produce some very exotic sports racing cars, sports cars, GTs and sports saloons. Their work was very similar to that undertaken by the larger and better known company, 'Williams & Pritchard' of First Avenue, Edmonton, London N18.

Examples of Peel's work are shown on the Carscene International site (thank you Nicholas!):
https://www.carsceneinternational.com/peels-coachworks-kingston-upon-thames-1950s-60s/

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