Redline is delighted to announce that Peter Duckett has joined the team.
Peter brings over 40 years of expertise working on AC and other classic car marques, which all started in 1976 when he joined fellow AC enthusiast, Brian Angliss, at Cobra Parts, an AC production, restoration and parts company based in Chessington.
Just a year later the business moved to the historic Brooklands site where it eventually became Autokraft. Here Peter ran the production line for Autokraft, who fast became specialists in restoring and building Mk2 and Mk3 Cobra’s, and went on to develop the AC Cobra Mk4 and Lightweight models.
Peter left Autokraft in 2002 and moved to the company originally founded by Robert Jankel, Panther, a manufacturer of niche sports cars, luxury cars and armoured vehicles, where he continued to apply his high standards of hand craftsmanship on the extremely unique and bespoke vehicles they produced.
An absolute authority on AC vehicles, Peter has also worked on an array of other classic models throughout his career including Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Mercedes and Bentley. He also built two of only 12 Ford Mk IV GT40 J Cars ever made.
Another highlight of Peter’s career was working alongside AC Cobra racing legend Steve Hitchins, which saw him support Steve at Classic Le Man’s and at race fixtures throughout Europe and America.
Redline’s owner Neil Fisher worked closely with Peter during his own 11 years at Autokraft, and they have remained in contact ever since.
With an ever growing reputation for their AC and classic car expertise, Neil was looking to strengthen the team to meet demand and knew Peter would be the perfect asset in the Redline workshop, working on the wide array of AC Cobra, AC and classic car restoration, engine and mechanical upgrade work they undertake, alongside their expert servicing, parts and sales services.
Neil Fisher said, “It’s great to be working with Peter again. We are taking on a lot more bespoke AC projects, as well as restorations of other classic car models so to have his unrivalled expertise on the team is fantastic!”