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Electric classic car specialist attracts funding for beachfront showroom

Lanes Cars Workshops Ltd, Camarthen

A classic car restoration company that specialises in the installation of modern electric vehicle technology into Jaguar E-Types and MG Bs has attracted local authority funding to open a new showroom.

Lanes Cars Workshops Ltd is preparing to open a new retail facility near that a beach-front location at Pendine, near Carmarthen Bay, South Wales, after receiving £17,409 of support from Carmarthenshire County Council’s Rural Enterprise Fund.

The growing business – located in an iconic spot long associated with the world land speed records of Malcolm Campbell in his Bluebird Sunbeam – will create at least two new jobs in Pendine, the Tenby Observer reported.

Established in 1993, Lanes Cars Workshops Ltd are the main agent for RBW Classic Electric Cars Recreations and sell both their Jaguar E Type’s worldwide and RBW Electric Classic Cars conversions in over 60 countries.

Their new showroom will sit alongside the new Museum of Speed that is currently under construction and is due to open in October 2019.

Councillor Emlyn Dole, leader of Carmarthenshire County Council, said: “This business fits so well with Pendine, its rich history of car racing and its bright future with the developments that are currently underway, including the new Museum of Speed.

“We are delighted to support this venture, particularly as it will create great jobs for the area, and look forward to seeing the showroom open later this year.”

A total of £3m has been made available to businesses from the Carmarthenshire Rural Enterprise Fund to provide backing for new and existing business premises where jobs are created.

More than £2.7million has already been committed, levering in almost £9million of private sector investment and creating over 250 jobs.


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