to the Rootes (post vintage) Parts Service web site
Dating back from 1979, we have been more or less active in keeping Rootes cars alive in Holland.
First as some extended family hobby, then founding the Rootes group car register in Holland in 1980.
In 1981 we sat together and formed the Sunbeam-Talbot and Rootes register of Holland. In 1997 this club was renamed more consistently into the Rootes Car club of Holland.
This car club is run by very enthusiast club members, publishing their magazine Correspondence 4 times a year and organizing many outings, meetings and special events.
Please check out their web site by following the link on this page.
From 2000 we wanted to professionalize our services to Rootes Car enthusiasts by founding a company specializing in parts for Rootes group cars from 1945 to 1975.
This has lead to the Rootes (Post vintage) Parts Service, still run as a parttime activity helping enthusiasts to quality parts..
Projects: Engine Bearing sets for 1956-67 3-bearing engines
In 2013 we have funded a project to supply the main- and big endbearing sets for crankshaft bearings in the smaller sizes as these were long out of supply: STD, 010, 020 and 030 for the 1390, 1494 and 1592 Sunbeam, Hillman, Singer and Humber engines.
For the bigend bearings we decided to use lead copper, for the mains the standard material. Both proved best in longlevity and performance when used with standard and modern oils.
These bearingsets are now avaliable !
Have a look at our Aladins Cave, we just added some new rare stock: fe. 1950's steeringbox for Mark Minx and Husky, Commer, Dodge
Have a look around with these shortcuts to your car / model:
Sunbeam Alpine series 1-5, Tiger 1-2, Harrington | Sunbeam Talbot 90 and Talbot Alpine | Humber Super snipe, Hawk and Imperial | Arrow series 1966-76 | Avenger and Chrysler Sunbeam | IMP and variants from 1963- 1976 | Commer 1500 & 2500; Walkthru | Hillman Super Minx, Singer Vogue, Humber Sceptre, Rapier, Hillman Minx, Gazelle, Husky, Cob, Venezia | Engine mounts | Sparkplugs | Hydraulic parts
What we can do for you
We supply parts for all types of Rootes group cars from 1936 onwards.
We have decided focus our investment scheme on parts that are required to keep your car on the road and are less and less common to find.
For more common bread-and-butter parts we consider the internet (f.e. Ebay) as a good source for you.
Our new old stock supply is still considerably large but changes constantly. That makes it impossible to publish partslists per car.
We recently added new lines of parts and extended some others.
Please check out this website regularly to learn more !
How to order
We have no shop to drop by but we rely on email. We do our best to answer questions within 2-3 days.
Allways provide as much details as you have on the car where a chassisnumber is preferred.
Do not hesitate to put pictures in the emails to clarify what you are looking for.
All our Rootes parts are registred on original partsnumbers, so please refer to these Rootes numbers as much as possible when enquiring or ordering parts form us.
For those that have no partslist: we can supply you with a copy from as little as € 35 !
We accept Paypal. For European sales we prefer banktransfer as these are quick, safe and cheap.
New Parts that have arrived:
Camshafts for the 1494 and 1592 Alu head engines
Camfollowers (Tappets) for 1390, 1494, 1592 and 1725 Cast Iron head engines
Camfollowers (Tappets) for 6 cyl OHV Humber/ Commer engines
Camfollowers (Tappets) for IMP engines
Rocker shaft set for the 1494, 1592 and 1725 Alu head engines
Rocker shaft set for the 1390, 1494, 1592 and 1725 Cast Iron head engines
Imp thermostat cover
New Imp & derivates (1964-1976) thermostat covers are avaliable now!
Very nice finish, high pressure Diecast product
Lens for the front Indicator unit (Altissimo)
We have some rather rare types & special versions in stock.fe. Sunbeam Talbot 90 Coupe & Saloon, Sunbeam Venezia, The tailgate glass for the Sunbeam Harrington LeMans and toughened doorglass for some of your cars.
We ship our screens safely to you -around the world- in specially made wooden crates.
Our customers reference them as "bulletproof", relatively light and easy to handle. Shipping starts from 65 euro.
A Talbot 90 Windscreen travels to Canada for 165 euro ! (Jan 2013)
Hillman Imp, Sunbeam Alpine & Tiger with Green Tinted top !!
Sunbeam Talbot Lotus and TI in bronze, blanc and green Tint
Click HERE to find out more!
We have waterpumps or repair kits for most models 1949- 81:
Imp, Avenger, Humber, Hillman, Singer, Commer and Sunbeam. Just sent us an Email with your requirements
Kits from € 39.50 New pumps from € 59.50
Below other samples of our own reproduction lines:
Click picture to learn more about our pistons >
Pistons , piston rings and valve guides for almost all models in stock.
Click picture to learn more about our chrome parts >
Handles, hinges, bezels etc etc. Check out the pages with your model
New Petrol filler bezel avaliable for series 1-2 Alpine
Postage enquiries and orders: please sent an email with your requirements
Click box below
Now avaliable !
Windscreens for most models in stock. Shipping --within EU- no problem!!
Brand new windscreens fe. Sunbeam Talbot 90 Coupe & Saloon.
Sunbeam Tiger also with Tinted top version
Click HERE to find out more!
Brake servos for most models in stock. Shipping --within EU- no problem!!
Click HERE to find out more!
We carry a full line of brake parts for allmost all cars and years.
Sometimes we have real bargains or located some extremely rare parts. You will find them in our: (click Aladins cave below)
You own a Non-Rootes car but british build like BMC Ford Healey Vauxhall etc. ?
Please feel free to Email us for other requirements as we have a lot of Lucas, Girling, Lockheed, Smiths, Jaeger and Reinz and/or Payen stuff in stock!
What we do not do
Repairs, welding and restoration of your Rootes group cars. There are excellent body shops and garages for repairs about.
Parts for Simca, Chrysler France and Talbot UK after 1979.
Houten, Jan 7, 2014
Tineke Malherbe Dupont