First, a history lesson.
In the UK, new cars were required to be fitted with anchorage points for seatbelts in the front outboard positions from 1965. Then from 1968 is was mandatory for new cars to be fitted with three-point belts to those positions. Legislation was introduced in 1983 to make the wearing of front seatbelts compulsory, unless reversing. From 1986, rear seatbelts were a mandatory fitment.
So, we’re in the position where many classic cars made before 1968 have no seatbelts fitted in the front, and before 1986, none in the rear. Now because we have been required to wear seatbelts since 1986, it can feel odd to jump in a car without. And the safety argument is massive. Seatbelts save lives.
Project Shop is passionate about enabling owners to enjoy their cars, through the reliability and set up of the car. Having belts in your classic makes you safer. And we can fit, for road use, static or inertia reel types. In pre-1965 cases we need to install secure anchorage points to make fitting the belts possible. This can require engineering ingenuity. But it’s no problem for the experienced Project Shop engineers who have fitted safety belts many times before.
We can upgrade your car from lap-belts to 3-point, upgrade from static to inertia and fit rear belts so you can take the whole family on trips.
And if you are intent on using your classic to compete in classic rallies, we can install FIA accredited four, five or six-point harnesses.