In 1964, UK-based contractor Eric Carnaby & Son bought a JCB 1 backhoe loader and put it to good use. After its retirement, the company kept it stored away in a shed for decades.
The company has bought over 150 different JCB machines over the past 60 years and is one of JCB’s longest standing customers. To celebrate their 75 year anniversary, JCB decided to take that beat up old backhoe to their factory, completely tore it apart, cleaned and repaired the parts, and repainted it to look and perform like brand new again.
The machine was affectionately called “Angela,” named after Mr. Carnaby’s late wife.
You can watch the entire process of the restoration in the video below and the final product looks absolutely fantastic.