As any petrolhead knows, running a classic car can be a labour of love at best, nightmare at worst. That’s all part of the fun of course, but, when it comes to preserving your pride and joy, only the best replacement components will do. For many owners, OEM equivalency is the minimum benchmark when it comes to their car. Luckily, Mark Water Pumps Limited (MWPL) provides components such as PROFLOW pumps for a wide range of heritage vehicles, ensuring that classic car owners have easy access to the best quality parts.
Based in Colwyn Bay, Wales, MWPL is a provider of high-quality automotive water pumps to the aftermarket and OEM’s such as GM, Volvo, Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover. Offering a proven track record in delivering aftermarket parts that display OEM quality, the business has also put effort into supporting older vehicle applications, ensuring that pieces of automotive history can stay on the road for as long as possible.
This approach is typified by the fact that a number of cars dating from the 1950’s are supported in range. These include the 1959 Ford Anglia, the irrepressible Mini, the 1958 Austin Healy Sprite, the highly fashionable Citroen DS as well as the Morris Minor and Oxford.
The 1960’s are well represented too. MWPL provides a wide range of components to support 1960’s Land Rovers and the enthusiast community with quality parts for Series II Defenders and beyond. Owners of MG Midgets, Renault 4s and a wide range of Triumph models including the Spitfire are also serviced. Representation for classic Fords is also strong, from the pocket muscle car Capri to the period motorsport legend that is the Cortina.
Building on this is comprehensive support for a number of 70’s classics. The Porsche 924, Lancia Beta, Volkswagen Golf I and the achingly desirable Datsun 240Z rounds off a selection of applications that are not typically common. Retired get away drivers may also notice the 1971 Ford Transit.
Slipping into the realms of the modern classic, well-loved machinery from the 1980s and 1990s get plenty of options too. Highlights include OEM quality water pumps for the drift missile Nissan 200SX S13 and S14 variants; as well as bonified roadster heroes in the Mazda MX5 and Lotus Elise. The seminal Lancia Delta Integrale is another addition, along with the perfectly balanced Toyota AE86 Corolla. Fans of Saab can also specify water pumps for the 90 and 9000, while those who are attracted to power and comfort will find the Audi B5 RS4 and the C5 RS6 – if you’re more of a fan of Audi’s rallying heritage, the poster child Quattro is also covered.
David Lewis, Plant Manager at MWPL, commented during an open day for Land Rover and Range Rover owners at the Colwyn Bay manufacturing HQ: “Yes, we are committed to providing high quality parts for newer applications, but a core part of the PROFLOW pump range is its support for heritage applications. We can deliver replacement water pumps for classic cars with similar lead times to more popular components, which can offer vehicle owners an expeditated route to carry out water pump replacement. This is about supporting the community with the parts they need to keep important and exciting cars on the road.”
The PROFLOW range of water pumps benefits from MWPL’s consistent methodology from its design studios to its manufacturing floor and testing facilities. Quality is built into the range, which is why the business is a preferred supplier to OEM manufacturers. Furthermore, MWPL employs dynamic stocking procedures to ensure equal availability across its range, ensuring that a component can be delivered quickly to ensure a speedy repair.
You can see the full range of vehicle applications supported by the PROFLOW pump range here.