At the return of the car from the Le Mans and Chatellerault Museums in France in 1985, a full conservation and restoration where necessary of mechanics and body was carried out. Some 10 years of research and execution were required before the car was next seen again in 1995.

At the end of the war (1945) the car was repainted silver and with the new Claude Hill designed pushrod 2.0 litre (DB1) engine fitted it was this specification that David Brown drove in 1946. He was so impressed by the technology that he bought the company.