Restoration

Classic car restoration is what we are all about.  Taking on a challenging project is what we do best.  We have the skills, knowledge and equipment to carry out work on most vehicles, regardless of their condition and age and we have the attention to detail to get your vehicle up to show or concours standard, if required.

Click here for a step-by step guide to our restoration process

Click on an image below to get an impression of the variety of work we do and the standards of finish that are achievable:

Mercedes-Benz R107 280 SL Restoration

Mercedes-Benz R107 280 SL 1985
This Mercedes-Benz R107 280 SL 1985 restoration has been carried out to customer specifications that included a complete strip down and rebuild of all running gear and associated mechanical components (excluding engine and gearbox – these were removed for access). The underside and engine bay were stripped back to bare metal, rust treatment and welding carried out where required, rust-preventative paint and primer to underside and engine bay and jacking points/sills, full coat of stone-chip protection to underside and wheel arches, full rebuild of all running gear (bushes, bearing, brakes, drive shafts etc) and a custom stainless exhaust system. On the exterior, we removed a dent to the right rear wheel arch, sorted out some rust on the lower wings/arches, replaced the rear valance and did a high quality respray of the back end and engine bay to match the existing colour. The usual problem rust area of the heater blower/bulkhead was fully stripped and treated and repaired to prevent further water ingress and corrosion. The engine was running rough when the car arrived, so we flushed the fuel tank, changed the fuel pump, accumulator, pipes, hoses and filter, changed the spark plugs, adjusted the mix and replaced a couple of perished vacuum hoses and she now runs like a dream.

Mercedes-Benz W115 Pick-up Restoration

Mercedes-Benz W115 220D Pick-up 1972
A very unusual vehicle – these were only made in Argentina during the early ’70s, so we were very happy that the customer brought this in for part restoration.
Preparation required stripping all the mechanical parts off the underside of the car, removal of engine and gearbox, strip down of underside of body and lower panel/chassis areas where rust had taken hold, back to sound metal to allow the work to begin.
We then fully rebuilt all the running gear, using mostly new parts including shock absorbers, braking system, bushes and bearings etc plus the engine ancillaries like starter motor, water pump, radiator, exhaust etc.  We fabricated and welded new sections in to the sills, floor pan, chassis rails and rear corner to eradicate all the rusty sections and then finished with high quality underseal and final paint colour.  The finished car retains a great patina as the bulk of the visible body work was left untouched, whilst the mechanicals are largely new; so this truck can be put to work and enjoyed as was originally intended for many years to come.

Peugeot 304 S Cabriolet 1975 Restoration

Peugeot 304 S Cabriolet 1975
This car was restored by us to customer specifications that included a complete strip down, fabrication of new panels and metal work where required,
full rebuild of all running gear, refurbished interior, refurbished carburettor, refurbished/new engine ancillaries, new hood,
new rubber seals all round and a high quality respray in the original Peugeot metallic gris (code 1321)

Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Targa 1985
Currently in our workshop undergoing a full nut and bolt restoration, including engine and gearbox rebuild
This will be an incredible car once finished and will be offered for sale on completion – please contact us if you are interested

Mercedes-Benz R107 500 SL

Mercedes-Benz R107 500 SL 1983
Currently in our workshop undergoing a full nut and bolt restoration, including engine rebuild
This will be an incredible car once finished and will be offered for sale on completion – please contact us if you are interested

Mercedes-Benz W460 G-Wagon Chassis Restoration

Mercedes-Benz W460 G-Wagen (G-Wagon) 280 GE 1990
This was subject to a body-off restoration of both chassis and body and must now be one of the best W460 G-Wagens in the UK

Mercedes-Benz W116 450 SE 1979
This stunning S-class was subject to a bare-metal rotisserie restoration, bringing the car up to show standard
The combination of fresh metalwork and paint, plus the near-perfect original internal has created one of the finest W116s in the UK

Mercedes-Benz R107 500 SL 1981
Another one of our full rotisserie restorations, we rebuilt all the usual rusty bits including the important bulkhead
The customer specified a number of extras including interior and exterior colours and a new rear bench seat and seatbelts