Once you've decided you want to start the journey of restoring your car to its former glory with us, the first step is for Alan, our founder, to inspect the car in person. If you can't get your car to us, he'll happily travel to you wherever you are.
The purpose of this phase is to assess whether all of the parts of the car are original and authentic.
If you want us to source you a car, this is also a possibility, just speak to Alan or Scott about your needs.
2) FINDINGS + BALLPARK INVESTMENT
You'll get a report of findings to guide you and us as to what general level of work needs to be done and what time it will take. This is a guide price only because we never know what the full extent of work will be until we strip down the engine, gearbox and body.
We work with you on the agreement and understanding that we'll communicate any changes as soon as we find them during the journey.
3) STRIP DOWN
The full process is one of stripping everything back to its most simplistic part. In no particular order, the breaking down process is meticulously applied to the following areas:
After this phase, we know more about the project and can assess and advise what parts can be used, what will be reconditioned and what needs to be replaced.
- Bodywork, back to metal shell - Engine/Gearbox, down to each bolt
- Paint Shell
Once every part has been split down and repaired or replaced, we commence the 350 hour re-build - meticously putting everything back together with obessive attention to detail.
Our exacting nature comes into its own post-build as we move into testing phase. Our reputation for quality and performance has been enhanced by our thorough approach to testing EVERYTHING. We're realistic when it comes to getting a classic car perfect, but we like to think we get it as close as it can be when it leaves our workshop.
Once we're happy with the finish, safety and overall quality and appeal of your restoration, we hand the vehicle back to you. Ideally, we like to take you for a spin to show you around the car, and to also share in the sheer pleasure of driving your dream car! We'll send you off with a photographic book of the restoration and hope that this is the beginning of a long relationship, keeping the car in the best shape it can be in for years to come.