EXEMPLARY CLASSIC CAR RESTORATION AND REPAIR IN THE UK

We are an independent classic car restorers with a reputation for award winning full bare metal post war classic car restorations and exceptional customer service.

BEST IN SHOW QUALITY

We are obsessed with creating the best quality finish. We are proud that one of our Austin Healey classic car restorations achieved a world record price at auction.

THE VERY BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

Whether we’re creating a significant investment, fulfilling a childhood dream or just providing you with a weekend driver – we never forget that a classic car restoration is as much about the service as it is about the finished car.

CONVENIENT COLLECTION AND DELIVERY

We offer secure collection and delivery service for our customers from anywhere in the UK. We work with a variety of trusted classic car movers as well as importers and can advise on the entire process.

  • "Thanks to Aidian and Crew ( you know who you are) My TR5 won First place in the Concours at our recent show. The hard work was so worth it all round and the paintwork is stunning, stopping many a member in their tracks. I got the painted repaired body shell back and then duly fitted him up. Brings a huge smile every time I go into my garage. Thank you all!"

    HARRY DENT
  • "I took my MGB to Aidan at AV Classic Cars at the end of last year and to be honest I have been kicking myself that I hadn't taken it there earlier. I was very pleased with the work done and I will be sure to use them again."

    MARK WESLEY
  • “From the search for difficult spares to the the mirror finish paintwork, AV Classics almost fanatical attention to detail and doing things correctly was relentless. I always enjoyed dropping by to see the progress. Aidan and his crew, despite many many obstacles produced a beautifully restored classic car that turns heads wherever it goes. I couldn’t have been happier.”

    MIKE HOOPER
  • "I have a few classics including a Jaguar e-type series 3 and one of the last Austin Healey 3000s of the production line that were in need of full restoration. Last year I spent months checking out and visiting many companies. I was very impressed with AV Classics quality of work, friendly approach, experience in all aspects of work and price. The finished product was 100%. I have now bought a Jaguar e-type series 2 which needs a full nut and bolt restoration and have commissioned AV Classic once again. I am happy for AV Classics to give my phone number if anyone wants to talk to me directly."

    PETER GODFREY
  • "I’ve been so impressed with Aidan and the team that I’m no longer simply a client, I’ve become a shareholder. Those of you reading this that are old enough may remember a certain Victor Kiam that professed that he; “liked it (the product) so much, I bought the company”, I understand that now."

    PETER LITHERLAND

EXCEPTIONAL RESTORATIONS AND CUSTOMER SERVICE

We are an independent classic car specialist based in Bedfordshire specialising in the restoration of classic cars. Established five years ago by Aidan McConnon who has a deep passion for vintage cars and their histories, today we have a large team who share this passion. Our experience across all aspects of the mechanical intricacies of such iconic and idiosyncratic cars is matched only by our appreciation of the design and craftsmanship that went into building them.

We believe that classic car restoration is much more than welding, fabrication, paint and engine refurbishing. It’s about building cars and relationships, fulfilling dreams, creating value and re-creating classic cars to a standard that is equal and often better than when they left the factory.

As a young company we are proud of our achievements so far, with six of our classic car restorations achieving ‘Best-in-Show’ concours awards and our work receiving the seal of approval from many of the world’s most prestigious car marques. In January 2017 one of our Austin Healey restorations achieved a world-record auction price at the NEC British sports car auction.

We have the skills and facilities to take your much loved classic and restore it to your individual specification. We understand and respect the fact that we all have differing aspirations and expectations of what ‘restoration’ means. We take time to discuss and understand what you want to achieve to ensure we deliver both a great car and a great experience too. Whether you want to commission an authentic and original, full nut and bolt classic car restoration to concours specification, a classic car body repair, smaller cosmetic refurbishment or a subtle upgrade building in modern updates to improve the cars drivability, safety or performance – we can meet and exceed your expectations.

Our founder Aidan McConnon and the team regularly travel across the country to meet clients to discuss their restoration projects and offer advice and quotations. We all recognise the importance of building a genuine relationship with customers who are about to trust us with the restoration of a classic car whose value is often appreciating rapidly.

Our complete service offering includes:

Classic car inspection and evaluation
Classic car body restoration
Classic car panel/body work fabrication
Classic car interior restoration
Classic car paint restoration

Classic car painting
Classic car engine rebuilding
Classic car gearbox rebuilding
Classic car maintenance and repair
Classic car project management

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