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classic car restoration specialists
BRITISH CLASSIC CAR AND QUALITY FOREIGN MARQUE EXPERTS SERVING THE UK
We are British classic car specialists, though we also work on the worlds great car marques.
We offer free visits and estimates, it’s a chance to get to know you and your vision for your classic car. Our estimates are detailed initial reports that ensure we are all in agreement on the work required.
Our report and estimate maybe free of charge but it is also a valuable document giving you piece of mind that we are on the same page, and the knowledge of exactly what time and money is required to rebuild, repair or paint your car to the standard you want.
We believe that classic car restoration is much more than welding, fabrication, paint and engine rebuilding. We might be fulfilling a childhood dream, keeping a treasured member of the family on the road, or creating an alternative investment – whatever the task, we can only get it right by getting to know you.
Re-creating and repairing classic cars to a standard that is equal and often better than when they left the factory is what drives all of us. 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.
Our extensive classic car garage services range from changing a light bulb to a full classic car engine or gearbox rebuild. We are highly knowledgeable in the sourcing and fitting of appropriate tires for…
A typical classic car full body restoration can take 6-12 months to complete. It is an exacting and iterative process which cannot be rushed. Half the joy of owning and bringing back to life a classic…
We provide all forms of bodywork and paint within our fully equipped classic car body shop. Whether you have a small repair or require a full bare metal re-spray, our skilled team of classic car fabricators…
We carry out comprehensive classic car inspections for a fixed fee up to 50 miles (for longer distances or overnight stays bespoke charges can be arranged). For all pre-purchase inspection reports verbal…
OUR SITE – THE IDEAL HOME FOR YOUR CLASSIC CAR
A GROWING BUSINESS
We have recently moved to new and larger premises in Bedfordshire. Our larger paint shop now has Todds Spray booth and our larger workshop and repair shop has two ramps and ample space to work on 5 vehicles at once.
Whilst with us your vehicle will be stored in our secure compound, protected by lazer intruder alarms and cameras. The farm site where we are based is further secured by a 24 hour code pad entry system. So you can be assured that your classic is well cared for.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US
“Earlier this year our 1963 Rover 95 went to AV Classics for a re-spray, re-chrome, new wiring loom and a number of other jobs required to bring it to the condition we desired. We have now got the car back and The new paintwork is exceptional, we have other classic cars that have been re-sprayed by other companies but the Rover is by far the best, and the skilled workforce at AV Classics are to be congratulated on such a good job.
All other work on the Rover was also of a very high standard and the car now looks most impressive. Throughout the project we were kept informed as to progress and had two very useful visits to the workshop whilst the work was being done.
It is with confidence that I would recommend AV Classics to anyone who is considering restorative work on their automotive pride and joy.”
“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.”
“I would like to thank adie and staff for restoring my faith in the classic car business after poor service from 2 well estalibsh jensen companys.
I have had interceptor for 3 years but never seem to run right and had to find someone who could do it at short notice without knowing much about the company. With hours of receiving my car they were able to find the fault too do the fuel line and get the mot done for me within a day and apprise me of other things.
Honest and very professional in every way with great advice i now plan to do the rest of the issues to do with my interceptor with the company were i know i will a first class service.”
“Many thanks to Aidan, Joe and the team for re-painting my Messerschmitt Bubble car with such care and attention to detail. I have very high standards and restore my cars to top show winning condition and AV Classics were able to help me achieve the standard of paint finish i wanted.
I had been searching for a Company for a long time that knows how to treat and work on classics to this standard and via the Aston Martin Piston Heads site found AV Classics. To top it all they are about a mile from where I live!!!
I will definitely use them again for my Aston later this year and have no hesitation recommending them for body work. I wish them the very best of luck for the future and thank you!”
“I popped Valerion (my DB9) across to the most capable hands of Aidan at AV Classics to sort the odd spots of corrosion and a give the car a respray for a tenth birthday present – I had decided the car was a keeper!
The results were frankly superb and to my eyes better the the factory finish – a beautiful mirror smooth finish. Indeed Aidan and the boys seem being kept busy by Gaydons finest as quite a few went through his workshops for paint while mine was there. On top of this I had the wheels re-powder coated (in Tungsten rather that the original DB9 LM grey) and diamond cut once more.”
“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.”
“The whole team at AV Classics have been super helpful. They did an amazing job with a total strip down and respray of my 50 year old Mercedes Pagoda, which now looks as good as new. They went above and beyond with the mechanicals also to get the car running after a few challenges (to be expected from a car of this maturity).
I would highly recommend!”
Steven D Murray
“We have spent a week with the Rolls Royce owners of America at their annual meet. Lovely people and all so excited we shipped the car over. They all said she is magnificent.
We took her to a dinner at one of the largest private homes ever built in the USA – Meadow Brook Hall, and we have just got back from the Concours d’Elegance of America where she was invited to be an exhibit and won the Young Judges 1st place award. She gets parked right in front of any restaurants we go to. Basically, we are having a ball.”