BUILDING AN INVESTMENT

Restoring a classic car can deliver significant financial returns. We can advise on the entire process, from locating a suitable vehicle through to a final sale with our trusted dealer network. Call us now to explore how we can help you build your alternative investment opportunity.

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.

INSPECTION AND VALUATION

We aim to make classic car restoration as easy as possible. We are happy to travel to you to give your vehicle a thorough inspection at your premises and then provide an accurate estimate.

FORD THUNDER BIRD [1964]
FORD THUNDER BIRD [1964]
MG MGA [1956]
MG MGA [1956]
JAGUAR MK 2 [1963]
JAGUAR MK 2 [1963]

AWARD-WINNING CLASSIC CAR RESTORATIONS

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 classic 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.

WHAT PEOPLE 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 are delighted with the result. 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.”

    Trevor Rawlins
  • “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
  • “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!”

    Dave Watson
  • “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
  • “Thanks to Aidan 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 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. If the exterior wasn’t enough I went a little mad (actually, probably very mad), and commissioned Aidan’s grand master trimmer (Mr John Turner) to retrim the interior. John used to trim the Vanquish MKI in a previous life and it shows – the work was simply fabulous. I’m a big fan of the original Sara Maynard modernist interior and wanted to upgrade the interior whilst still being sympathetic to the original design.. To which end, with a little inspiration from the DB9 Sportmodificato, I choose a partial quilted finish for the retrim.”

    Paul Hicks
  • “I would like to thank adie and staff for restoring my faith in the classic car business after poor service fom 2 well estalibsh jensen companys.i have had interceptor for 3 years but never seem to run right and had to find somone who could do it at short notice without knowing much about the company.with hours of receiveing my car they were able to find thefault too do the fuel line and get the mot done for me within a day and apprise me of other things.the first jensen speialist said that they had fixed the problem and other issues.l got the car back to find thes issues had not been fix and decided 2use another jensen companyi booked my car with them 2be done in october 2013only to find that by january 2014 they sitll had not started it.not only have they save me £ somthings that t was told i need 2do my these companys.honest and very proffesional 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.”

    Kevin May

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