Classic Car Restoration
We are specialists in all restoration works on Minis and on older Ford, Triumph, Jaguar, VW cars to name a few and
aim to make the finished product as near to factory finish as
possible. If the factory spot welded particular panels we do the
same. We insist on seeing every car prior to quotation even if
it involves us coming to you. It is so frustrating to send a car
for restoration and the costs continue to spiral out of budget.
In some cases it is better to go and buy a car that has been previously
restored or if you are really lucky totally original.
We have mig, tig and spot welders at our disposal,
we do not weld plates to any Minis just to satisfy MOT standards
( that are likely to change shortly anyway) a boot floor that
is corroded for example, we will cut all the corroded metal out,
create a plate that is exactly the same size and butt weld it
in, we will dress the weld and paint it in body colour. This will
virtually be invisible and will last the test of time. Be aware
rusty metal that is plated over will not last 12 months before
the corrosion spreads in a dramatic fashion!
and Respraying a Classic Mini
As the Classic Mini was introduced in 1959
and the last car rolled off the production line in Year 2000,
paint techniques changed along the way. We always endeavour to
match the paint material with the original, be it cellulose, or
2k basecoat and laquer. We will advise what we feel will give
the best finish. All
our resprays are carried out once the car is totally stripped,
no glass, no interior and no overspray anywhere!
Panel Choice - Heritage or Pattern?
The original factory panel presses were purchased
by BMH (British Motor Heritage), and they continue to manufacture
virtually every panel for a Classic Mini. As with all makes of
car panels these are often produced by other company's who "copy"
the original design, these are referred to as "pattern parts".
Close to the original, they are for sure, a perfect fit? .. rarely
We insist that all panels that we fit to our customer's
car are heritage sourced. In some instances this may incur a waiting
Protecting your Classic
Mini from rust
Every car that we restore or sell has the aroma
of Waxoyl, we make no apologies for the smell, but we consider
this product protects your car better than any other product on