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01367 700500


01235 765676


1st Choice Car & Body Repairs

We specialise in classis car restoration and the sale of classic and period cars. With an unrivalled and vastly experienced team, we can undertake all manner of restoration works.


Classic/Performance/Prestige Car Sales

Always a selection of Classic, Sport, Prestige and 4×4 vehicles available for sale.
All hand picked by experienced buyers and prepared to the highest standards.
Car sales opening hours: Mon-Fri 9-5.30pm, Sat 9-5pm, Sunday by appointment only. Call us on 01367 700500 or email [email protected]

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Highly Skilled & Experienced Technicians

Our enthusiastic team of highly skilled craftsmen and technicians offer many years experience, and undertakes all aspects of restoration work, from simple repairs to complete restoration our knowledge and vast experience cover mechanical, electrical and bodywork restoration.

All projects are carefully overseen and managed by our very experienced workshop controller and our dedicated team with several hundred years of experience between them. All work undertaken is recorded in detail by the staff member whom carries it out. This enables the owner to be fully informed about the work completed, and the record of the restoration indeed we can send weekly photos and suggest weekly visits if required to see the progress this can then form an important part of the car’s historical documentation.

Recent Restoration Projects

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We have a number of stags that we refurbish and sell and indeed a steady flow of them left us last year and 2 so far this year !!

The attached is currently still for sale and is in the final throws of refurbishment .

It is a stunning Inca yellow late reg model
It has had a full respray with us having had a less than satisfactory respray a few years ago .

One of our experienced painters has made a lovely job of it and this really is a excellent example .

Good hood and frame
Good interior with foams replaced
New bonnet insulation pad
Refurbished alloys going on ( polished face )
Good history file

Hard top included in good order ..

Priced at £18995

This stag will be ready by mid Feb ..
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Who does full respray without removing glass wheels ,lights ,trim ,not very professional. how to spoil what could be a nice car

Why no pictures of it when it 1st came in, was in the prep stage before it was painted etc?

What “ skilled” sprayer masks up the filler cap, leaves the door glass frames in and loads of trim left in? Half a job but wants twice its retail price , no wonder pple bodge stags when so called professionals claim this is the correct way to do things. Unbelievable youve even posted this as an example of your work 😡😡😡

Wish still had mine from early 80s 🙂

Yeah that's nice and wonderful 👍😊

What is asking price £18995?

Kirpal Randhawa

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A little video update of our Tickford Capri

For those of you that follow us you will be aware this car arrived with us earlier last year having had a fire .
We anticipate it being finished by March

It will be stunning ..
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Old girl looking good so far looking forward to more updates

Sewn this for sale in the latest capri club international magazine. Having seen the origin so damage thought of you.

Gem, I should have brought that

Bob Simpson

Ciro Caccavale

Ian Ross 🤔🤦

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Here we have a BMW E9 CSI we own !!

This U.K. RHD car was lovely and indeed the previous owner who had a number of years had clearly kept it to a very high standard and frankly it wanted very little ..

He however decided to put it into a classic BMW restoration faculty for minimal works however they took his money made a complete mess of the car and then promptly went bust on him.

He arranged to have the car moved to another bodyshop in Gloucestershire called Tokyo customs .

At this point however and I am sure he will not mind me saying he became totally fed up and heartbroken by the previous fiasco he decided to sell as it was .

That is where we stepped in and we purchased .

It made sense as there was a slot at that bodyshop to leave it there and I asked them to quote us to do the works as our own restoration shop is so busy .

This they did and took a sizeable deposit from me .
However in December they went bust !! So we have no hope of getting that money back !!
So this week we managed to get the shell and panels out with a queue of others meeting the receivers and now it is with us and work has commenced ..

They had done nothing other than make a right mess of a door ..

We however are going to get this lovely car back to how it was and better ..

It will be for sale after ..

It is now thankfully where it should be with us .

We are in the process of finishing off another in silver we have refurbished and also had a CS same colour as this last year .

The first few photos are the car
The last 2 are a silver E9 with us getting finished now for a client and another blue E9 we finished last year ..
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Lovely cars. This is one I'm restoring which belonged to my dad

This has always been the case with CSLs since the1980s loads of con men i restord 7 from those sources

Unreal story and what a nightmare! Sadly not unique these days 😑 Going to be an epic Beema when finished...🙏👌🙏

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One very smart 3.0s Capri 
Just had a full detailing today
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One very smart 3.0s Capri
Just had a full detailing today
This is up for sale ..
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Wonderful! Do Classic Ford know about it? Another featured Capri from 1st Choice would be fantastic.

How much

How weird my escort mk2 harrier 24 years ago number plate was NNK 20V😳

Happy new year to you paul

Another stunner!

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In our workshop we can undertake any engineering service, including full engine strips and renovations plus full electrical rewiring.

Vehicles can be completely over hauled either with period correct items or with considered modern upgrades according to the customers requirements.

Any part of your vehicle can be rebuilt or upgraded during your restoration including engine, gearbox, brakes and suspension to cope with the requirements for driving in today’s traffic.

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Our body shop has a state of the art paint shop, including computerised paint matching.

And with our metal fabrication shop, panels can be made as a example please review our Datsun 260z in our cars restored page both doors on this vehicle were beyond repair our very skilled technician made new doors and moulded them to the shape of the car what is now on the vehicle are doors that match the original.

Our trim shop allows any work from small repairs to full leather re-trims and bespoke carpet fitting.

We also can offer a polishing service and can take your engine items and fully polish often a grubby engine lets the car down after our team has done a bespoke polishing and detailing it transforms the engine bay.

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Maintenance and Servicing

We can offer anything from a minor service of your classic car to a full engine rebuild.

We have a large facility with 2 x ramps and skilled technicians at hand.

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Our showroom is situated at
31G Park Road, Faringdon
Oxfordshire SN7 7BP

Telephone: 01367 700500

Here you can find an ever-changing selection of sports // classics // 4×4 vehicles. Various price sectors, if you cannot see what you want give us a call.



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The dealership is not responsible for typographical, pricing, product information, advertising or shipping errors. Advertised prices and available quantities are subject to change without notice.

In the event a vehicle is listed at an incorrect price due to typographical, photographic, or technical error or error in pricing information received from our suppliers, the dealership shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for vehicle listed at the incorrect price.


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1st Choice Car and Bodyworks Ltd also offer:

Alloy wheels repairs

Interior trim repairs

Smart repairs

Dent removal we have a team of highly
experienced dent removal experts

Scratch repairs up to full repaints

Indeed there is very little we cannot do…