Classic Car Restoration Near Me

Based in Oxfordshire, we cover the whole of the UK. We offer full collection and delivery service for your classic car restoration.

With experience gained over many years. We are able to to restore a wide range of cars including marques as diverse as Aston Martin, Lancia, Jaguar, Maserati, Mercedes, Datsun, Ford and Jensen. We will be able to take your car to the levels you desire.

We don’t just restore cars but also assist in any way possible to keep them running well. Whether your car just needs a spring service, oil change and general check over or requires a solution to a more major issue, we are here to help. So please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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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 Ā£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 šŸ˜”šŸ˜”šŸ˜”

Wish still had mine from early 80s šŸ™‚

Yeah that's nice and wonderful šŸ‘šŸ˜Š

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 šŸ¤”šŸ¤¦

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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 šŸ˜‘ Going to be an epic Beema when finished...šŸ™šŸ‘ŒšŸ™

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One very smart 3.0s Capri 
Just had a full detailing today
This is up for sale ..Image attachmentImage attachment

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 20VšŸ˜³

Happy new year to you paul

Another stunner!

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Service and quality of workmanship from initial consultation to vehicle hand over.

1st Choice Car & Body Repairs is fully equipped to deal with everything from basic resprays to projects requiring a full strip down and rebuild to as new condition. We work very closely with all our customers to ensure their exact requirements are met. Many of them will visit weekly for a coffee and a chat with the technician who is working on their car to discuss the latest progress.


To keep your car performing at its best it is important to keep it regularly maintained. 1st Choice can advise on service schedules for each area of your classic car including engine and drive train, suspension and importantly, although often overlooked, the body! We can advise on the type of oils and lubricants that should be used and recommend regular maintenance intervals depending on vehicle usage.


As much as we all love classics there are often little niggles we wish we could resolve or improvements made to them to make them that little bit better still.

1st Choice can help advise on all manor of improvements that you may well desire to help create your perfect classic, everything from electronic ignition to improve starting, economy and performance to improved exterior and interior lighting. Suspension and brake upgrades can improve handling and safety, modern wiring termination with the period look will undoubtedly improve reliability with out looking out of place.

We can advise on what changes should be made to your suspensions settings and geometry making every journey a joy!