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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Off to meet its new owner today. This lovely Cortina Ghia 2.3 Estate we have refurbished .
What a rare and lovely car .
Gary enjoy your new car ..
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A few photos of Sir MC with the car and a couple of it with us ..

His photos from 1969 a year after he purchased it ..
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We knew our stunning 1968 Rolls Mulliner drop head was owned by Sir Michael Caine from new and then he sold it to Jack Leach who owned the Gassworks Club In London however it has been brought to our attention he did a film in 1969 called Candid Caine !!.

It is simply fantastic to see him with the car and his chauffeur following him along the streets of London whilst he mingles and talks with the owners.

This car has such a amazing story if only it could talk ..

It was Sir Michael Caines first Rolls .

It features greatly in the film if anyone wants to watch scroll through to 42 mins 19 seconds ..

Then the story continues with Jack the second and last owner who we are advised by Jacks family Sir MC sold it to him. and him having it decades ferrying about the likes of Princess Margaret / Richard Burton /Elizabeth Taylor / The Krays to name but a few .!!!

If only we had known about this film we would have put a matching colour hood on it came to us with a black hood and we fully refurbished the hood and frame and kept it black I guess the next custodian can change if they so wish ..

The interesting thing about the car is the passenger side head rest and not one on drivers seat ..

Sir Michael Caine learnt to drive in his late 40s we are told so his chauffeur drove this and did not get a headrest !!!.

This vehicle is potentially going to auction in March who knows it’s value ..

Just how many 2 former owner examples fully refurbished can there be with a history like this one ..

The Film frankly is the icing on the cake in this cars journey ..

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This is going to be a stunning 240z 
This 4 owner car has been in the same ownership for decades and a genuine low mileage example .
1st registered in Japan in 1970 as part of a military purchase scheme ..
Brought to U.K. in 1974 
Very low miles which are correct ..
The car is getting interior refurbished 
All new rubber seals 
New windscreen 
New bumpers 
And a full repaint in its original colour of 907 Dark green ..
With its fully refurbished tan interior it will look very smart indeed ..
A RHD example we have been told it has always been RHD however a number of people are saying it has been converted ..
We are simply going to let people make up there own mind when viewing and purchasing ..
It will be for sale  when finished ..
We anticipate it being completed within the next 2/ 3 weeks .

This is going to be a stunning 240z

This 4 owner car has been in the same ownership for decades and a genuine low mileage example .
1st registered in Japan in 1970 as part of a military purchase scheme ..

Brought to U.K. in 1974

Very low miles which are correct ..

The car is getting interior refurbished
All new rubber seals
New windscreen
New bumpers
And a full repaint in its original colour of 907 Dark green ..

With its fully refurbished tan interior it will look very smart indeed ..

A RHD example we have been told it has always been RHD however a number of people are saying it has been converted ..

We are simply going to let people make up there own mind when viewing and purchasing ..

It will be for sale when finished ..

We anticipate it being completed within the next 2/ 3 weeks .
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Chassis number with HLS prefix means it was originally LHD.

If it was first registered in Japan wouldn't it be more likely to be RHD

Your standard of work not great don’t even remove headlight and list goes job

This is a very cheap Jaguar 3.0 D portfolio
We have just taken back in and it is in very good condition with a good history ..

Priced to sell at £4995 ..
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CAR RESTORATION SERVICE

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.

MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS

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.

MODERNISE YOUR CAR

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!