Services offered by 1st Choice Car & Body Repairs

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.


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.

Using experience gained over many years working on 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 improve your car. For example, whilst rebuilding the body shell of your classic car we can make suggestions on how to avoid water leaks and rust trap areas to help prevent future corrosion and keep your classic body shell at its best. We can also develop engine and suspension performance to give improved handling and ride comfort.


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!