Classic car restorers Essex with their history, embracing exotic designs, inspiring innovations, and timeless qualities are alluring like nothing else. Bringing the world’s relics into your home not only gives you a piece of history but also makes them accessories and allows you to re-recreate the same passion for automobiles from yesteryears.
Classic cars are also prized by their owners for the thrill of engineering and the sheer joy of driving. They bring up a world of romance and evokes awe, wonder, and an admirable sense of elegance. But for the burden of keeping the classics running, most of them find it mentally and physically draining. From technical hiccups to aesthetics, there are many challenges one must endure to maintain the classic possession in a running condition. And unless handled in a fool proof manner, fate spells the doom of classic cars.
We are in the business of upholding the hallmark of whatever maintenance you need for your classic car. From gearboxes to mechanicals to aesthetics, we have your car covered.
Professional Classic Vehicle Restoration Since 1988
Motts Classic Restorations, since it’s establishment in 1988, has had an illustrious reputation of providing a comprehensive classic car restoration services to our valued clients. We have a long-standing experience in bringing back the grandeur and beauty of your classic cars, owing to which, we have earned the reputation to be one of the most trusted names in the classic car restoration business. We have restored and maintained everything from classic old Jaguars to classic Ferraris, legendary marques Rolls Royce and Bentley to a stunning Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing.
Having experience over 26 years of restoring classic cars, understanding the client’s needs and maintaining them is what we deliver at all cost, which is ultimately reflected in our reputation. So, if you wish for the restoration of even the most exotic classic cars, contact us for an initial discussion on the same. We have the right and the capabilities to drive your car to its former glory.
Comprehensive Classic Car Restorers Essex
Classic car restoration is an art, which we handle with incomparable perfection. It’s a passion which we feel and indulge in. And building a world-class rapport of trust in this highly meticulous industry of the world’s most cherished possessions is absolutely gratifying.
Understanding both the physical and emotional needs of car owners, we undertake the painstaking task of bringing physical and mental satisfaction and of course, the happiness which an owner experiences from a restored classic car. With our meticulously crafted techniques and our sincere efforts to satisfy our clients, we do the needful that builds a relationship of trust and confidence. We enhance the appeal of your classic car, immersing them in vintage splendour and invoking the golden years of grandeur and supremacy.
From handmade aspect designed specifications to the gratifying completion of our work, you are assured of everything which unravels a classic car restoration in the finest condition.
1. The Strip Down:
Your classic car is an engineering marvel, which is something you should be proud to own. But over the years even the engines of the best cars wear out. To find every minor fault on your classic car, the first thing our professionals do is a thorough inspection for which, we do a complete strip-down of your car. This is done meticulously with utmost caution to ensure nothing gets damaged or misplaced. But apart from this, inspecting the entire vehicle for structural integrity and visual perfection of all mechanical and aesthetic parts gives us a fair chance to gauge which region needs to be worked upon and what all spare parts we require for the restoration.
Every part we strip down is analysed and bagged separately. Using our previous experience, our technicians then estimate the time and amount for every component, which requires work.
2. Paint Stripping and Sandblasting:
To bring back every bare shell into its former glory, and to give it a fresh look, we undertake several measures, which include stripping of the old paint and recovering the body. This involves sandblasting the individual parts, either through hand sanding or using specialised machinery. This process also proves useful in removing corrosion which, when left untreated, could have further deteriorated the vehicle’s body. So it is definitely an essential part of restoring a classic car.
3. The Body Restoration:
Providing an ideal blend of originality and style during the restoration is the most challenging part of the overall process. It’s the body which remains mostly unchanged throughout the years, and the intrinsic value of a classic car resides in its metal body. So, to retain the originality and authenticity of your classic car’s design, it is as imperative as it can get to get the body of your classic car restored in a handcrafted way.
To begin with the process, multiple pictures from multiple angles are taken to provide our customers with a transparent invoice detailing the work done. Then necessary panels and repair works are undertaken in a neatly crafted manner. Deeper repair is carried out to retain originality.
The step which visibly brings life to any classic car is the thorough paint job. At Motts Classic Restorations, our paint technicians are renowned for their excellence with the best of paints to match the original colour and hue. Whether we use paint cans or paint guns, the final product is immaculately perfect. Every time the paint is sprayed, it is subject to a series of tests and re-spray, so as to ensure the colour matches exactly as per customer expectations.
5. Interior Trim:
Trimming interior of a classic car is a meticulous job, for accurate measurement what we do is to strip down the fabric and any add on feature. Carefully, we measure each component and then with a high level of precision, we renovate your car’s interior with premium quality leather or vinyl. This is in line with the originality of the car and our unmatched standards of the restoration process.
6. Plating and Powder Coating:
Powder coating and Plating of any automobile are a necessary part of the restoration. This is done to not only enhance the look but also wearing ability of body components. Depending on the customer’s taste, we can choose to do a chrome-plated finish, a high gloss dip or the fascinating hand brushed combo.
Once every single component of a classic car is restored, the car needs to be reassembled before being driven again. To do so, every mechanical and physical part of the car is carefully aligned for a perfect 100% performance after restoration. All electrical systems for a classic car are also checked for functionality. We usually do complete servicing, including proper preservation.
For cars like Rolls Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin etc., which have character traits and specs that totally differ from the sportier or modern models, we first assemble all the car as per originality and then tend to axle works, steering, etc. This is to ensure our customers get to enjoy the same driving experience as they always had.
Once, all these processes conclude, a classic car should have a valid certificate of authenticity, that only an MOT can provide. Though not compulsory for vehicles over 40-years-old, it is an essential step towards hassle free insurance. So just before the customer takes possession, we do an MOT certificate of the car and send it to the insurance company.
Before the final four-wheel test, as a final step, we call upon all the customers to provide a further acceptance of their car, and before we can deliver it to them, we ensure we leave no stone unturned to make the restoration service efficient.
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Motts Classic Restorations best knwin for being classic car restorers Essex are dedicated to the restoration and renovation service of classic cars to their users. Our restoration of iconic designs, improving technical manoeuvres, and flawless restoration work is our unmatched legacy in the classic car restoration industry. Contact us today to have a transparent discussion to restore your classic car and make it the way you most cherish!