Our Services

Restoration

Whether it be a complete strip down and rebuild or working from a box of bits we are able to work with you to make your dreams come true.

The phrase ‘Classic car restoration’ covers a massive spectrum in terms of how far a person wants to go with a particular project. It is not an exact science because until some components or panels are dismantled and tested it is impossible to see what is required. That said, and having been caught out before, as an owner paying out a lot of money for unexpected work when we didn’t necessarily want it done. We were determined to implement a process that keeps everything Transparent and fair and makes the process enjoyable for everyone involved.

Our Three Stage Process.

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Stage 1. Initial estimate.

The first part of our process is to provide you with a Free initial estimate of what we believe the likely budget would need to be to produce the vehicle of your dreams. Click on the link below to enter the vehicle details and complete the enquiry document. The more detail you can provide and the better quality the pictures the easier it is for us to provide an estimate. Once you have completed the form we will be back in touch with Our initial estimate of what we believe the likely cost of the project will be, there is no cost and absolutely no obligation to do anything at this stage.

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Stage 2. Detailed inspection and formal project estimate.

If our initial estimate meets with your approval the next phase is that we arrange to come and collect the vehicle from you utilising our top of the range trailer and bring it back to our workshop for our detailed inspection report. This involves going through the vehicle in great detail cataloguing the condition and serviceability of all the components and the condition of the chassis bodywork and paintwork. We photograph all of the areas inspected and compile a detailed report of your vehicle. We will agree a nominal charge for this service prior to collection and should you not wish to proceed, we will return the car back to your chosen location and provide you with the report. If you accept our proposal there will be no charge for this service and report.

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Stage 3. Project commencement.

Once you have accepted our estimate and we have agreed the scope and budget for your project. We will schedule it for each of the various departments within our workshop and project management software. You will be told the projected completion time for each of the sections and we will provide regular verbal and photographic updates for your vehicle as it moves through the program. In terms of payment we work on stage payments and will invoice you at the end of every month for the work carried out in the period. Our Ethos is Enjoyment, Transparency and Fairness and that is what we aim to deliver throughout the project.
We want everyone to enjoy the process, If we find an unexpected problem then we will liaise with you to get agreement on the best way to deal with it, conversely if things were easier to deal with than anticipated or we have some benefit in sourcing a cheaper part, we will share the benefits with you within your project costings.

Once your vehicle has been completed and is ready for you to Enjoy, we will give you a VC Classics project folder that gives the full story of the restoration and is for you to keep with the vehicle as a record of exactly what was done during the build, obviously as well as providing you with some happy memories this can only help build the provenance for your vehicle and will help it’s value in future years.

Our vastly experienced and skilled technical staff are all enthusiasts in their own right. So whether it be mechanical, fabrication, painting or trimming you can be assured that the quality of the work they deliver is to the highest standard and you will enjoy dealing with us at VC classics.

Re-furbish

If your pride and joy is starting to show some signs of wear and tear (aren’t we all?), we can work with you to go through in detail which areas of the vehicle you want to freshen up. This could be mechanical, fabrication, paintwork or upholstery, we can get it back looking exactly how you want it.

Service and repair

Our workshops can carry out full servicing and repair work for you, whether it be in preparation for that special summer journey or checking your vehicle over prior to the winter. We have the skills and facilities to carry out the work and give you total peace of mind.

We also carry out any diagnostic and mechanical repair work should you have any problems.

Modification

If you are looking to modify your vehicle in any way, we have the knowledge within our team to carry out the work you want doing to deliver the performance or the look that you are after. This could be engine tuning or upgrades, right up to full American chopped rods. Please share your car dream with us and we will work with you to make it happen.

Trimming

Our in house trimmer is capable of taking on anything, be it a full bespoke interior or a minor seat repair. We will take the time to work with you and give you plenty of ideas to ensure that you get the finish that you want from the materials that you choose. We will make sure that the colour choice on the seats, carpets and headlining, all blend to deliver a stunning interior finish.