Based less than a mile from Classic Car Mecca Bicester Heritage, Project Shop is a dedicated maintenance and restoration company for all collectors’ cars.

If, like us, you want to drive your classic reliably then you have found the right team to help you. Whether you use your car for high days, endurance rallies or touring, with a 12-strong team we have expertise in every aspect of classic cars.

Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Restoration

Founding Principle

Cars have been the corner stone of my life since I was old enough to fire a Matchbox across the kitchen lino. However, from the moment I started collecting real ones, I understood that buying them was the easy bit. Project Shop began in 2012 because I couldn’t find a business who could build long term reliability into my cars. Our founding principle is:

We take the pain out of classic car ownership so you can enjoy the journey.

Simeon Cattle Director

Different Classics Worked On

Unique Clients

Years in Business

Our Most Popular Services

Every classic is different, but when it comes down to it, most ‘problems’ lie in one of the following areas. We have expert staff who can cure all of them and prevent them from happening again.

Annual Maintenance

Fixed price, tailored programs crucial to maintaining you vehicles reliability, condition and value.

Auto Electrics

A corner stone of reliability, often overlooked, which is why we have two talented auto-electricians.

Wheel Alignment and Tracking

Classics should handle well and inspire confidence. We will ensure yours is correctly set up.

Engine Tuning

Find out how we tune engines to be reliable, economical and give great performance.


Find out about our favourite classic upgrades. These add to your cars performance and reliability.

Upholstery and Interiors

From repairs to complete re-trims, carpet sets and headlinings. We build interiors you will want to sit in.

Classic Car Course

A Classic Car Course tailored for you and your car. The Project Shop team will help you understand:


What to regularly check, top up and adjust

Know what fluids your vehicle takes, where you can get them and how to top them up

Build up an essential kit of tools which work on your car

Be able to jack your car up with out damaging it, using the tools in your car

How to diagnose and fix your car by the side of the road

Keep basic replacement/service parts in stock and be confident in fitting them

Help you keep the bodywork of your car in sound condition

Help you feel confident every time you get behind the wheel.

Set up a maintenance and improvement plan so that you can protect your investment

How to prepare your car for a winter lay up and what to do when you want to use it again in the spring

Our Labour Rates

Maintenance and Repair Labour Rate

Our busy service workshop has 4 fully trained classic car engineers ready to pour their love and expertise in to your car.

Fluid Changes / Auto-Electrics / MOT & Safety Checks / Upgrades / Tuning / Wheel Alignment

£54.95 per hour

Interiors and Upholstery

If there is one place where you truly make contact with your classic it is the interior. We build interiors that you will love sitting in.

Repairs & Re-colours / Complete Re-trims / Carpet Sets / Headlinings / Dashboards

£39.50 per hour

Project Labour Rate

Available on all projects over 160 hours whether you are looking for a major mechanical over haul, extensive re-wire or a complete restoration.

Total Restoration / Body Shell Repair / Paintwork / Mechanical Recommissioning / Re-wires

£39.50 per hour

Happy Customers

“Did a fantastic job on my Goddess, running like a dream! Really enthusiastic bunch of people who know their stuff. The commitment and customer service is second to none and they will always be my first port of call from now on. Thank you.”

Steve Dilworth

“Simeon and Billy (especially) have done a great job on hunting down a really tough electrical fault on my R129 500 SL Merc. Went the whole 11 yards and did not give up till they sorted it . Thanks lads! I would recommend these guys to anyone who wants old school customer service.”

Andrew Steer


These local Classic Car companies trust us to prepare their cars. In turn we are delighted to be able to recommend their services.

Project Shop Concierge

Let us take the strain. We can collect and deliver your vehicle, arrange paintwork, home detailing, engine/gearbox rebuilds with our extensive network of specialists.

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