Recommissioning

If there is one thing we do more of at Project Shop than anything else, then it is recommissioning classics. Usually the cars have been picked out of collections, or come from an estate sale. Often they have been dormant for years. We know exactly how to mechanically refurbish them so they are safe and reliable.

It all starts with a thorough and methodical check over. By starting at one bumper and finishing at the other we can accurately gauge the condition of not just the car, but 90% of its components too.

We use our Health Checklist as a starting point, but really burrow down to the detail to make sure we have an accurate picture. From there we can build a traffic light report showing you:

  • What is dangerous
  • What may cause reliability issues
  • What areas will cause problems in the medium future
  • What can be done simply to improve the car’s condition or originality.

From there you can make your mind up where to spend your money. From Aston Martin DB4’s through to Volvo PV544’s we have resurrected over 100 classic cars. Come and talk to us about a recommission before or after you own it and we will be happy to help.

What Our Customers Say

Project Shop rebuilt my Triumph TR6 chassis and body, which was an extensive job as it was a wreck. Several other workshops had looked at it and declined to take it on, but Simeon and his crew took a different viewpoint. I now have a car body and chassis, that although are 49-years old, the whole thing looks brand new. The attention to detail, and the efficiency with which the work was carried out, was outstanding. Highly recommended!

JULIAN SMITH

I took my brand new replica vintage car in to the Classis Project Shop for a tune of its carburetors as it wasn't running as well as it should. I was aware of some other niggling problems but took very little heed of them. A very detailed examination of the car was clearly carried out and there were a number of issues discovered. Some I was aware of and others I wasn't. What I got back was a car that was no longer 85% right - it was 100%. This gave me a huge amount of confidence in the reliability and safety of the car going forward. This company is extremely professional, with experienced and courteous staff and represents excellent value. I would certainly very highly recommend them.

EDDY SMYTHE

I can’t recommend Project Shop highly enough and have used them multiple times in the past 4 years. Highly experienced classic car mechanics/engineers with a can do approach and encyclopaedic knowledge of how to repair/fix any problem – this is so critically important, is virtually impossible to find these days and saves time and most importantly money. Very reasonable hourly rates when you consider what you are getting and they seem to actually care about the car a great deal. All aspects of a project are discussed in detail before any actual work/repairs are commenced and the customer is kept regularly informed, the communication really is excellent. You are invited to visit and inspect the vehicle for yourself if an when an issue crops up and are made to feel most welcome not to mention the invaluable advice given on how to best maintain your vehicle moving forward. Without doubt one of the best classic car specialists in the country.

RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN

Owning a classic car is a combination of excitement, joy, pride and, mostly, frustration. The team at CPS share the first three and help to take the sting out of the fourth. Simeon is always available with good advice, sympathy and a willingness to go the extra mile to keep a car at it's best. His team look after the vehicle as of it is there own, and no detail is too minor.

A professional and detail orientated team, with extensive knowledge and experience, and a pleasure with which to deal.

MARK BEER OBE

A real delight to find people who love their cars. They have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the past and present issues surrounding the motor vehicle. A welcome change from the motor dealerships that don't care much about "old" only value "new" and think that they part of a car service industry whilst their only concerns are profits and sales targets.
From my own experience, Simeon and his team are a pleasure to deal with, since I was introduced to the Classic Project Shop my "Aston" has never run so well

T&T CORNWELL

Driving Puff yesterday was amazing - she felt like a new car again. Thanks to all the guys who have worked so hard to make this dream of mine a reality. And Puff thanks you too!

BRON BURRELL

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

Kind, reliable and so helpful. I had purchased my first T25 camper and they checked it over thoroughly, explaining everything to be done. Simeon was attentive and never made me feel out of place or awkward. Answered all questions and found the best solutions. Personal and caring service and excellent work, even helping me by phone when I was stuck in France with an oil leak! Superb people. Cannot praise their professionalism enough.

CATHERINE HART

A great bunch of dedicated people who have a passion for cars.

JAMES MCLERNON

Had a good look around whilst on a breakfast meeting and was very impressed. Well done.

TERRY GILBERT

Great bunch of lads and only too happy to help and offer advice.

GARETH KERRY

I’ve not, in 52 years of motoring, had better service. Collection and delivery of my car, swift diagnosis and cure with excellent value for money. A group of very personable people who share my enthusiasm for motoring, I’ll use them again without a second thought. Thank you, Guys, I’ll be back!

FAB BIKER

The quality of the work and the people. Update! Been back again and just as happy. The team is talented and professional. They can have my Classic Mini next. 100% Recommended.

ANDY FOSTER

Driving Puff yesterday was amazing - she felt like a new car again. Thanks to all the guys who have worked so hard to make this dream of mine a reality. And Puff thanks you too!

BRON BURRELL

Outstanding work carried out here, highly recommend.

PAT FOSTER

Virtually replaced evety section of the inner bodywork of my Triumph TR6, and parts of the chassis. Didn't muck about, but just got on with it and did a great job. I will always go back there - every time. No question.

JULIAN SMITH

Good honest old fashioned values. Highly recommended.

TIM EARNSHAW

Fantastic bunch of guys, very knowledgeable and professional.

PHIL DAVIES