How the Project Shop Team can help you build the classic car of your dreams.

Body – Paint – Drive Train – Suspension – Electrics – Interior

A Project Shop Restoration

It is really important to define what a classic car restoration is when you are comparing the cost and time scale of a project. To us, a restoration is a process in which each component in your vehicle is returned to ‘as new’ condition or better.

These components are carefully assembled and tested until you have a fully functional, reliable classic car of your dreams. To most others a restoration is little more than a fresh coat of paint.

Restoring a vehicle is difficult. It generally takes between 1,000 and 1,500 skilled man hours to do it professionally. Projects have to be meticulously planned and ongoing communication between all the parties involved is paramount to its success.

Project Shop has a dedicated restoration team and ‘clean build room’. In order to produce the finest finished product you can be assured that:

  • Comprehensive budget and build plan agreed before a spanner has been lifted.
  • Conscientious, documented strip of vehicle.
  • Grade all components for repair, refurbishment, replacement or upgrade.
  • Fully documented process to make sure all components repaired, refurbished or purchased are ready for the rebuild.
  • Body repair and paintwork carried out by expert classic car paint shops, overseen by Project Shop.
  • Major component rebuild (engine, gearbox, diff) carried out by marque specialists.
  • Bespoke interiors handcrafted in house either to original or owners specification.
  • New wiring looms and in-house refurbished clocks and gauges.
  • A two-man team which will see your rebuild through from start to finish.
  • Updates including pictures of the builds progress twice a week, with progress reports against budget weekly.

How Much Does It Cost?

Costing a restoration is quite a complex job in itself. There are a number of factors that can dramatically change the finances. These include:

  • The make and model of the vehicle you are restoring
  • Modifications or upgrades away from OEM spec
  • Original condition – How much can be re-used
  • Condition of the body – How much repair will be required before a repaint
  • Availability of parts – How much will have to be fabricated or made

We can give you a tailored quote once we have inspected your vehicle in our workshop and talked through the scope of your project. 

For a no-obligation conversation about your project, give Simeon a call on 01869 351 883.

Come and talk to us about your project

With 10 years experience in restoring all manor of classics, Project Shop can help delivery your dream car. Book a consultation with Simeon and the team to talk through your project ideas

CALL – 01869 351 883

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!


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.


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.


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.


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


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!


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.


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.


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


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


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


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!


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.


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!


Outstanding work carried out here, highly recommend.


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.


Good honest old fashioned values. Highly recommended.


Fantastic bunch of guys, very knowledgeable and professional.


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