Restoration

Every restoration project and every customer relationship is different. We work with you to design and develop an individual vehicle to your specification and involve you at critical stages of the project. This approach has seen us develop lasting relationships with our customers and we offer lifetime support on all Clayton Classic Restorations.

We typically spend over 1200 hours on a complete restoration; there are 5 key steps that create a Clayton Classic:

  1. Exterior appearance – paintwork, body gaps, shut lines and chrome trim all finished to the highest standard to create a stunning looking car which can be appreciated by the most discerning classic car owner

  2. Internal trim finish and comfort – award winning interior trim throughout

  3. Mechanical restoration – carried out to exacting standards to ensure long life reliability; our engineers are also able to add optional modern car refinements discreetly to the car to enhance the driving experience

  4. Driving experience – all our cars are thoroughly tested prior to delivery. Optional extras are first developed on our own cars to ensure performance and specification

  5. Lifetime support and backup – we ensure our customer relationships continue once a ‘Clayton Classic’ has been delivered. Before the following season we will collect the car, carry out a full service and MOT, and ensure it’s totally prepared for the next 12 months

During the restoration process we encourage our customers to visit the workshop to view their car at various stages of build and keep them updated with regular emails and restoration photos.

A full restoration project includes:

  1. Vehicle Strip Down
  2. Bodywork
  3. Paint
  4. Mechanical Rebuild
  5. Electrical Rebuild & Upgrades
  6. Interior Trim
  7. Testing, Sign-off & Completion

Some examples of our restoration work to date:

Series 2, 2+2 Series 2 2+2

MGC GT mgc-restored

Series 3 roadster Series 3 Roadster

Series 1 Roadster Blue roadster

What our customers say...

“In contrast with what is usually a hectic and impatient world I would like to thank you for so tirelessly dealing with my many queries, making sure that everything was fitted and set up just as I asked for, sending photographs and keeping me well informed.

All in all the experience of buying the car, observing completion of the project, and taking delivery has been a great experience.”