At The Carrosserie Company our team of dedicated and skilled engineers has a long and proud history of producing exceptional classic car restorations to the highest of standards, and with the greatest of respect for the heritage of each and every marque and model.
Whether a classic car is a relic from the early days of motoring, a one of a kind masterpiece, a modern classic or a classic of tomorrow, we apply the very same rigorous engineering and methodical techniques to every vehicle that enters our workshop. Our craftsmen are classic car enthusiasts first and foremost, and they have a deep and thorough knowledge of most current and historic marques, allowing them to produce restoration work of a standard hard to find anywhere else.
Our experienced and knowledgeable craftsmen have a range of exceptional skills that allow them to take on any and every type of restoration work you can imagine, from paintwork restoration and minor panel work all the way to fully re-building a car from scratch or entirely replacing the electrical systems. This applies to a huge range of British and worldwide marques and models, including Rolls Royce, Range Rover, Volkswagen, Aston Martin, Land Rover, Mini, MGB, Mercedes and Porsche as well as many others. All of our excellent craftsmanship is supported by an obsessive and methodical dedication to doing the job correctly, allowing us to go the extra mile and beyond for every project we carry out. This includes archival research, photographic research and practically tracking down existing models and parts to work from where necessary.
We’re extremely proud of each and every vehicle that we breathe new life into at our workshop, and we have long established relationships with many of our customers who trust us to maintain and improve their pride and joy or a whole fleet of their most precious possessions year after year. For a look at the kind of work we do, and the exceptional results we can produce, take a look below at some of our latest completed projects.
Rolls Royce Phantom i
This gorgeous Rolls Royce leaves our workshop in Barnard Castle after the team have completed various bodywork jobs and given the paint a refresh.
1978 VW Beetle
We have a film star at Carrosserie! The 1978 VW Beetle from the film Sulphur and White sent to us from London to tidy up. Sulphur and White is the story of the life of David Tait MBE, Ambassador for NSPCC.
1973 BMW E9 3.0 CSL
This beautiful 1973 E9 3.0 CSL came to us for a full restoration. There was a lot of rust and many of the aluminium panels were perforated. The engine was removed and all affected panels as well to remove all of the rust. New panels including door skins were fitted and then the whole car resprayed.
1914 Stanley Steamer Visit!
The all Electric 2020 Peugeot 2008 E GT Line on the left belongs to Shaun, one of our top Paintshop Team, the 1914 Stanley Steamer on the right belongs to a very good friend, who just happened to drop in this afternoon!
1982 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
We have completely stripped the entire vehicle down to the bare shell, immersed the complete car in a stripping tank to remove all and any paint, sealers and underseals.
1965 MKII Sunbeam Tiger
This is a 1965 MKII Sunbeam Tiger “Barn Find” One family owned, and it has been off the road since 1974 with a genuine 45000 miles on the clock.
Replica of Jim Clark’s Dutch GP winning car
Built in association with Stewart Taylor Motorsport, who we built the replica Honda RA 302 F1 car with, we were commissioned to fabricate all of the body panels in aluminium and to paint them in the famous Green and Yellow.
Lagonda Rapide Shooting Brake
We were delighted to take on the project of building the unique Lagonda Rapide Shooting Brake for one of our very good customers.
Aston Martin DB9
Aston Martin DB9 repainted by our brilliant paintshop team.
Riley 9 Special
Belonging to a good friend. Brought into workshops for attention to its Fuel system, Brakes and Pre-selector gearchange. Now all working perfectly thanks to our highly experienced senior Engineer.
Range Rover Series 1
This fantastic Range Rover has just been delivered to it’s very happy owner after a lengthy and complete restoration to the vehicle.
1961 Bentley S1
This has been the subject of a complete “Nut & Bolt” restoration for a very fastidious Scandinavian customer. A privilege to have been involved in such a wonderful project.
Just in as found, Ford XR4i Parked in storage for 20 years now with us to recommission and get back on the road.
HONDA RA 302 F1 REPLICA
From a 1/20th scale model and a damaged original fibreglass nose, this replica body was fabricated to look as close to the original car as we could possibly make it.
1926 FRAZER NASH
A small job bought in by another company for us to make the double curved tail section that is so identifiable with this model.
1961 Flat Floor Series I E Type Jaguar
A magnificent and very desirable car in for recommissioning after not being used for a few years. Now back and being enjoyed by its owner.
Ferrari 308 GTS
A rare and unusual Ferrari 308 GTS fitted with a transverse V12 Engine. This extremely powerful car has been with us whilst we sorted some electrical gremlins and paintwork problems.
SS Jaguar 1.5Ltr Saloon
This is very rare and built by the Swallow Company in 1935. It’s a beautiful example of the opulence that some had the good fortune to experience.
1965 Mercedes 230SL
Requiring a complete body rebuild this car underwent a methodical and fastidious rebuild. To the fantastic condition shown here.
Plus 8 Morgan
This Plus 8 Morgan has been subjected to some very poor repairs in the past and was sent to us by the legal team of a popular Insurance Company to sort out.
A very special MGA built to exacting standards for a very good customer
1929 Rolls Royce Phantom I
This fabulous Rolls Royce was built under licence in America and the Coachwork was made by Brewster of New York. We completely rebuilt this vehicle over a two year period for a very fastidious Scandinavian owner.
1923 Morris 1 Ton Lorry
A complete new Ash frame with Aluminium Skin completed October 2015 Built alongside another “Flat packed” for the owners home assembly Complete with opening Brass windscreen
1954 Bristol 403
A fairly straight forward repaint to this very pretty Bristol 403. The finish is a perfect showcase of what can be achieved.
1939 Lagonda LG45 DHC
A fantastic car that looks magnificent from any angle. Completely restored by ourselves over the last couple of years. It has had a completely new Ash frame to which we have re-fitted the original repaired body skin.
357BHP Rover SD1
This magnificent 357BHP Rover SD1, originally built for racing, after a complete rebuild, bodyshell strengthening and repaint in our workshops.
VW Splitscreen Fast Food Serving Van
Commissioned by “Bobs Lobster” Company, London. This vehicle was imported and completely transformed into a truly unique fast food outlet.
An unusual commission to fabricate & fit a bespoke Coupé Hardtop complete with Webasto Sunroof. Beginning with a plywood buck, to a Steel “Superleggra” style steel frame, hand formed Aluminium skin, to a complete article.
1981 Ford Cortina 2.0 GL
1981 Ford Cortina 2.0 GL Supplied new by Bristol Street Motors. Used by them a demonstrator for 3 months, then bought by the current owners Father in Law. Same fastidious owners since then.
Aston Martin DB 2/4 MK111
After borrowing a perfect example of an Aston Martin DB2/4 MKIII, a wooden “Buck” was constructed to which we have hand made a complete front for this fantastic car.
This beautiful machine has been one man’s dream to restore, Frank Delaney.
Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2
This wonderful example of the most iconic sports car of its age was the subject of a complete “Nut & Bolt” rebuild.