For over 35 years, RH Classics has quietly built a reputation as one of the UK’s foremost historic restoration and sales specialists from their rural base in Twyford, near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire.
Founded by Barry Hodson in 1983, initially servicing and repairing what were back then just ‘old’ cars you’d see everyday. In the intervening years we’ve bought, sold, serviced, restored and raced a huge variety of vehicles from regular classics to historically significant competition cars and pretty much everything else in between. As a family business, we’re proud of the world wide reputation we’ve built up from those one-man beginnings to the family focused team still operating from the same expanded site today; indeed, our business now carries the initials of Barry;’s son Richard, who leads RH Classics into a new era, with a further generation waiting in the wings.
We are acknowledged specialists in the restoration, maintenance and sale of a variety of marques that includes Jaguar, Aston Martin, Porsche, BMW, Austin Healey, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Alvis and MG from all eras. In addition, our reputation means we’re now seeing an increasing number of modern-era high performance specialist cars also come into our care.
Our small team comprises engineers and authentic craftsmen, who carry out the majority of our work in-house, which means that we fully control the quality of our output; from bespoke panel making in steel or aluminium to mechanical rebuilds, partial or ground up restorations to concours-winning standards, or even just a service. It’s no coincidence that we maintain and sell some of the world’s most desirable cars – we don’t make a fuss about it; as it’s just what we do. Our customers place their trust in us because we treat each car with the same level of care and attention as if it were our own.
Our expertise, deep knowledge and strong connections world-wide means we can also assist you with the sale of your current classic, or help source your next; either as an investment or as something you can just enjoy. Our rural base, small team and no nonsense approach equates to low overheads compared to some of the more high profile specialists in the market, which means that we always offer genuine value for money.
A recent addition to our range of services is discrete car storage for your pride and joy, at our dedicated facility located close by our workshops and we’ve tailored a bespoke programme of packages to keep your car safe and on the button for when you’re ready to drive it. We also offer covered transportation too, national and international, working with our long established and highly trusted partners.
RH Classics is proud to have been at the forefront of the old car movement pretty much since it began and whilst other specialists come and go with predictable regularity, we continue to quietly grow our loyal base of clients because our business is built on the values of honesty and integrity. What that means for you is that we’ll always seek to deliver exceptional workmanship at a fair price, just like we did all those years ago when Barry first picked up his spanners.
If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you, please get in touch.
Richard and Eli Hodson