About Us

For over 35 years, RH Classics has been quietly building a well earned reputation as one of the UK’s foremost classic car restoration and sales specialists from their rural base in Twyford, near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire.

Founded by Barry Hodson in 1983, from humble beginnings, servicing and restoring what were back then just old cars that you’d see on the roads everyday.  In the intervening years we have serviced, raced and restored a huge variety of vehicles from regular ‘classics’ to historically significant race cars carrying seven figure values and then pretty much everything else in between.  As a family business, we are genuinely proud of the world-wide reputation that we’ve built from those one-man beginnings to the family focused team still operating from the same expanded site today; indeed, our business now carries the name of Richard Hodson, who leads RH Classics into a new generation, from father to son and with a further generation waiting in the wings.

We are genuine specialists in the restoration, maintenance and sale of a wide variety of marques that includes Jaguar, Aston Martin, Porsche, Austin Healey, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Alvis and MG from all eras of production.  Indeed, our reputation means that we’re seeing an increasing number of modern-era high performance cars come into our care.  Our previous restoration pages will give you a taste of the wide range of work that we can carry out, though our web site is very much a work in progress because we’re a classic car specialist and not web designers!

Our reputation is well earned and we’re justifiably proud of our high standards.  Our small, expert team endeavour to carry out much of our restoration work in-house, which means that we control the quality of our work, from bespoke panel making in steel or aluminium to engine rebuilds, partial to ground up concours-standard restorations, 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 and owners of these cars place their trust in us because we’re experts who treat each car with the same care as if it were our own.

Our expertise, experience and deep connections across the globe means we can also assist you with the sale of your current classic, or assist in sourcing your next car, either as an investment, or as something you can just enjoy (we’d prefer the latter, as for us, an older car is all about enjoyment).  We can also assist you with the storage of your pride and joy, at our discrete facility located close by our workshops and we’ve built a programme of excellent value storage packages to keep your car safe and on the button for when you’re ready to drive it.

RH Classics as 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 we deliver an excellent standard of workmanship in a straightforward, no-nonsense way; always 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 RH Classics, please get in touch.

Richard and Eli Hodson