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 specialists from their rural base in Twyford, near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire.

Founded by Barry Hodson in 1983, from very small beginnings servicing and then restoring what were 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 road cars to significant historic race cars with seven figure values.  As a family business, we are genuinely proud of the world-wide reputation that we’ve built from those humble one-man beginnings to the family focused team still operating from the same expanded site today; indeed, our business carries the name of Richard Hodson, who leads RH Classics into a new generation, from father to son.

We are specialists in the restoration, maintenance and improvement of a wide variety of marques that includes Jaguar, Aston Martin, Porsche, Austin Healey, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Alvis and MG from all era’s 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 restoration business and not web designers!

Our reputation as authentic specialists is well earned and we’re 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 restorations, or even just a service. It’s no coincidence that we maintain some of the world’s most desirable cars – we don’t make a fuss about it as it’s what we do and owners of these cars place their trust in us because we’re genuine experts who treat each car with the same care as if it were our own.

Our expertise, experience and deep connections means we can also assist you with sourcing your ideal car anywhere in the world, either as an investment, or as something you can just enjoy (though we’d prefer the latter, as for us, an older car is all about enjoyment).  We can even assist you with the storage of your pride and joy, at our discrete facility located close by our workshops.

RH Classics as been at the forefront of the old car movement pretty much since it began and whilst other specialists come and go, we continue to grow our loyal base of clients because we deliver an excellent standard of workmanship in a straightforward, no nonsense way and at a fair price, just like we did all those years ago.

If you’d like to learn more about RH Classics, we’d be delighted to talk to you about how we can care for your classic or high performance car.