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RH Classics are specialists in the restoration, maintenance, sale and sourcing of the top marques including:

Jaguar, Aston Martin, Porsche, BMW, Austin Healey, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Alvis, MG and Triumph.

For over 35 years, RH Classics has quietly built a reputation as one of the UK’s foremost classic car specialists. 

Established by Barry Hodson, servicing and repairing what were back then just everyday cars.  In the intervening years we’ve bought, sold, serviced and restored everything from regular classics to significant competition cars.

The RH team team comprises proper, old school engineers and craftsmen and we carry out much of our work in-house.  Our range of services includes bespoke panel making, mechanical rebuilds, restorations to concours-winning standards; or even just an oil change.

It’s no coincidence we maintain some of the world’s most desirable cars – we just don’t make a fuss about it.  Customers place their trust in us because we treat each car with the same level of care as if it were our own.  Our rural base, small team and straightforward approach ensures we deliver high quality work and exceptional value.

With our expertise and knowledge, we can assist you with the sale of your current car, or help source your next.  We have contacts worldwide and can help locate rare and significant cars, both on or ‘off market’.  We provide a discrete, professional service, from start to finish, backed up by a pricing structure that means you won’t pay more than you need to.

We also offer secure, fully insured car storage at our dedicated facility located close by.  We’ve tailored a bespoke programme to keep your car on the button for when you’re ready to drive it.  We provide covered transportation nationally, working with our trusted, long term partner.

Our business is built on the values of honesty and integrity, just as it was all those years ago.  We’re proud of the reputation we’ve built and our family focused team still operates from the same expanded site today.  RH Classics carries the initials of Barry’s son Richard, with a further generation waiting in the wings.

To learn more about how we can help you get the most out of your historic car, please get in touch.

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  • In preparation now, this lovely 2002 Lapis blue 996 C4 Cabriolet; with less than 60k miles from new. For more details, please get in touch. #porsche911996 #porsche996 #porscheforsale #911996 #carsofinstagram #youngtimer #youngtimers
  • Our pocket rocket A35 van will give you wings. See what we did there?  Available now from RH Classics. #austina35 #austina35van #classiccarsofinstagram #classiccarsforsale #austinmotorcompany
  • New into stock is this fabulous 1996 Porsche 993 Targa, finished in awesome Arena Red. Full history and less than 65k miles from new, this is a very special 911 indeed. For more details, please get in touch. #911993 #classicporsche #classicporsche911 #porsche993 #993targa #arenared #varioram #porscheforsale
  • Spring into 2020 with our fabulous E Type Roadster, specified from new with the desirable manual 'box. Comes complete with superb history and a matching factory hard top. Cared for by us for 15 years, so absolutely on the button. £72995. For more details, see our website: www.rhclassics.co.uk #etypejaguar #etypev12 #jaguarclassic #classicjaguar #classiccarsforsale
  • Spring is just around the corner, so if you need a manual V12 E Type in your life, we have the best value example in the UK. #etypejaguar #etype #classiccarsforsale #classicjaguar #etyperoadster #jaguaretypev12 #classiccarsdaily #classiccarsofinstagram #classicroadster
  • Is there a bigger bang for your buck than a Maserati 3200 GTA?  This one is gorgeous in Grigio and is absolutely on the button for just £13,995. www.rhclassics.co.uk
  • Tail end Thursday. Love those hockey stick lights!  #maserati3200gt #maseratiforsale #italianv8 #maserativ8 #italiancars #carsofinstagram #
  • Kerry Birch is our metalwork maestro who can work his magic on your panel work. Here's an example of his latest handiwork on the TR Enterprises Triumph SLR. #classiccarrestoration #aluminiumartistry #aluminiumwelding #englishwheel #classicracingcars #artisan
  • New into stock is this beautiful 2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage, finished in Onyx Black with Obsidian hide. A lovely low ownership car with comprehensive AM service history and just 45k miles from new. Priced at £33,495 www.rhclassics.co.uk #astonmartinforsale #v8vantage #astonmartinvantage #astonmartin
  • Imagine waking up to this on Christmas morning; our beautiful Series 3 E Type, with less than 67k miles from new and history dating back over 45 years. Oh, and it's a manual too. #etype #etypejaguar #etypejag #classicjaguar #jaguarclassic #classiccarsforsale
  • Another of our long term projects comes a little closer to completion; this time our Austin Healey 3000 MK2. #austinhealey #austinhealey3000 #bighealey #classiccarrestoration #classiccars #classiccarsdaily
  • The former Sir Douglas Bader Alvis TD21 DHC restoration is proceeding nicely, with the bodywork completed and now on its way to the paint shop. #classiccarrestoration #alvis #alviscars #battleofbritain #ww2 #ww2veteran #parkward
  • How beautiful is this Riley Kestrel? #vintageriley #rileycars #vintageracing #vintagecars #vintagecarsdaily
  • Sable Mabel has officially left the building. She'll be much missed. #jaguarrestoration #classiccarrestoration #classicjaguar #Jaguar420G #classiccar #retrimming
  • The team at RH Classics did an amazing job on my E type. I never dreamt that it would end up in the motoring press when it was advertised for sale, let alone with the caption “when only the best will do”. The quality of RH Classics work really is second to none.

    Anne Jones
    Jaguar E-Type
  • I was introduced to RH Classics at the Silverstone Classic race meeting and having seen how well they had restored two Lotus 6 race cars I decided to use them to maintain my Caterham 7. They have undertaken a number of jobs, from basic servicing through to restoration and upgrades; all done to a very high standard and providing excellent value for money. I would happily recommend RH Classics.

    Paul Billings
    Caterham 7
  • I’ve been a customer of RH Classics for 15 years, initially looked after by Barry, who rebuilt my 3.4 litre Mk 1 Jaguar. Following the rebuild, the oil pump failed due to a manufacturing defect and Barry took the car back and rebuilt the engine without question. This was my first experience of working with RH; since then, Rich has immaculately looked after all my cars, Aston’s to 911’s, E Types, Mk 1,2 and 7 Jaguar’s and more recently a pair of Cobra’s. RH’s work ethic, integrity and attention to detail is just what you’d hope for (but rarely see) in an old car specialist. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

    Lee Marshall