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Award Winning Classic Car Restoration

In our 30 year history, RH Classics has completed many award-winning restorations, covering a variety of marques from pre-war through to modern-era supercars.

Post war Jaguars have formed the mainstay of our business and we are acknowledged as one of the most respected specialists in the field of E Type restoration.  We have recently completed a 3 year ground up rebuild of a 1961 OTS for a valued client which represents a genuine benchmark example in terms of factory correct originality.

Past restoration projects have included David Brown series Aston Martins, pre impact bumper Porsche 911’s, big Healey’s, an AC Cobra and various Ferrari’s, including a 246 GTS Dino and a 308 GT4.  

In truth, there’s nothing we can’t turn our hands to; from coach-built vintage cars to modern era young timers.  These have included a Riley Kestrel and Wolseley Hornet, through to a surprisingly rusty Lamborghini Diablo that we restored from the ground up.

Current projects include an Alvis TD21 Drophead formerly owned by Sir Douglas Bader and a 1970 Porsche 911 T Targa, representing two very different types of construction, but each benefitting from our expertise. 

If you’re considering having your car restored, come and talk to us; we have the knowledge and expertise to return your car back to its former glory. 


  • 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

Each element of our restoration service is carried out at our workshops here in Twyford, Leicestershire which means that we control each and every stage of the process and on the rare occasions where we do outsource, as in the case of exterior paint, we choose our partners very carefully indeed, as the quality of their work directly reflects on ours and we’ll only ever do this if we believe the end result will ultimately ensure a better car.

Our small but perfectly formed team are hand picked for their expertise and attention to detail and we can take care of everything from a light recommissioning of your car, through to a full ground up restoration; we can even hand build a bespoke aluminium body from scratch, as we’re currently doing with the Triumph SLR project we are undertaking (and trust us, it looks absolutely breathtaking!)

Restoring a car to factory original standards (and more often than not, beyond that) really isn’t to be underestimated and we compete in a highly crowded market across the UK and indeed further afield.  People place their trust in RH Classics because we offer a combination high standards of workmanship with competitive terms.  If you choose to place your project with us, you won’t be paying for our full page ads in various classic car magazines, our historic race programme, or a super glitzy workshop that looks more like an operating theatre than a place of work, or an army of social media consultants; your bill will cover the cost of our time and expertise in restoring your car to an exceptionally high standard and nothing more – that’s our commitment to you.

If your car doesn’t require a ground up restoration, then we’d be delighted to undertake a range of work on your behalf, whether it’s a mechanical or cosmetic refresh, trim work, or even just scheduled servicing; we have the expertise to improve the appearance, mechanical health and indeed the value of your car without breaking the bank.

For the past 35 years, we’ve built our business by being very good at what we do, but not shouting about it too loudly; we like it that way and so do our many loyal customers who place real value on what we do.

Contact RH Classics Today

Whether you are a classic car owner seeking restoration of your pride and joy, an collector seeking the perfect classic car, or an enthusiast seeking secure storage for your precious vehicle, contact us today to discuss your specific requirements.
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