Get your classic car back on the road with a rolling restoration

The days have already been getting longer (hurray) and the spring feeling is definitely in the air, so it will soon be time for classic car owners to take their classic pride and joy out of hibernation.

Usually, cold temperatures and condensation over the winter, or also simply old age and not driving the beloved classic car for a while, mean that at least some essential safety checks by a skilled professional are needed to get it back on the road. More often than not though lengthy processes and repairs including welding, replacing parts and sometimes rebuilding engines are required to treat fittings and electrics effected by the condensation, rust and decay.

For many it can mean disappointment, or also denial as the thought of an overall restoration raises concerns about time and costs. Surely, staying safe and roadworthy has to come first though, and we are here to tell you that you don’t have to compromise your, or indeed other people’s, safety. We can help you spread the cost with our proven and renowned rolling restorations service.

What is a rolling classic car restoration?

In short, it’s a step-by-step process to repair damages and faults that would otherwise compromise the safe driving, or also risk further knock-on damage if left untreated.

To start with, our chief Mike will do an all-round safety inspection, including visual checks as well as physical tests. This will form the basis of a costed estimate, which will detail

  • Essential repairs – necessary to keep the classic car safe and roadworthy
  • Nice-to-have repairs – non-essential or only cosmetic in nature
  • Recommended repairs and advisories (e.g. sometimes there may be no imminent risk, meaning a repair may not be essential, however in order to prevent further damage or knock-on effects on other parts and areas, it may be advisable to fix something sooner than later)
  • Costs – these will be detailed for both, parts and labour.

Our rolling restorations are a great way to enjoy driving your classic pride and joy (instead of having it stuck in a mechanic workshop for long periods of time) and to spread the costs whilst having full trust that the car is safe and roadworthy.

However, don’t just take our word for it and see what one of our rolling restoration customers had to say:

“Mike has been brilliant in informing me of costs and what can be done now and later and he’s an absolute pleasure to work with. Mike is special and different to other mechanics where his true love and understanding of classic cars has guided what should be done to restore the car’s original intent and visual features”

For an initial chat or to book an appointment contact Mike today.

We look forward to welcoming you and your classic pride and joy at our garage soon!

More about our classic car services

Check out the video diary of Mike’s full restoration of a VolvoP1800


We are Classic BRENT AUTOS. Based in Willesden, North West London, we have been offering servicing, diagnostics and mechanical repairs for modern day, particularly French, and classic cars since 1989.

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