Our Process

The restoration of a classic car is a big process and unfortunately it's not always a good experience for some people

we do everything we can to make the experience an enjoyable one

We always strive to meet the customers expectations, that’s why we don’t compromise on quality and we don’t quote. Our customers know that from the start and they also know that it takes time. If you are after a quick job or a cheap job, there are lots of people out there who can cater for that. We will most likely see that car again in the future for rectification.

Our Process


Vehicle inspection and expectation discussion

Typically we will come to you to meet you and your car, look over the car and discuss what you would like to achieve. Or you’ll contact us and tell us what make and model you would like and what your intentions are with the car (purely investment, Concours D’Elegance competitor, daily driver and so on). We’ll then source the right car to restore to meet those expectations.


Detailed inspection, dismantling and build specification discussion

Once the car has arrived at CSR it is assigned an identification number which is used to track every component throughout the process. We inspect the car thoroughly and then carefully dismantle, photographing, labelling and carefully boxing or bagging every component whilst completing a condition report. Meanwhile, the all important build specification discussion takes place and a restoration plan tabled.



Then we get to it! Bodywork, paintwork, engine and drivetrain, trimming and assembly - we do it all!. A detailed photographic record of all aspects of the restoration is compiled every step of the way and regular updates with photographs and videos are sent through to the owner. If you like to see the car on social media, it can be there on our Facebook, Instagram and Youtube channels. Very detailed invoicing is done monthly so each party can keep a track of costs. Workshop visits are also encouraged!



A minimum of 200 miles of testing takes place with every car restored by CSR and is in line with the intended use. Rolling road (chassis dynamometer) testing is first, followed by road testing or track testing in the case of a track car, in varying conditions where possible. This ensures that when we turn up with your newly restored classic in our transporter, you can climb in and start enjoying from that moment.

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