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What our clients are saying....

"His craftsmanship was meticulous. The result is an E Type closer to perfection as could be certainly a far better car than the original that rolled off the production line at Browns Lane 41 years ago."

E Type S1 - Mike Carlton 2UE

"I heartily recommend you go to Gavin who can build you a car of great accuracy at the highest possible standard of workmanship imaginable."

C Type - Martin Braden

"My E Type was superb when finished, the outer paint surfaces and gaps between panels would have been better that factory original."

E Type FHC - Professor Richard Christopherson

"But there is one thing even more important that technical skills and that is integrity. How many people have been ripped off by restorers overcharging, undertaking unnecessary work or taking shortcuts and not doing the work correctly. I know I needed someone I could trust and Gavin was such a person."

XK140 OTS - Ken White

"Gavin and his expert team have painstakingly attended to all the little things required in a full restoration and I now have a car that is as fresh as the day it left the Jaguar factory in Coventry. "

E Type SII Coupe - John Herlihy

Company Profile and History

The Beginning - 1993

gavin profileGavin King is a Jaguar specialist originally from the Northern Beaches of Sydney and later the Central Coast of NSW. Gavin’s passion for motor mechanics came from racing motocross during his teenage years which included maintaining and modifying motocross bikes in the family garage along with buying, repairing and selling on other bikes as a way of funding the racing.

Gavin then served the first 3 years of his motor mechanic apprenticeship as a Jaguar mechanic at an independent Jaguar specialist in Brookvale, working on models ranging from near new XJ’s and XJS models, to restoring the mechanicals of classics such as E Type’s, XK’s and MKII’s. In search of experience in other models, Gavin then moved to finish his final year at another specialist workshop in Brookvale, focusing on Aston Martins.

In the final years of his apprenticeship, Gavin worked after hours and weekends rebuilding a damaged Ferrari 365GT4 2+2 and a 308 GTS for a Ferrari enthusiast and also working for a restoration company specialising in restoring E Type Jaguars. With all of this experience on board at such a young age (21), and getting a taste of the restoration business, Gavin made the bold move of opening his own restoration company specialising in the cars he loves; Jaguars – specifically XKs and E Types, and Aston Martins.

Concours Sportscar Restoration was founded in 1993. Gavin joined the Jaguar Drivers Club of Australia in 1992 and purchased his first Jaguar, a 3.8 MKII which he still has today. Gavin’s passion for excellence has seen him regarded worldwide as an authority on restoration of XK and E Type Jaguars, contributing to restoration bibles such as Original Jaguar XK by Philip Porter. Sir Stirling Moss, after driving a C Type recreation built by Gavin and his team at Le Mans historic meeting in 2003, proclaimed the car is just as I remembered a C to be – but if I had that power in 1953 no one would have seen which way we went!

Concours Sportscar Restoration (CSR) is a family owned Restoration Company based on the Central Coast of NSW. Established in 1993, our team of specialists are dedicated to the highest possible quality of preservation and restoration of Britain's finest marques, Jaguar and Aston Martin.

Concours Sportscar Restoration decade by decade.

Under the heading “Concours Sportscar Restoration decade by decade”, add this line first:
It all began in 1993 in a small factory in Orchard Road, Brookvale with just 4 cars for restoration - a series 1 3.8 E Type coupe, an XK150 roadster, a Aston Martin DBSV8 and an Aston Martin DB6. This quickly grew as the word got out and prompted a move down the road to Ada Ave and the investment in the best quality spray booth available along with a lot of other specific equipment. The shop had a capacity of 14 cars and was quickly filled up!
The very first XK restored by CSR, a black XK150S roadster T832078DN, was runner up at the first ever Concours D'Elegance we had entered, the 1994 Jaguar National Concours D'elegance held in Tasmania. From there the car won OUTRIGHT at the 1994 CVVTMC Club Champions Concours (Sydney), the 1994 Jaguar Drivers Club of Australia State Concours (Sydney), the 1994 Darling Harbour Concours (Sydney), the 1995 Australian Concours D'Elegance (Gold Coast) and was runner up at the 1995 Jaguar National Concours D'elegance (Brisbane), the 1995 Jaguar Drivers Club of Australia State Concours (Sydney) and the 1996 Jaguar National Concours D'Elegance (Canberra).

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In 1996, the business had grown to the extent that a move into much larger premises in Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale, was necessary. The staff level grew to 10 and typically 30 vehicles were being worked on at any given time. The next 6 years at these premises saw many classic vehicles, primarily Jaguars restored for customers from every corner of the country. Many more Concours D'Elegance successes followed. especially with our most successful during the 1990's, a pearl grey  XK140DHC S817715. This car won every Concours D'Elegance event it was entered in OUTRIGHT, including the 1995 Jaguar National Concours D' Elegance (Brisbane), the 1995 Jaguar Drivers Club of Australia State Concours D'Elegance (Sydney), the 1995 CVVTMC Club Champions Concours (Sydney), the 1995 Sydney Motor Show Concours D'Elegance, the 1996 Australian Concours D' Elegance (Gold Coast) and finally the 1996 Jaguar National Concours D'Elegance (Canberra).


In 1999, the team was asked to build an exact replica of the classic Jaguar racer, the C Type. We have built 7 to date and they have received worldwide acclaim.
2000 to 2010 - We move premises

In 2003 a big decision was made to move the entire business to the Central Coast of NSW, just a one-hour drive north of Sydney. The business still operated the same but now in a larger, more strategically laid out premises. Workshop capacity is now 34 cars and it is always full! We added on a specific paint section containing the booth and paint mixing room.. More special Concours D'Elegance wins have followed with an Aston Martin Lagonda restored by the team winning the 2008 AMOC Concour OUTRIGHT and a rare RHD XK140 roadster S800040 winning every concour it entered OUTRIGHT, including the 2004 Jaguar National Concour D'Elegance (Canberra).




Our next concour success was with XK120 661123. This car is our most awarded restoration to date, having won every Concour it was entered in OUTRIGHT, including the 2008 Jaguar Drivers Club of Australia Concours D'elegance (Sydney), the 2009 Jaguar National Concour D'Elegance (Hobart), the 2009 CMC Concours D' Elegance (Sydney). Then in 2010, 661123 was voted the "Inaugural Australian Classic Car Magazine Car of the Year", in which this car was described "as close to perfection as one could imagine".

2010 - 2020 We celebrate 25 years in business and continue to set the bench mark
As we clicked over into 2010, the restoration side of the business continued on as busy as ever but now including a number of vehicles being shipped to us from overseas to be restored and then returned.
The Recreation side of the  business expanded from the C Type’s to now include recreations of the Lightweight E Type and Low Drag Coupe version. Then we added an alloy body version of
the XK120 and XK140 roadster which hails back to the early Jaguar racing days. Expansion to include a new bodywork section at the rear of the existing factory and the addition of a mezzanine level has allowed for staff levels to increase to cater for the increased demand. E Type values and popularity soared which was great news for us! During this decade we restored many E Type’s, some went on to win numerous concours d’elegance events, some were upgraded for regular use and some were destined for the race track. 
We discovered the white flat floor E Type roadster pictured below in a farm shed in rural Queensland and fully restored it to factory original condition over a two year period. The car won the 2018 Jaguar Drivers Club of Australia concours d’elegance OUTRIGHT, then next it won its class at Australia’s premier multi marque concours d’elegance, Motorclassica. Then finally, in March 2019, it took out the highest award possible in Australia - winning the Jaguar National Title OUTRIGHT.
The blue 3.8 E Type coupe pictured below we fully restored to factory original condition which was runner up at the Jaguar Nationals in March 2019 (so we achieved first and second at
the nationals), it won the 2019 Jaguar Drivers Club of Australia concours d’elegance OUTRIGHT and then placed in the top 10 at Motorclassica 2019.
In 2019 we completed our most spectacular Low Drag Coupe to date.
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2020 Onwards  
2020 was obviously a tumultuous year but we were very fortunate to come through unscathed and we were busier than ever. During 2020 we completed the total restoration of RHD 4.2 E Type roadster chassis number 4, the second oldest surviving 4.2 E Type in the world.
The workshop came in for some improvements too. The detailing area we enclosed with white panelling and LED lighting and we added another large mezzanine above the paint prep area, giving much more storage space up top but also enabling us to create a dust room below for all of the paint prep work to be done more efficiently.

CSR is a well-established business and recognised worldwide as one of the finest restorers of classic Jaguars and Aston Martins, a reputation that has taken years to develop and one that we strive to uphold. Our uncompromised policy of performing only 1st class repairs ensures that any car we restore will be a joy to own and drive for many years to come whilst retaining the highest possible value.

No matter which corner of the globe you are viewing our website from, CSR is a very real option to have your classic Jaguar dream realised. We have the necessary experience in freighting special vehicles from and to anywhere in the world, the exchange rate is very favourable against all foreign currencies and the Australian labour rate is very favourable against those in Europe and the United States. And, most importantly, our quality is second to none! Please enjoy browsing through our website, have a read of the testimonials from our satisfied customers and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Gavin to discuss finding you your dream classic, restoring your special car or building you a C Type, Lightweight E Type or Low Drag Coupe.

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