Company Profile and History
The Beginning - 1993
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.
Rapid Growth and Concour Success Through The 1990's
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.
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 with a lower, more specific, staff level in larger more strategically laid out premises. 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).
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.
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.