Vintage Car Restoration Based In Oxfordshire
Rejuvenate your prized vintage motor vehicle with the aid of our friendly coachbuilders. Serving clients throughout the UK, our team skilfully provide a bespoke car restoration service that brings old motors back to life. A vintage car is often a treasured possession, and we take care of it as if it was our own. Trust in our team to provide a premier service.
A Forgotten Art
Located conveniently for the A40 with links to London and the Midlands, you'll find an enthusiastic group of craftsmen who supply a variety of skills. Those abilities permit us to restore the treasured automobiles of yesteryear. Customers throughout the world turn to our skilled assistance to bring cherished vehicles back to their former glory.
A wide-variety of vintage cars have been repaired by our experts. Our founder Peter Baylis, is a qualified cabinet maker with a wealth of experience in restoring antique furniture. His fascination with antique motor vehicles means that he is well-poised to carry out unbeatable restoration services.
We restore almost any make and model of car if it has a wooden frame. Our team have worked on a huge range of different models, including Bentley™, Rolls-Royce™, Allard™, Daimler™, Jaguar™, Alvis™, Ford™, Bugatti™, Aston Martin™, and Vauxhall™. If your make is not mentioned here, fear not. All you have to do is call us, and our team will be happy to assist.
Depending on the condition of your vehicle, our talented craftspeople will tackle anything ranging from the rebuilding of a trunk lid to the construction of a brand-new frame. Many cars retain their sound timberwork and simply require some expert tuning, which our staff are more than capable of providing. Other cars have been devastated by rot and woodworm. Never discouraged, our professional team happily take on these challenging projects.
At Clanfield Coachbuilding, we are always pleased to show people our work. When you are visiting from abroad, we can arrange a convenient time for you in advance. Situated on the A415 between Standlake and Witney, our workshop is easily accessible from the A40 (M40) and A420 (M4)
Aside from veteran, vintage and classic cars our company was called upon to restore part of the Bodleian Library, the main research library of the University of Oxford. Removing dirt and worn varnish from Victorian times, we worked to return the room to its original condition. Stripping the room back to its earliest wood, our team applied French polish followed by coats of protective beeswax.
AN ICONIC ROOM
Designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor in the 18th century, the Clarendon Building originally contained the presses used by the Oxford University Press. Later, the room hosted members who voted on which books were to be published. As just the third team of craftsmen to work in the room since its construction, we worked carefully to transform it into a bright, usable space.
Nicholas Hawksmoor was a student of Christopher Wren, the architect of St. Paul's Cathedral. Given the room's history, our renovation was a fascinating project to attend. Many interesting details, such as old ventilation shafts, were brought back to life through our capable assistance.