Our modern, fully equipped workshops can cater for all mechanical repairs and servicing to bring your car up to its optimum condition.
We have all the equipment that is needed to cope with any job.
Our skills are not limited to engines and we undertake all aspects of mechanical work that is required to bring the vehicle back to pristine condition.
- Engine tuning and servicing
- Gearbox repairs
- Clutch replacements
- Rewiring and electrical repairs
- Full engine rebuilds
- High performance engine builds
- Upgrades and Modifications
- Mileage Correction
We never forget that our customers take great pride in their cars and we aim to maintain the level of care and professionalism that they have come to expect from us.
RS Classics specialises in Panel and Structural Reconstructive Welding.
We have mig, tig and spot welders at our disposal, we do not weld plates to any car just to satisfy MOT standards a boot floor that is corroded for example, we will cut all the corroded metal out, create a plate that is exactly the same size and butt weld it in, we will dress the weld and paint it in body colour. This will virtually be invisible and will last the test of time.
Each classic and cherished car is appraised on its own merit and restorations are carried out
Sympathetically, retaining as much of the original as possible, by using traditional panel working techniques.
Original factory panels are still available to find if you look hard enough for a lot of cars from the 1970s onwards. As with all makes of car panels these are often re-produced by another company who “copy” the original design, these are referred to as “pattern parts”. Close to the original, they are for sure, a perfect fit? . rarely. Wherever possible we will Endeavour to find original OEM panels for your restoration and not use cheap imitations.
We can make sure that your car looks as good as new with paintwork to match the original standards. We have a new state of the art Full downdraft spray bake oven on site to ensure the quality of the finish in unsurpassed. We undertake paintwork jobs from the smallest scratch or stone chip to complete bare-metal repaints. By combining the best quality paints with our meticulous attention to detail we can guarantee that the standard of our paint finishes are second to none.
We are one of the few companies that can offer hand-brushed finishes and lining detail. You can be confident that the finish will not only look authentic but will closely match the original finish.
Over the years we have worked on a multitude of makes and models and know how best to achieve the quality finish that your car deserves.
Our professional staff in our body shop department has been properly trained to the classic make that we are working on. We spend the time needed ensuring an exceptional panel fit and that the vehicle maintains a straight body as it did from the factory, if not better. After a car has been stripped to bare metal, it is put on a rotisserie, any imperfections in the metal are removed and new metal is welded and leaded as needed to maintain the strength and integrity of the car. The bare metal is then treated with etching primer, all bodywork is performed and lastly, the car is prepped for primer and sealer. Next, our Certified and trained paint professionals, hang each body panel and frame piece separately, apply primer and sealer, paint base coat, paint several layers of clear coat, color sand and buff the vehicle to a fabulous finish that luster’s for years to come.
If you need a valuation on your car for insurance purposes we can do that for you and provide you with all the necessary paperwork at a very reasonable cost.
The price of each level of quality restoration varies greatly depending on the rarity of the mark and condition of the vehicle that is brought to us. Without seeing the vehicle, it is near impossible to give an accurate price quote. With this being said, for every potential vehicle restoration project, RS Classics will require the following.
The first step is to arrange transport of your vehicle or drive your vehicle to our facility for a detailed evaluation and inspection. This will guarantee the most accurate estimate possible, taking any unknowns into consideration. There are several unknowns that we cannot take into account until the restoration has started. One being that we may find concern areas after stripping the car to bare metal. Other unknowns may consist of concern areas in the engine that cannot be found until a component is taken apart, or a component that may not be serviceable or rebuilt, original parts that are missing or broken that are necessary for the completion of the restoration that will need to be purchased, concern areas under carpet or upholstery and any other areas that cannot be inspected without taken a component or a part of the car apart.
If transporting your vehicle to Classic Showcase before gaining a general estimate is not an option, the second step is to send a full detailed pictorial set of photographs of your vehicle (the more close ups, the better) as well as details of the level of restoration you are interested in. This will help us better understand your needs and therefore give you a general price range. However, please keep in mind, quotes are not complete until examinations and evaluations have been performed.
We have found that many restoration shops bill by the hour only and will not commit to a final estimate or offer a set payment arrangement for restoration, leading to the feeling of a never ending money trap. Classic Showcase has designed and perfected many payment and restoration structures over the years to benefit you as the customer and will never fix any unknowns without customer consent. All structures are customized to fit the customer’s specific timeline and restoration level desires and give a final restoration price. Please keep in mind, unknowns cannot be predicted and will be charged additional to the final restoration price. In the customized restoration structure, we try to do our best in giving you a clear and detailed outline, so you know where your money is spent. If you prefer to pay by the hour rather than a set structure of payments, we can bill accordingly as well.
Here at RS Classics, we pride ourselves in being an honest, world-class facility where all collectors feel confident coming for their restoration and purchase needs.