CLASSIC CAR RESTORATION

Sutton Bespoke has spent the last 30 years building one of the industry’s strongest reputations for classic car restoration services for most vehicles from 1950 to the present day. We specialise in Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce and many American brands including Ford Mustang, Lincoln, Dodge and Chevrolet to name but a few.

Whether you are contemplating buying a project or would like us to source you a car for restoration, please take advantage of our wealth of industry knowledge and experience by contacting us directly. We offer friendly and constructive advice as to what we can do to assist you with classic cars, just as we would wish for our own.

Our network of specialists for body, paint, trim and mechanical is extensive and global. We have managed projects across the Globe including the USA, Asia, and the UK. We know the right people for specific brands and period of vehicles, ensuring you receive the very best final product.

Restoring, servicing and repairs for your Mustang

Sutton Bespoke offer a range of services from a full restoration to routine servicing and custom upgrades. We also offer a pre-purchase appraisal and inspection service that has assisted countless clients with confidence to purchase.

When things don’t go to plan after buying a classic car, contact our skilled team who will be on hand in restoring your pride and joy. To the right is an example of a restoration project we undertook for a client in Monaco. These are the images depict the car in its condition prior to work undertaken by us.

CASE STUDY

A client bought a 1967 Shelby GT500 which soon proved to have a number of horror stories underneath. Although a recent engine appeared to do good, it was clear that the rear axle was mounted in the incorrect location, leaving the offside rear wheel nearer to the front of the wheel arch than the near side. The clutch was virtually unusable and various attempts made by local companies could not come close to sorting the vehicle. Sutton Bespoke got involved and shipped it directly to the UK. Take a look at the following pictures for details:

We identified the following issues:

  1. The rear boot and seat floor was partially crushed as a result or a large rear impact, the bonnet, boot lid and rear bumper was fibre glass, poorly fitting and made to resemble the original custom parts of the Eleanor.
  2. The rear suspension was upgraded but incorrectly fitted and needed replacing
  3. The clutch and brakes were worn.
  4. The wiring was poorly patched in various places.
  5. Many oil leaks
  6. Potentially fatal Nitrous Oxide install (would have caused an explosion if activated)

We stripped this car down to virtually a shell and removed the fuel tank and cut away all of the rear floor and rear suspension. We renewed the entire rear floor from the rear wheels backwards. Aligned the chassis and made from metal the custom boot lid and bonnet extensions and scoops. Then the layers of black paint applied at different times in this sad GT500’s life were stripped away back to metal and prepared the body for priming and repainting in DuPont Pepper Grey with the black racing stripes.

We renewed the rear screen, all screen and door shut rubbers and mouldings. Cut away the defunct internal roll bar and built into the floor under the seats new active sub woofers and multi speaker HIFI system. We fitted blue ambient interior lighting, installed central door locking and upgraded the headlamps to HID. Under the hood we retrofitted air conditioning and re-installed the Nitrous Oxide system to enable a safer deployment. We set up the suspension and carburettors and finally this car was transformed and flow back to the very happy owner.

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