How Prestige Paintworks can help you...
Practitioners of Automotive Restoration
Prestige Paintworks will undertake any aspect of vehicle bodywork repair from a minor blemish to a full body restoration and everything in between.
Prestige Paintworks have built a reputation for delivering excellence so have made it easier for those daunted by the decision of who restores their pride and joy with so many companies claiming to be specialists when often the reality is really quite the opposite, some often claiming to be restorers and doing everything in house when in fact many outsource all body and paint which in truth is the where the heart of any restoration is then claim the merit for themselves. Recommendation should be high on anyone's criteria when making a decision and your own due diligence should also be factored. The cars that the potential restorer currently has in, the clients they have on their books, the feedback you get with the restorer themselves even and how confident they are and make you feel that they are the right company for you should all play a part on deciding who eventually restores your car. Now in our 10th year of trading and with some fantastic cars having been restored by ourselves over that period we capped off this year with a DB 2/4 Mk1 Drophead that scored 91 points at the AMOC Autumn Concours, re assurance your car will be in safe hands.
Transparency, honesty and passion for this craft is the core of the business, knowing exactly what you are getting and from whom, we project manage the restoration from start to finish and communicate with owners regularly and with the specialists on the elements we don't do ourselves so the restoration is an enjoyable process rather than an arduous one.
Engine, Gearbox, Diff rebuilds, Upholstery and Chrome Plating are the five elements we don't do ourselves but are outsourced to our carefully chosen and trusted marque specialist partners whilst every other element is dealt with in house.
We are a small team of experts, artisan's if you like dedicated to providing high-end automotive restoration and are quickly building a reputation that's being recognised and utilised by some very well respected companies known the world over. We pride ourselves in constantly trying to improve our processes and with our meticulous attention to detail.
For those wanting something extra it can go beyond putting it back to original too, we improve it wherever possible with sympathetic upgrades, whether that's by using more modern techniques or using better materials etc, we simply want to achieve the best result we possibly can.
We are fortunate enough that a large part of our workload is for private collectors where zero compromise is the build focus with as much attention and time taken on the parts you don't see as the ones you do, so much effort goes into even the smallest detail to make these cars as close to perfect as one can possibly make them so they can be their absolute best on the concours lawns. A zero compromise restoration depending on how good the condition of the project is to begin with can typically take in excess of 4000 man hours to complete with some having taken in excess of 7000 so it doesn't take much to realise that doesn't fit with everyone's budget, we appreciate that and its certainly not something remotely achievable on a 'fixed price restoration' offered by many other restorers where inherently compromises are made to make the restoration come in on said budget. Little things like powder coating a chassis and suspension parts for example will not receive the same attention being prepared for powder coat as they would be if they were being prepared for painting. They just wont have had the same level of labour input so can't honestly be compared in a monetary term. Is powder coating as good as wet painting ? Quite honestly that's down to the individual but we don't believe it is, but it can save thousands of pounds so it's all down to what the customer wants and is prepared to pay for at the end of the day.
Some trade customers using our services insist on anonymity and discretion so a considerable percentage of our portfolio is not on this website nor our social media pages either so for the discerning collector who appreciates and wants the very best, you can be rest assured we will deliver a service that suits every clients personal choice. We would love to shout about the cars we have painted that are in museums and private collections but sadly we can’t but please feel free to browse our case studies for a few examples of the work we are able show you or pop over to our Instagram page @prestige_paintworks.ltd
Practically all our work is from recommendation as we rarely advertise our services but on the rare occasions we do its usually in a marque specific magazine for example 'Vantage' for the Aston Martin enthusiasts.
Our niche is predominantly Aston Martins with models ranging from the Feltham era DB2’s of the 50’s through the DB4's, DB5's and DB6’s,
Occasionally there's a DBS 6 or AMV8.
Although Aston Martins dominate the workshop we don't discriminate other marques that carry the 'Prestige' status, Jaguars and Ferraris are fairly commonplace here too with at least one E-Type usually with us at any given time. Pre war GP Mercedes and Auto Unions sometimes make appearances as does a Grand Prix winning Bugatti Type 51 although that has sadly now gone to the USA. We have had an ex Graham Hill winning Lotus 16 passed through our purpose-built facility for paintwork and we are also able to carry out complex composite repairs in house too as we have done on a Brabham BT8 and Porsche 910.
All our classic, prestige and historic restoration projects are recorded photographically from start to finish so the journey of the vehicle is always well documented. We are fortunate enough to have one of Europe’s leading infinity cove studios on the same site as our restoration facility, making it possible to provide some truly stunning imagery of your vehicle once the restoration is complete.
Please contact us if you would like more information or to discuss a particular project that requires that personal touch.