How Prestige Paintworks can help you...
Practitioners of Automotive Restoration
Prestige Paintworks will undertake any aspect of vehicle bodywork repair from a blemish to a full body restoration, from a car dent to a colour change.
Prestige Paintworks are setting the standard in the South East of England for our high end paintwork and metal shaping services especially for our concours restorations.
We are a small team of experts dedicated to providing high-end automotive restoration and are quickly building a reputation that's slowly being recognised. We pride ourselves in our meticulous attention to detail and always deliver unrivalled prestige restoration, panel work, classic car and historic race car refinishing.
Our commitment to excellence and high standard of workmanship is earning us a reputation in the industry as the ‘go-to’ company for restorative, refinish and fabrication work gaining us several marque specialists who continue to use our services and have done for many years because we deliver our promise.
We are fortunate enough that almost all of our work is zero compromise with as much attention and time taken on the parts you don't see as the ones you do, that's not to everyone's budget and we appreciate that and certainly not something remotely achievable on a 'fixed price restoration' where inherently compromises are made to make the restoration come in on said budget but if our work ethic and build objective is for you then maybe we can help.
Some clients using our services insist on anonymity and discretion so a large part 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 can show you.
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.
Although a large percentage of our workload is Aston Martins with models ranging from the Feltham era DB2’s of the 50’s through the DB4/5/6’s to the Newport Pagnell V8’s of the 80’s, Jaguars and Ferraris are commonplace here too with at least one E-Type with us at any given time. Pre war Mercedes and Auto Unions,make appearances from time to time as does a Grand Prix winning Bugatti Type 51. Even an ex Graham Hill winning Lotus 16 passed through our purpose-built facility for our services and we also carry out complex composite repairs in house too.
One of the many projects our team are currently working on is a complete nut and bolt restoration for a private collector of a 1958 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mk 3 Drophead (one of only a few in the UK) that was parked in the previous owner’s garage in 1973 and was only re-discovered on his passing in 2014. It was sold later that year through the Aston Martin Bonhams auction with a guide price of £50k-£60K. Not surprisingly it fetched considerably more due to its rarity and will be a truly stunning car when completed with practically every piece of the steel substructure requiring remaking due do corrosion and 90 percent of the aluminium outer skin has been re made in house using traditional panel beating and English wheeling methods, sadly a dying art but we are doing our part in keeping it well and truly alive.
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 just a stone’s throw from our classic 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.