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Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturdays 8am - 12pm (NB - we do occasionally work away from the workshop at weekends so please do call before visiting on a Saturday to make sure we are here)
On rare occasions, family commitments may mean the workshop has to be closed at short notice so it is advisable to give us a quick call before setting off if you would like to visit us.
Due to rising costs onto us we have had to update our 3 tier charging system. New prices from 1st June 2014.
Repairs and service £47.00 per hour plus VAT.
Short term work £44.50 per hour plus VAT.
Long term restoration work £40.00 per hour plus VAT.
Preferred Methods of Payment.
Direct from your bank account to our Barclays account. This takes up to 24 hours after consultation with your bank.
Bankers drafts, Personal and Building Society cheques.
Cheques of this nature will require 7 working days for funds to clear into our account.
Cash can be accepted for the full amount by prior agreement.
Credit cards can only be accepted for work upto £500. For any greater amount we will have to add an additional 2% to cover our costs.
Debit card can only be accepted for work upto £500. For any greater amount we will have to add an additional 1.5% to cover our costs..
A charge of £20.00 will be made to express clear a bankers draft, personal or building society cheque.
No vehicle will be released until funds have cleared into our account.
About Colne Classics
We are a family run business specialising in the restoration of classic cars since 1987 and for many years before this as enthusiastic home restorers. We have restored many makes but have long been regarded as MG marque specialists and are now carrying out an increasing amount of Jaguar work.
We restore cars to the highest standards and offer full or part restorations to our customers using upgraded items where required. Please see our restoration page or you are welcome to come and visit to see the quality of our work. We have examples of cars which we restored five, ten and fifteen years ago respectively, any or all of which can be made available to view with an appointment.
On our full restorations we strip the car to a bare bodyshell and mount it on a rotating jig for use during the blasting process. This jig allows us to do all required welding and spraying in a more comfortable position and it means we get as good a paint finish on the underside as we do on the outer panels.
Bodyshell of MGC Roadster, still on the rotating jig, painted in 2k paint and being fitted up with new or reconditioned parts.
MGC GT Restoration
Another MGC, this time a GT, starting to come together from a full rebuild.
We also restore Jaguars. We have this 420G in for long term restoration at the moment. Engine and gearbox have both been rebuilt and fitted back into the car.
Power Steering Specialists
We have been given Power Steering Specialist status by the MGOC. They are going to have up to 12 centres nationally offering Power Steering upgrades to the MGB and MGC.
MGOC and MGCC
We have again been given MGOC 5 Star and 5 Spanner status for 2014. Thank you to you if you returned the questionnaire. We are also MGCC trade members.
Many congratulations to the Colchester Gladiators Senior side for winning the National Leagues Championship in Leeds recently with a 13 wins and 0 loss season.
We are proud to have been sponsors to the Colchester Gladiators Junior and Senior American Football team for several years.
For the 4th year running the Gladiators Juniors have qualified for play off football at the national level.
More information on the Gladiators can be found at www.colchestergladiators.org.uk
Colne Classics are also proud to sponsor the coaches of the Essex Blades American Football team for the 2013/2014 season.