Proper Care For Proper Cars

Family run restoration business since 1987 Colne Classics are also proud to sponsor the coaches of the Essex Blades American Football team.

Repairs and service

Short term work

Long Term Restoration

About Colne Classics

We Provide The Best Care For Your Car

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 would be glad to have feedback from you. Drop us a line, whether it is a comment, a question or a work proposition, you can use either the form below or the contact details on the right.

Preferred Methods of Payment.
Our Services

What Service We Offer


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.

MGC Restoration

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.

Jaguar Restoration

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.


We have again been given MGOC 5 Star and 5 Spanner status for 2018. Thank you to you if you returned the questionnaire. We are also MGCC trade members.

3 Tier Charging System

Due to rising costs onto us

Unfortunately we have had to update our 3 tier charging system. New prices from 1st October 2023.

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday 7-30am  to 5pm.

Friday: 7-30am to 12.30pm

Saturdays Appointment Only (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.

Repairs and service

£68.00 per hour plus VAT.

Short term work

£64.00 per hour plus VAT.

Long term restoration

£61.00 per hour plus VAT.

We have restored many makes but have long been regarded as
MG marque specialists

We Love to hear from our customers so please do leave us a review.

Joanna Donald

    We started with clone classics with our MGC Roadster now they look after our MGC roadster , GT , ‘69 Camaro and ‘69 Porsche 911e. Simon and Brynn have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are completely trustworthy . No problem too small , free advice and Simon will talk you through a “fix” if he feels you can manage it at home yourself, but the best thing is that they love my cars as much as I love them ! Keir & Jo Donald

    Joanna Donald

    Pete Pettet

      Simon thank you for all your hard work on my car. On picking it the car up today it was gleaming and drove like a dream on the long journey home. All the work has been carried out to the usual very high standards. I would definitely recommend Colne Classics to any MG owner.

      Pete Pettet

      Mark Goodridge

        The most helpful and knowledgeable MG (and Jaguar) mechanic I’ve ever had work on my car!! And, no we’re not related, he’s not paying me to say this but hopefully I’ll get a discount!! Wouldn’t trust anyone els Chapeau Simon

        Mark Goodridge

        David Powell

          Superb service, Very knowledgeable and supportive.

          David Powell