Welcome To Colne Classics
Proper Care For Proper Cars

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. 

Opening hours

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 January 2020.

Repairs and service £56.00 per hour plus VAT.

Short term work £53.00 per hour plus VAT.

Long term restoration work £51.00 per hour plus VAT.


Preferred Methods of Payment.

Bank Transfer.

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 Card.

Credit cards can only be accepted for work upto £500. 

Debit Card.

Debit card can only be accepted for work upto £500. 

Express Clearance.

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.


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.

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.

Essex Blades

Colne Classics are also proud to sponsor the coaches of the Essex Blades American Football team for the 2019/20 season.