Here at John Chatham Cars we are internationally renowned for our experience with all aspects that are ‘Austin Healey’, from small repairs to Concours rebuilds.
Our experience allows us to offer many other services in the British Sports Car and Classic Car range. As well as Austin Healey’s, we have a wide knowledge of most of the BMC/ Austin range and the later British Leyland models.
It doesn’t stop there! We have vast experience in Jaguars including the fabulous E-Type as part of our portfolio.
We offer general servicing and maintenance from something as simple as oil and filter changes to MOT and large mechanical repairs. And on top of that we can renew your MOT too.
To make sure your Classic Car is safe from the elements we ensure winter care such as wax oiling and other treatments. As most of our customers like to store their cars for the winter season they have the peace of mind that it is well protected.
We have a wealth of experience in body repair and preparation, painting and finishing. John Chatham Cars boasts the highest quality of body alignment and paint finish primarily on Austin Healey’s but also generally across the Classic Car range.
We provide basic interior trim repair to full trim restorations including bespoke and tailored finishes. This is all done on site in our in-house trim shop.
John has enjoyed an amazing racing career collecting experience and knowledge along the way allowing us to provide competition preparation from simple modifications improving performance to total race preparation including specialist engineering and bespoke fabrication skills.
Our workshops allow us to provide an engine building service, standard repair and modification. All our machining needs are outsourced locally for a quick turnaround with a machine shop which provides the highest quality and precision. We also specialise in the rebuilding of Austin Healey Gearboxes on site.
We can also facilitate all your wiring and electrical needs and all bright work/chrome repairs.
Because John Chatham Cars have gained so much expertise over the years we can offer official valuations of your classic car for insurance purposes or general peace of mind.