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  • New Floor panels fabricated and fitted at Classic and Retro Ltd

Pixie and the team at Classic and Retro are back in the workshop and look forward to seeing you soon and we hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year 

Contact details:       Telephone - 01787 828083         Email  -

Welcome to Classic & Retro

Classic Car Restoration Specialists in Essex

Welcome to Classic & Retro, one of the countries premier classic car restoration companies located on the Essex/Suffolk border. We are a leading automotive works company, specialising in the restoration and servicing of classic and retro cars from the pre-war era through to the 1990's.

Through meticulous attention to detail and appreciation of the heritage and history of these motor vehicles, our car restoration business has grown to forge a reputation as one of the leading workshops in the East of England.

At Classic & Retro we strive to deliver consistently high levels of workmanship on every project that we undertake. Our skilled mechanics, bodyshop team, and upholsterers treat every restoration project with the love and attention which these cars require.  It's why we're renowned and recommended by so many classic car owners.

Please take a moment to explore our website, we hope that you will be able to see why we're so proud of the work that we do at Classic & Retro.

If you would like more information about any of our classic car restoration projects, call our workshop in Essex on 01787 828083.

Servicing, Repairs, Recommissioning & MOT's

Does your Classic Car need some TLC, we are currently taking bookings for servicing, repairs, MOT's and recommissioning. Book early to ensure your Classic Car gets the service it deserves.


We are currently still operating in order to provide repairs and servicing to key workers vehicles during the Corona Virus lock down period, please do not hesitate to get in touch via the Contact Us page

The photos are of the Monaco Grand Prix (Nos. 1 - 7, 1956 ; No. 8 1955) for further information please click on the photo.

Car Sales

Classic & Retro from time to to have classic cars for sale, keep an eye out on our website for details.

TV Series "For the love of Cars"

Chris Martin - Owner/Director of Classic & Retro Ltd, was asked to be involved in a TV programme called "For the Love of Cars" to work on restoring a MK1 Escort Mexico in the first series and a Ford Transit Van in the second series with Ant Anstead and his team at Evanta. For further information click here.

Customer Testimonials

To see our customer testimonials, click here

Current projects

The workshop is a hive of activity with regular servicing and repairs to classic cars. We also have a number of restoration projects both long and short term. We will be updating our websitea, Facebook and Twitter on the progress of each project, these projects will also be on our projects pages of the website.

You can also keep up to date on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Click on picture below to see progress of current projects.