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Merlin Classic Cars

Renowned Restorers Of All Marques Of Classic & Vintage Vehicles

Established Vehicle Restorers & Coach Builders For Over 30 Years

The Complete Solution For All Your Classic & Vintage Vehicle Restoration Requirements


Based in Stockport, our family has been in the classic & vintage vehicle restoration business since the Hanson cab days. We are a small family business established in 1983, although we have been restoring classic & vintage cars since 1977. We have been well established Austin Healey restoration specialists for many years, however, A.H. Sprite, Rolls Royce, E-Type Jaguar & MG are also a few of our specialities.

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Goodwood House Concours D`elegance
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Austin Healey BN3 Restoration

No vehicle however, is too rare or unusual as we have also helped customers produce one off vehicles, from an extremely rare Delage D8S, (One of only three built and two remaining in the world), to the Austin Healey BN3 which is now in the Austin Healey Museum, (A prototype test bed car which was used to test new concepts for the 100S as well as later Healeys) to a Ford Escort MkIV (This car had a one off body kit shaped, moulded and blended into the car then finished with House Of Kolor chameleon paint).

Classic & Vintage Car restoration projects come in many different forms, from minor bodywork repairs to full restoration. In our workshop in Stockport, we have the facilities to rebuild or fabricate many vital components & panels of any vehicle to any specification required at very competitive rates. No matter whether it’s a partial or full restoration you’re looking for we always keep a photographic record of your vehicle throughout the different stages of restoration, meaning you can keep & compile a complete history of the work that has been done to your vehicle.

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1934 Earl's Court Showcar - Morris One Off Build
Merlin Classic Cars - Restoration Specialists
A Busy Day Inside Our Primary Workshop

Our workshop is fully equipped with the original tools used on these stunning vehicles, as well as their more up to date counterparts. All of which are operated by our highly motivated skilled motor & bodywork engineers with many years of experience under their belts. Constantly striving for perfection, we have a keen eye for detail and have worked hard to build up an impressive portfolio. We have been awarded numerous concours d`elegance for both our vintage and classic car restorations throughout our history. Using experience gained over many years working on a wide range of vehicles, our skilled team have the knowledge and experience of all aspects of restoration and repair to revitalise your classic or vintage vehicle. Whether that be engineering & drivetrain, electrical, chassis, bodywork, paintwork, brakes & suspension or general maintenance & mechanical work, we know what it takes to get your vehicle restored to its full potential.

As well as providing full or part restoration services for all classic and vintage vehicle owners, at Merlin Classic Cars we are also pleased to offer routine maintenance, MOT servicing, full or partial inspections, engine & carburettor tuning, gearbox & differential overhauls, full race preparation & race day services,  body styling, interior trimming, bespoke component & panel fabrication, vehicle transportation, insurance repairs, valuations, minor body & paint repairs to a full respray and various other services that might not be listed on Our Services Page. If in any doubt as to a service you require that you can’t find on our website then please don’t hesitate to contact us as we’re always happy to assist.

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Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite - Bare Metal Paintwork

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Austin-Healey Restoration Specialists, An Established Family Of Classic Car Restorers Providing Services To Classic & Vintage Vehicle Owners For Over 40 Years