Specialists in Classic Car Service and Restoration

The experts for over 30 years

With over 30 years’ experience, The Light Car Company specialises in the repair, restoration, and storage of private collections of some of the most exclusive and prominent classic cars in the world.

Image of a classic Mercedes, one of our restored cars

We are passionate about classic cars and apply this to all vehicles in our care. We work closely with our clients to consult on the best way to restore and maintain their cars, be it a single car or entire collection. Additionally, we provide mechanical support for tours, rallies and international events/concours. Our down-to-earth approach is the reason many of our clients have worked with us for years, passing treasured vehicles from generation to generation.

We can assist you in acquiring your dream classic car, from pre-sale inspection and condition reports through to importation and registration.

Maximise the value of your investments through transformative restoration work and event participation. Our on-site storage facility provides a private and secure space to keep your investments safe whilst our ongoing maintenance program can be suited to your needs.

Our Services

Where possible, all Light Car Company services take place onsite in our fully equipped and modern workshop in the heart of Oxfordshire. Our experienced team has access to modern tooling but often the best way to preserve a car is through the understanding and knowledge of the way it was originally built, using the same tools and skills.

Restoration of classic cars

Respecting the history of each vehicle we see, we work closely with our clients to understand their vision for restoration whilst ensuring each car is safe, roadworthy and comfortable to drive. We are perfectionists and pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our uncompromising focus on quality.

  • Restoration consultation
  • Engine and gearbox rebuilds
  • Welding and fabrication
  • Interiors and upholstery
  • Access to a network of specialists
Detailing and valeting

We offer detailing and valeting from one of the UK’s leading companies to ensure that your vehicle is concours-ready. Trained in the latest technologies such as PPF and ceramic coating.

  • Paint Protection Film (PPF)
  • Ceramic coating
  • Paint correction
  • New car protection
  • Concours/show preparation
Private and secure

Nestled in the heart of Oxfordshire, our discreet and self-contained storage facility provides a safe and private space to store collections of cherished vehicles. Vehicles can be accessed seven days a week (please provide us with 48 hours notice) and insurance can be arranged if required. Please contact us on +44 (0) 1367 710377 for our current rates.

  • 24/7 security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Access seven days a week
  • Insurance can be arranged
Logistics support at every stage

Whether you are purchasing a car from abroad or need to transport a vehicle to another country, we take care of every element of the complex process of exporting and importing vehicles. We can help with arranging door-to-door logistics from anywhere in the world and help with customs clearance, VAT, tax, carnet, NOVA and UK registration. We can also put you in touch with one of the country’s leading classic car insurance brokers.

  • UK registration
  • Customs clearance
  • VAT
  • Carnet
  • NOVA
One stop shop

Our experienced team can complete a wide range of services from basic inspections, annual service work and MOTs to keep cars running perfectly. Our team has over 100 years’ experience in all marques of classic cars and motorcycles from the Sunday driver, right through to the classic Le Mans racer. We are able to source a range of rare parts through our network of suppliers and can provide a collection and delivery service if required.

  • Standard MOT checks
  • Standard servicing
  • Performance upgrades
  • Collection and delivery available at request
  • Experience working with a range of marques of vehicles
Support for national and international events

The Light Car Company has supported clients at over 150 events across the world in locations such as Japan, America and Europe. Our team takes care of every aspect of car preparation, bringing a car out of storage and ensuring it is event-ready. We have supported clients at events including Tour Auto, Ville D’Este and Pebble Beach.

  • Concours preparation
  • Detailing
  • Logistics support
  • Discreet on-site tour support
  • Pre-rally inspection

What to expect from us

We pride ourselves on our down-to earth and knowledgeable approach. We are a family-run business and everything we do is in the best interest of our clients and the cars in our care.

One-stop shop

Providing quality restoration work, general servicing and 24hr monitored storage for all classic and prestigious marques.

Personal service

We pride ourselves in building long term relationships not just with owners but with families as often the cars in our care are passed from father to son.

Expert Advice

Lean on our wealth of knowledge on classic cars. From simple advice on maintenance through to inspection and evaluations, we are here to help.


Over 100 years’ combined experience within the team and a wealth of industry connections.


The cornerstone of our businesses. Restoration must be a partnership between the owner and ourselves. Each car, no matter the value is treated with the utmost respect.


We recognise the importance of privacy and security and this is at the heart of our business.


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