Moving On Up

It isn’t easy to grow a business in the current climate but thanks to the enthusiasm of our customers and quite a lot of luck we seem to be on a winning streak. So we have moved Great Escape HQ in Worcestershire to a bigger, better location with, at last, some proper office space and room for more cars and a bigger workshop. 

The move gives us improved storage for our growing fleet of cars and more workshop space to service and improve them. We will be installing a second ramp to enable us to manage our workflow more efficiently and take on more third party external work. So if you have a classic car that might benefit from some honest, fair and knowledgeable repair work please feel free to get in touch. 

For classic car owners looking for a reputable workshop the idea is pretty simple. We maintain a large fleet of classic cars for high mileages and daily use. We’ve been doing that for seven years now. That ought to put us in a fairly good position to maintain low mileage customer cars. Plus, crucially, I’ve been on the other side of the fence. I’ve used countless independent classic car specialist workshops over the years. It cost me a fortune – well in excess of £250,000 over a few short years.  I can say with some authority that every one has had its considerable failings and none of them have been particularly honest.  

The trouble is that most garages lead a fairly parlous existence from job to job – they charge on an hourly basis and nobody except them knows exactly how long it took. The temptation to tweak prices is considerable. We are different. By getting to know customers and their cars we can do what we do already – fix them quickly and honestly. Our self drive hire business already funds our workshop so we can afford to be good value and honest. It means we also know classic cars inside out and what sort of problems to expect. We are used to turning unreliable classics into dependable daily hirers – and keeping them that way.  

We undertake bodywork and mechanical and electrical work and can arrange paint, trimming and other specialist tasks as required.  And because we’re already doing this for our hire business we’re the customer and the supplier. So we can see both sides.

Our current projects include:

Jaguar E Type – bodywork, brake overhaul, new clutch & flywheel, interior re trim

Triumph Herald – paint preparation, respray and retrim

Jaguar Mk2 – major bodywork renovation and preparation for respray

Jaguar E Type – head gasket replacement

Jaguar XJS – electrical work and respray

Saab 900 Convertible – brake overhaul & welding

Fiat X1/9 – bodywork, interior, welding, respray

Jensen Interceptor – bodywork & respray

Triumph TR6 – rebuild & respray

These are just some of our current projects. To find out if we can help with your classic car project call 01527 893733 or email Our workshop is in Worcestershire near the M5 and M42 and we offer a nationwide collection service. 

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