Hofmann's Yesterday

After a period of decline over number of years the new management team took over at Hofmann's in 2007 and have been busy breathing fresh life into this fascinating business.  Today we are a company making our own History but we do have, from the not too distant past, a rich and fascinating story.

For over 75 years Hofmanns of Henley have been obsessed with cars. From our roots in Bentley engineering in the 1940’s, to our modern main dealer workshop today, our love for automobiles, combined with a passion for customer service and an incredible attention to detail have kept us at the forefront of Bentley and Rolls-Royce automobile engineering. 

Hofmanns was originally founded in the 1940's by Fred Hofmann, an engineer in W.O. Bentley's racing team. Following the purchase of Bentley Cars by Rolls-Royce it soon became clear that Rolls-Royce had little interest in the marque, and Fred realised that an independent service outlet would be essential for owners of these cars, and so the company was formed in Henley, where most of the worlds vintage Bentley's have received attention at some time in their lives.

The earliest Rolls-Royce we care for is a Light 20 of 1905 and numerous Ghosts, Phantoms and the small HP cars are regularly maintained here, together with Wraiths, Mark VI and R types, the Clouds and S type Bentleys through the Shadow, Spirit and Turbo variants to the present day Bentley Continental GT and Flying Spur. The company also has an extensive machine shop where hard-to-obtain parts are regularly being made. If you are ever in Henley on Thames, or within easy reach, a visit to our workshops will always be rewarding to anyone with an interest in such cars. Please telephone before visiting to ensure we shall be available.