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Classic Car Build, Service & Restoration

 

There is a wealth of knowledge and expertise at Hofmanns to manage projects, deliver great quality and meet every expectation.

Lotus Restoration Projects

Colin Chapman knew a thing or two about how to design and build a great classic sports car. Legendary handling, speed and lightness were all paramount in the craftsmanship of this genius engineer and designer.

Whether you own a revolutionary Lotus Elise, a cheeky Elan, a gorgeous Elan+2 or even a full-on competition Lotus 47 or Elan 26R, Hofmann’s live and breathe all of these wonderful cars and can restore your beloved vehicle to the highest standards.

We know that you appreciate the superb driving qualities of the Lotus in all its guises; an appreciating asset and a passion that we share with you here at Hofmann’s.

We are also an official Lotus main dealer and our MD Chris Randall has successfully raced both modern and classic Lotuses over many years, including our highly successful Lotus 26R. This background has helped us to develop the experience and knowledge to look after your pride and joy.

These cars have a composite fibreglass body and if you want your classic Lotus restored it’s crucial that the restorer fully understands the process and materials that will lead to a perfectly finished car.

If you require a full suspension rebuild, including all the correct setup, or you want a complete rebuild on your twin cam engine, we are here to help.

Alternatively, you may want a full restoration. This can be challenging for some cars as it has become increasingly difficult to source rare parts. Despite this the team at Hoffman’s work hard to track down the essential elements through our highly established and trusted network, giving us access to virtually all possible required parts.

Here at Hofmann’s we have spent many years honing and perfecting our skills in classic car restoration with outstanding expertise in classic Lotus restoration. Our experienced and knowledgeable team make us your perfect partner, so whether it’s a Europa, Elan or an Elise, you’re in safe hands at Hofmann’s.

However not everyone wants a complete restoration, and that’s why we offer everything from an Oil & Filter change to a comprehensive annual service carried out by our Lotus trained technicians.

We want you to get the most enjoyment from your classic Lotus so give us a call today and we will be delighted to help.

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Jaguar Restoration Projects

Our Jaguar restoration service is designed to assist with every aspect of restoration. Whether you want a complete restoration of a Jaguar Series 1 E-Type roadster or an engine build for a Jaguar Mk2 for competition spec, Hofmann’s have it covered.

Our experience has been gathered over many years of racing and restoring these wonderful classic Jaguars. If you require a full restoration our project management process will highlight all the key milestones during the rebuild, and of course you’re more than welcome to pop down at any time and see how your car is progressing.

With all our experience of classic Jaguar cars being brought to the fore, you know your classic Jaguar will receive the very best possible attention from our dedicated team.

Our services include:

  • Full restoration
  • Engine and gearbox rebuilds (plus fuel injection conversion on all XK engines)
  • Full re-trim if required
  • Total body restoration including all new parts as required, paintwork preparation and re-spray to exacting standards.

Please call today and we can talk through any aspect of your Jaguar servicing or restoration.

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Proteus Design & Build Projects

The Proteus C-Type is a modern classic. A car that’s as breathtakingly exhilarating to drive as it is practical and reliable to own. This is a contemporary interpretation of the classic 1950s Le Mans winning Jaguar. Every car is designed, engineered and hand built in Britain to precise customer specifications by our team of Proteus engineers, one of the world leaders in new-build historic racing Jaguars.  Combining the original, classic aerodynamic design, with the latest clever motor-racing technology, materials and processes, the result is a uniquely spirited drive that will leave you grinning from ear to ear.

A lifetime of racing experience and over 1,000 man hours are invested in building each Proteus C-Type from scratch in our Coventry and Henley workshops. As with the original 1950s production models, every car is hand-built to the customer’s precise personal specifications. Colour, leather, trim, sports performance upgrades – everything is made just the way the customer likes it. No detail is overlooked, with each car being painstakingly hand-finished with our precision coach-working and the body alone taking 600 hours to construct before being sent for final assembly.

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Lynx Design & Build Projects

Lynx Motor Cars was founded in 1968 principally to repair and maintain specialist sports and racing cars but quickly made their name restoring and maintaining original Jaguar C-Types, D-Types and E-Types. The evolution from restoration to recreation was a natural one and soon saw the introduction of its first Lynx D-Type with a road going XKSS following shortly afterwards. With various exciting car builds on the go and the ability to recreate many on the classic parts, its always worth contacting us if your looking for something bespoke for your Classic Jaguar.

Lynx’s ethos has always been to recreate an authentic XKSS using a Series II E-Type chassis plate and modified suspension components and brakes. Lynx also provides a valuable service for owners of historically important sports and racing cars, and in particular customers of the thousands of cars that have at some stage in their life passed through the Lynx workshops. Lynx has combined its engineering skills and knowledge with its design style to create an exclusive project management service for collectors and car enthusiasts.

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HOFMANN'S

Coxon House, Newtown Road, Henley-on-Thames,
Oxfordshire, RG9 1HG
Tel +44 (0) 1491 848 800

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