It is said that recommendation is the surest way of guaranteeing quality and although CCCR has only been trading for a relatively short length of time its nice to see our feed back means we are getting things right. But we are always looking to improve and always review our projects once complete to see if we could have planned or executed in a better way, we also review our suppliers performance and the products used to ensure best prices and the highest quality of finish.
Triumph TR4 - Spring 2017
I recently became the custodian of a TR4, an older restoration, with limited history, and few miles on the clock in the last 10 years. After driving it for 500miles, all seemed well apart from poor cold starting, a very lumpy tickover, and a general air of over rich mixture. I approached CCCR for their advice, wondering how we would be received alongside the Aston Martins, Jaguars, Bentley, and other exotica………
I need not have worried. Jonathan recommended a general engine service, and re-setting the Weber carbs on a rolling road, which was duly carried out by his team. On collecting the car, he insisted that I took it for a test drive. The transformation was obvious immediately, the tick over was smooth, the uptake crisp and responsive, and the torque from good to remarkably good! This was coupled with some friendly advice on the best way to start Webers from cold, no choke, switch on the ignition, pump the accelerator 4 or 5 times, and then fire up the starter.
I came away feeling that both car and driver had been treated with the same professional attention to detail that the other more exotic customers have gratefully received, all delivered in a knowledgable, friendly and courteous manner.
As with many things in life, it pays to go to the best.
Maserati Khamsin - Winter 2015/2016
Mazda Elford Turbo - bumper and rear wheel arch respray Autumn 2016
"I would like to pass on my grateful thanks to all, of you at CCCR for the superb work you carried out on my Mazda RX7. In particular to Matt for the care he showed in getting the work, completed and going above and beyond what had been asked. It really is a first class job.
You have proved that big or small every job gets the same dedicated care, backed up by a friendly professional approach. Will be back next year to ensure the underside of the car is maintained."
BMW 3.0i bare metal respray - Summer 2016
"Cotswold Classic Car Restorations carried out a bare metal respray on my 1972 BMW 3.0Si in 2016. I didn’t want a full restoration, as the car is in remarkable condition for its age and I didn’t want to lose the patina. I was really impressed by Jonathon’s understanding of what I wanted (and didn’t want) and why. He delivered exactly what he promised. The finish is impeccable, as is the attention to detail. The paint is as good as any of the exotics in the workshop. I told the team that they had given my BMW an Aston Martin paint job. Suffice to say, I enjoyed the experience so much I’m already thinking about the next project!"
CCCR helped put this GT back on the track.
"A month down the line and I feel sincere thanks are due to Jonathan and the CCCR team for the fine job they have done injecting life back into my rather neglected car and its owner also. The work was completed within budget and estimated time - pretty unusual these days.
Nothing was too much of a problem and I was particularly impressed by the rapid response to a small fueling issue which arose when I returned home. The puzzle was sorted within a couple of days by a home visit from CCCR and at absolutely no cost to myself.
There is a great atmosphere of hard work, friendliness and enthusiasm at CCCR. It's a special place and I never felt my occasional presence in the workshop was a nuisance or, if it was, then it was covered up extremely well!"
Beautiful freshly restored by CCCR Series two Jaguar E-Type
I really must thank you for all the hard work and EXTRA attention to the all important detailing on my E-Type Ser 2.
The car is magnificent and I am very pleased to have added a 5 speed gearbox and power steering fitted by yourself.
Nothing was too much trouble and that in itself is what makes it such a pleasure to deal with you and your team.
You deserve outstanding success."
Jenson Interceptor as featured by Classic and Sports Car cover car September 2014 as restored by CCCR
"Dear Jonathan, Thank you for the outstanding workmanship completed on my Jensen Interceptor. The Concours win at the 2013 Jensen Club International is a reflection of the passion and care taken by your team to present my car to such a high standard. My Jensen now looks and drives like new! Most importantly, it is a pleasure to deal with Cotswold Classic Car Restorations and the classic customer service and care is outstanding."
I have now had paint work carried out by Cotswold Classic Car Restorations both on my 1960 Turner MK1 racing car and my 1969 Lotus Elan+2.I have been delighted with the help and advice received from Jonathan Wills and his team. The results of his body preparation and spraying have been excellent and the price highly competitive.I cannot recommend his firm more highly to both the racer and the Classic car enthusiast alike!
Dr Charles Marriott
Mini Cooper 1996
Thank you Jonathan for all your hard work and dedication restoring my wife's Mini Cooper. As you know the Mini has really become part of the family and we had spent plenty of money on it with another 'Mini specialist' who frankly did an awful job which just looked good for 12 months. I do appreciate the time you put in to keep us informed throughout the restoration to allow us to make decisions about how far to go with the work. We both love the finished article and although probably better in many ways than when it rolled out of the factory 'Paddington' (my wife's name for the Mini) rarely goes out in the rain. We do get lots of comments from people about how great the car looks which is testament to the quality of the work you and your team put in.
Captain Peter Hamlet
Dear Jon and team
Thank you so much for looking at my Morris Minor at such short notice - she drives really beautifully now.