Services

Here at John Chatham Cars, we know that your vehicle is your pride and joy, and you want it to be out on the road, not stuck in the garage awaiting maintenance and repair. We share your love for classic cars and offer efficient, professional and high-quality maintenance services, so you can quickly get your car back on the road where it's meant to be.

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Our founder John Chatham himself spent many happy years driving Austin Healeys, and over the course of his career he came to know every contour and feature of what remains one of Britain's best-loved cars. His passion for Austin Healeys is a central part of our heritage, and underpins our commitment to providing high-quality services. We're internationally renowned for our knowledge of Austin Healeys and our technical expertise, covering everything from small repairs through to Concours rebuilds, but that's far from the only car we work with. We can also work on the majority of the BMC/ Austin range and the later British Leyland models, while we also have vast experience in Jaguars, including the fabulous E-Type. Our spacious, well-equipped workshops allow us to provide an engine building service, standard repair and modification, while our machining needs are outsourced locally for a quick turnaround with a machine shop which provides the highest quality and precision. We also specialise in the rebuilding of Austin Healey Gearboxes on site, so we've got all the racing bases covered.

Many of our customers and friends come to us to get their cars ready for races, with our specialist engineering and bespoke fabrication skills keeping vehicles in top condition. We offer full competition preparation for both races and rallies, as well as support at the circuits, so that our customers can put all their energy into driving as fast as possible.

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It's not all about racing of course, fun though it undoubtedly is, and we also offer general servicing and maintenance, for everything from simple oil and filter changes to MOTs and large mechanical repairs. While we're based in the UK, we work with clients from all over the world, and always go the extra mile to deliver a bespoke, high-quality service. Classic car owners are a discriminating bunch, so we know its important that the stylish exterior of the Austin Healey is matched by a comfortable, well appointed interior. We provide basic interior trim repair as well as full trim restorations, including bespoke and tailored finishes, all done on site in our in-house trim shop. At John Chatham Cars, we have a wealth of experience in working with Classic Cars, from body repair and preparation, painting and finishing, right through to full restoration. We offer the highest quality of body alignment and paint finish on Austin Healeys and Classic Cars more generally, so that we can keep these great vehicles on the road, wherever our customers may be driving them.
 

 

Engine Builds

With a team of highly skilled and qualified technicians, and a long history of working with Austin Healeys and other classic vehicles, John Chatham cars is ideally placed to build a high-quality engine that meets the needs of our customers.

We offer a full range of in-house engine re-builds, from a standard road specification engine with the standard components, right the way through to high-performance, race-winning engines, depending on the budget and driving needs of our customers.

This is very much a collaborative process. We work closely with our customers to assess their requirements, talk through the various options and advise on what components could be used and how they would affect performance.

The highest specification that we offer is our aluminium engines, of which only a few ever went into production. Our founder John Chatham acquired an original, and building on our experience and knowledge, we’ve managed to reproduce it.

 

 

This means we are now in the unique position of being able to offer the aluminium engine to our customers, so that today’s generation of motorists can experience and enjoy the thrill of a high-performance Healey.

This engine offers some significant advantages over the more conventional cast iron models in terms of performance. It is much lighter, so a lot of weight is saved over the front end of the car, meaning that it’s more responsive, with better handling – perfect for screaming round corners on a racing circuit and maximising performance.

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This is our passion we live breath and love classic cars please get in touch if you want to be a part of the John Chatham Experience.

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Here at John Chatham Cars we are internationally renowned for our experience with all aspects that are ‘Austin Healey’, from small repairs to Concours rebuilds.

Our experience allows us to offer many other services in the British Sports Car and Classic Car range. As well as Austin Healey’s, we

To make sure your Classic Car is safe from the elements we ensure winter care such as wax oiling and other treatments. As most of our customers like to store their cars for the winter season they have the peace of mind that it is well protected.

Engine Builds

With a team of highly skilled and qualified technicians, and a long history of working with Austin Healeys and other classic vehicles, John Chatham cars is ideally placed to build a high-quality engine that meets the needs of our customers.

We offer a full range of in-house engine re-builds, from a standard road specification engine with the standard components, right the way through to high-performance, race-winning engines, depending on the budget and driving needs of our customers.

This is very much a collaborative process. We work closely with our customers to assess their requirements, talk through the various options and advise on what components could be used and how they would affect performance.

 

The highest specification that we offer is our aluminium engines, of which only a few ever went into production. Our founder John Chatham acquired an original, and building on our experience and knowledge, we’ve managed to reproduce it.

This means we are now in the unique position of being able to offer the aluminium engine to our customers, so that today’s generation of motorists can experience and enjoy the thrill of a high-performance Healey.

This engine offers some significant advantages over the more conventional cast iron models in terms of performance. It is much lighter, so a lot of weight is saved over the front end of the car, meaning that it’s more responsive, with better handling – perfect for screaming round corners on a racing circuit and maximising performance.

Get In Touch

This is our passion we live breath and love classic cars please get in touch if you want to be a part of the John Chatham Experience.

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