Date: 9th February 2016

The world-class restoration of 1961 Jaguar E-Type Chassis No. 15 by Classic Motor Cars is to feature at the London Classic Car Show 2016 The E-Type that turned heads at the 1961 Scottish Motor Show has been brought back to its former glory by world-leading restorers Classic Motor Cars (CMC) and will feature centre stage at CMC’s stand (C40) at the London Classic Car Show on February 18-21. Chassis No. 15 was the fifteenth right hand drive fixed head coupe E-Type to leave Jaguar’s production line in 1961 and was used as a press car at the Scottish Motor Show held at the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, in November that year. The car then moved on to private ownership and went missing for dec ...

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Date: 11th January 2016

For the first time ever in the UK a nut and bolt restoration of a classic car is to be undertaken by apprentices who are serving their time at a Shropshire company. MP for Ludlow and Minister of State for Defence Procurement Philip Dunne has unveiled the first car ever to be fully restored by apprentices in the UK. The eight apprentices are all employed by Classic Motor Cars Ltd (CMC), one of the world’s premier restoration companies based in Bridgnorth, and will be given the chance to re-build a 1955 Series 4 Lancia Aurelia and learn the complete restoration process. They will strip the Lancia Aurelia and then assess what needs to be replaced, restored or remade. They have been given ...

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Date: 1st December 2015

CMC’s premises were visited by a group of members from the Hagley and District Car Club.  They were given a tour around the various workshops and witnessed first-hand the skill and attention to detail that goes into CMC’s restorations. The members were shown some of the current classics being restored and the extent of services offered by the company, from full restorations and servicing to storage, cars and parts sales, and even bespoke vehicle design. Nick Goldthorp, Managing Director of CMC said: “We always enjoy welcoming clubs into our premises and giving them a taste for what we do at CMC.  It is great to show them just how much of the restoration is carried ...

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Date: 17th November 2015

More than 4100 man-hours have gone into the restoration of this car Leading classic car restorers Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth (CMC) have restored a 1936 Squire, one of only seven built, which has now been shortlisted for Restoration of the Year at the prestigious International Historic Motoring Awards 2015. This charismatic, costly and extremely rare British sports car was displayed at the 2011 Retromobile event in Paris in a very sorry state, its upholstery had been providing home to a family of rodents and it had been completely stripped of paint. Peter Neumark, chairman of Classic Motor Cars (CMC), saw its potential and a deal was made for the Squire to undergo a complete rejuvenatio ...

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Date: 11th November 2015

1961 Jaguar E-Type chassis 860001, the very first right-hand-drive production Fixed Head Coupé restored by Classic Motor Cars Ltd (CMC), has been driven to 146 mph on a German autobahn by British Hill Climb Champion, David Franklin. David was recreating for Octane magazine’s 150th issue one of the most famous road tests ever undertaken, attempting to match the 150 mph a Jaguar E-Type reached on a Belgian motorway in 1961, and he nearly made it! David said: “I saw 146mph and it was still accelerating when I had to back off because of cars and lorries in the distance. When you’re travelling at that speed you have to err on the side of caution. You’re catchin ...

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