We are based near Woodbridge in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, with excellent transport links to London and the surrounding counties.
If you are considering a reliable professional team that you can trust to maintain your car to keep it on the road, then look no further. We offer specialist maintenance and repair of veteran, vintage & classic vehicles, particularly specialising in all models of Jaguar cars including SS100's, E types, XK's, XKR's & modern models such as F types. Our versatile team is capable of undertaking work on all sorts of rare and unusual vehicles and have a wealth of knowledge for maintaining cars such as everyday classics to prestige marques, including Mini, Ford, MG, Triumph, BMW, Healey, Porsche & Aston Martin.
We also specialise in cars which were made by Suffolk Sportscars. We have many years of experience maintaining the classic SS100 and C-Type recreation models.
Our aim is to ensure you get the most pleasure out of owning and driving your classic car. Our dedicated team is ready to provide you with a professional service, with straight forward advice and clear pricing.
Nationwide collection, delivery and storage available.
Everything you require is here
Our electrical technicians are able to diagnose all manner of electrical faults.
We can also offer electrical upgrades from security to audio.
Area for owners of the SS100 & C Type recreations
For all makes and models
Trimming. Does your leatherwork , hoods or carpets need repair or upgrading?
Some of our customers have cars & parts for sale. We offer a bespoke introductory service
Originally from Ireland, trained and worked as a fabricator & CAD draftsman for an engineering company. Early on in his career, Philip carried out full restoration of classic Mini's, having always had a passion for classic cars & motorbikes. After relocating to UK, he became a general mechanic and assembler, was then promoted to manage a substantial Workshop for 16 years at Suffolk Sportscars Ltd. In his sparetime, Philip enjoys preserving a VWT4 Westfalia Californian Campervan.
After the demise of SSC, Philip secured a long term lease for the Old Engineering workshops, enabling Suffolk Classic Services Ltd to be formed & expand. The main players of the SSC service workshop joined Philip with the aim to provide continued expert quality service and maintenance to customers old and new! The company is now expanding with new and interesting cars, customers and staff!
Mike trained and worked for 12 years at a car electronics company, After gaining considerable experience. he moved to a car restoration company as a body restoration mechanic including carrying out mechanIcal and electronic upgrades. Mike continued his career working for Suffolk Sportscars for 15 yrs, building replica SS100 and C types; promoted to Parts manager and became invaluable to the company for all his talents. In his spare time, Mike has restored many of his own classics, including 18 classic mini's!
Graham - super talented restoration mechanic, fabricator and welder. Has donkey's years of experience in all fields of the restoration field.
Dave - Service and restoration technician, 33 years of experience maintaining classic and modern cars.
George - Junior mechanic with huge talent and a keen interest in engineering and classic cars.
Martin - Our workshop floor supervisor & highly experienced restoration mechanic.
We are always interested in hearing from experienced mechanics looking for work. Please see below.
Suffolk Classic Services are expanding and are always looking to welcome the skills of a new mechanic. A positive, can do attitude is essential. Interested candidates should apply with your CV to email@example.com.
Self-employed, part-time or fulltime, all considered.
“ The team at Suffolk Classic Services are the first people I go to when I need work done to my Jaguars. From regular servicing through to diagnosing and fixing problems, they have proved to be very reliable in getting my cars back on the road. Regular updates on progress, advice on parts needed and highly skilled mechanics make this a business I would recommend"
A.D. Feb 2022
"The people at Suffolk Classic Services have looked after my Jaguar XKR for four years and in that time, over issues large and small, I have always received, efficient, enthusiastic, friendly and dedicated service. They are genuinely interested in the car and its owner and that makes a big difference compared to some other garages I have used. Above all, you can trust them".
H.P. Feb 2022
"I have recently discovered Suffolk Classic Services and feel very fortunate that they now look after my first ever classic car! I recently purchased a beautiful 1966 MGB Roadster which is my pride and joy, however, I have no understanding of mechanics. Philip and his team at Suffolk Classic Services have had my MGB in their garage twice now for various repairs and upgrades and also on their advice, for some pre-emptive work. I have found them to be highly professional, extremely thorough and also, incredibly prompt. When my MGB came to a halt on the side of the road during the recent holidays, through their contacts it was collected and in their workshop literally within an hour of breaking down and back with me fully repaired very shortly after that! As I don't have any mechanical experience, I am also very grateful that they show patience with me by explaining matters. I appreciate that they provide regular updates when my car is with them. Also that they contact me before undertaking additional items of work that they recommend should also be done. Now that I use Suffolk Classic Services, I am able to enjoy the benefits of classic car ownership without having to worry about finding somebody I can trust to look after the mechanical side of things! As a final positive, Suffolk Classic Services are located in one of Suffolk's prettiest villages just a short stroll from a stunning picture-postcard pub which is always worth visiting for lunch, when my car is with them!" SR Feb 2022
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We look forward to meeting you, so please call to arrange a time to discuss your car with Philip and Mike.
The Old Engineering Works, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0HP, UK
08:30 – 17:00