181 classics have provided me with an excellent standard of professional workmanship and outstanding customer service ! They have been restoring my MK1 Granada and have worked with me on every aspect of the restoration from bodywork, sheet metal fabrication, electrics and engine reconditioning to as new standard. Malcolm and his colleagues have provided me with the best service you can get anywhere for my classic car. You get a feeling of confidence when you talk to Malcolm and the team, because he has great knowledge about classic cars, and I have no hesitation in giving them an outstanding recommendation to anyone seeking to restore their classic car!!
Professor S Dhillon OBE February 2020
MAZDA RX-7 First Generation 1985
Malc and his team have done an amazing job in restoring my beautiful car. The same make and model my wife and I were married in 30 years ago. From a bare metal stripped-down rusting shell needing a ton of welding, it is now a beautiful piece of automotive history.
Despite my off the wall requests (Chevy V8 engine swap, huge in-car hifi system) with all of the associated technical challenges, Malc and his dedicated team have overcome hundreds of issues to create an amazing car. We look forwards to many enjoyable trips out in our RX-7. Thanks again Malc and team. Dr Nigel McHale
A & E Consultant
1981 VW T25
“Malc and the 181 team have restored our 1981 T25 and CU engine. Throughout the process, they’ve been open and honest, the resulting job is excellent, and as happens with older vehicles if something has happened the backup has been second to none. Our VW will be “looked after” by the 181 team from this point on!” DG Jeffrey
VW Danbury 1971
We have owned our camper van for over 20 years. During that time we have had the bodywork restored on a piecemeal basis on a number of occasions, so we have some experience.
The major restoration carried out by the team at 181 classic motors in 2019 was extremely thorough , and all the workmanship excellent.
Malcolm kept us up to date with the work, providing detailed photographs at regular intervals.
The whole process was very professional . We were provided with comprehensive estimate and details of the costs incurred as the work progressed.
It’s always a pleasure to visit 181 classic motors. All the team take the trouble to explain the work that is being carried out and they are all clearly proud of their contribution.
Malcolm is certainly an enthusiast and has a very detailed knowledge. He treated our camper as if it were is own and was clearly concerned to ensure that all the work was completed to resolve both the existing issues and to future proof our camper.
We now have a fabulous camper van.
We would not hesitate to recommend 181 classic motors. Mr & Mrs Nichols