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Classic Car Restoration & Maintenance

Bill Rawles Classic Cars

Where it all began

Born from a love of classic cars

Bill Rawles started his first classic car restoration business over 30 years ago from his workshop in the south of England, specialising in Austin-Healeys and establishing the Rawles family name and reputation around the world.

Bill sold his first business in 2007 to set up Bill Rawles Classic Cars Ltd, a family venture with sons Charlie and Jack, specialising in all makes of classic car. With Bill firmly at the helm with his wealth of experience and knowledge, Bill Rawles Classic Cars has grown to cover all aspects of classic car restoration, maintenance and sales with quality control and attention to detail of the upmost importance. Bill has been involved in historic motorsport for over 20 years and has campaigned his Austin-Healey 3000 to many podium places. Race and rally preparation, event support and transportation are a growing part of our business.

About

Classic Car Services

We offer a full restoration service on all types of classic car, specialising in Austin-Healey.

Experts in classic car servicing

Servicing your car is an integral part of maintenance and reliability, and as a standard we will check all the critical safety factors such as chassis, brakes, tyres, fluid levels and electronics are working as they should, before another year of happy motoring. Whilst an MOT is not mandatory for some classic cars, our safety check should not be a substitute. We recommend testing the car annually and some insurance companies may require a valid MOT, which we can also provide if desired/required.

Choose an option to suit your needs, from a levels service to a full service or a pre-MOT inspection and an MOT.

Motorsport

Race proven performance, reliably first

With over 30 years of Austin-Healey competition experience, our race Healeys are built to perform, but, more importantly, to finish. From sprint racing to the Spa 6 Hours, we have tried, tested and developed components so you don't have to.

Motorsport
We've got something a bit different in the workshop this week, from these striking gauges, can anyone tell what it is?

We`ve got something a bit different in the workshop this week, from these striking gauges, can anyone tell what it is? ...

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Nothing like a 6 cylinder burble to wake up a sleepy English village. 

Tour prep completed on this 3000 and full extended road test completed and ready to be sent on a road trip abroad… 🇫🇷 
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#classiccar #austinhealey #carsofinstagram #billrawlesclassiccars #workshop #classiccarrestoration #healey100 #healey3000

Nothing like a 6 cylinder burble to wake up a sleepy English village.

Tour prep completed on this 3000 and full extended road test completed and ready to be sent on a road trip abroad… 🇫🇷
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#classiccar #austinhealey #carsofinstagram #billrawlesclassiccars #workshop #classiccarrestoration #healey100 #healey3000
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Ready for a road trip… 

This 3000 is now prepared and ready to go on tour in France 🇫🇷 
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#classiccar #austinhealey #workshop #healey100 #healey3000 #classiccarrestoration

Ready for a road trip…

This 3000 is now prepared and ready to go on tour in France 🇫🇷
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#classiccar #austinhealey #workshop #healey100 #healey3000 #classiccarrestoration
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We have started to see a number of these, very sweet, Fiat 124 Spider's recently. Available with a range of engines and specifications depending on destination market but this one here is a 124 sport delivered to Italy, it looks good with small side lights and twin Weber carbs, it really is a very fun car. 

We have completed a range of jobs to three different cars this year from paintwork to service, MOT repairs to tuning.

Pictured next to an MGB, probably the intended direct competitor! 

More recently, fiat has released their 124 spider on an MX5 chassis and you can really see the likeness to the original car in the newer equivalent. 
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#fiat #Fiat124Spider #classiccar #classiccarrestoration #workshop #classic #sportscar #restoration #carsofinstagram

We have started to see a number of these, very sweet, Fiat 124 Spider`s recently. Available with a range of engines and specifications depending on destination market but this one here is a 124 sport delivered to Italy, it looks good with small side lights and twin Weber carbs, it really is a very fun car.

We have completed a range of jobs to three different cars this year from paintwork to service, MOT repairs to tuning.

Pictured next to an MGB, probably the intended direct competitor!

More recently, fiat has released their 124 spider on an MX5 chassis and you can really see the likeness to the original car in the newer equivalent.
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#fiat #Fiat124Spider #classiccar #classiccarrestoration #workshop #classic #sportscar #restoration #carsofinstagram
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Austin Seven chassis riveting today!
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#austinseven #classiccars #restoration #classiccarrestoration

Austin Seven chassis riveting today!
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Talbot Sunbeam enters the workshop, we are starting to prepare this shell for acid dipping with a dipping/restoration frame to be fabricated in house, the shell will remain on this frame throughout the process before running gear is ready to be reinstalled, it will serve as a sturdy frame to support the car during transport and dipping and it will also be produced with enough accuracy to be used as a jig reference during restoration.
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#talbot #talbotsunbeam #classiccar #classiccarrestoration

Talbot Sunbeam enters the workshop, we are starting to prepare this shell for acid dipping with a dipping/restoration frame to be fabricated in house, the shell will remain on this frame throughout the process before running gear is ready to be reinstalled, it will serve as a sturdy frame to support the car during transport and dipping and it will also be produced with enough accuracy to be used as a jig reference during restoration.
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#talbot #talbotsunbeam #classiccar #classiccarrestoration
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Fantastic, original Downton Tuned MGC for sale with just over 19,500 miles from new!

An incredible, documented history which can trace ownership and use from new, this MGC is a great touring and sports car, unfairly criticised from new. We love them and think they deserve much higher praise. 

£32,750 ono.

Please see our website for more details.
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#downton #mgcdownton #mgcgt #mg #classiccar #workshop #classiccarrestoration #billrawlesclassiccars #carsofinstagram #classiccarforsale #classiccarforsaleuk

Fantastic, original Downton Tuned MGC for sale with just over 19,500 miles from new!

An incredible, documented history which can trace ownership and use from new, this MGC is a great touring and sports car, unfairly criticised from new. We love them and think they deserve much higher praise.

£32,750 ono.

Please see our website for more details.
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#downton #mgcdownton #mgcgt #mg #classiccar #workshop #classiccarrestoration #billrawlesclassiccars #carsofinstagram #classiccarforsale #classiccarforsaleuk
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The sound of a busy workshop, grinding, panel beating… What’s happening in the workshop today? 

Charlie is working on this aluminium front shroud, removing dents by hand and using a guide coat, filing and panel beating high and low spots. 
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#austinhealey #classiccar #carsofinstagram #panelbeater #aluminum #healey3000

The sound of a busy workshop, grinding, panel beating… What’s happening in the workshop today?

Charlie is working on this aluminium front shroud, removing dents by hand and using a guide coat, filing and panel beating high and low spots.
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#austinhealey #classiccar #carsofinstagram #panelbeater #aluminum #healey3000
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Two beautiful examples, Downton Tuned MGC (for sale) and Lancia Aurelia in for service. 

Don’t forget, Natters & Nibbles tomorrow from 10am, Saturday 25th May 24’. We look forward to seeing you. 
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#classiccarrestoration #classiccar #billrawlesclassiccars #carsofinstagram #workshop #lancia #aurelia #lanciaaurelia #mgc #downton #downtonmgc

Two beautiful examples, Downton Tuned MGC (for sale) and Lancia Aurelia in for service.

Don’t forget, Natters & Nibbles tomorrow from 10am, Saturday 25th May 24’. We look forward to seeing you.
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#classiccarrestoration #classiccar #billrawlesclassiccars #carsofinstagram #workshop #lancia #aurelia #lanciaaurelia #mgc #downton #downtonmgc
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