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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
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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Yesterday, we were lucky enough to have a gathering of three original 100S’ at the workshop when the HDC met us for a workshop tour. 
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#austinhealey100S  #austinhealey #classiccar #billrawlesclassiccars #austinhealey100 #carsofinstagram #workshop #bighealey

Yesterday, we were lucky enough to have a gathering of three original 100S’ at the workshop when the HDC met us for a workshop tour.
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#austinhealey100S #austinhealey #classiccar #billrawlesclassiccars #austinhealey100 #carsofinstagram #workshop #bighealey
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Off to enjoy Healey Drivers Club event…

Off to enjoy Healey Drivers Club event… ...

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Out of the sunshine and into the shade, a British country lane and Healey 100S… this road test was longer than most. 

AHS 3910 over from Switzerland, on final road test ahead of this weeks’ Healey Drivers Club event in The New Forest. 

We’ve completed some improvements in the workshop and the car is now much more comfortable to drive!
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#austinhealey #classiccar #classic #carsofinstagram #goodwood #healey100 #austinhealey100s

Out of the sunshine and into the shade, a British country lane and Healey 100S… this road test was longer than most.

AHS 3910 over from Switzerland, on final road test ahead of this weeks’ Healey Drivers Club event in The New Forest.

We’ve completed some improvements in the workshop and the car is now much more comfortable to drive!
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#austinhealey #classiccar #classic #carsofinstagram #goodwood #healey100 #austinhealey100s
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Oulton Park today testing with John ahead of this weekend with @equipeclassicracing. 

We have two cars out this weekend. The 3000 of @guy_pw and brother Simon and the 100S recreation driven by John.

Oulton Park today testing with John ahead of this weekend with @equipeclassicracing.

We have two cars out this weekend. The 3000 of @guy_pw and brother Simon and the 100S recreation driven by John.
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AC 428 Spider painted and ready for delivery 👌
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#ac #ac428 #paintwork #billrawlesclassiccars

AC 428 Spider painted and ready for delivery 👌
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Full service completed and prepped for euro road trip, new tyres fitted and road test completed. 

What a perfect day to be driving a Healey around British country roads. Only having the roof down would make it better but I like to road test on completion with the roof up… 
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#austinhealey #classiccars #countryroads #countryside #healey3000

Full service completed and prepped for euro road trip, new tyres fitted and road test completed.

What a perfect day to be driving a Healey around British country roads. Only having the roof down would make it better but I like to road test on completion with the roof up…
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#austinhealey #classiccars #countryroads #countryside #healey3000
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We had a great test evening last night at Donington Park, 2nd time out in the new car, new circuit and building up the pace under instruction from Jack.

Big plans for this Healey… we are looking forward to sharing some exciting news soon. 

Jack said “I’ve been really impressed by Andy’s approach and preparation towards testing, there is a lot of new information to process. Driving a racing Healey is a rewarding but challenging experience but since the first test three weeks ago to now, the improvement has been huge and we continue to build speed and confidence.”

We had a great test evening last night at Donington Park, 2nd time out in the new car, new circuit and building up the pace under instruction from Jack.

Big plans for this Healey… we are looking forward to sharing some exciting news soon.

Jack said “I’ve been really impressed by Andy’s approach and preparation towards testing, there is a lot of new information to process. Driving a racing Healey is a rewarding but challenging experience but since the first test three weeks ago to now, the improvement has been huge and we continue to build speed and confidence.”
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We have something a bit different in the booth this week for full repaint but who knows what it is? I’ve purposely not shown the front to make it too easy!

Only 6 were made in this specification…

We have something a bit different in the booth this week for full repaint but who knows what it is? I’ve purposely not shown the front to make it too easy!

Only 6 were made in this specification…
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An early start to help a stranded competitor! 

This Healey racer was on his way to the Healeysport sprint this weekend at Anglesey when yesterday, he had a problem with his brakes. 

A phone call was made to us and we have come in early, specially, to get this Healey back on the road. Master cylinder replaced, brakes bled and off he goes, just 6 hours left to get to Anglesey. Good luck Ian and all the competitors this weekend. 

#keepinghealeysracing

An early start to help a stranded competitor!

This Healey racer was on his way to the Healeysport sprint this weekend at Anglesey when yesterday, he had a problem with his brakes.

A phone call was made to us and we have come in early, specially, to get this Healey back on the road. Master cylinder replaced, brakes bled and off he goes, just 6 hours left to get to Anglesey. Good luck Ian and all the competitors this weekend.

#keepinghealeysracing
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