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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
Road testing before a long trip to Italy…

Repair and repaint completed on this 3000 MKIII. 

They look great in green but what’s your favourite colour?
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#austinhealey3000 #sportscar #austinhealey #britishsportscar #classiccar #healey100 #healey3000 #restoration #billrawlesclassiccars #classiccarrestoration #bighealey

Road testing before a long trip to Italy…

Repair and repaint completed on this 3000 MKIII.

They look great in green but what’s your favourite colour?
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#austinhealey3000 #sportscar #austinhealey #britishsportscar #classiccar #healey100 #healey3000 #restoration #billrawlesclassiccars #classiccarrestoration #bighealey
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Road testing before a long trip to Italy…

Repair and repaint completed on this 3000 MKIII. 

They look great in green but what’s your favourite colour?
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#austinhealey3000 #sportscar #austinhealey #britishsportscar #classiccar #healey100 #healey3000 #restoration #billrawlesclassiccars #classiccarrestoration #bighealey

Road testing before a long trip to Italy…

Repair and repaint completed on this 3000 MKIII.

They look great in green but what’s your favourite colour?
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#austinhealey3000 #sportscar #austinhealey #britishsportscar #classiccar #healey100 #healey3000 #restoration #billrawlesclassiccars #classiccarrestoration #bighealey
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Now sold!

This Healey 100 offered fantastic value for money and the first person to view it, bought it. A cracking car for under £50k.

We have a number of other 100's and 3000's for sale and ready to be enjoyed, some aren't on the website yet so please enquire for more details.
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#austinhealey #healey3000 #austinhealey3000 #austinhealey100 #healey100 #historicmotorsport #classiccarrestoration #restoration #classic #classiccar #sportscar #britishsportscar #bighealey #carsofinstagram #workshop #billrawlesclassiccars #goodwood #goodwoodrevival #motorsport #racing #rawles

Now sold!

This Healey 100 offered fantastic value for money and the first person to view it, bought it. A cracking car for under £50k.

We have a number of other 100`s and 3000`s for sale and ready to be enjoyed, some aren`t on the website yet so please enquire for more details.
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#austinhealey #healey3000 #austinhealey3000 #austinhealey100 #healey100 #historicmotorsport #classiccarrestoration #restoration #classic #classiccar #sportscar #britishsportscar #bighealey #carsofinstagram #workshop #billrawlesclassiccars #goodwood #goodwoodrevival #motorsport #racing #rawles
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The Bill Rawles Drivers Club 

On Sunday 16th June 2024 we hosted our first Bill Rawles Drives Club event.

We welcomed over 50 guests to our workshop for a talk, presented by our customer Tony Edwards. Tony Edwards is President of Aviation Heritage UK (AHUK) and a member of Birmingham University’s Aerospace Engineering Industrial Advisory Board.

The title of the talk was RJ Mitchell, The Spitfire and the Battle of Britain.

Reginald Joseph Mitchell CBE FRAeS (20 May 1895 – 11 June 1937) was a British aircraft designer who worked for the Southampton aviation company Supermarine from 1916 until 1936. He is best known for designing racing seaplanes such as the Supermarine S.6B, and for leading the team that designed the Supermarine Spitfire.

Surrounded by classic cars in the workshop, Tony presented an informative talk on R.J Mitchell and how the Spitfire played its part in changing the world around us today.

The afternoon started with an informal drinks’ reception and canapés and after the presentation there was time for more socialising, tea, coffee and homemade cakes.

The aim of the Bill Rawles Drivers Club is to bring together classic car owners from all walks of life, age groups, makes and models to an informal and welcoming environment to enjoy your car with like- minded people. We aim to meet 2 or 3 times a year with a main focus of driving good roads, camaraderie and hopefully some good food and drink to finish off the day. 

If you are interested in more details then email us and join our newsletter - info@rawlesclassiccars.co.uk

The Bill Rawles Drivers Club

On Sunday 16th June 2024 we hosted our first Bill Rawles Drives Club event.

We welcomed over 50 guests to our workshop for a talk, presented by our customer Tony Edwards. Tony Edwards is President of Aviation Heritage UK (AHUK) and a member of Birmingham University’s Aerospace Engineering Industrial Advisory Board.

The title of the talk was RJ Mitchell, The Spitfire and the Battle of Britain.

Reginald Joseph Mitchell CBE FRAeS (20 May 1895 – 11 June 1937) was a British aircraft designer who worked for the Southampton aviation company Supermarine from 1916 until 1936. He is best known for designing racing seaplanes such as the Supermarine S.6B, and for leading the team that designed the Supermarine Spitfire.

Surrounded by classic cars in the workshop, Tony presented an informative talk on R.J Mitchell and how the Spitfire played its part in changing the world around us today.

The afternoon started with an informal drinks’ reception and canapés and after the presentation there was time for more socialising, tea, coffee and homemade cakes.

The aim of the Bill Rawles Drivers Club is to bring together classic car owners from all walks of life, age groups, makes and models to an informal and welcoming environment to enjoy your car with like- minded people. We aim to meet 2 or 3 times a year with a main focus of driving good roads, camaraderie and hopefully some good food and drink to finish off the day.

If you are interested in more details then email us and join our newsletter - info@rawlesclassiccars.co.uk
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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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#austinseven #classiccars #restoration #classiccarrestoration
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