About us

Founded by Charles Palmer in 1985, Classic Restorations (Scotland) Ltd. has long been at the very forefront of vehicle service and restoration. Indeed, the vehicles that were in every day use at the time are the classic cars of today and Charles who began as an engineering apprentice 60 years ago still enjoys getting under the hood for a 'bit of mechanicing' as he puts it. Now approaching retirement, he has with the help of Scottish Enterprise guaranteed the future of the company by instigating a Employee Benefit Trust. So it will be the employees of Classic Restorations Scotland Ltd. who will own the company and continue the traditions we value so much.

Over the years the full range of vehicles that we have been serviced and restored has been vast. From Austin Sevens and Ford Eights to the most elegant of Rolls-Royces, Bentleys and more. It is our wealth of knowledge and experience of so many different cars that sets us apart. With expertise running throughout our staff and continued investment in our apprentice training scheme - an invaluable part of ensuring the next generation of mechanics is just as capable, when you bring your car to Classic Restorations (Scotland) Ltd. you'll be doing so to one of the of the most highly skilled and knowledgeable group of craftsmen in the UK.

Outside Classic Restorations
Mr Charles Palmer and the whole Classic Restorations team
Inside the main workshop
Installing an engine
Classic Restorations carpark with vintage vehicles
The Classic Restorations Marquee
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Workshop Facilities

  • 6,000 sq ft of Specialised Workshop
  • Engineering Workshop
  • 7,000 sq ft of Secure Storage
  • Purpose Built Paint Workshop
    (Fully equipped for historic and modern paint finishing)
  • Bodywork Workshop
  • Trimming Workshop
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Winning Restorations

For over 30 years Classic Restorations have won awards for our complete vehicle restorations.

Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III
  • Scottish Transport Extravaganza 2009
  • Winner Concours de Elegance
Rolls-Royce Phantom-ll
  • Derby Bentley 4¼ litre by Hooper
  • RREC and BDC Rally 2001
  • Concours de Elegance Award
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  • Rolls-Royce Wraith
  • RREC Annual Rally Rockingham 2014
  • 2nd in Concours de Elegance in Class
Derby Bentley
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom II
  • RREC Annual Rally Rockingham 2014
  • 2nd in Concours de Elegance in Class
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Partnership and Recognition

Classic Restorations are allied to The Cognoscenti, an organisation of individuals devoted to classic cars and one that promotes the very best of Scotland, whether venues, accomodation or countryside.

But it is love of elegant sports cars and of the most significant historic vehicles, especially their preservation, that fuels their activity. Which is why in 2013 they asked us to be an official partner and why they accompanied the then Secretary of State for Scotland - Mr Michael Moore to our workshop to show him our own dedication to that cause. You can watch his visit in the accompanying video.

You may also learn more about their service of organising driving tours of the best roads and most beautiful landscapes in Scotland by clicking this link to their website

Also Featured in

BBC Website
Article on our link with The Cognoscenti
Click link to the BBC website article

Model Engineers Workshop Magazine
"A Petrol Head's Day Out"
Click link for full .pdf article

Classic Motor Show Magazine
"From Barn to Beauty"
Click link for full .pdf article

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Proud Member Of

Bentley Drivers Club logo
Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club logo
Federation of Historic Vehicles Club logo
Jaguar Enthusiasts Club logo
Riley RM Club logo
Jaguar Drivers Club logo
Line sketch of Alyth

A Town Called Alyth

Steeped in history, Alyth's origin dates back as far as the 11th century with some claiming the town is even older. You can still see the remains of a hill fort where local legend has it that Pictish King Mordred imprisoned Queen Guinevere. The famous Packhorse Bridge, built in the 1500's, is just outside the Classic Restoration premises and exploring further you'll find delightful walks and buildings such as Alyth Church, a fantastic example of gothic architecture. And if you enjoy Golf you can really enjoy a visit. For a nomimal green fee there are 3 excellent local courses to play and we will even provide free transport there and back as we work on your car.

When you come to Alyth you'll find a lot more than a World renowned restoration garage. To learn more about our historic town you can click this link to undiscoveredscotland.co.uk