Automotive Nirvana in the heart of the Cotswolds

A Maserati 3500 GTi, restored by CCCR.

Cotswold Classic Car Restorations (CCCR) has an international reputation for high end restorations and repairs of luxury classic cars.  Based nearby the pretty Cotswold town of Cirencester, we are an established, leading UK specialist restorer in Aston Martins and Jaguar, we also have great experience in other important marques such as Maserati, Mercedes Benz and Triumph, demonstrating a skill set with breadth as well as depth.

Our back catalogue of work includes the Aston Martin DB2/4 featured, the Aston Martin DB6 pictured below and the Maserati 3500 GTi in the photograph above.

We are regularly commissioned for upgrades including gearbox, suspension, brakes and engine transplants. One off specials are often undertaken and these can be as unusual as fitting a 2005 Jaguar V6 engine to a Triumph V6.

We have a diverse team of specialists with unique skill sets such as lead loading, complete panel fabrication, and leather seat rebuilding. This combined with our onsite facilities including an upholstery and interior retrim facility and onsite paint mixing and colour matching service, means we offer clients a wide ranging, completely bespoke experience.

Services include:

  • General servicing
  • MOTs
  • Insurance accident repair
  • Bare metal respray
  • Full restoration
  • Upgrades

A beautiful bride deserves an equally beautiful car on her wedding day.  Aston Martin DB6, a full nut and bolt restoration by CCCR, completed June 2016

CCCR's business is classic cars. Restoring, buying, selling, updating, racing, problem solving, repairing and maintaining for all makes and models.

1962 DB4                        1968 DB6                        1970 DBS                             1977 AM V8

A morning shot at CCCR with a quartet of 60's and 70's Aston Martins.


Underseal is a thick coating applied to the chassis of a vehicle to protect against damage from salt corrosion and ice damage, and chipping from stones that could allow rusting to occur.

A bitumen based compound used to be applied by some, but after time this becomes brittle and water damage can be trapped between the underseal and the body, causing an even more favourable environment for rust, than if no seal was applied at all!

Polyurethane based underseals don’t have this disadvantage, but they will also suffer damage over time and it’s recommended to have your underseal checked on an annual basis to catch any problems before they take hold.

When importing your vehicle, it’s worth considering the climate of where your car is coming from. If the originating country doesn’t have the aggressive winters we experience here in the UK, application of underseal and wax injection is imperative to ensure the vehicle’s longevity in this country.

At CCCR, the first thing we’ll do in the underseal process is clean the underside of your vehicle. This is to remove all the dirt, flaking rust and any peeling underseal or paint, and to make the underneath as clean as possible. Any plastic inner wheel arch covers are removed at this point to gain access to the areas behind where accumulated salt and dirt which would otherwise remain hidden.

Brakes and exhausts are then masked and the underside is then coated with black, durable, rust inhibiting underseal.

All necessary interior trim is removed and cavity wax is then applied at high pressure inside all box sections, such as pillars, doors, boot and sills.

When the underseal treatment has been completed, the car is unmasked and any trim that was removed, carefully refitted.

This process results in a neat, weatherproof, ‘factory look’ finish giving you reduced road noise and reducing the likelihood of unsightly paint blistering, as well as peace of mind knowing:

  • Your prized possession is protected no matter how severe the weather
  • You’ve helped preserve your vehicle’s highest possible resale value
  • You’ve reduced your maintenance and repair bills for the future