Edward Watson & Co.
We are a family-run business with years of specialist expertise when it comes to restoring classic and vintage cars. We have a real passion for classic car restoration which shows in our careful approach and high-quality workmanship. We offer a number of different services to help preserve your pride & Joy..

Vehicle Upgrades & Improvements
Road Control & Handling
Engine Improvements
Driveline
Vehicle Trims
Annual Services
Whatever improvements you wish to make we have made countless upgrades and improvements to classic cars to give our customers a vastly improved driving experience.
We will check for any wear and tear, and carry out any repairs, as necessary.
Classic Car Restoration
We will restore your vehicle and involving you at each stage of the project, as required. We will restore your classic to your exact specification. As specialist in the field we work to the highest standards in terms of quality. After a preliminary inspection by our skilled staff, checking for any missing parts and the condition of components this highlights which aspects of the vehicle need refurbishment. Once your car has been mechanically restored, we will carry out a number of inspections, fine tuning, and road tests before handover.

We will restore, preserve and conserve your investment.
Assessment begins with a thorough full body appraisal. documented using photography. After dismantling all component parts, we decide what needs to be refurbished or replaced. Next, we start working on the body, which can include:
Shot blasting, replacing panels, fabrication repairs and lead loading of all joints
Full pre-assembly mock-up: components, glass, rubber seals and bright work
Quality control and thorough pre-paint check

We specialise in the Jaguar XK engine as used in the Jaguar E Type, XK120, XK140, XK150 range, MK11 and others, and our specialist skills extend to other makes and models too, including Porsche flat 6 engines Aston Martin & Bentley, our meticulous standards and trusted reputation will ensure that your engine will provide you with many years of use.
We can build you a standard stock engine for you concours road car or a fast road use engine with modern and performance upgrades to really bring your classic alive. No matter what level of engine we are building we always work to the same high standard and the highest of quality.
Once all the major mechanical components are stripped, including engine, gearbox, steering, suspension and braking system and have been cleaned, they will be reassessed for usability and then refurbished to that same exacting standards as our engine rebuilds. We can at this point include some modern enhancements to improve the overall experience of driving a classic.

Your classic will undergo the highest quality paint application and finish available.
We check the vehicle electrics, to reduce the stress on switches, many of the components will be powered via relays, which also increases reliability. Our aim is to ensure that your vehicle is in full working order and safe to drive at all times.

All our chrome work is carried out by the word renowned Genius of the Lamp in the jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. When we assemble your vehicle, we will install major components including the axles and wiring loom. The drivetrain will be installed once completed and a combination of refurbished or replacement components will be reassembled after they have been assessed. We aim is to retain period features throughout restoration, thus when we reach the trim stage and depending on your exact brief, we will assess, strip down, refurbish and replace any components, as required.

Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us for further information on any of our services – we would love to hear from you! Or you can visit our social media pages to hear about our latest projects. For full details of our services visit our website.

Call us today on: 01827 718 297 / 07807 074 011
Email us on: ed@edward-watson.co.uk
Visit our website: www.edward-watson.co.uk

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