About us

Who we are

Following college, I started my career at Stratstones in Mayfair, then Daimlers most prestigious dealer - at least that's what all the employees were told! I worked on what are now classic Daimlers and subsequently attended the inaugural Classic Car restoration course under the tutelage of Roy Berry. Since then I have been self employed working in the classic business for nearly 40 years. I am passionate about Daimlers and personally own an SP250, a Daimler V8 saloon, a Daimler Majestic Major and a Barker Special Sports! These are dispersed around the county but can all be made available for viewing or demonstration - just give me a call.
Robert Grinter
During this time I have worked on a wide range of marques but my first love has always been Daimler. In 2011 I moved into a purpose built workshop in Earls Colne which I have recently expanded to provide 12 bays. I am supported by two very able technicians, Dave Jones (L) and Darren Smith (R). They brought with them a wealth of experience on modern cars and skills such as race engine building. Needless to say, they have both adapted to the non-digital motoring world very well indeed and now have a wealth of Daimler experience including several full restorations and many engine rebuilds.
Technicians Dave Jones and Darren Smith

What we do

Modern workshop
We do bodywork repairs
Pretty much everything is the answer. We have a small team of specialist suppliers to handle matters such as paint, trim, powder coating, re-chroming, MOT and transmission reconditioning; the rest we do in house;
Routine servicing and repairs
Total restoration
Chassis repairs
Engine rebuilding
Accident repairs
I wish I had kept count of the numbers of cars, especially SP 250s we have fully restored and the numbers of full engine rebuilds we have now accomplished - perhaps one day I'll go through all my invoices and make a tally!

Where we are

We are located in Earls Colne, Essex - a few miles West of Colchester. There are rail links between nearby Marks Tey and London which many of my customers use if they are leaving their car with us for extended periods.


Unit 10, Colne House Farm
Station Road
Earls Colne
Colchester CO6 2LT

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 0900 - 1700
Saturday by appointment


T: 0044(0)1787 222188
M:0044(0)7939 222327

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