The highest quality prep and paint for classic, prestige cars and motor cycles.

Our story

We are a new and an old company – when long established company A V Classics went into liquidation, two of its staff members were determined not to see a great team of expert painters, fabricators and mechanics broken up. They were able to fund a new company, Silsoe Classic and Modern to keep the majority of the A V Classics team onboard and help some of the customers of A V Classics complete their projects.

We are British classic car specialists, though we also work on the world’s great car marques. Our aim is simple – to offer the best quality prep and paint bar none. Our teams meticulous preparation and paintwork has made a huge difference to the value our customers cars. An Austin Healey and an Alpha Romeo they painted both achieved world record auction results for the marques.


How we work

We offer free visits and estimates, it’s a chance to get to know you and your vision for your classic, prestige car or motor cycle. Our detailed initial estimates ensure we are all in agreement on the work required. They maybe free of charge but they are a valuable document, giving you peace of mind and the knowledge of exactly what time and money is required to prep and paint, refurbish, repair, service or upgrade your project to the highest standards.

The latest twitter posts

1988 Porsche 924S waiting to be polished after 3 coats of Guards Red and 2 coats of lacquer. #classicPorche #porscheclub

This 1988 Porsche 924S is getting a non-bare metal respray by our expert painters. It’s just about to receive its Primer coat.

This 1968 911S looked great in Bahama Yellow.

Some lovely cars at the London Classic Car Show preview night last night. This Maserati Sebring was gorgeous.

This XJ 4.2 C is all finished after a thorough mechanical overhaul and new chrome. Its just waiting for its owner to pick it up and get on the road when the sun shines.

The Mustang backdate is looking good. Late 1960s panels expertly blended into a much more modern Mustang.

We are getting this lovely car ready for the Spring. Lots mechanical and trim improvements to finish. #ClassicCar

Early Landrover project is coming on nicely.

If your New Years resolution is to finish that classic car renovation, then check out on Monday 6th of Jan to see how we can help. #classiccars #NewYearResolutions #NewYearResolution2020

Here is a sneaky peak of the new site.

Our services

  • Prep and paint

    Prep and paint

    We provide all forms of bodywork and paint within our fully equipped classic car body shop. Whether you have a small repair or require a full bare metal re-spray, our skilled team of classic car fabricators…

  • Servicing and upgrades

    Servicing and upgrades

    Our extensive classic car garage services range from changing a light bulb to a full classic car engine or gearbox rebuild. We are highly knowledgeable in the sourcing and fitting of appropriate tires for…

  • Welding and fabrication

    Welding and fabrication

    We offer a full classic car welding and fabrication service. Many classic cars were built before the widespread use of sheet metal galvanization. Corrosion can mean more than cosmetic work…

  • Inspections and reports

    Inspections and reports

    We carry out comprehensive classic car inspections for a fixed fee up to 50 miles (for longer distances or overnight stays bespoke charges can be arranged). For all pre-purchase inspection reports verbal…

  • Motor cycle renovation

    Motor cycle renovation

    In the last few years we have seen a lot of long standing bike workshops closing. It’s always sad to see this knowledge of bike repair being lost. With 3 passionate bikers in our workshop…

Our site – the ideal home for your classic or prestige car

Purpose built

Our large paint shop has a Todds Spray booth and our workshop/repair shop has two ramps and ample space to work on 7 vehicles at once.

24/7 security

Whilst with us your vehicle will be stored in our secure facilities, protected by lazer intruder alarms and cameras. The farm site where we are based is further secured by a 24 hour code pad entry system and a separate CCTV system. So you can be assured that your car will be well cared for.


Book a free consultation at your premises now

We are happy to visit you at your premises and provide a FREE initial consultation and estimate for your classic or prestige car.
Please call us on 01525 621 602 or leave us a message and we will contact you shortly.

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