Mitchell Motors - Classic car paintwork and restoration specialist


Our latest completed classic vehicle paint and restoration projects

Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

10th February 2017

Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

This Ferrari Lusso came in Rosso Corsa as many do and after a bare metal respray is now restored back to original silver.

Ferrari 246 Dino

9th December 2016


I have been so busy over the last few months refurbishing our workshop my updates have slipped, so expect a few coming through quickly now as I catch up.

This is the latest job to go out, a baremetal respray on this Ferrari Dino including new sills and door bottoms. Craig Pusey has done a lovely job creating this picture on a gloomy Winters day.

Ferrari 456

31st May 2016

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We have just resprayed this Ferrari 456 and she is on display at the local Spring show.

Bristol 404

11th May 2016

Bristol 404

Bristol 406 SWB Zagato

11th May 2016




Photos taken by professional auto photographer Craig Pusey, as are all the good ones on our website.

Bristol 406 Zagato and Bristol 404

11th May 2016

Bristol 406 swb Zagato

We have just completed these two SWB Bristols. The Zagato shown in the foreground has received aluminium repairs and a full bare metal respray. The 404 in the background was in for mechanical repairs including a new clutch and service.

Aston Martin DB2

9th April 2016

Aston Martin DB2 c

We are regularly repairing these Aston Martin bonnets due to the large complex aluminium structure causing fatique.

Ferrari Testarossa . Pictures by Craig Pusey

9th April 2016


Ferrari Testarossa

9th April 2016


Ferrari Testarossa

31st March 2016

Ferrari Testarossa

  Ferrari Testarossa in for some minor steel welding repairs on the sill cover panels.

Ferrari Chiaro Blue

31st March 2016

Chiaro Blue Ferrari

Ferrari 328 GTS in for a respray in Blue Chiaro.

Rover 12 hp saloon

18th March 2016

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This Rover was in for new running boards and removal of corrosion.

Jaguar E Type rear suspension

2nd March 2016


This is the third rear suspension overhaul we have carried out in the last 6 months. We do all of the blasting, 2 pack paint and assembly. The diff is refurbished, new discs, pads and calipers are fitted, new bushes, bearings, driveshaft joints, shock absorbers and springs installed. All of this work is done in house.

Ferrari 250 GT Boano

22nd February 2016






Probably the best condition Ferrar 250GT Boano we have come across. When the paint was removed after our in house precision fine glass powder media blasting, there were only minor steel repairs to carry out despite the fact that the original paint was unservicable. The refitting process is now about to start and this will be a car we can all be extremely proud of.

Bristol 400

22nd February 2016


Having sprayed the Bentley R Type Continental in this silver green two years ago this colour has become very popular, remnants of the 60 year old paint were found under the floor.

This Bristol 400 has had the body off and stripped to the chassis which was reconditioned, a new wooden frame was made and the body refitted after a large amount of steel repairs. 

Jaguar E Type

22nd February 2016


This E Type Jaguar has had a bare metal respray back to the original Jaguar opalescent dark blue after spending many years in a light blue. We have also rebuilt the rear axle and recoated the underside. I have just delivered her to CMC for a retrim and will collect the car in early April ready to start the new season restored to her former glory.

Accident Repairs

22nd February 2016

We carry out accident and crash repairs on classic cars and modern prestige cars working to the highest standards and taking our time to get things right. Insurance work is undertaken and they can be billed directly. Sorry, no pictures of our customers crash damaged cars at this bodyshop, we need to be discreet.

Mercedes 190 SL

20th February 2016



Emblem Sportscars are making a lovely job of refitting the Mercedes 190 SL that we carried out a complete body restoration on. The trim work is being done by Kevin Baggs and the chrome by Alderney plating. We are keeping our standards high, this car will be one of the best and it's great to be working as a local team in the Poole and Salisbury area.

AC Cobra 289

13th January 2016


The engine is now in, all suspension work and brakes completed and we have test driven the car to check everything is working well before the body is refitted. This is a nice way to do the job because there is great access for mechanical tasks. 

Ferrari 250 GTE

13th January 2016


This 250 GTE was blasted by us using our fine glass powder, steel repairs were carried out and then a respray. All the work was carried out in house.

Ferrari 550 Maranello

13th January 2016


A more modern Ferrari goes through the workshop recieving a full respray to tidy her up after stonechips.

Welcome to Mitchell Motors - Vintage and classic car painters and restorers. We've been creating the highest quality vehicle restorations since 1962 and are based just off the A303/M3 in Wiltshire, South West England, UK.
  • Award winning paint and body work specialist
  • In business over 50 years
  • Specialising in vintage and classic car bodywork restoration and painting
  • All work completed by trained and skilled craftsmen including in-house aluminium and steel welding, panel beating and fabrication
  • Professional vehicle body shop near Salisbury and within easy reach of London, Surrey, East and West Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset
  • In-house paint removal using latest media blasting techniques
  • Expert restorations and respraying of all types of vintage and classic cars including AC, Aston Martin, Frazer Nash, Bristol, Bentley, Mercedes, Jaguar and Ferrari.