Our History

Established in classic car sales and restoration - 1966

 

Sherwood Restorations was initially founded in 1966, specialising in pure restoration of mainly pre-war cars with Bugatti's being the main stay of the company at that time.

The sales side of the business was to appear at a much later stage. Originally working in small workshops in Blidworth, the need for expansion and more space meant that eventually, a move was required, resulting in the transition to a factory unit in Dalestorth Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire. Here, Bugatti's played a major part in building the profile and reputation of what was then one of the leading restoration specialists in the UK. The early 90's saw quite a dramatic change within the 'classic car' market with the demand for restoration diminishing somewhat. So the decision was made to diversify more towards the sale of 'classic cars', but at the same time, provide full workshop facilities to enable the maintenance and restoration side of the company to continue alongside the vehicle sales.

 

So in 1996 new premises were acquired. Being an original garage since 1932 and being situated in the picturesque minster town of Southwell, meant that part of local history would continue, gradually becoming a very popular location for folk, young and old, from near and far. This still continues today, with many 'regulars' often visiting for their regular dose of nostalgia! Originally a small showroom with inadequate workshop space behind, the ever increasing demand for 'proper' classic cars saw a gradual redevelopment of the site commencing in 2001. Much larger and more modern workshop facilities were built to cope with demand and the showroom was doubled in size, encompassing the old workshop, providing the much needed space to display our stock to its best advantage.

Recent increased demand has seen the appearance of our new, purpose built storage facility, which was completed towards the end of 2010. As our reputation continues to grow, not only on a local basis, but also worldwide, we are safe in the knowledge that, our expertise and professionalism, ensures that our clients' expectations will not only be met, but constantly exceeded.

Continued sucess within the ever increasing 'classic car' market means that Sherwood Restorations Ltd., is now at the forefront of one of the most interesting and iconic industries existing today. Whatever people may say, I can assure you that 'nostalgia' is definitely not a thing of the past, but very much of the future!