Hilton & Moss is founded on a pure passion for classic cars and the comprehensive resources of the Hilton Group, based at our state-of-the-art facility in Bishop’s Stortford — where comprehensive classic car restorations and race car preparations are carried out along with sportscar servicing and MOTs for all makes and models. We can provide you with a complete package in every aspect of the sale, service and care of your classic vehicle.
Our aim is to achieve perfection and offer unrivalled levels of customer service.
Classic Car Storage
Classic car servicing
Prestige & performance car servicing
Classic car restoration
Classic car MOT
Classic car sales
Classic car repairs and bodywork
Track day and race preparation
After humble beginnings running a car body repair business out of his parent’s double garage in Hertfordshire, Peter is now director of Hilton Coachworks, the largest Mercedes Benz approved body repair facility in the UK. Away from the day to day running of the modern car repair business Peter enjoys an enthusiasm for classic British sports cars, this passion combined with an existing sports car dealership within his Hilton Group makes for the foundation of this new business venture and a natural progression to take the Hilton Group to a new level.
Head of Business
Martin is the general manager for Hilton and Moss and has been involved in motor trade since 1979. Martin first attended City & Guilds college to further his knowledge on engineering. After this Martin furthered his knowledge with cars as he went on to work for an Austin Rover garage in Cockfosters, following on by taking up the role of dealer principal at Broadfields Land Rover. While working at Land Rover, Martin worked his way through the roles from the workshop floor to becoming group service manager, then took up the dealer principal role at the Bishops Stortford branch. In 2001 Martin went onto joining a TVR centre and working for Giles Cooper until 2006 as Service Manager, when he decided it was time to take over completely and bought the business; Which evolved into Bespoke Performance, which has recently merged with Hilton & Moss and Castle Sportscars. One of Martins most memorable jobs was converting a left-hand drive to a right-hand drive. On his days off Martin enjoys playing badminton or tennis with friends, and over the years has come to the choice that a MK1 Escort is his all-time favourite classic car.
Tom has been with the business for 4 years overseeing the service department. Alongside this Tom spends time looking after the social media, marketing and PR. Having had a keen interest in cars from a young age, he finally decided the time was right to work with his passion. When he’s not at work, he’s another one spending his spare time doing something not dissimilar to his role day to day – participating in track days on his Suzuki GSX-R 1000 motorbike, or taking to the snow on a snowboard.
Sales / Lotus Specialist
Will manages sales for all cars in Hilton & Moss and Castle Sportscars, his speciality is new and preowned lotus vehicles, this is due to the wealth of knowledge he has of them and his own personal love for these cars. He has been involved within Hilton Group for four years now. The extent of knowledge Will has for classic cars runs in the family and he recognises all aspects of Classic Mercedes – Benz and Jaguar cars, which is clearly reflected within the workplace. With a keen eye for anything motor related, when not at Hilton & Moss, Will is found racing and working on old sports cars, which matches his passion for the history of motorsports. Will helps support service and restoration customers through his friendly and approachable nature.
Matt is the sales manager for our team here at Hilton and Moss. Matt has been in the car industry for a number of years, since 1986 where he undertook a Saturday job in a local garage and moved up to begin general repairs and servicing. Going up in the world of cars, Matt moved into sales in 1992 and began work for Lancia, Fiat, Renault and Suzuki. After working in this industry for a number of years Matt decided to go solo and create his own business in property, which he was involved in for 25 years. However, Matt’s love of the car industry brought him back as he began work for Bespoke Performance in 2016 and later joined Hilton and Moss. Over the years Matt has been labelled as a serial TVR owner and recently has begun restoring his own 911 Porsche. On the weekends Matt enjoys walking his Labradors and continuing to restore personal cars.
Specialist Panel Beater
Elliot has been with us since 2014, and works as a full time panel beater, coming initially from a garage in Hackney. Over the years Elliot’s technique and skill has developed to a great extent and he is now an important part of Hilton and Moss. Having spent 3 years studying mechanics, Elliot gained a level 3 diploma, providing a solid base of knowledge on which to build. Then following this to complete an apprenticeship in house. His enthusiasm and communication skills have meant he has been able to progress enormously since joining us. Elliot’s passion for cars also extends beyond the workplace, he often enjoys working on his own projects including a MK1 Fiesta which he is currently restoring. Elliot’s pride and joy is his Toyota Supra which he is slowly returning to concours condition. He also owns 2 Saabs, and an R129 SL 500. Over the years Elliot has proven that the standards he works to are fastidious and he spends as much time outside work making improvements to his own vehicles as he does during his time here. He strives for perfection with every job he completes, from a localised repair on a wheel arch to a full bare metal restoration.
Martin’s passion with classic cars began at a young age when he took a restoration course and later worked for over 20 years on Morgans and Ginettas, following this he moved onto Jaguars which shaped Martin into the skilled technician he is today. He holds skills such as assembling, welding, finishing, and fit-ups. Martin has had ownership of a Rover V8 Morris Minor for over 30 years and has enjoyed tinkering with it slowly throughout that time. Throughout his career Martin has gained valuable experience regarding Ferraris and Lamborghinis; these include restoring a Ferrari 250 Lusso, Ferrari Dino, 3500 GT Maserati, Lamborghini Miura and a Mercedes Pullman. Martin typically spends his free time restoring his own cars and walking in the countryside. Martin is a proud RC car pilot and has worked his way up to a professional level at radio control.
Lotus & TVR Technician
Snibs – or “The Snib” as we like to call him – has been working on TVRs for well over 25 years – what he doesn’t know about them isn’t worth knowing. The amount of knowledge he has for TVRs has reflected throughout the rest of the team, as his pure skill has become very admirable here at Hilton Group over the years. Throughout the course of his career at Hilton and Moss Snibs has restored a variety of TVRs. Snibs is factory trained and a friendly face to many customers, dealers and TVR employees, Snibs performs our TVR and Lotus servicing, diagnostics, repairs and upgrades. He is our head Lotus trained technician and has several years’ experience working with all Elise, Exige and Evora models.
TVR, Noble & Classics Specialist
Skip has been involved in classic cars most of his life and specialising in TVRs for over 28 years now. Skip has travelled around America and therefore the wealth of knowledge Skip has for classic cars has broadened while working on British Classic Imports in phoenix, Arizona. Skip enjoys the process of restoration and the challenge that a classic car brings. In his own time, Skip enjoys his own private projects on other classic cars as well as being a huge family man and spending time with his Grandkids along with fishing with friends. One of Skips favourite cars is a VXR Astra.
Specialist Panel Beater
Russel has been with the company for nearly 13 years. Prior to Hilton group, Russell did an apprenticeship at Volkswagen and continued to work there for 23 years, originally specialising in body and mechanical work on new cars and insurance work. Over at Hilton and Moss, Russel specialises in Body work and restoration. On a more personal note, Russel is a proud owner of a 1953 Cadillac which he has owned for 26 years, restoring himself while also working on his other cars to keep them on the road. Along with this Russel enjoys helping his wife look after their horses at home.
Farron began his journey as an apprentice technician working on Jaguar, Land Rover, Austin, Morris, MG and Renault. After his apprenticeship ended Farron decided he was keen to learn more about Vauxhall/Opels and began to focus on them for the next 5 years of his career. Later on, Farron went onto work for Volkswagen Audi for a total of 12 years further advancing his knowledge. Farron remained at main dealers working for Saab for a further 5 years followed by Mercedes Benz for a further 8 years. After many years working on a wide range of brands Farron became a Volkswagen Audi and Mercedes Benz specialist for 7 years which led him to begin working for Hilton and moss focussing on the restoration of specialist classic vehicles. Throughout the years Farron is proud of the Ford Capri and original Mini that he has privately restored at home. Alongside this, in his own time Farron enjoys fell walking, reading, gardening and Holidays away in Italy.
Senior Service Technician
Kevin started out working with the RAC for over 35 years and moved on to mechanical work on formula one engines for a further two years. Kevin then decided to go solo and become a self-employed mechanic for the next 3 years working on a whole range of vehicles. Later on in his life he began specialising in TVR and Noble for over three 3 years. In his personal time Kevin restored a Mercedes 55 AMG to concours condition. When not working on cars Kevin enjoys playing football and walking his miniature dachshund.
Graham has been working in the motor industry from a young age having been born into a motorsport family. He first began his career during study leave when he was 15 working for his local Giles Cooper dealership cleaning cars. Following on from this Graham began work at a TVR dealership while he was still just 16 and decided to undertake an apprenticeship there to further his knowledge, focusing on mechanical engineering. From this experience Graham became a TVR specialist and began focusing all of his time on understanding them further. In 2010 he joined Martin and his team at Bespoke Performance and has been involved with the business ever since. In his free time Graham enjoys oval sport racing and remote-control car racing as a family. One of his favourite classic cars of all time is a 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulietta or a Cerbera speed 6 TVR.
Brad began his career with classic cars back in 2014 as an apprentice for Bespoke Performance and continued working there for further 5 years, developing his techniques and skills. While at Bespoke Performance Brad specialised in TVR’s and focused on the restoration of TVR Cerberas and TVR Chimaeras. Along with the restoration work Brad carries out general maintenance repairs and servicing. Despite Brad’s love for classic cars, he also enjoys playing football, photography, walking in the country and animals.
Zak has been at Hilton and Moss for 2 years now and has been working in the classic car industry for over 4 years. Zak is one of our youngest technicians at the age of 23 and is passionate about all things automotive. Brought up in a family of car lovers Zak is passionate about his job and enjoys learning and furthering his knowledge on classic vehicles. Zak has a keen eye for bodywork and has trained alongside experts in the art of paint preparation. In his own time Zak enjoys working on his own cars including fully restoring a MK3 Supra including the underside.