HILTON & MOSS RESTORATION
You can be assured that in bringing your car to Hilton & Moss, be it for a bare chassis restoration or a minor repair, your car will receive the utmost attention from our fully qualified engineers and technicians in our comprehensively equipped workshop facilities.
We have two sites where we carry out classic restoration work. All projects start their journey through our restoration department at Hilton & Moss in Stansted. Here we assess the vehicle, strip it and store all items in our parts department. Any mechanical engineering, trimming and also the re-fit is carried out here as well.
The body is then sent to our coachworks in Bishop Stortford, about 4 miles away. We have a dedicated classic car bodyshop at Hilton Coachworks where all metal fabrication, bodywork and paint is carried out. Once finished, the completed body is returned to Hilton & Moss restoration department for final fit up and finish.
6,500 square foot showroom
4,500 restoration shop
5000 square foot coachworks
Engine building and machine shop
Over the years we have invested in the best quality equipment and facilities to ensure a perfect finish. We like to keep as much of the restoration process as possible ‘in house’ rather than sub-contracting to a third party, so just about all of what we do is done on site. All our staff receive regular training to ensure they get the most out of the tools and equipment provided.
Modern, high quality spray booths & ovens
Wielander & Schill spot welders and MIG/ TIG welders, all manufacturer approved
Celette and Spanesi jigs
Dedicated composite (Glass Fibre/ Carbon Fibre) repair department
Electronic wheel alignment equipment
Aluminium and steel fabrication facilities
Engine building workshop
Snap-on & Mercedes-Benz approved Star diagnostic equipment
As part of the Hilton Group we have over 25 years of experience of coachworks, vehicle body repairs, and mechanical engineering. Officially approved by over [xx]different vehicle manufacturers and offering warranted repairs and rebuilds, we specialise in classic Mercedes Benz, Lotus, TVR , Jaguar, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Ferrari. When it comes to paint, our experience is second to none and we are able to offer concours quality finishes in modern water-based paints as well as traditional (and original) two-pack and cellulose. The techniques and technology for applying these varies widely, and we have the facilities and experience to handle them all. Paintwork is overseen by Hilton Group owner Peter Hilton and our restoration experts. Body work and metal fabrication is handled by a team with over 100 years of combined experience.
On the mechanical side, our team was formed in the early ‘90’s as a TVR main dealer, later becoming a Lotus main agent and one of the largest independent sports car dealers in the UK. Our experienced staff have extensive knowledge of marques such as Mercedes Benz Jaguar & Aston Martin built up through working on restoration projects and routine maintenance and repairs. We also have an extensive network of vehicle specialists that we have worked with over the years to ensure that we have access to the most specific and qualified expertise on individual marques & models. As a team, we have managed award-winning restorations and ensured that our customers have the confidence in us to prepare their treasured vehicles for concours events including Villa D’Este and Pebble Beach – and it’s that confidence we feel best represents our skill and attention to detail.