Wonderland Classics Limited specialise in classic car restoration and the preservation of classics vehicles.
We specialise mostly in Classic Volkswagen Restoration and Classic Porsche restoration but we also enjoy restoring all makes and marques of classic vehicles from "barn find" sympathetic recommissioning to full on restorations.
Restoring a classic vehicle can be a delightful experience but filled with problems and often a real labour of love, requiring a huge amount of knowledge and skill. Luckily we love problems and enjoy solving them! We want the experience to be as enjoyable for you as it is for us so we'll solve the problems and issues whilst you can enjoy the pleasure of seeing your pride and joy rejuvenated during the restoration process.
Wonderland provide the highest quality service to all of our customers and we will keep you informed at every step providing you with regular updates and a full photographic record of our restoration of your beloved vehicle.
Feel free to call Chris on 07976 717933 to discuss how we can help you with your "rusty wreck" project or your classic "daily driver."
Thank you for your interest in our work!
All the best
Our workshop, situated in Torquay, Devon on the beautiful English Riviera was originally a Victorian Coachworks. Vehicles have been built, repaired and restored here for over 140 years.
Having such a special workshop we're able to carry out most works "in house" keeping your vehicle and it's parts safe and secure.
Our cars maybe old but they're reliable, our tools are the same and that's the way we like it!
The ship of Theseus (or "Trigger's Broom!).
In ancient Greece, there was a king named Theseus. When he died, the people of Athens dedicated a memorial in his honour by preserving his ship in the port.
The ship stayed there for years but as time went on, some of the wooden planks started rotting away, the rotting planks were replaced with new planks made of the same material..
Now here is the question: If you replace one of the planks, is it still the same ship of Theseus? What happens if you change two of the ship’s planks? Would that make it somehow less of the original ship than after one plank is changed? What if the ship consists of a hundred planks and forty-nine of the planks are changed? How about fifty-one changed planks? What about changing ninety-nine of the hundred planks? Is the single plank at the bottom of the ship enough to maintain the original lofty status of the ship?
This question about a mythical ship is the same conundrum we have with the vehicles we restore and possibly one of the most interesting problems... what should be saved and what should be replaced?
We like to preserve as much of the original vehicle as possible rather than just cut out and replace but sometimes this can be a lengthy and more costly process, ultimately the decision will be yours but we will advise you throughout the process to make sure that you have the car you want within your budget.
Here are two films we made way back in 2009 of a 1959 Porsche 356b T5.
If you have time, please watch them to see how the "Ugly duckling" turned into a "Swan!"
We are able to collect and return your classic nationwide, please contact us for more information.