Bentley Cardiff has a wealth of experience in the service and maintenance of hand crafted luxury cars but you may not be aware that Bentley Cardiff is also able to restore classic Bentley and Rolls-Royce models on site. With exceptional facilities, access to parts and a team of experienced restoration technicians you can be sure your classic automobile repair is in expert hands. Three generations of family heritage in Crewe. The Welch family have had unique involvement in both Rolls-Royce and Bentley production, since the first day the Crewe factory gates opened in 1938. Each successor to the Welch name — from grandfather, father to son — have spanned three generations of service, as mechanical engineers to Rolls-Royce and Bentley automobiles in Crewe. At Bentley Cardiff Restorations, the family continue their legacy and dedicate themselves to the cosmetic restoration and structural renovation of these quintessentially British automobiles. True classic Bentley and classic Rolls-Royce enthusiasts the Welch family are experts in repair work and restoration and at Bentley Cardiff are able to restore your automobile from bare metal to the finished paint work. New windscreens, sidescreens and mirrors, as well as re-chroming and rust removal — all using traditional methods passed down throughout the years, from father to son — and as learned directly from Crewe at the Car Repair department.
Why Choose Bentley Restorations?
At Bentley Cardiff we can offer Bentley restoration and Rolls-Royce restoration and refurbishment expertise that spans over 70 years. Richard Welch, Workshop Manager, joined the Rolls-Royce and Bentley family as a Mechanical Engineer 26 years ago, however his Grandfather was one of the first employees at Crewe over 70 years ago. Richard’s Grandfather worked at the Bentley and Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe throughout the Second World War producing the legendary Merlin aircraft engines. In 1951, Richard’s father bacame a Mechanical Engineer at Crewe. Richard has knowledge and skill handed down from father to son spanning three generations of the luxury marques Bentley and Rolls-Royce. This inherited knowledge enables Bentley Cardiff to offer exceptionally skilled and detailed restoration project work to our Rolls-Royce and Bentley customers.
A Rolls-Royce or Bentley represents the pinnacle of British motoring heritage and achievement. Servicing and maintaining these classic motor cars is our speciality. Some of the services we offer are listed below but we offer a tailored servoce to your restoration needs so please contact us to discuss any restoration or repair work required for your Rolls-Royce or Bentley. Rusted bodywork replaced. Panelwork remade, repaired, reshaped and, if necessary, new wood frames or repairs as required. Wood veneer hand done as new. We completely remake and veneer all internal woodwork or restore if appropriate before lacquering. Highest quality period leatherwork. All re-trimming is done as as it was by the coachbuild worksmen, and using identical materials. All trim restored to manual specifications. “Fitting up” is time consuming, requiring extraordinary care to achieve the highest standards. Brass and copper parts supplied. We can make or obtain almost any item to restore authenticity to your automobile. Re-silvering of lights and chromework. Electrical rewiring, lamp restoration and polish work to original and true specifications. Multi-coated hand spraying. We have our own paintshop where a great many more hours than are normal are spent, to achieve as perfect a finish as possible. Complete engine re-builds and repairs. Overhaul of small units or complete mechanical restoration.