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Founded in 2018, Retro Automotive has become one of the World's leading Classic Land Rover restoration specialists. With over 40 years motor trade experience between them, founders Ben & Tim saw a business opportunity after Tim bought a Defender 90, modified it to his style & saw his Instagram following explode.

Today, the business' focus lays in the full restoration of these iconic, classic Land Rovers, rebuilding them to each of our clients precise specification, ensuring they fit around their lifestyle.

About Us 
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We take great pride in being a small business, making our mark in what is a very competitive market place. Our focus is on delivering quality over quantity, fully rebuilding around 10 cars a year. We have a small team of specialists, dedicated to being the best we can be, with the aim of exceeding our clients expectation.


Each client deals directly with one of the owners, Ben. He looks after you from the free consultation period, through the build process, up to to delivery & the ongoing support/aftercare. He takes great pleasure in getting to know each client, understanding their needs & ensuring that we deliver a vehicle that is both aesthetically stunning as well perfectly functional.

Building your own vehicle is not an everyday experience. As such we try to give our clients the ability to live the process with us, enjoying every aspect of it, from start to finish. Throughout the build process we provide regular updates, taking hundreds of images & videos of your new Retro from the start of the build process right through to delivery day.  

For more on our Custom Land Rover Defenders call:

Interested?  Call us: +44 (0)1423 203 515

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get in touch

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