I’m Joe Coleman, the founder of Oldtimer Services. I grew up around old cars – as a child I’d spend most evenings and weekends on “spanner passing duty”, listening to my father cursing as he scraped his knuckles.
As I got older, it was me scraping my knuckles and enjoying every minute of it. By the time I left school I was a budding mechanic and decided to make it my career choosing to study Motor Vehicle Engineering at college. I quickly realised my heart lay with the older cars, the satisfaction of actually repairing something held more appeal for me than the throw-away culture of modern vehicles.
The lack of a reliable local company to transport our customers’ vehicles with the necessary knowledge and understanding of old car technology led us to buy our own enclosed transporter. Word got around and over time this evolved into a full time occupation in itself, taking us on adventures all over Europe delivering some very special cars to some iconic locations for some fascinating people. Each car, no matter how humble, has a story to tell and invariably the owner loves to tell it!
Car storage was the next logical progression and we now have a spacious, secure facility set amongst the South Downs in Hampshire. This unique combination of storage, transport and repair makes Oldtimer Services the perfect choice to look after your pride and joy.