C Bell

My Opel Monza had developed a serious amount of corrosion around the steel sliding roof surround and required significant welding to restore. I was lucky enough to find Cool Classics MK local to me and James & Joanne were very keen to help resolve the problem whilst reassuring me an effective repair could be made by replacing all corroded metal with new without replacing the whole roof. The repair work was done to a very high standard and the colour match was perfect. A follow-on visit to replace the coachline was equally pleasing with the Monza now back to it’s former glory. Many Thanks to Cool Classics MK for a great job done.

A Kerr

I had been looking for several months to find someone to paint my 1966 VW Beetle which had been body off restored and sitting in primer. I met James at the Stony Stratford classic car show in January 2020 where he had a beetle on display that had been painted by Cool Classics and I was impressed with the quality of the paint work. James came to see the car and we spoke about my very specific requirements for what i wanted and I was very happy with what we had spoke about and with Jame’s knowledge/experience. I was happy with the price for the work and a timescale was set for the work to be done. Unfortunately COVID put paid to the original timescale but we rescheduled and the body went off and was painted, the colour match was perfect. I had also met Joanne and decided to discuss what we could do with the interior – again I had very specific requirements and Joanne was able to explain what was achievable and I was extremely pleased with her attention to every detail in putting the interior together. I reassembled the car back at home and then it was returned to Coolclassics for final detailing , window fitting and headliner. I am so happy with how the car has turned out and the quality of work by Coolclassics and Trim Tastic

Richard N

What a refreshing experience, James and Joanne are great to deal with and are really helpful. For this novice wanting their mini restored they made it so easy and they took such pride in taking a shabby mini and returning it to it’s previous glory. Our thanks and appreciation….


We got James & Joanne to do some work on our T25, Joanne did the upholstery for us and it is fabulous. The seats are finally comfy again! James helped us out with the mechanical side as we head some annoying issues. Would definitely recommend these guys.

M Jones

Needed paint refinish on my car was told by James they might need it for two days utterly delighted when called later the same day car was ready. Job was spot on and price very competitive . Totally professional business and a pleasure to deal with, would highly recommend.

John C.

A huge thank you to James and Joanne for the really great work done on repairing the cracked dashboard and some other tidy ups in relation to my 1989 Citroen AX GT. I was very happy with the end result and the level of attention they gave to me and the job. Both are super friendly and a real pleasure to deal with. I am now booked in for a full respray so looking forward to getting it back in for that!

I Williams

I had my 1970 MGB GT restored inside and out by Cool Classics and Trimtastic. The work was quite major and after an initial consultation by James at my home, I drove the car to Cool Classics for an in-depth review and assessment. We agreed a price and timescale for the restoration work and a start date. I’ve now got my car back and I’m pleased with the end result. During the restoration I was able to visit to gage progress many times and James provided regular updates, messages and photos too. Each time I met James and Joanne (Trimtastic for the interior fit-out) they were friendly, helpful and professional. I’d certainly recommend both Cool Classics and Trimtastic and would definitely use them again.

Barry D

I took my modern classic SLK-32 AMG to Cool Classics MK as they have a good local classic reputation but don’t scorn modern classics (Golfs etc) like some body shops.

You know what, their reputation is totally deserved. New wings (it’s from the time when Mercedes bought cheap steel) colour matched the paint exactly (took the fuel door and scanned it). Did all the extra little bits I asked for (even one on the day of dropping off) and also sanded and blew over my A posts which had a been poorly painted last year.

Cannot recommend them highly enough, James and Joanne run a good workshop. They also have a servicing and MOT prep facility.

Prices are very fair, workmanship is superb.

Edit/: I’ve now been back twice more to CoolClassics – on both cases to have the undersides of different cars cleaned and wax coated (a w208 CLK and an modern 4×4) In both cases they have excelled in the work, going that extra mile that makes the job, and the care and attention to my cars even better. No hesitation recommending this team for any work from service, to trim, from engine build to complete

P Thompson

James is the best painted my car showed me his new paint colour matching service and the colour match was brilliant. Turned around the car in 2 days as planned proper company working hard well done thank you

J Forrest

After my 1989 golf being in another garage for a month to get it mot’d we decided to take it to cool classics for them to get it mot ready as the previous garage wasn’t up for the challenge. Cool classics not only got it done way before our expectations, they did fantastic workmanship on everything that was needed, the golf is back on the road with smiles on our face, thank you cool classics team! We owe you one


I came across CoolClassicsMK by accident and it is one of the best accidents to happen to me 😉 They are professional, welcoming and friendly. They offer the right advice and information so you can make an informed decision. James and Joanne worked with me repairing ‘my baby’ rather than replacing panels as per other body shop recommendations. This was very important to me and they understood this. The work was completed professionally and on time, and your car will be looked after. They also saved me a small fortune as their work is genuine and extremely reasonably priced, unlike certain cowboys. I will definitely be going back to CCMK. I can’t thank and recommend them enough.

R Marshall

A big thank you to the whole team at Cool Classics MK! The lower half and tailgate respray work you did on my T4 was top notch and your customer service even better! Highly recommended!

Kim Clive

James regularly maintains and services both our VW T4 and our Audi A3, he doesn’t just look after the mechanics, MOT’s and servicing he has also repaired chip damage to the Audi with a professional respray. Nothing is too much trouble and he always manages to fit us in if we have an emergency. He has pretty much re-built our T4, engine upgrade, gearbox upgrade, respray and much more over the last few years. Great job, wouldn’t take them anywhere else now!

T Cat.

Great company who recently did some work on my 1975 VW Beetle. All 4 wings resprayed and some work on the fenders, and both front and rear boots. The car was given back to me looking new, and now its even mroe eye catching! Great communication throughout and brilliant to know the car was being worked on by real enthusiasts and experts, will definitely be back for my other cars in future!

J Gaskell

Fantastic company one of the best. My beetle need lots of tlc to get it back on the road. James not only advised on what needed to be done but delivered above and beyond my expectations at a very reasonable price. I now have a beautiful classic car that I can enjoy for many years to come. Thank you Cool Classic’s 😊

K Hill

Have used Cool Classics on numerous occasions all work undertaken for us has been dealt with speedily and to the highest standard. James and Joanne are both lovely people and always willing to help, I wouldn’t take my vehicles anywhere else and will continue to visit them.

L Ainsworth

James and his team have been working on both mine and my wife’s VW T4s for a few years now and has never let us down.
Fantastic service every time

Angela H

This is a great run business James is always able to help me out or fit me in at short notice and hasn’t charged me the earth to fix things , I would highly recommend cool classic mk to friends and family and wouldn’t trust anyone else to work on my beloved T4

B Walshe

Great company would highly recommend. James very knowledgeable and would always take my car there more than happy many thanks

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