Creative Coachworks is a family-run business with over 32 years’ experience specialising in the art of restoration and modification. We work with traditional coach-building equipment and modern tooling to build high-quality cars.

To take a look around our workshop and to meet the team, head over to the About Us section. Our Portfolio contains just a few examples of the kinds of projects we have undertaken. We’re always excited to take on new projects; whether it’s a type of vehicle we’ve worked on a dozen times, or something completely new to us. You can discuss your dream car with us through the Get In Touch section, or watch the progress of our customers projects in our blog.


All the latest news, work and project updates from Creative Coachworks

Karmann Ghia Project Update #2
25th May 2016

A lot has been happening to the 1966 Karmann Ghia since our last update. The remaining areas of the bodyshell were coated in finish primer then the Ghia was masked and sprayed with rubberised gravel protector on the sills, nose lower section, inner wings, under the rear floor above the gearbox and engine bay surround […]

Karmann Ghia Project Update
8th May 2016

Work is progressing on the 1966 Karmann Ghia project which you might have seen in our recent adverts in VolksWorld and UltraVW magazines. We stripped the exterior paint from the Ghia mechanically with a DA sander and then sent the bodyshell to be media blasted to remove all remaining paint and rust. Lots of work […]

Porsche powered Splitscreen
21st March 2016

In 2007 we were approached by a customer who wanted to build a Porsche powered Splitscreen. He had drawn inspiration from various other vehicles and was set on creating a Splitscreen that looked like the product of a Volkswagen/ Porsche collaboration. The Split needed to be sleek, understated and capable of high-speed comfortable travel. We […]

Ruby the Early Westy
20th March 2016

We’ve carried out lots of minor maintenance jobs on Ruby the Early Westy Bay Window over the last couple of years, but last summer her owners brought her in for a bare-metal respray and to have a new pop-up canvas made and fitted. We knew that the bay had been in a collision at some […]

Maserati Bora
18th March 2016

After we had completed a body and paint restoration on a 1960 Alfa Romeo Guilia Spyder the owner returned to us with a 1972 Maserati Bora which needed a full restoration and new paint work. The Bora was a USA import and it was clear that it had suffered quite badly with evidence of poor […]

1962 Beetle
28th February 2016

This 1962 beetle is a good example of why you should view before you bid. The customer who brought this project to our workshop knew the car was in poor condition, however it was only after we’d sent the car to be stripped using a process called Pyrolysis Thermal Stripping that the true extent of […]

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Come and meet the team

Once your vehicle arrives at Creative Coachworks it is in the capable hands of owner Alan, along with Phil, Simon and Fred. Although every member of the team has their own speciality they are all skilled in every aspect of restoration and can guide you through the process. In the office,
Chris and Kate manage the admin and make the brews!

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