New look - and a new name - for classic restoration business

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Three-year-old classic car business the Vintage & Classic Paintshop has a new name – Thornley Kelham – and has moved into 18,000sq ft of new workshop space in South Cerney.

When founders Simon Thornley and Wayne Kelham opened their doors they say they had one employee and only two cars in their tiny workshop. Today, the business employs 12 full-time and four part-time staff with around 30 cars usually on the premises.

"We have always worked hard to turn out cars to the highest standards, whether it is a small local repair or carrying out a full nut-and-bolt restoration," said Kelham, who runs the workshops and has been restoring classic and vintage cars for almost 25 years. "This investment has enabled the continued development of our team of craftsmen and engineers."

"We are passionate about old cars, obsessive about quality, and our track record over the past three years has enabled this expansion, taking the business to a new level," added Thornley. "We think it is important to keep our customers’ cars under one roof throughout the restoration process."

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