Back in 1981, a 1958 Morris Minor benefited from an engine rebuild, which was completed by a keen and enthusiastic 10-year-old boy, more interested in rebuilding engines and restoring cars than his lessons in school. 11 years later, a 1939 Morris 10M was rescued and fully restored by that same boy, known as Tobias, the car remaining in his collection today. Following an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering and with a particular interest in early Fords, Tobias began importing Model A Fords from the USA to revive and enjoy. More recently in addition to the Fords, Tobias has had great fun restoring American LA France Speedsters, and travelling all over Europe with these monsters of machines.

Today the focus of Tobias’ Model A Ford revival and restoration business is the sourcing of neglected rolling chassis and engines, and through dedication and craftsmanship, reviving them to re-enter the racing, rally and motoring world with upgraded mechanical performance and a bespoke look.

Alongside the work with Model A Fords, it was a childhood dream come true to complete a recreation of the famous film car ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’, unique in that it is constructed from all genuine pre 1930’s parts and mechanicals.

We love the diversity of what we do, the accomplishment of a finished project, the satisfaction of bringing back something to life that would otherwise be long forgotten. Every day we can escape the rapid pace of modern life to bring back something from a previous era, the golden age of motoring. Our job is our passion, and we embrace the challenge and detail in every project. We ensure that our work is unique, sensitive to the final touches and we work with our clients to deliver what they envisage.

We would like to thank you for visiting our site. Please do take a good look through the pages and if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss your requirements, do get in touch.

Best Wishes,

Tobias Ballard