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RetroMarques offers a range of services to support you, the classic car owner - or potential owner!  As owner-enthusiasts ourselves, we hope to provide good advice on most aspects of classic car ownership.  Routine servicing, repairs and upgrades are carried out in our Strensham workshop where we serve a number of owners who entrust their pride and joy to our classic car servicing and classic car repairs services.  Also located at Strensham is our rebuild and restoration workshop and here we will have 2 or 3 cars undergoing a range of restoration tasks right up to a full nut-and-bolt rebuild to ‘as-new’ standard.

The restoration service goes hand-in-hand with our bodywork and paintshop services provided in our facility nearby in Malvern – Tony Williams Bodyshop.  With body and paintwork, mechanical and rebuild services all in-house and working closely with trusted specialists close-by, there is little that we cannot tackle in-house and pride ourselves in providing a one-stop shop for your classic car needs.

Secure storage is also available at Strensham should a lay-up be required and valuation, market advice and classic car sales are also catered for, with sales available both on a commission basis and outright purchase.
The team of specialist at RetroMarques want to offer the majority of services you may require for the ‘through life’ care of your pride and joy: an end-to-end classic car care solution and, importantly, a traditional, trusted service – at a fair price.

Customer Comment:“… just wanted to say that the MG feels like a new car. Much more responsive, picks up quicker, and generally feels tighter, so very many thanks to you and your team”. Mark S


RetroMarques is able to offer short and long-term car storage, so no matter whether you are moving abroad to work, have lost your existing storage facility or just don’t have the garage space at home, we can help. We offer long and short-term secure storage of cars offering the flexibility of routine access to your car so that it can continue to be used should you wish to do so.

For some while now, I have been trying to establish a new structure for our storage service, one which would offer owners a choice of both quality and security for their car(s), and of course ultimately also price.

Following the loss of our previous storage facility, there was an obvious opportunity to review and revise our storage services and in early 2024 the new RetroMarques ‘Secure Auto Storage’ service is being launched.  This is as follows:

Gold Class:  a new-build facility, built to the highest standards of insulation and security.  Underfloor heating, security roller blinds on windows and doors and situated on a manned site.  Warm, no damp, no dust or dirt, dark (no light-induced damage/deterioration) and very secure; in summary, one of the most optimal storage environments for your cherished vehicle.

Silver Class:  a facility situated a few miles away but advantageously on a site which has already been awarded a ‘Silver’ security grade for caravan storage!  Clean and dry and with good security (on a manned site with gate/barrier access control).

Bronze Class:  our ‘basic’ storage option but nonetheless offering quite adequate conditions.  An older barn type building which, whilst close to Strensham, is also remote and therefore offers additional security by virtue of its location!  Clean, dry and secure and already being used by the owner for vehicle and parts storage of his own collection.

Whilst our obvious focus is classic cars, if you have a cherished vehicle – anything from a boat to a project - and require storage, please do get in touch to discuss!

Owners often wish to have other services alongside the storage of their vehicle, so we can also offer:

  • Continuous low-level care and maintenance
  • Pre-use/pre-collection (or delivery) checks
  • Servicing and valeting, including steam cleaning
  • Storage accessories such as car covers, trickle chargers, tyre trainers (to stop the tyres developing flat spots) and other options.

Finally, administration can also be carried out

  • SORN, taxation and annual MoTs; especially useful if you’re not resident in the UK.
  • Import services, including collection from the port of arrival, roadworthiness checking and an initial MoT test, production dating letter sourcing and then registering with the DVLA for a V5C (registration document).  FIVA ID cards and HTP Passports can also be taken care of.


About Us...

Established by Mark Knight and Rob Mears in 2009, RetroMarques has always been a company owned and operated by enthusiastic classic car owners.  Mark owns a small collection of classics which span the 50s, 70s and 80s.  We’ll gloss over the ‘every day classic driver’ 1984 Peugeot 205 to the Alfa Romeo Coupe, Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 ‘Cosworth’ and Austin Healey 100/4. Mark is an Austin Healey Club committee member and actively supports the other clubs too.  Staff members also own a range of classics, from pre-war Rover Sports to Buick saloon!

First and foremost, we are classic car enthusiasts and strong advocates and trade supporters of the FBHVC (link). RetroMarques was founded in the belief that we should provide a combination of friendly, high-quality service and yet also provide value for money. We believe you want traditional values and to establish a trusted relationship – both seemingly lost in many areas of business today. We want you to feel that your car is with people who both care and are capable. Our specialists have accrued many years of experience and expertise and with over 100 years of experience in the bodyshop, we feel we offer a good depth and breadth of expertise. Rest assured we would rather say ‘No’ to a request for work and put you in touch with someone we believe can better help, than offer a sub-optimal service.

RetroMarques offers a range of services: from advising on ownership and sourcing a classic car, to storage; maintenance; repairs and improvements; and vehicle purchasing and sales. You may choose to use each service separately or all of them, over time, as a ‘through life’ classic car care sequence of services. Our aim is to provide you with an end-to-end classic car care solution.

We believe in working with and supporting small, local specialists and trade suppliers and have a well-established network of people we work with. Chroming, carburettor rebuilding, gearbox and overdrive overhauls, blasting and powder-coating, instrument refurbishment, brake cylinder and servo rebuilding, trim and upholstery and machine-shop specialists are all on hand. Since February 2013 we have our own specialist body and paintwork facility – Tony Williams Bodyshop close by in Malvern, so this means that all aspects of bodywork repairs, paintwork – from a small scratch to a full bare-metal respray – and anti-corrosion protection, can all be carried out by us, often in concert with mechanical work in the workshop or of course where a full restoration may be required.

Finally, we aim to act as a source of good advice: call or email us no matter whether for tyres or touring! Mark runs an email distribution list which keeps local classic car owners up to date with charity and other classic car events. Just drop him an email and you’ll get the updates!

The RetroMarques Team


Mark during 2018 Nuvolari Rally



RetroMarques has a fully equipped workshop at the Strensham site; we take pride in caring for your (and our) motoring heritage, no matter whether an Austin or an Aston! Routine maintenance is carried out for many makes of classic car, typically annual service or incremental servicing and often carried out along with a ‘classic-friendly’ MoT test, where one is required.  Notwithstanding the 2018 MoT exemption change, we strongly recommend the independent check that an MoT test brings for peace of mind.

Steve and Dave, our 2 highly experienced technicians, will also have an eye to anything that may need attending to in the future – either because the old adage ‘prevention is better than cure’ applies or because it may be more cost-effective to carry out the repair or replacement of an item during the service rather than leaving it for another day. We will always call an owner to discuss anything unexpectedly found and we take pride in offering good advice and options for rectifying a fault.

Given the car will most likely have been checked over whilst on the ramp, we will also have an eye to any bodywork or chassis deterioration and also whether we would advise that anti-corrosion protection is renewed or applied. We have invested in the equipment to carry out tyre removal and fitting and to balance spoked wheels, an operation not typically able to be carried out by many ‘high street’ tyre bays.

Finally, we appreciate that you want your classic car to be in good hands – with people who genuinely care. We welcome visits to look around the workshop and to discuss your own car and the work that may need to be done. You may wish to see the body and paintshop as well and planning a visit to both locations is easily arranged.

Customer Comment: I’m absolutely delighted not only with what you’ve done for me, but also how you’ve done it, courtesy and help at every moment and a wonderfully clean car for collection. I’m very grateful - warm thanks to all concerned. Clive.


RetroMarques is pleased to offer a detailing service in partnership with Neil at Cotswold Bespoke. Having been searching for a detailer who felt our care and passion for classic cars we had a chance meeting at Prescott Hillclimb and within a few days Neil was detailing his first classic at our workshop – an E-type Jaguar!

Neil offers a bespoke, top-quality detailing service and whilst fully mobile is also detailing in our purpose-built detailing booth. The majority of detailers do not tailor their services to the particular nuances of classic cars yet with Cotswold Bespoke you can assured of a service tailored to the paint, chrome and interiors typical of classic rather than modern cars.

We don’t doubt that you cherish your classic car (as do we!) and entrusting it to Neil to care for the paintwork is something we should all seriously consider, no different surely, to caring for the mechanical well-being of your car!

Services include: pre-wash, snow-foam wash, rinse and dry, tar and contamination removal, hand polishing, machine polishing, waxing and sealing including ceramic coating; leather deep-cleaning and feeding; engine bay cleaning; wheel cleaning and protection.

Location and Contact...

Storage and General enquiries: Mark Knight on 07791 417256 or Mark@retromarques.co.uk
Workshop Repairs and Maintenance: Steve Norris Steve@retromarques.co.uk or Sue Bailey on 07791 417191 or Sue@retromarques.co.uk

Address: Unit 9, Strensham Business Park, Strensham, Worcs, WR8 9JZ - Click here to download a handy document you can use to find us.

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