|About||WE OFFER A FIRST CLASS PROFESSIONAL SERVICE IN ALL ASPECTS OF CLASSIC CAR RESTORATION FROM BODY WORK REPAIRS TO FULL REBUILDS, ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL|
Carrera Classics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Corkills Garage in Onchan, which has been trading in the village for over 100 years. Carrera is headed by Ian and Roz Corkill, the former is now the fourth generation to run the family business. Following the recent disposal of our successful van sales and hire businesses (The 4WD & Van Centre and 4HIRE), a number of key staff have stayed with Corkills and they form the basis of our new venture into classic car restoration and maintenance, although Ian has been buying, selling and working with fifties, sixties and seventies cars for many years. Our services here includes general classic car repairs and maintenance as well as engine and gearbox rebuilds and bodywork restoration, from a small dent or rust spot, to complete bodyshell restorations. We always have a number of major projects on the go and will be pleased to meet clients and show them our work standards. We also usually have a small number of classics for sale and we’re always happy to buy well looked after classic cars for our stock, as well as offering a brokerage service whereby we will take your classic car, store, prepare, market and sell it on a commission basis – call Ian for details.
Paul Quayle began with Corkills in the 1970’s and has a wealth of experience in classic cars, having always maintained Ian and Connor Corkill’s historic rally Escort RS1800’s and Twin Cam cars, as well as Carrera’s collection of early Mini Cooper S and Ford Escort RS models, his specialist skills include engine and gearbox rebuilds as well as auto-electrical problem solving and rewiring.
Chris Kennaugh began his auto painting career with Mylchreests Motors over 40 years ago before setting up his own successful paint and body business, at that time carrying out repairs to Corkills Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche cars when Corkills held the franchise for all three here at Onchan. Chris has since joined forces with Carrera Classics and his vast experience in painting and