The ‘Bell’ name originated from our founder Mr Bell, the inventor of the Bell fuel can after the second world war. His passion for cars led him and another investor to form Bell Classics in 1989 specialising in restoration and servicing sports cars. As owners of classic Ferraris and Aston Martins, these models were a natural choice for the business; servicing, restoring and selling all models of Ferrari and Aston Martin DB4, DB5 and DB6.
As the business grew, our site eventually expanded from Gibraltar Farm in Harpenden to our brand new state-of-the-art facility at Hill View, Markyate in 2017. Following an exciting phase of growth in the last 18 months, Bell Classics has now extended into the sales, service and maintenance of modern classics and sports cars alongside our heritage of restoring and maintaining classic Ferraris and Astons.
WHAT WE OFFER
Restoration, service and maintenance
As the owner of a treasured classic, modern classic or sports car which will demand only the very best workmanship, care and attention you’ll want it to be treated accordingly. As enthusiasts and owners we appreciate and fully understand that need.
Whether your car is due an annual service, requires repair, or extensive restoration work, both you and your car will receive first class service and benefit from the knowledge and experience the team at Bell Classics have accumulated over the years.
As specialists we’ve developed an encyclopedic knowledge of classic Ferrari and Aston Martin sports cars. We understand how they were developed, how they were constructed, and how they perform; we know about the upgrades and improvements that were introduced and we have access to records and documentation to support that.
We understand the need for authenticity. We research any repair or restoration work to ensure that it is correct for that particular car at that particular time in its history.
As one of the UK’s leading sports car specialists, each car that we sell would have endured a thorough inspection, a meticulous maintenance program if required, and will be presented in immaculate condition; the ‘Bell’ difference.
If you are considering selling your car, we are always looking for exceptional examples that meet our demanding standards. Unlike many other dealers we are keen to acquire exciting models from any era – classic, modern classic, sports and racing variants right up to today’s supercars and hypercars. We also fully understand that selling a car can be a difficult, time-consuming and, occasionally, a somewhat drawn out process. The Bell Classics difference is that we have the resources and expertise necessary to make selling your car easy, fast and hassle-free.
Our state-of-the-art storage facility offers the ideal solution to the perennial problem of ‘where to keep your cars’. Providing peace of mind to our customers, our temperature controlled and high security facility located in St Albans, already houses some of the most precious and valuable cars in existence.