The car's been going like a Swiss watch since you last had it in

"The car's been going like a Swiss watch since you last had it in. I suppose you ought to have it in for a service after 5 years!

To me, there’s one small sentence that sums up the ethos of Pugsley and Lewis, and it’s on all of their invoices, “Road test, assess and make up jobs list”.

Not only will Martin, Tim and the whole team do what you’ve asked them to do on your list with exceptional skill, but they’ll also use their decades of experience with the marque to point out things you may have been unaware of.

It’s rare these days to find people who you can trust to care as much about your car as you do and whose every action is to make the car as beautiful to drive as it is to look at."

  • Larry Tucker

You made such a good job of it last time you had it in...

“The reason you haven’t seen me for a few years is because you made such a good job of it last time you had it in.”

 

  • Greg Smith

1st class knowledge and service

“1st class knowledge and service on all early DB Aston Martins"

  • David Harrison

first class service

“A first class service, very professional”

  • Al Quinnell

having witnessed Pugsley & Lewis’s increasing reputation and continuing commitment to high standards of restoration

The Problem

"It was in the late ’80s and Hyde Vale is no longer and R.S.Williams have gone to Le Mans. Where do I take the classics?"

The Solution

"A visit to then a local newly incorporated independent Aston Martin Specialists Pugsley & Lewis. I soon became a new customer. The Decision Easily made. Highly experienced enthusiastic owners & technicians working on DB 4/5/6’s & V8’s. Having maintained my Aston in its years of previous ownership it was a good fit."

The Result

"Now today 25 plus years later, I continue as an old customer having witnessed Pugsley & Lewis’s increasing reputation and continuing commitment to high standards of restoration. Maintaining both classic and newer Aston Martins.

I am thankful to Martin and Tim for solving problems and providing professional advice as I reminisce through engine problems, suspension upgrades, clutch replacement, half-shafts, panel repair, wheel refurbishment, electrical gremlins, engine performance upgrades, restoration, storage and brokerage etc

It’s all been solved, It’s all been fun. Invoices included."

The Benefits

"If you enjoy dealing with knowledgeable, friendly individuals, no reception desk to negotiate, not a corporate flagpole in sight. Then I encourage you to discuss your Aston Martin with Pugsley & Lewis."

  • Chris Laffan

As Winston said the result is the “Dogs B*ll*cks”

"Martin, Tim & Winston, . . . .a quick note to express our admiration for the stunning restoration work that you’ve carried out to the “Beast”.

Please to pass on our thanks to all your team involved in the many aspects of the work over the last 12 months , and the guys who did the bodywork and re-spray. As Winston said the result is the “Dogs Bollocks” (at which point Oscar our Black Lab had to go and hide and try to remember what happened to his!)

Looking forward to getting out on the road in it – nice to have that roar when you start it up back at home again (sorry to the neighbours!)"

  • David and Jo Osbourne

highly recommend yourselves to anybody else that require specialist help

"Just like to say thank you for providing a great service, I was very impressed at how shiny the car looked when collecting the car this morning. You have a great workshop with a great team all of which made us feel very welcome this morning. I will have no hesitation to contact you for any future works that may arise with my car and highly recommend yourselves to anybody else that require specialist help."

 

  • Mark Dowie

Martin, Tim and the team are real experts on these cars and always provide a friendly and professional service

"Pugsley and Lewis have looked after my DB6 and DB7 for several years. Martin, Tim and the team are real experts on these cars and always provide a friendly and professional service. They get to the bottom of problems very quickly, work to the highest standards and provide exceptional levels of service and support. I have had long distance advice from Martin over the phone to get me out of trouble on more than one occasion. They are a pleasure to deal with and add to the enjoyment of owning and using these great cars."

 

  • Edward Bradley
  • DB6 and DB7

I honestly wouldn’t consider going anywhere else

"These guys are simply the best! I have known them for 12 years and I honestly wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. It’s a labour of love for Martin and Tim."

 

  • Adam Kaye

I cannot commend or recommend them highly enough

"I first came across Puglsey & Lewis around 2004 when I lived locally and I asked them to inspect and report upon my first Aston, a 1998 V8 Coupe in Pentland Green.

This was swiftly followed by a 1966 DB6 which they totally restored. By then, “having the bug” more cars followed. They have now been restoring cars for me for over 15 years.

I also introduced one of my best friends to them and he too has had several restorations carried out.

During that time I have found them to be consistently professional and always delivering work of the highest quality. Their wealth of experience, as borne out by their 30th-anniversary celebrations, always shines through and they consistently seem to be able to source the necessary parts. For me personally “front of house” is very ably served by Martin, who has a huge knowledge of mechanical matters. Engines and tuning by Tim who is simply a genius when it comes to getting these cars to run better than when they were new and the backup team of whom Anthony seems to be the one most saddled with our work. He too has built up an impressive knowledge base in all the years we have known him (probably since he was wearing short trousers!) and, like the guys, he is a pleasure to deal with and always enthusiastic.

They are incredibly user-friendly – turn up at any time to look at what is going on and it is never a problem. You will always get a smile and a cup of tea and a detailed update on where things are at. I think their forte is DB4 through to 1989 V8, but they do the modern stuff too to the same exacting standards. I don’t really think they enjoyed my DB2/4 but this did not dim their professionalism and enthusiasm as evidenced by the car winning the Hoghton Tower Autumn Concours in September 2018.

I cannot commend or recommend them highly enough."

 

  • David Vaughan
  • DB2/4

The friendliness and professionalism of the entire team make them a pleasure to do business with

"Martin and Tim have looked after my 1984 Oscar India V8 for the past 7 years. My car is not a pampered show car but something I am lucky enough to use every day.

Only the quality of work carried out on the car gives me the confidence to use it this way. On the odd occasion, it has let me down the fault was quickly identified over the phone and I was able to get going again.

Nothing is too much trouble whether it’s a full engine rebuild or a chat over a cup of tea.

The friendliness and professionalism of the entire team make them a pleasure to do business with."

 

  • Stuart Bowdery
  • 1984 Oscar India V8

Their experience in Aston Martin is second to none, as is their devotion to efficiency and seriously good customer care

"I purchased my 1980 AM V8 Vantage through Pugsley and Lewis in 1999. They delivered to me a completely restored, beautiful car, in mint condition. Since I took possession they have treasured it as much as I, in a true partnership of shared love of the marque. They, like me, believe these beautiful cars are to be driven, and I have depended on them completely for their deep knowledge of every element of owning such a car; regular maintenance, service and all necessary restoration as the years have passed. Their experience in Aston Martin is second to none, as is their devotion to efficiency and seriously good customer care. The workshop is spotless, and their storage care as good as it gets. Martin, Tim and their quietly superb team of expert mechanics set the benchmark in a market where going the extra mile for their dependent owners as well as the cars is gold dust. Pugsley and Lewis as a company are simply exceptional in every way."

 

  • Stephen Barlow
  • 1980 V8 Vantage

the car has been ultra reliable since completion of the work

"My DB6 Mk2 Vantage was suffering from low oil pressure, Pugsley and Lewis inspected the car and then completely rebuilt the engine to 4.2-litre specification including the gearbox and ancillaries for me. At all times I was kept informed of progress and any problems encountered, resolutions were discussed and agreed. The level of workmanship and finish was very good and the car has been ultra reliable since completion of the work. I would recommend Pugsley and Lewis to potential customers and I will be using them again when the need arises."

 

  • Dennis Boon
  • DB6 Mk2

the Pugsley and Lewis team turned a complete wreck into an absolutely stunning car

"I have had the privilege of being a customer of Pugsley and Lewis for a number of years. I first bought a partially restored DB6 which needed finishing off including a total engine rebuild. Martin, Tim and their team did a fantastic job in turning a poorly restored car into a very presentable and usable example which I have since enjoyed driving for many years.

I then had the great fortune of finding a DB5 barn-find project. Having had such a great experience with my DB6, the decision on who should restore the DB5 was not hard. Over the course of two and a half years, the Pugsley and Lewis team turned a complete wreck into an absolutely stunning car. During the process, I was kept fully up to date on progress and involved in all the major decisions. The whole project was a real pleasure and resulted in a car being delivered that I will cherish for many years to come."

 

  • Guy Johnson
  • DB6 and DB5