Ferrari Restoration

At Barkaways we have gained a wealth of experience in the restoration of classic cars. We have achieved award winning success with a number of cars undergoing full and partial restorations; returning them to their former glory.

Our customers are an integral part of the process and they tell us they enjoy the experience; from unearthing history of the car, watching the layers being removed to reveal the bare shell, researching parts, choosing and approving paint colour and interior trim. On some occasions we have been able to unveil the fully restored car on the Concours Lawns in the UK and Europe.

We work with our customers through the whole process to ensure the integrity and historical provenance of the car remains intact; at the same time enhancing investment and ensuring our customers budgets are managed, expectations met and in most cases exceeded.

Ian maintains that "working with the customer every step of the way ensures that the project runs smoothly and that the right decisions are made at key stages of the restoration project." Ian Barkaway has been involved in award winning Ferrari restoration for over 30 years. He has become well known and highly respected for his honest and trustworthy approach to all his Ferrari restoration projects; providing outstanding levels of customer service and uncompromising attention to detail.

A restoration can involve many stages and will depend on the condition of the car and the end goal the customer wants to achieve. With our own in-house body shop we can complete metal work, body work and paint spraying on site. In our mechanical workshop we rebuild our engines gearboxes and carry out all suspension, electrical, refurbishment and final project assembly.

If you are considering restoring a car you currently own or need advice on which car to purchase to undertake a restoration then contact us at and we can guide you through the process to realise the full potential of your car.

  • "On the drive home it didn't take long to realise it drives like a totally different car. The difference is extraordinary, it pulls so cleanly, is far torquier and the handling, what a transformation! It's now so nice to drive."
    365 GTC
  • "Since the formation of Barkaways last year, Ian and his team are now looking after three of our cars which is quite a challenge as I know I am not an easy customer to please. My benchmark is set right at the top of the scale and I am not prepared to compromise! Ian and the team have more than met the challenge producing the very highest standards of work and service."
    Nigel and Sarah
    Ferrari 275 GTB/4 & 575 Super America
  • "Ian's knowledge and enthusiasm for Ferrari is fantastic. Having worked on my car most recently, he explained in detail what needed to be done and also just as important what didn't."
    Dino GT4
  • "I wish Barkaways had started years ago! I entrusted them with my F40 and 288 GTO. I cannot speak highly enough of them for the quality of work, attention to detail, knowledge of the marque and open and honest atmosphere within the entire organisation. There is even a bacon butty van just down the road!"
    F40 & 288 GTO
  • "Congratulations to all at Barkaways for helping me to win the Ferrari Owners Club 'Best of Show' with my Ferrari 575 Super America."
    575 Superamerica
  • "I would just like to thank you for transforming both of my cars. The attention to detail and constant communication has been of the highest level and more than expected."
    Neil and Lauren
    308GT4 & 355
  • "I recently had my 348 engine overhauled by Barkaways and the attention to detail was amazing. On top of their quality of workmanship they also excelled themselves in customer service. Well done Barkaways and thank you."
    348 ts
  • "I would like to thank Ian and his great team. Having just bought my 308 from the USA, and with no service done in 23 years, the Barkaway family turned the car around in just a few weeks. "
    308 GTSi
  • "Just a quick not to say thanks for selling the 308 GT4 to me. The car is exactly as you described it to me. In fact, it is actually a lot better!"
    308 GT4
  • "I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you, and your team. From start to finish your professionalism has been outstanding."
    246 Dino
  • "The car looked and drove superbly. I'm really pleased with the car now"
    328 GTS
  • "I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the excellent service from all the team in getting my 308 up to scratch. The car is now running beautifully and I'm looking forward to many years of enjoying the car. It's great to know you guys are there to look after my it."
    308 GT4
  • "The attention to detail is what makes Barkaways stand out. Always giving time to clients, the staff all have the same attitude."
    365 BB
  • "I have been dealing with Barkaways for a year and am very impressed with everyones kind and friendly attitude. Your attention to detail is nothing short of admirable. Keep up the good work and go from strength to strength."
    360 Spider
  • "Highly approachable, friendly staff. Highest attention to detail that I have experienced. No problem is too big or too small to provide assistance. Prices are also competitive."
    360 Spider
  • "You have really sorted this car to absolute perfection which inspires my usual confidence in driving the car knowing it has the Barkaways engineering and attention to detail behind it."
    Lancia Stratos HF Group 4 Rally Car
  • "I’m so grateful to you for not only restoring my car but also restoring my faith in human nature."
    Dino 246 GT
  • "From the moment we arrived to the minute we left you all made sure that we were all looked after and taken good care of."
    Mark Dawson
    360 Spider
  • "It is great to have the car in such good shape... and finally to enjoy it for what it is."
    Ferrari 456
  • "I’m really excited about that car and love the way you guys work."
    Dino 246 GT
  • "I have to say I was blown away with the progress you have made with my Dino"
    Dino 246 GT
  • "I must say It’s the little details that makes coming to Barkaways such a pleasure."
    512 BB
  • "Many thanks to you all again for your care and attention and customer focus."
"On the drive home it didn't take long to realise it drives like a totally different car. The difference is extraordinary, it pulls so cleanly, is far torquier and the handling, what a transformation! It's now so nice to drive."
365 GTC