Testimonials

When I first came to see you I was so impressed not just by your enthusiasm and perfectionism (and lovely hospitality) but by chatting with your loyal and interesting customers who were clearly devoted to you.

So thank you. I haven’t just been lucky enough to have another Ferrari.....it’s an Ian/Spencer Ferrari.....not the same thing.

Roger - F430 purchased through Barkaways

Just to say many thanks to you all and for fettling my 348 so brilliantly. I really noticed the difference driving home and it seemed to have more power and better throttle response. Even my wife said she could tell it was a Ferrari coming up the road to home!

Many thanks to you all again for your care and attention and customer focus.

Craig - 348

I must say It’s the little details that makes coming to Barkaways such a pleasure. The two sets of keys on Barkaways fobs and the things you’ve noticed like replacing the broken fuse box cover - also the boot felt looks as if it’s been cleaned too - the whole car looks fantastic.

Stephen - 512 BB

I have to say I was blown away with the progress you have made with my Dino - it was fantastic to see it today - thanks for giving us so much of your time. My friend said he was ‘stunned’ with what you guys do - I can only agree - please thank your guys for me.

Again, thanks for all your effort with the Dino - I am nothing less than delighted and can’t wait to see the continued progress.

Andy - Dino 246 GT

Thank you for your time yesterday, it was great to see you and the team and catch up with the progress on my Dino.

I’m really excited about that car and love the way you guys work.

Mark - Dino 246 GT

Thank you very much for waiting on Friday evening Martin. I really appreciate it.

We had a fantastic weekend and the car drove beautifully. Thank you for all the work you and the team have done fixing things up over the last few months. It is great to have the car in such good shape... and finally to enjoy it for what it is.

Nicholas - Ferrari 456

We have just arrived home and I wanted to thank all of you guys for what can only be described as a first class day. 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. There aren't many special days that myself and my Son get time to spend together, but today will be one that we won't forget. Thank you to all of you at Barkaways for putting on such a fun and enjoyable day. I look forward to seeing you all at the open day.

Mark Dawson - 360 Spider

Every time I hear your company’s name, of course my mind goes straight back to Salon Prive. We still talk about the great day we all had and I’m so grateful to you for not only restoring my car but also restoring my faith really in human nature.

I have in my life always tried to do a good job in everything I do and I try to get our guys to do the same. Although unfortunately that’s not always possible at the volume end of the market where we are. But you have managed to get that culture going through the whole of your company. You said you would do a concours restoration and that’s exactly what we got, the best!

So thank you again for the day and the car and the whole experience, me and Tracey loved it!

We are considering our next one at the moment.

Mick - Dino 246 GT

Arrived home safe and sound and a most pleasant journey, even with some traffic and a stop off for petrol, along the A25

The car is an absolute pleasure to be with and to drive and my oh my, does it pull well from 4,000 rpm onto its 7,000 safe target !

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.

Truly fabulous.

John - Lancia Stratos HF Group 4 Rally Car

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.

Phil - 360 Spider

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.

Mark - 360 Spider

The attention to detail is what makes Barkaways stand out. Always giving time to clients, the staff all have the same attitude.

Paul - 365 BB

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.
I'd particularly like to thank Tara and Martin for their patience and professionalism, particularly when the car was being a bit troublesome and of course to Ian himself for his personal touch making sure the car was sorted to my satisfaction.
I look forward to many years of Barkaways being there to look after my Ferrari.

Mark - 308 GT4

The car looked and drove superbly.

I'm really pleased with the car now and I think it's looking and driving as nicely as it ever has.

Well done Team Barkaways!

Jon - 328 GTS

I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you, and your team. From start to finish your professionalism has been outstanding. Working in a service industry as I do, it is very rare to find such a level of service that exceeds all expectations, like you have. I look forward to working on future projects with you, and can't wait to get out in the Dino, safe in the knowledge that everything works better than it ever did before.

Mark - 246 Dino

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! It drives fantastic, and if the 246 GTS drives as well when you are finished restoring it, I will be extremely happy. It is honestly a great pleasure doing business with you and the whole team at Barkaways.
Thank you.

Anthony - 308 GT4

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.

I couldn't be more happy with the service; there were regular communications with updates on its progress, and the end result is that I now have a solid, safe and reliable car.

Phil - 308 GTSi

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.

James - 348 ts

Ian, 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. A true heart felt thank you for giving me two cars that go, stop, and sound exactly as they should.

Neil and Lauren - 308GT4 & 355

"Congratulations to all at Barkaways for helping me to win the Ferrari Owners Club 'Best of Show' with my Ferrari 575 Super America. I know I have expressed my delight previously regarding the restoration of this car, but so many of the judges at the FOC were also truly delighted to see how such a neglected and important modern day car had been so beautifully restored. Your attention to detail and excellence has now been fully recognised, very well done!

Nigel - 575 Superamerica

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!

There were inherent problems with both of my cars that had been given more care (and money)! than you would imagine. Barkaways thought long and hard about the various issues, came to simple conclusions and solved the problems that should never have arisen in the first place.

To name but a few of the issues, the GTO servo now works, the aircon now works, gone are the plumes of oily exhaust smoke, the GTO seat that had collapsed and bodge repair has been stripped, rebuilt, trimmed back with original leather, and both seats re connolised. It is just remarkable how good a job has been done.

The GTO needed some T.L.C. Really all minor issues but spoilt a nice car on close inspection. That work needed real attention to detail, small screws not holding, split door rubbers, things like that which have all been painstakingly dealt with.

The F40 needed to be serviced, camshaft oil leaks dealt with, tappets adjusted, OEM parts sourced to rebuild it back to original for the Classiche.

Having 2 blue chip cars really necessitated having Ferrari Classiche to authenticate them for ongoing provenance. Barkaways undertook this for me and liaised with Ferrari, provided inspection access to the cars. They arranged it all.

Having the latest service Ferrari interrogation software, they will also be asked to look after my 430 Scuderia

Thank you Ian and the Team, excellent work! - April 2012

John - F40 & 288 GTO

"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. The car came back from its annual service with such a noticeable difference to the running and handling I was most pleased. Barkaways stand out from the rest and I would highly recommend them for all your Ferrari needs" - April 2012

Paul - Dino GT4

"Sarah and I met Ian and Andrea Barkaway nearly a year ago and within a very short period of time we began to realise that here were two very genuine people passionate about Ferrari's and most of all people you could genuinely trust.

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. Nothing is too much trouble and everyone at Barkaways is always prepared to go that extra mile.

Well done to Ian and all the team at Barkaways."

- April 2012

Nigel and Sarah - Ferrari 275 GTB/4 & 575 Super America

Dear Ian,

Just a short note to thank you and your team for the work recently carried out on my 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, and quickly, I'm sure my driving licence will now be at risk!

Apart from all the above, the paintwork and chrome have never looked better, many thanks for this touch, it's so nice to pick the car up looking this good.

I look forward to keeping in touch with the next phase, perhaps some paint and chrome?

Once again many thanks, I'm so pleased to have "found" Barkaways.

Kind regards
Stephen -
March 2012

Stephen - 365 GTC