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.
John - Lancia Stratos HF Group 4 Rally Car
Phil - 360 Spider
Mark - 360 Spider
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
Mark - 246 Dino
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.
Anthony - 308 GT4
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
Neil and Lauren - 308GT4 & 355
Nigel - 575 Superamerica
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
Paul - Dino GT4
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
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.
Stephen - 365 GTC