Classic car restoration projects

Here at Riversdale Restoration we currently have a number of classic car restoration projects in progress. These include a Lotus Elite Series 2 which is undergoing a complete restoration, including the replacement of the front sub-frame, and strip down of body chassis unit. Also a 1958 Lotus Eleven Series 2 which has not turned a wheel in nearly 40 years! We’re always looking for our next classic car restoration project, so please get in touch.

Recent restorations include:

Lotus 11 Le Mans series 1
Chevron B8
Lotus 11 series 1

Lotus 7 series 2 Cosworth
Lotus Elite Climax
Lotus Elan Sprint

Caterham 7 crossflow
Lotus Elan +2s
Lotus Europa Special

Lotus 6
Lotus 11 series 2

Project Gallery

  • Lotus 7 – Damage repair

    Lotus 7 – Damage repair

    We’ve recently begun work on this French Lotus 7 which needs a front-end rebuild after a collision.

  • Lotus 11 – Chassis repair

    Lotus 11 – Chassis repair

    We’re currently carrying out chassis repairs to this Lotus 11 Series 1, due to alignment problems.

  • Lotus 7 – Series 1 Rebuild

    Lotus 7 – Series 1 Rebuild

    We’re undertaking the total rebuild of this series 1 Lotus 7, including all new panelling.

  • Lotus 11 – Repanelling

    Lotus 11 – Repanelling

    We were commissioned to panel a Lotus 11 chassis to be completed with modern running gear, engine and a…

  • Lotus Elite – S2

    Lotus Elite – S2

    A very original Lotus elite complete with original build sheet from Lotus including purchase invoice and early log book….

  • Lotus 11 – S1 (#227)

    Lotus 11 – S1 (#227)

    This series 1 Lotus Eleven was shipped to the USA on the 20th November 1956 on board the Paraguay,…

  • Lotus 6 – (1956 #79)

    Lotus 6 – (1956 #79)

    This Lotus 6 restoration has been particularly special; the car came to us with just 2 previous owners, and…

  • Chevron B8

    Chevron B8

    This Chevron B8 was built by Chevron Cars Ltd in the early 1990s and is one of four road…

  • Lotus Eleven – S1

    Lotus Eleven – S1

    The restoration of this 1956 historic racing car has just been completed in our workshops. The car was originally…

  • TVR – Grantura

    TVR – Grantura

    A new arrival at Riversdale HQ – an amazing TVR Grandura (circa 1960) that has been off the road…

  • Lotus Eleven – Series 2

    Lotus Eleven – Series 2

    This time warp series 2 Lotus Eleven has not turned a wheel in nearly 40 years!

  • Lotus Elite-Series 2

    Lotus Elite-Series 2

    This car has been in storage for many years and is undergoing a complete restoration