Restoration, Servicing, Maintenance & Engineering
of Vintage, Classic, Road and Race Cars.

01844 237591

Based in Buckinghamshire covering Bucks, Oxfordshire & UK and overseas.

Welcome to Ricketts Automotive Engineering

We're an experienced, family run, automotive restoration and engineering company based in Buckinghamshire. Our client base extends from our locality to the neighbouring counties of Oxfordshire and Bedfordshire but we also have a number based throughout the rest of the UK as well as America. We pride ourselves on having the drive and flexibility to work with all of our clients in understanding their requirements, from the very start, whether this is a smaller, less complex job or a larger, long-term project.

We are experienced in working with many makes and models of both vintage and classic cars such as Riley, Bugatti, Aston Martin, Daimler, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Delage, Alfa Romeo, Ford, Allard and ERA, to name a few.

We offer the following range of services and would encourage you to click on the above tabs to find out more information on each and you can, of course, contact us directly for a more detailed discussion where we will be happy to help:

  • Restoration
  • Service and Maintenance
  • Engine and Gearbox Rebuild
  • Upholstery and Trimming
  • Race Preparation

As the Managing Director of Ricketts Automotive Engineering, I was brought up surrounded by car enthusiasts and was quickly enticed in to a world surrounded by Rileys, ERAs and Lotus Cortinas, with weekends spent at race meetings or “tinkering” with engine parts. It was evident, from a very early age, that I was destined to work with cars and it was vintage and classic that I chose to dedicate both my working and home life to. I have actively worked in the industry since 1999 and founded Ricketts Automotive Engineering in 2006. My wife, Elaine, also plays an active role in the company. Upon meeting me, she was introduced to “the car world” and hasn’t looked back. Between the two of us, we have a collection of both vintage and classic cars which we cherish, as much as you cherish your own, so we can appreciate many of the fascinations as well as frustrations that exist with owning them – we have infinite passion for what we do.

James Ricketts