Selling your classic car? It's FREE to list your car on Honest John Classics | No thanks

Why is my Beetle's restoration so expensive and slow?

Last November I put my Volkswagen Beetle 1303 into a classic Volkswagen specialist for a restoration. By the end of May the restoration of the body was complete and I had paid them £21,610. Since then, work on routine mechanical jobs has slowed right down. I am always told they are busy because classic cars now need much more work done on them to get through an MOT. I see no evidence of this and I feel that, having paid out the price of a new car some time ago, they should finish my car promptly.

Asked on 20 October 2012 by NR, Bristol

Answered by Honest John
£21,610 to incompletely restore a Volkswagen Beetle that will then be worth maybe £10,000? That demands some very searching questions. And if they cannot be answered satisfactorily you will have to get a solicitor involved.
Similar questions
I've owned a Ford Capri Injection for 23 years. In October 2015, I delivered my car to a local restoration bodyshop in order to have a bare metal respray carried out. The proprietor notified me that he...
I'm interested in buying a car from someone who has kept the car in Spain. The car is a classic and is registered in the UK, with a UK owner, who has an address in the UK. If I buy the car, I would pay...
I recently bought an Aston Martin at auction on an absent bid as I was away. The car was sold to me as a running and driving prototype. I plan to show and demonstrate it at concours. The car is immobile....

Compare classic car insurance quotes and buy online. A friendly service offering access to a range of policies and benefits.

Get a quote