Whether you’re looking for budget-friendly quality work or show-winning craftsmanship, we’ve got you covered!

Welcome to

The Classic Factory

We are The Classic Factory, a full car restoration service shop located in Sydney’s West. Our team has over 60 years of combined experience in Concours-level body and paintwork. We’re proud to say that our restoration work has resulted in numerous award-winning cars and many satisfied customers. We have a wide range of experience in all types of vehicles, but we have a special affinity for British sports cars.

More than accolades, we’re most proud of our genuine passion and authentic approach. The classics deserve respect and care so we do things the right way. We use an extensive range of old school equipment like our English wheel, bead roller, planishing hammer, Bridgeport mill, vintage lathe, and good old-fashioned hammer and dolly. We combine these trusty old tools with the best modern equipment and materials to achieve the results that our long and growing list of customers have come to expect.

Praise-worthy creations
come from meticulous work.

We restore the rare and unique;
getting the best attention they deserve!

About The Craftsman

“Ever since the first restoration project I did when I was a teenager, I’ve always been striving to improve my craft so I can deliver the highest possible standard of restoration to my customers. I have a profound passion for paintwork and metalwork, and I love to combine old school techniques with the best of modern practices and equipment, so that your car can benefit from the best of both worlds.

Drive your car into The Classic Factory, and I give you my utmost assurance that you’ll be driving it out in its original pristine beauty; carefully handled, meticulously detailed, and faithfully restored.”

– Darryl Carthew

Praise-worthy creations
come from meticulous work.

We restore the rare and unique;
getting the best attention they deserve!

About The Craftsman

“Ever since the first car restoration project I did when I was a teenager, I’ve always been striving to improve my craft so I can deliver the highest possible standard of restoration to my customers. I have a profound passion for paintwork and metalwork, and I love to combine old school techniques with the best of modern practices and equipment, so that your car can benefit from the best of both worlds.

Drive your car into The Classic Factory, and I give you my utmost assurance that you’ll be driving it out in its original pristine beauty; carefully handled, meticulously detailed, and faithfully restored.”

– Darryl Carthew

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