Limn Historics was founded by Graham Caddick following lifelong enthusiasm for classic
and vintage cars.
After training in a modern bodyshop, Graham followed his passion to start up his own company, GC Autorefinishing, restoring classic and vintage vehicles at North Farm in Quainton, Bucks.
Grahamís reputation soon spread due to the high quality of finish and friendly service and the business outgrew the old premises, prompting the renaming of CC Autofinishing to Limn Historics in January 2010. Limn has since taken on four full-time employees as well as a full-time contractor; all of whom have the same attention to detail and maintain Grahamís welcoming ethos, whilst retaining the personal service he prides himself on.
We are based at new premises in Twyford, near Buckingham, in the heart of Buckinghamshire, where we have equipped a modern workshop with high quality equipment, including a full-sized spraybooth; we also have a second adjacent workshop where we carry out other aspects of the refinishing service.
We are also please to be able to offer discrete car storage on site through our sister company Buckinghamshire Car Storage.
With over 40 yearsí collective experience in paintwork and refinishing, we are expanding to offer other aspects of refinishing, including mechanical rebuild work alongside our high quality paintwork.
What We Do
Limn Historics handles all aspects of classic and vintage car body restoration and
refinishing. This includes every process taking a bare shell through to completion, or
polishing out a scratch.
We feel it is important to maintain close contact with our customers throughout the restoration process. We will update you regularly on the progress of your vehicle, including photographs and videos where appropriate. We always welcome visits to enable you to see the progress for yourself.
Due to the nature of the vehicles we work on, we understand that close contact with our customer is essential to ensure the high quality finish that your classic and vintage car deserves.
We have also been commissioned to refinish a race car bodies, including a MkI Mini Cooper S, MGA, Camaro, to name a few.
At Limn, we have a modern, high-tech low bake spray booth, which enables us to use all paints systems, our preferred paint scheme is PPG and 3M take care of our consumables.
We are also able to project manage your restoration, using our extensive network of professional craftsmen and local business partners.
Graham Caddick, owner and proprietor, is as proud as ever to be looking after
every aspect of paintwork, refinishing and restoration work at Limn Historics Ltd.
Susan is taking a break from a successful teaching career to be the financial administrator for Limn. Her expert admin skills will ensure your dealings with Limn run smoothly.
Tony is one of our preparers and sprayers in the refinishing team; he completed a full apprenticeship through Thatcham college and has been an asset to the team since joining us in 2010.
Archie (an old boy) and Wispa (our puppy) are Graham and Susanís two cocker spaniels who come to the workshops daily, so feel free to bring dog treats if you pop by for a cup of tea!
Ian is the newest addition to our paintwork team; his enthusiasm and dedication to every project makes him a real asset Limn.
Chris Dowdall carries out the mechanical and rebuild work here at Limn, and has completed two successful "nut and bolt" restoration since joining us in October 2010.
Phil Jones, a recent MSc Computer Science graduate, designed and maintains our website and advices us on our technological needs.
Ben Warren, a free-lance graphics designer and illustrator, works with us on a part-time basis and ensures our advertising is appealing and contempory. He is responsible for the cartoon strips that will be used in our adverting campaign.
At Limn, we offer expert workmanship and high-class equipment in a modern workshop and use the highest quality products to restore your cherished vehicle. We also highly value the input of our enthusiast customers and maintain a close link with them during every restoration.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are your opening hours?
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm weekdays and Saturday morning by appointment only.
2. How much will a complete re-spray cost?
All estimates are based on an assessment of your vehicle by a member of staff in person; this may be at Limn's workshops, or, if the car is not roadworthy, we are able to come to you to provide an estimate. Due to the nature of the work undertake, we are unable to estimate prices over the phone as these "guesstimates" are never a true reflection of the necessary work.
3. Can I visit your workshops?
We always welcome customers to drop in for a cup of tea and a look around. There is usually something interesting taking shape to see. Do phone ahead of popping in to ensure we are available to show you around.
4. Where are Limn's workshops?
Our address is: Unit 3, Three Bridge Mill Industrial Park, Twyford, Buckinghamshire, MK18 4DY.
5. Are you marque-specialists?
We aren't a marque specialist and we are happy to work on any type of car. At Limn the emphasis is creating fantastic paintwork that has been done properly. See our GALLERY for a cross section of some of the cars we have worked on.
6. What other services do you provide?
We can offer most restoration services. If we don't offer a service that you require in house, we can always call upon our great circle of trades people. We are happy to project manage your restoration, should you require this service and never mark up another specialist's services.
7. Can you recommend people to carry out other aspects of the restoration process?
Yes. Take a look at our BUSINESS CONTACTS
We are currently looking for an experienced panel beater with excellent attention to detail and a passion for classic cars to join our team. Salary will depend on level of experience and expertise.
For more information about the job, contact:
Susan Millins - 01296 730065