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Situated in the heart of the Pennines near Huddersfield, Yorkshire, and above Holmfirth’s Summer Wine Country, IK Classics was established in 1998.
Ian Kellett is the driving force and inspiration behind IK Classics.A private passion has been fine tuned and developed into a successful and expanding business.
IK Classics was established by Ian Kellett after 25 years in the motor trade.
His CV includes extensive engineering experience and reflects his time spent working with quality marques such as Porsche, BMW, Aston Martin, Ferrari and Lotus.
His extensive knowledge coupled with his especial feeling for classic machinery is your assurance that your pride and joy is cared for to the standard you would expect and desire.
IK Classics was born out of a passion for vintage race cars. Ian Kellett founded the business in 1998 and he still loves coming to work. The company, located in Hepworth, just outside of Holmfirth on the edge of the Peak District, is a business that promotes its services for every type of car from Micras to Mustangs.
However, after a short conversation with Ian, it’s not difficult to see where his heart lies. The Garage Workshop employs four technicians and one apprentice, one of whom is devoted to the servicing of modern vehicles and offers an important service to this tight-knit local community. The Bodyshop focuses on restoration and employs four technicians and one apprentice, this is where classic cars are brought back to life with care and attention to detail second to none. Bespoke metalwork is crafted on premises to match the requirements of each vehicle in its care.
Tucked away in a former textile mill, IK Classics is a tardis of four-wheeled delights from the past and present. Ian offers a classic car storage service for private clients which combined with restoration work, Ian’s own projects and the fact that the workshop is immaculate, makes you feel a bit like you are walking into an auto museum.
Look left and there’s a brand new Aston Martin DB9 in for servicing, look right and there’s a vintage Ferrari, covered, and resting next to a recently restored Mark1 Golf.
Ian started his career on the more mainstream side of the auto industry, with an apprenticeship at a Vauxhall garage. He spent 11 years with this company before moving on to a BMW dealership to become service manager. He then went to work as service manager for a company that specialised in Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche and Lotus. After a taste of the prestige market, Ian decided to move on and went to work for a classic car company in Huddersfield, eventually branching out by himself.
Today IK Classics has a superb reputation in the classic racing circuit. The combined passion and experience of the team ensures that all projects are completed to an outstanding level.
IK Classics are very lucky in having a 22 bay work shop, staffed by 4 well experienced technicians and one apprentice. The vehicles that pass through the workshop range from examples of the 1920’s through to the latest super cars.
The technicians are all passionate about the vehicles they work on. The work carried out can range from a simple bulb change to a complete restoration. IK Classics only use quality components and always operate an open door policy, allowing the customer to inspect their vehicle at any stage throughout its stay at IK Classics.
The equipment used ranges from modern diagnostic equipment through to period service tools to ensure that the correct tool is always used for the vehicle no matter what decade it comes from.
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