“Starting this workshop was difficult, but it was the single best decision I have made,” says Will. “Though it was easily the scariest thing I have ever done in my entire life,” Amy adds. Raised eyebrows, a quick glance at each other, then both burst into laughter. But why set up a workshop just eight months after getting together? At the time, Will was working on the family farm and restoring E-Types with his father. “Chassis 26,” he recalls. “A high-stress car.” Amy explains: “Will goes through time with chassis numbers.” William remains serious and says: “I came home one day and said, ‘We need to do this.’ Either I go and get a proper job or we do this workshop thing.”
They did it. The pair spent four weeks driving all over the country to find everything they needed. All second-hand. “The only thing we bought brand-new was the ramp,” says Amy. The first orders came from friends in the classic car scene, where they quickly made a name for themselves. Will is responsible for the workshop itself, while Amy, in addition to her work as a photographer, handles the advertising – with her own photographs, of course. Downstairs in the shop, a starter motor whines, a sonorous, slightly bubbling, but throaty engine sound can be heard.