In January this year, I headed south to the county of Essex to visit a very special restoration facility. Paul & Andrew Wood are genuine enthusiasts and are justifiably proud of the Company they founded in 1967. The brothers left Rolls-Royce once Andrew had completed his engineering apprenticeship, to start their own business working exclusively with Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars from a workshop in Moreton, Essex. With Andrew in charge of the engineering element within the Company and Paul in charge of sales and coachwork, the business flourished to such an extent that by 1970 they had to move to larger premises in Great Bardfield. Due to concentrated hard work and living their adopted motto, “Attention to detail”, many concours events were won by the cars which they had restored. As time passed, the business continued to expand, making it necessary for a second move in 1988 to even larger premises, this time to the village of Great Easton. Existing buildings on the site were modified and converted into Offices, Parts Department and Coachwork facility. Additionally a large new building was erected as an Engineering Workshop, specifically designed to cater for the repair and maintenance of Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars.
More recently, a new but traditionally styled Showroom has been designed and purpose built on two levels to display Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars of all ages. In 2001, P & A Wood were appointed as The Official Rolls-Royce and Bentley Heritage Dealers in recognition of the knowledge and expertise that the company had built up with the Classic and Vintage cars. The new appointment also being a unique position within the worldwide official dealer network. Today, with the support of fully trained and diligent staff, P & A Wood continue to provide an extremely high standard of service for their customers.