After 46 years Paul and June Matty have finally made the decision to retire. During those 46 years we have been able to manufacture and acquire most necessary replacement parts to keep classic Lotus cars up to the standard we all love and desire.
We are forever indebted to all our staff over this time, who have helped us on our journey, and to all the fantastic customers around the world for their support, enabling us to fulfil our dream. Now, at the age of 70, it is time to spend time playing with my own cars and really enjoy competing in our Hill Climb Championship.
When the decision was made to retire, the quest to find a safe pair of hands began. To sell the parts business to Clive Chapman is a dream for us – they are going home! The new Classic Team Lotus operation is very, very impressive – full of wonderful race cars and dedicated staff, all under the leadership of Clive Chapman. Does it get any better than that!
Once again, a big thank you to Clive Chapman and Rupert Manwaring for making the transfer a painless exercise.
The new operation should be up and running in the not too distant future so please, customers, watch for details to emerge.
As of 1 March 2022, Tim Garrington, who has been with Paul for over 35 years, has taken over the workshop side of the business under his own new company, Classic Sports Cars Ltd, which will now operate at the following new premises:
Unit 35 Wilden Industrial Estate, Wilden Lane,
Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire DY123 9JY
Tel No: 01299 821012
We are pleased to inform that our workshop team, Ed and Roy will be working with Tim.