7214 Dad WorkingFollowing completion of a City and Guilds in Mechanical Engineering, Roland Stoate established RS Coachworks in 1975 specialising in Jaguars, primarily restoring MKII’s, then expanding to E Types and XK’s.  The owner, Roland Stoate, has always been interested in Motorsport, and bagan racing with the JDC in 1982 with moderate success.  1987 brought the BLE Lister V12 Coupe, which he then went on to win the XJ Championship with that year.  He then went on to racing a fully modified SDI Rover, and various other models including FIA cars and a full race Anglia and MG.  This naturally became a stepping stone to lead on to restoring and building race cars for fellow enthusiasts.

In 2010 RS Coachworks merged to become Yattendon Garage.  This enabled the company to also do MOT’s, whilst still very much remaining focused on Classic Cars, including race specifications.  Jaguars are still a key vehicle, but over recent years the potential for Classic Fords has also been developed, and the company is currently restoring a number of vehicles, including a Lotus MK1 Cortina and a very special MKI Escort powered by a supercharged Jaguar engine.

Yattendon Garage is also well known in the Land Rover world and has been involved in various series one and two rebuilds, including fitting galvanised chassis etc.  Triumph TR’s are also restored to race, or for the road, and restoration of both a TR3A and a 4A IRSare int he pipeline.  An Austin Healey 3000 MKI is going to be rebuilt to FIA specifications after being layed up for a number of years.

Due to a huge interest in FIA E Types, one is also scheduled to be rebuilt with racing in mind later this year.

Yattendon Garage operates as a vintage country garage with old fashioned values coupled with a forward outlook.  With a combined experience of over 50 years, the small but dedicated team has achieved a string of accolades, including best car of the day for the restoration of a MKII Jaguar.  With the recent acquisition of new workshops enabling the facilitation of modern cars and MOT’s, Yattendon Garage is the garage to trust with your vehicle, what ever the make and model, rest assured your car will be in safe experienced hands.

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