This page provides details of Garage Services recommended by our members, Suppliers of Spare Parts, and Service Data for our P4s.
Lee Chapel South
Richard Monk Engineering,
Richard has been recommended by one of our P4 owners who has known him, he says, 'for decades'. His workshop in Smallfield is just to the east of Gatwick airport and can be reached via the M23 at Junction 10. A classic car owner himself, Richard is very resourceful and knows a lot about our cars. Richard also rents a part of his workshop area to Colin, a body shop specialist who can deal with the rusty bits!
17, Pine Avenue,
Julian Trivess-Smith runs a one man business specialising in Auto Detailing - the detailed restoration of classic cars, particularly the engine bay. Although based in Essex, he will travel anywhere he is needed. One of our Rover P4 owners recently emailed fellow Guild Branch members saying: If anyone is thinking of having the engine bay of their P4 smartened up I can recommend Julian Trivess-Smith. He worked for well-known Classic Car dealers P & A Wood before retiring since when he has built up an impressive client list including winning entries at Pebble Beach and Goodwood. He often works on cars like Bugatti and Rolls-Royce but has done several P4s.
He spent a long day on my car's engine bay and the results are impressive.
Unit 1, Crop Drier Works,
Vamped Trim are specialists in car upholstery. Two of our members have recommended this company following the complete restoration of the seats, head rests and door cards in a Rover P5B and the restoration of the seats from a Rover 105S. See the photos below!
Little Withybush Farm,
Paul Kolk, one of our members, owns a whole host of classic cars including a number of P4s. He has a workshop in a farm building near Shere, and often does work on fellow members P4s. If you need a spare part for your P4, Paul may be able to help before you look further afield. Finally, he has a breakdown truck which could be used to move your car, or maybe rescue you, but only during social hours, and only if you are outside the London emissions zone!
Phil Kerkham is a P4 owner, and is also one of our members. Based in Surbiton, Phil has a mobile car servicing business, and he is happy to extend this to classic car owners on the basis that he provides assistance and guidance to the owner who wants to do it themselves and learn in the process. Whilst most owners might have given up trying to do things to their modern cars with the need for all manner of computers and software, the P4 is not a daunting prospect for any practically minded individual with a decent set of old spanners (non-metric).
There is no shortage of spares for our cars, both new and second-hand, and prices are quite reasonable and nowhere near as high as for some other marques of car. Here is a selection of the best known suppiers, but it is always worthwhile checking in the 'Overdrive' magazine of the Guild in case we have missed someone. They are:
Oxford Mill Garage,
J R Wadhams
The Brads Nail Works,
45 Valley Rd,
Tel. 01384 891800
Fax 01384 891802
The Old Stables,
Mob: 07725 673250
If you are about to settle down to planning what you need to do to service your P4 then you need the go to an old Guild website that is still running to get the Rover P4 Servicing Schedules. On this page you will find a link to required Word document.