Surface & Design are a prestige automotive bodywork specialist with a supurb reputation, striving for perfection in all projects.

Colin Elison has recently won 1st prize for the best cobra replica at Tatton Park. S&D undertook a full respray on the car and worked with Colin produce a fine finish.

Surface & Design have been approached by Classic and Sportscar magazine to help with the restoration of one of their project cars, a.......Reliant Scimitar. Martin Port from Classic and Sportscar was looking for a team of top class fibreglass experts to work their magic, and we were only to happy to help! The car will have a number of rolling reports in the magazine itself starting with an introduction in the January issue (Published early Dec). The first steps have been taken to strip the original paintwork by Martin and will be arriving here at Bristol Avenue to begin the repairs on 12th December.

Take a look at their website for details on this exciting project for S&D.



From Norway this Left Hand Drive Griffith, has been one man’s obsession to create a truly bespoke vehicle. The team at S&D were responsible for the exterior of the development project and provided a number of successful tweaks to enhance both the looks and functionality of the car.


> Revised door mirror installation

> Gas strut assisted bonnet opening

> Improved light pod fit

> Bonnet vent installation

> No. plate plinth and integral charge point

> Carbon fibre engine bay trim panel

> Clutch foot rest design

> Bespoke colour


The team at Surface and Design have a wealth of experience in automotive refinishing, with many years of knowledge and skills gained at TVR Engineering from across the factory. Our team combines ex TVR staff from body shop, paint shop, production, crash repair, design and development departments. This has given us the crucial skills and experience that you demand to undertake all your bodywork requirements.

We have undertaken work on a variety of prestige marques and welcome new projects to further demonstrate our capabilities. Please see our gallery for evidence of our unrivalled resurfacing results.

We are committed to quality and excellence, and we understand the importance of customer satisfaction for your complete peace of mind. We are meticulous in all that we do, giving your valued vehicle the attention it deserves and providing you with a finish that is second-to-none.


Lotus Elan bodywork restoration


After a gruelling time spent removing 7 (seven) layers of poor paintwork the team repaired and painstakingly re-tissued the entire car before a gel coat skim. With a solid foundation the bodywork was straightened and all panels aligned. After two primes coats and a further fine straightening the car was ready for the perfect white paint to original Lotus specification. The careful rebuild, replacing and refurbishing parts where needed, puts the finishing touches to the restoration. Suffice to say there were a few tears when she finally left Bristol Avenue!!