“I employed Paul of Auto Curators to rescue the dull scratched paintwork of my wifes 330d BMW. We bought this car cheap in the knowledge we’d have to have almost all of it painted. I’d seen a number of details on a forum Paul posts on, and if I’m honest I was sceptical of the results detailing seemed to achieve.”
At Auto Curators we love the fact that our car detailing client list is diverse. We’re lucky enough to count women, men, companies and collectors as Auto Curators loyalists. Today though we’d like to introduce you to a petrolhead! Pete Osborne is a Tour Manager, and founder, at Petrolhead Tours. He has been planning, booking, […]
So you’ve just bought a brand new car! It’s always exciting heading to the showroom to collect your vehicle, and detailing is probably the last thing on your mind, because your new car should look perfect. Well, that’s the theory, the reality is sometimes slightly different. Why your brand new car needs detailing: Once your […]
At Auto Curators, we’ve found that there is a popular misconception that the car detailing services we offer is a ‘guy’ thing. Not so! We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again… To enjoy our services; you simply need to own a vehicle you love. And we know plenty of women who cherish their […]
My career as a vehicle detailer started many years before I could drive a car. As a child I spent time with generations of engineers and craftsmen, learning to focus on the little things that make a big difference. Over the years my fascination with vehicles grew, and my career path seemed pretty clear. I […]
At Auto Curators we will often say, you don’t need to own an Aston Martin to enjoy our services; you simply need a vehicle you love. So we thought we’d produce a series of articles where our car detailing clients tell us a bit more about the cars they cherish.
Contrary to popular belief Paint Protection Film isn’t just used to protect incredibly valuable cars. Any vehicle owner (or driver) can benefit from the installation of this superior protective product. Discover all about the benefits, budget and longevity of PPF in this article.
At Auto Curators, we are used to having the rare and unusual in our Studios. What you see here is the Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale, one of a limited run of 1500 worldwide, having Xpel PPF installed.
We hope you enjoy this video we’ve had made, documenting a BMW M2 Competition New Car Detail and PPF installation
A new client, a referral from the chaps at Petrolhead Tours, contacted us about his new Porsche 911 GT3 RS ceramic coating and PPF installation. Of course, we were delighted to be asked, and made arrangements with one of our transport partners for the car to be delivered directly to us in a covered trailer, from Dick Lovett Porsche in Wiltshire.
It was a great privilege for Auto Curators to have this outrageous Aston Martin V12 Vantage AMR at our Hampshire Studio, with the work constituting our New Car Detail and extensive paint protection film (PPF) installation. This is the first V12 Vantage AMR to be delivered to a customer and used on the road.
Our East London Studio, based in Erith, was contacted about the possibility of paint correction and wheel refurbishment for a daily driven Porsche Cayenne.
We were asked to carry out an Enhancement Detail for this 1973 Damiler Sovereign Series 1 by local Jaguar specialist, Tom Lenthall.
Supercar Legend, the Ferrari F40, meets the new ceramic coating range we have recently become authorised applicators for, the Kamikaze Collection. More specifically, the application of two coatings, Miyabi Coat, and available to professionals only, ISM Pro.
The owner of this car got in touch having seen the huge turnaround we achieved on the Audi RS4 featured on our website. Asking for exactly the same sort of turnaround, we arranged to have the car collected on a covered transporter and delivered to our Studio HQ.
A true gentleman’s express, this handsome 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage was brought to us for a 2 day Enhancement Detail. Of course, it is in the timeless ‘Silver Birch’ colour, the same as the infamous DB5 driven by James Bond.
Our client contacted us about a very unusual paint problem on his 1970 Ferrari 365 GT2+2. Whilst on display at a local village show, some children were playing nearby with cans of ‘Silly String’. By accident, it was sprayed across the bonnet and nearside front wing. As soon as he was made aware, our client cleaned the residue off the paint, but in the minutes it had been there, it appeared that the paint had been ‘scarred’.
For many people, this car is the ultimate 1980’s icon – the Ferrari Testarossa. This car is part of a private collection, having covered less than 13k miles from new. It is completely original, and judging by the paintwork, had only ever been polished by hand
After 10 years of ownership, our client contacted us to arrange extensive correction and refurbishment for his Audi RS4. With its sale pending, a course of restoration was decided.
We were excited last year when we learned last year that our client had ordered this spectacular, limited edition model to add to his collection. Having previously owned McLaren’s, he knew that the factory paint finish was going to need attention to bring it up to the best standard possible, and given the relatively fragile nature of McLaren paint, it was decided that once detailed to perfection, the best way forward was to cover the entire car in PPF.
Believed to be one of only 5 matt black examples, the owner wanted something durable to protect the finish and make its car easier. With frequent trips on muddy roads, this delicate paint finish will need all the help it can get.
This amazing car is a 1970 Mercedes 600SL, known as a W100. Released in 1963, the 600SL was to be the pinnacle of the Mercedes range, and ultimately paved the way for both the modern S Class and Maybach ranges. As is often the case with top end Mercedes, the W100 model was absolutely packed […]
Based on the hugely popular family saloon car, the E30 version was the first M3 model released. In the hands of our client since 2004, the car was brought to us following a respray, to make it perfect.
The Aston Martin V12 Zagato was released in 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. Designed in house and hand built by the craftsman in Milan, the V12 Zagato finalised a limited production run in 2012. Sharing its mechanical components with a V12 Vantage, the new Zagato was clad in […]
The owner of this brand new McLaren MP4-12c Spider had come to appreciate the benefits of the glass coat technologies such as GTechniq. Having applied it to his Ferrari California previously, C1 was chosen for protective duties on the McLaren too.
The car is a Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0. This is a very well documented car for readers of Evo magazine, users of Pistonheads forum, and watchers of the Youtube channel, Drive – for the owner was the renowned journalist, Chris ‘Monkey’ Harris.
On the personalised sill plates, laser etched with the name and signature of the owner, it says ‘End of an Era’. What does that mean? This is the very last car that Aston Martin have made that combines their V12 engine with a manual gearbox. There will never be another.
Our client contacted us with a view to carrying out an Enhancement Detail on his newly acquired BMW Alpina D5. It is quite a connoisseur’s choice, very rare and a different appeal to someone who might otherwise buy BMW’s own M-car variant.
This is an article about a rather extraordinary little car, the Volkswagen XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle. Believe it or not, the man responsible for this project is the same person responsible for bringing the Bugatti Veyron to market, Prof. Dr Ferdinand Piëch, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG.
This very exclusive car is the 2014 Lotus Exige S LF1. There will only be 81 cars made, each one commemorating a Grand Prix win during Lotus’ racing career. This car is no. 81, and the plaque shows it as representing the 2013 win in Australia by Kimi Raikkonen.
We were recently presented with the opportunity to work on this utterly stunning concours winning 1954 Mercedes 300SL ‘Gullwing’ (W198). Having benefitted from a complete restoration around 10 years ago, it is now considered one of the best examples in the UK. Our task was to make the best even better.