About us

Finch Restorations was established by Ray Finch in 1965 in Mount Gambier, a logging town located near the South Australian - Victorian border.

In 1983, Ray relocated the business to Echuca in the Adelaide hills of South Australia. In 1992, Ray moved the business to Oborn Road at Mount Barker.

Our team is modest in size, but is high calibre talent, receiving cars from all over Australia, New Zealand through to England. Our cars have been shown as far afield as Pebble Beach in California, winning a Class, through to the Goodwood Revival in the United Kingdom.

We have also authentically recreated some of the most important vehicles the world has witnessed, such as the Jaguar SS100, Jaguar C and D Types, and Ferrari GT250 Testarossa. These vehicles are crafted using only the best and most authentic parts available, if we can not locate the necessary part we will build it from either factory drawings or samples.

The Adelaide hills offer many cottage industries, whereby Finch can source most needs. This concentration of specialist companies offer to our clients the ability to entrust their vehicle to Finch Restorations, from where we can project manage a part or full restoration whatever the type of vehicle. Alternatively, we can recreate the car that the customer has always desired.

If you are a vintage marque, classic saloon or sports car owner looking for fine quality craftsmanship and service from professional people with integrity and experience in this specialised field, Finch Restorations are your first-choice restorer and authentic replica builder.

Please feel free to contact us for a no obligation discussion about restoring or re-manufacturing/replicating virtually any vehicle. We have customers from all states of Australia, and many Finch Restorations' vehicles have been exported overseas to Europe and the USA.

Finch Restorations are award-winning total restoration project specialists. We perform complete body-off, ground-up restorations and re-assembly, metal-shaping and coach-building, meeting the highest levels of quality and authenticity.

We also perform services and repairs for all pre-1980s makes and models of American, Australian, English, German, Italian and other European vehicles. We can service Veteran, Brass / Edwardian, Vintage, Pre-War, War era, Post-War, and Classic vehicles. Vehicles can include cars, trucks, motorcycles, and carts.

Our specialised team of restoration technicians, coachbuilders, panel-beaters, metal-shapers, spray-painters, mechanics, auto electricians, trimmers, upholsterers, cabinet makers and carvers are passionate about classic and vintage cars and look forward to supporting you with your project.

Contact us now to find out how we can assist with your project.

Finch SS100 Concours Winner

The Finch SS100 recreation winning the Australian Concours d' Elegance.

The Finch SS100 recreation winning the Australian Concours d' Elegance.

(CC BY-SA 3.0 AU Finch Motor Co.)