One of lees early hobbies was building model cars, Airfix, Revell, Tamiya as well as the fascination on how mechanical items worked He brought his first motorbike at the age of 10 to which he kept maintained, always taking it apart and rebuilding it when needed. The two hobbies grew together and progressed onto cars but lee never wanted to work on modern cars but loved the older vintage vehicles……especially Jaguars.
When he left school Lee decided to be a chef so he left school and went to go to college. In the first year by chance during one college term Lee saw an advert to work in the motor trade. deep down he knew this is where his heart was and successfully applied for it getting the job of mig welding up vehicles for MOT purposes and maintaining them..
Within a year Lee successfully applied for another job as an apprentice classic car restorer at a Rolls Royce and Bentley specialist, not even realising such a job existed, he couldn’t resist.
Lee spent 5 years as an apprentice classic car restorer as well as successfully becoming a fully qualified mechanic as well as learning many of the restoration and fabrication skills that are now lost, being taught many tricks of the trade from the old boys that were eager to pass them on to Lee.
Over 10 years were spent at the Rolls Royce company always eager to work hard and learning all the time, and in 1996 lee decided to go it alone……..
The demand for such skills were so great Lee started off by freelancing between different companies and still carrying out work for the Rolls Royce company that taught him the old ways of restoration before finally settling down in his first workshop in Brightlingsea. Within 18 months Lee had outgrown his first workshop and moved onto his current premises just outside Great Bentley where he has been since 1999.
Lee had a vision to give an old school service that produced high quality restoration on classic vehicles, something he learnt at the Rolls Royce specialists. This is something that he continues to carry out to this very day and since 1996 has constantly been sought after for his restoration work from all over the world.
Lee Scott classic cars clients range from the local car clubs right through to very well known musicians, motor racing drivers, celebrities as well as other car restorers, the list is endless.
”it has been hard work, blood, sweat and tears with lots of busted knuckles and burns………….but I love it.”
Lee Scott Classic Cars were featured in Jaguar world magazine for many years, carrying out several projects for them,
Amongst the vehicles that were completed for them were Jim Pattens Mk1 Jaguar and a Jaguar Stype.
Lee Scott Classic Cars were also asked to carry out a full body restoration and paint on a Mini Cooper that was featured in the magazine.