Welcome to the SJ Sportscars
Yes, almost 15 years? Jayne and I began trading from a converted farm building 13 years ago. Since then our business has expanded again and again. We now have two full time employees, a nice 2500sqft workshop/stores and plans for expansion in the future.
In the beginning both Jayne and I trained as Motor mechanics in the same British Leyland Garage in Exeter Devon. In 1987 I was fortunate to get a dream job at a Lotus dealer, full Lotus factory training followed. It was a very steep learning curve.
The start of our business in 1989 was very well timed to coincide with the recession of that year. In 1992 we moved to our current premises in order to expand our parts & used car sales. Expand they have. We even purchased the entire stock and special tools from the Lotus dealer where I trained. 1998 saw us form a limited company. We hope that our parts sales brochures and Web site will enable us to help more customers in the UK and world-wide. In 2001 we were voted joint best Lotus specialist by the members of Club Lotus.
The team now consists of Jayne, Company secretary, general dog's body and myself. Mike, laminator and bodywork specialist. Mike also makes the coffee, you can tell this by the amount of resin on the mugs.
Our Aims are to provide the Lotus owner with top quality service.
In the workshop we service, repair and restore all Lotus models from the type 14 Lotus Elite to the Esprit V8. We have chosen the Esprit range as our speciality. This is probably primarily because of our age, the late 1970's were our era, when we were young free and single. Bay City Rollers, Rod Stewart and all that!Our specialist knowledge in the parts department enables us to provide the correct part first time. Our stock list is constantly increasing. We aim to provide a mixture of genuine Lotus and alternative parts based on quality and value for money. Our one-model brochures are unique in the Lotus world. We hope they will build into an extremely useful information source.Car sales now form and important part of our business. We aim to purchase good quality cars with good history, and prepare them well for re-sale. In the body/laminating shop we produce quality reproduction fibreglass body panels and sections. We have an excellent body repair facility specialising in both accident repairs and classic body restorations.
UNIT 1 ASH UNITS, DOWN END
LORDS MEADOW INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
CREDITON, DEVON, ENGLAND
UK: 01363 777790
International: +44 1363 777790
DIRECTORS: STEPHEN ROBERTS, JAYNE THIRKILL
VAT REG NO. GB 568 8060 06 : COMPANY REG NO. 3655315