Aston Workshop has invested £500,000 to launch the 1,000 sq ft Car Barn.
The facility was built to cater for a growing demand for more non-Aston calssic cars, stocking models from manufacturers like Bentley, Merecedes, Porsche, Jaguar, Land Rover, Ferrari.
Our site boasts a body shop with dedicated booths for aluminium and steel fabrication, panel repairs and restoration, as well as the latest paint booth and preparation facitlites, meaning cars can be prepared and painted to the highest standards.
A state-of-the-art servicing facility likewise enables staff to undertake any degree of maintainance on any make of car.
Launched in 1988, Aston Workshop has developed a global reputation for its restoration services, while expanding in a number of diverse directions.
In 2009, the company received Aston service status, and the following year opened neighbouring gastro pub, the Black Horse Beamish.
In 2011, it joined forces with long-established North East classic car company Macdonald Racing to launch Beamish Morgan Ltd, the only Morgan car dealer in the North of England, which attracts visitors from around the world.
Bob Fountain, owner of Aston Workshop, said:
"We've had enormous success in recent years and, as we see so many non-Aston Martin cars passing through our showroom, we felt that the time was right to create a site specially dedicated to amazing non-Aston makes.
"Many of our sales come from overseas, from Europe to the USA and Asia. We are keen for car fans closer to home - and not looking for an Aston - to benefit from the world-class facilities and top standards of service we have here.
"That's why Car Barn benefits from the same expertise and resources that have earned Aston Workshop its top international reputation, but based within an exclusive area where the focus and emphasis is purely on non-Astons.
The business is looking for a wide range of cars to showcase in Car Barn and we want to hear from those thinking of selling classic models.
It has also introduced a Car Scout scheme, meaning that if customers source a classic or exotic car that Car Barn subsequently buys, it will pay a pre-agreed commission.