Our history

Gillard Skidmore started his automotive apprenticeship in 1971 at a British Leyland dealer in Somerset, England. When he completed his apprenticeship in 1975 he immigrated to Sydney, Australia with his wife Sara.

Gillard had a passion for vintage and classic motor cars and in 1979 Sydney Vintage Car Restorations opened its doors for the first time. Gillard and Sara have been successfully building the business to cater for all makes and models of vintage and classic motor cars.

After twenty-three years operating in the Riverstone and Rouse Hill area, Sydney Vintage Car Restorations relocated. Gillard, Sara and their two sons Shannon and Timothy moved into their own purpose-built factory facility in Crookwell in the Southern tablelands to become more central to collectors from Sydney, Canberra, South Coast and Outer West.


Our story in pictures

A selection of images from Gill's childhood in England until the present day including photos showing the construction of the current Sydney Vintage Car Restorations workshop.