Our Story

Unlike many tales, the story behind Cape Classic Cars is not one made up by some clever marketing types- It's a true story of friendship, classic cars and pure automotive passion. Based in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, Cape Classic Cars is a shop dedicated to bringing top-notch service to the hot rod and classic car community.


Ashley Thompson (Owner) has been involved in the classic automotive industry since high school, having built and worked on a variety of hot rods, muscle cars, classics and exotics over the years, as well as being actively involved in classic car shows and events across the country since 2003. It was this passion for classics that brought about the start of Cape Classic Cars.


Our authentic, old school shop specializes in everything needed to keep your classic car alive and on the road. Our services include maintenance, repairs, complete overhauls, restorations, performance / restomod upgrades and many others. We can even help you sell your classic or hunt down that elusive dream car you’ve always wanted.


“Great cars are works of art. Like a painting, a great classic will tell you just enough of its own story to seize your emotions and let your imagination run wild.” -Ashley Thompson.


Cape Classic Cars is not just about maintaining and restoring the beautiful rides of yesteryear- We are also deeply rooted in the classic car community and host a variety of regular events, from meet-ups to charity drives and more.


If you’re looking for a straight-shooting, down-to-earth shop with old school ideals, why not get in touch with our team at Cape Classic Cars.