Workshop

Marque experience

Whilst we are best known for our expertise with Lancia, we have worked on a huge range of other vehicles from Alfa-Romeo to Volvo!

Lancia (most models from Lambda to Ypsilon), Alfa-Romeo, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, FIAT, Hispano-Suiza, Packard, Delage, ASA, Lanchester, Mercedes-Benz, Citroën, Audi, Frazer-Nash, Jensen, TVR, Marcos, Lotus, Ginetta, Jaguar, Aston-Martin, Bentley, Ford, Toyota, Subaru, Mazda, Volvo, Volkswagen, BMW, Riley, Bristol, Rolls-Royce, Morris, Jowett, MG, Triumph, Austin and probably a few others too!

We have worked on coach-built cars including those bodied by Bertone, Pininfarina, Zagato, Touring, Vignale, Pichon et Parat, and Castagna amongst others.

The oldest car we have done any significant work to was the 1901 Lanchester, which we did a full engine rebuild for the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust.   This car has subsequently been used on the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.   We had some very minor involvement with an 1899 Panhard, but not enough to count.

At the other end of the spectrum, we have also worked on several brand new zero mile cars, that came to our workshops before they were given a registration number.

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LAMBORGHINI MIURA, fully restored by Omicron.

We have restored at least three Miuras, including two simultaneously, one being heavily crashed, the other gutted by fire damaged.

The following publications have written about our cars or ourselves:-

Classic Cars, Classic and Sportscar, Motor Sport, Classic Car Weekly, CAR, Supercar Classics, Performance Car,  Autocar & Motor, Autocar, Viva! Lancia, TVR Sprint!, EEN, The Lancia Enthusiast, The Marque (Lancias own magazine), Automobile Quarterly (US), Super CG (Japan), Supercar Classics (Japan), The Automobile, Car Classic, The Encyclopaedia of Supercars, The Daily Telegraph, AutoItalia, Car & Car Conversions, Revs, Evo amongst others.

We have supplied cars for book publishers, including Dorling Kindersley and Brooklands Books.

As well as on television:-

GMTV, BBC Look East and BBC Top Gear have borrowed cars for their popular television programmes, we have also assisted with the location of cars for television.  Channel 4’s “Deals on Wheels” and Cable TV’s “Top Gear GTI” have used cars that we have been involved with.

Sony also borrowed a Lancia Stratos for use in a computer game (Gran Turismo series) for their Playstation console, and Microsoft used the same car for their XBox franchise, Forza Motorsport.

Other notes of interest:-

Our cars have been featured in both the Louis Vuitton concours in the UK and Europe, and the Benson and Hedges concours. Our cars have successfully competed in both circuit racing, hillclimbing and historic rallying.

We have on many occasions been asked to display cars at exhibitions.  Cars restored by Omicron have been seen at the Earls Court Motor Show and at Classic Car shows at the Birmingham NEC, Syon Park in London, Colchester as well as many Lancia AGM’s all over the country.

The Lancia Motor Club have borrowed Omicron vehicles for their club stands at Classic Car Shows.

“Classic & Sportscar” magazine have borrowed an Omicron Stratos for their stand at the Birmingham NEC Classic Car Show.