Based outside Chester from our purpose built 20000 sqft headquarters
About SMC Automotive
2007 gave birth to the "SMC Over Land" brand which was originally established to satisfy a small but fast growing market in the UK for clients demanding the best bespoke Land Rover Defenders and the company has grown from it, supplying over one thousand custom built Land Rovers not just to the UK but all over the world. Recently we developed “VDubline" for Volkswagen and this has become a huge hit with both passenger and commercial vehicles from the VW stable. SMC specialises in creating tailored vehicles from Lumma & Prior Design, two German design houses with enviable reputations, as well as cars some of the world's leading manufacturers such as Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Mercedes-Benz.
Our passion is everything on four wheels and Motorsport is very much in our bloodline with one member of our team being an ex-GT racing driver and another, a budding UK rally driver so to say we're petrol heads is an understatement! We aim to offer friendly, helpful and knowledgeable advice through the entire purchasing and after-sales process. We like to think different, push boundaries and give an unrivalled experience to our customers.
Many companies offer a "build to order" service but very few offer such a vast range of individually tailored vehicles in stock ready for immediate delivery. Our team designs and creates these bespoke vehicles in house then everything is put together in our custom workshop, which remains our unique selling point.Meet the Team
Born out of a passion for great driving machines
The SMC Heritage Collection was born out of a passion for great driving machines, modern classics and sports cars. We specialise in cars produced from the 1960s to the early 00s that first and foremost really excite us; cars from a time when accountants didn’t run the show. Cars that predate the “nanny” state with its restrictive emission controls and endless electronics, cars that were built for pure pleasure as well as built to last. Beautiful, lithe, lightweight and agile machines that not only display great character but create real feedback and emotion for the driver. Not everything in the collection is a stripped back retro racer of course, many are period grand cruisers that absorb the miles with effortless grace and style. The important thing is that they are the very best of their breed.
Each vehicle in the SMC Heritage collection has been handpicked by Andy and Oli. We take meticulous care when choosing the cars that will make it to our collection. Whether it’s a resto-mod café racer, a nut and bolt concourse restoration or a young-timer survivor every single vehicle has to pass our strict criteria for provenance, condition and perhaps most importantly cool. Only then will we set about getting it fully functioning and as close to new or where possible, even better. The car is then scrupulously inspected, and road tested. Professional detailing to the exterior and interior follows, leaving the car in truly exceptional order. Only once its back to its former glory will we release it into our collection and onto the market.View The Collection