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With over 30 years of experience in the bus and coach industry Ashley Blackman is a qualified mechanic, traditional coach painter and vintage vehicle restorer. Ashley and his team have worked for small and large bus and coach operators, private collectors and bus museums as well as preservation societies all over the UK.

It is safe to say Ashley has the confidence and versatile skillset to work on an impressive catalogue of vehicles old and new and has extensive experience with AEC’s including Routemasters and RT’s, Leyland’s, Guy’s, MCW Metrobuses, Dennis Darts, Dennis Tridents, Bristols and Leyland Olympians to name just a few.

Famous traditional coach painting!

Ashley is famous for his coach painting and has traditionally brush painted narrow boats, fire engines and both vintage and modern buses and coaches. With his brush painted deep “mirror” finish your vehicle is sure to shine and stand out from the crowd! Preparation is seamless. The coats of gloss stand to last for many years.

The team are mobile working all over the world saving you the hassle of transporting your vehicle to a workshop. Ashley brings his experience, tools and his contacts (to find those hidden gem parts) to you! Very competitively priced, Ashley can do full, partial or bespoke work on your bus, coach or boat at any location, 365 days a year.