Since 1972, the craftsmen at Foreign Car Specialties have been servicing British cars from around northeast Ohio and across the U.S. From full, frame-off restorations to a simple oil change, we’re your one-stop vintage British car shop.
Whether you’re looking for a full, frame-off restoration down to the nut and bolt, or a mechanical overhaul to get your car functioning safely again, our team can work with you to develop a restoration plan that meets your needs.
We offer full-service repair and maintenance services. Using our 117-point inspection, we'll determine the necessary work to be done to get you driving safely. We can tackle everything from an engine rebuild to an oil change.
We love pushing beyond what the factory imagined to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Whether you’re looking for performance upgrades, modernized electronics or if you’re looking to realize your own aesthetic vision, we are ready to help make your one-of-a-kind dream a reality.
We focus on vintage cars from the 1950s to early 1980s, specifically:
Austin-Healey / Jaguar / Land Rover / Mercedes / MG / Mini Cooper / Triumph
L to R: Kelly Woods, Jake Woods, Brian Caruso, Jessica Caruso
Foreign Car Specialties was founded in 1972 by Jeff Lock who focused on award-winning, high-quality restorations. In 2018, his daughter Nicki Lock took the reins and continued his spirit of excellence in automotive repair and restoration. Now, in 2023, Jake Woods, Foreign Car Specialties' lead technician took over the business alongside his wife Kelly, sister Jessica and brother-in-law Brian. That same spirit of excellence, attention to detail, quality work and transparent communication lives on in Jake and the team.
Would HIGHLY recommend Foreign Car Specialties. I just wanted my car back on the road after many years of inactivity. After performing their inspection, a very comprehensive list repair items was presented, ranging in importance. Throughout the entire process of getting my car running again I was updated regularly. Great place and better people.
Great people to work with. They did a very nice job on my 1960 TR3. Very knowledgeable and thorough. They document their work with written updates, photos and videos. They estimated the work would take two to three weeks and they were spot on. I considered four shops before choosing Nicki and her crew and I'm happy I chose them. True professionals at what they do.
I can't say enough good things about Foreign Car Specialties. They did some major repair work on my 1963 Austin Healey 3000. They did everything I asked and more. The knowledge of the crew there is outstanding, they can answer just about any question you throw at them and they are honest and trustworthy. I highly recommend this business.
We currently have a 18-24 month waitlist for service and restoration work. If you’re interested in joining the waitlist, please fill out the form to the right:
101 South Ave, Tallmadge, OH 44278