Part of the CL Group. Established in 1970
we are specialists in all aspects of vehicle body repairs, MOT Testing, Servicing & provide daytime accident recovery.

Welcome to the CL Panelcraft Website

If your vehicle has been in an accident and needs repair then we can help you. We’ve seen all manner of scraped, dented and crumpled vehicles over the last three decades and we know exactly how you feel. You want your vehicle back to pristine condition, with a guarantee of the workmanship and you want it done timely with as little fuss as possible.

Don’t be pressured by your vehicle insurer to use their appointed repair agent, you don’t have to, let us take care of everything. We can collect your vehicle, leave you with a loan car and have your vehicle repaired at our professional repair centre.

We’re based in Braintree and operate throughout Essex and beyond.

Latest News & Projects:

Fantastic Jim Patten Article in Classic Motoring Magazine!

The Practical Classics Westminster now in Primer and displayed at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show

Valued Friend, Customer and Jaguar Historian Jim Patten recently wrote a great article about CL Panelcraft and Les Ely which was published in Classic Motoring Magazine.

The article talks about our experience and reputation in the industry – thanks Jim!

See the Jim Patten Article

Alan Mann Shelby Dayton Cobra Restoration Project

The Practical Classics Westminster now in Primer and displayed at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show

Under our CL Classics brand, we recently completed the bodywork on this Alan Mann Shelby Daytona Cobra. (See photo gallery)

Visitors to the London Classic Car Show may have seen this fantastic, completed classic car on display. If you would like professional restoration on your classic vehicle, call our 01376 327000 number – we’ll be happy to help!

Watch Tim Shaw & Fuzz Town send comment on the bodywork restoration we carried out.

Accident Advice Service

From Recovery through Completion

Our expert staff can handle your accident from the point of recovery, through to the return back to you in its pre-accident state.

Accident Recovery
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Insurance Repairs

It’s your choice of repairer

It is totally your choice when your car is involved in an accident as to where your vehicle is repaired.

Our Clients
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Classic Car Restoration

Repairs & Complete Restoration

CL Panelcraft have been carrying out high quality classic car repairs and complete restoration projects since 1971.

Body Repairs
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