You can catch the Lotus bug at any time. For Paul Shipley, owner of PJS Sports Cars, it was at the age of four, when he was put into the driver’s seat of a Lotus Elan for the first time.
From then, he’s never looked back. Paul has, alongside master technician Owen Shipley, restored a Lotus 51 and then raced it for a number of years. Paul has also Sprinted and Hill climbed many other cars, including an Elise, a 340R, a Lotus Seven, an Elan and an Elite.
Over the last decade, PJS Sports Cars has sold a number of different makes and models of car, from the modern supercars to the finest heritage examples. As the years passed, Lotus owners in particular must have sensed the special place that Lotus has in the company’s heart, as the number of customers coming to PJS Sports Cars to buy, service, repair and restore their Lotus continued to increase, while at the same time loyal customers just kept coming back.
With the business continuing to grow in size as well as reputation, we opened our new premises in January 2017 and at that moment became a Lotus Authorised Service Centre.
As it grows, the company continues to base its business on basic principles of giving the very best customer service and ensuring only the highest level of technical expertise in the workshop. Whether your car hails from the 1950s or is fresh out of the showroom, we’ll treat it with the same respect and care.
You’ll do well to find a more experienced technicians than Owen Shipley, Rob Swinson or a more enthusiastic one than new recruit Nick Mitchell.
The company’s values align very much with those of Lotus and we are really very proud to be representing Lotus in the Midlands.