Car Sales

Michael Irving

Managing director and Founder

Michael begun his career in 1959 as an apprentice mechanic working at a Ford main dealer in west Hampstead, London. He was almost immediately looking for more of a challenge and soon moved on to race and rally preparation in Gunter Grove, Chelsea. Then in 1963 an opportunity presented its self in Maserati’s service department. Gaining valuable experience on the workshop floor he decided at the end of1966 to start his own business and took over the old workshop premises of Mercedes Benz agent Taylor & Crawley in Grosvenor crescent mews, Belgravia.

The business soon grew from just Michael and one other ex Maserati mechanic to twenty two staff members and two car show rooms, all still based in Grosvenor crescent mews. In 1968 Michael took on Mercedes Benz, BMW and Alfa Romeo franchises and also campaigned a BMW 2002 Alpina in the British national rally championships. This was the golden era for Michael and his growing business.

Being based in Belgravia, his clientele consisted of major film stars/pop singers. Greek shipping tycoons as well as many of the top UK companies.

Sadly he was forced to move in 1988 due to the redevelopment of the St Georges hospital site which is now The Lanesborough Hotel.

The business was relocated to its present position in north Kensington. Michael says he was very lucky that most of his clients followed him and to this day still has original clients and their families from the 1960s.

Stuart Aston

Director and Head mechanic

Stuart  joined the company in 1985 as an apprentice mechanic. Having come fresh from Wandsworth Boys College after completing three years in the motor vehicle technology department, he was eager to work on prestige cars in Belgravia. Over the years he has acquired many skills from courses at Bosch head quarters in Denham, Sun air conditioning in Kings Lynn, but most importantly 25 years workshop experience - experience that has helped countless other garages including Jack Barclays to repair complex electrical and mechanical faults. He is one of very few people outside of the Mercedes dealer network to have experience with Bosch and Mercedes Benz factory Star diagnostic computer equipment. Stuart became a director of the company in 2005 and plans to carry on sharing his experience with the customers and workshop staff for many years to come.

Together Michael and Stuart have not only run a successful service and repair garage but have rebuilt and restored many cars to concourse condition, including 1950’s Mercedes 300sl Roadsters and Lamborghini Miuras to name but a few.

When you visit the workshop you will be left feeling completely confident that you have found the right place to have your car repaired. From an oil change service to a complete restoration and engine rebuild they will look after your car as if it were their own.