I have known Jon since I purchased my first Lotus from a local Dealer in 2003. Since starting his own business two years ago, I had no hesitation in trusting him to undertake work on my car in the knowledge he is fully Lotus trained.
Jon not only completes the necessary servicing to my car, but has also helped in many performance enhancing modifications. He has always gone the extra mile and will contact you to check if there are any specific additional items that may be required and suggest alternative solutions.
Recently he has fitted a complete new performance exhaust system, stiffer engine mounts and a lightweight rear panel elimination kit, all of which increased performance and reduced weight. The use of the courtesy car provided is also of great benefit, especially with a colour scheme influenced by my own car! I would not hesitate in recommending Jon to anyone as he is conscientious, methodical and always polite, with a very reasonable invoice to match.
Calvin Gray, Christchurch
2009 Lotus Elise SC Type 25
After taking the plunge and buying a Porsche I needed someone to look after it. Jon came highly recommended by several friends and, after a visit to his workshop, I could see why.
Not much this guy doesn't know; he explains it concisely, prices it up (without doing the sharp intake of breath thing) and then does a class job. Top bloke as well.
Pete Honeywill, Wareham
2006 Porsche Boxster
I have owned TVRs for the past 18 years and Jon has been maintaining my last two for over 12 years. I would not consider using anyone else. He also maintains my everyday, long haul commuting vehicle. Jon is very knowledgeable and thinks 'outside the box' when he needs to. He has an excellent feel, from an engineering point of view, for the cars.
Also, given my occupation, I have strange working hours and Jon is very flexible and accommodates any timing restrictions that I have, which I do appreciate. Purbeck Sports Cars offers friendly, personal service, which is so important these days.
I would recommend Purbeck Sports Cars to anyone who cares about the nurturing and maintenance of their 'pride and joy’.
Robert Farrell, Poole
2002 TVR Tuscan S
I had been looking for an independent Lotus service provider for a few years, and after repeated trips to the main dealer, I realised that the level of knowledge and enthusiasm there was somewhat lacking. I was looking for someone who had a passion for Lotus and a good factory-trained background, Purbeck Sports Cars was just what I was looking for!
From the moment I turned up at the workshop, Jon’s level of knowledge and experience was clearly evident, offering tried and tested solutions to the problems and great diagnostic skills, having me through the MOT and back on the road in no time. Since taking my S1 to Purbeck Sports Cars I now am a regular visitor. Whether dropping the car off for the annual service and MOT, preparing and checking the car for a long drive through France, or advice, modifications and set-up for track days. The overall experience is great with realistic pricing and a can do attitude.
Jim Lambert, Poole
1999 Lotus Elise S1
I have been taking all three of my sports cars to Jon for both servicing and upgrades for the last two years and I would not hesitate to recommend him for both the quality of work and for the whole experience of using Purbeck Sports Cars.
Jon is very knowledgeable about the cars and he communicates with honesty and integrity. He installs a sense of confidence that he will look after the car and that he has the ability to get the job done. He is both proactive in communicating any concerns he has, and committed to seeing a job through.
In his own words, Jon understands that driving a TVR is a ‘real theatre experience’. Having driven also on track, he has a good feel for the cars as well as mechanical sympathy. It is clear he has a genuine love for fixing cars and will think creatively and positively to fix any issues.
If Jon can complete a job in a fixed time frame, he will go the extra mile to achieve it. He worked after hours to complete a gearbox and diff rebuild on my TVR so I could drive it to France which I greatly appreciated.
Lee Price, Verwood
2006 TVR Tamora
I have taken my Lotus Exige to Purbeck Sports Cars for a number of years now for both annual services and ad-hoc maintenance/upgrade work.
Taking your pride and joy to a new garage is always nerve-wracking, but I cannot recommend their quality of workmanship, professionalism and integrity highly enough.
It’s a specialist car that requires specialist knowledge, and Jon has the main dealer training and experience to resolve the most challenging of issues (as encountered by me while having a major starting fault that was pinpointed to ingress of water into the ECU). Jon’s expertise and communications were, and are, second to none.
I’ve used other main dealers of high-performance brands in the past, but Jon takes a pragmatic approach to repair, is always open & honest, and costs are refreshingly fair and sensible.
I have no hesitation in recommending Purbeck Sports Cars, and will continue to use them for any performance car I may own (even though it’s a 80 mile round trip for me) – testimony to their winning service.
Nick Smith, South Wiltshire
2006 Lotus Exige S
Finding someone to look after your pride and joy isn't easy but as soon as I found Purbeck Sports Cars, I knew my Lotus was in good hands. Jon's thorough, trustworthy and obviously passionate about his business and knows these cars inside out.
The work I've had done has been to a very high standard, he has always updated me during the process and kept the costs very competitive for such specialist work. The workshop is well equipped, they offer a complete range of services and I'd definitely recommend them to any sports car owner.
Dave Goddard, Poole
1998 Lotus Elise S1 with TT supercharger
Purbeck Sports Cars are the best thing that’s happened to my Chimaera since I bought it 12 years ago!
I first got to know Jon when he was at Westover Sports Cars, 5 or so years ago, and thought “At last, here’s a bloke who knows what he’s doing” and was really pleased when he took the plunge and went out on his own.
The setup at PSC is perfect.
It’s easy to get hold of Jon to talk things through and he keeps me updated as the work progresses; his communication during a fairly major job replacing outriggers, dampers, fuel lines etc. on the underside of the car recently was faultless and as always, the quality of work was terrific.
It’s great to have a setup like PSC in South Dorset; the prices are really reasonable (you're not paying for a huge admin setup and a marble floored reception area) and the care and attention to detail is second to none.
And they have a nice dog. :D
I'm happy to recommend PSC to anybody with a performance car, not just TVR
Bob Holister, Wareham
1996 TVR Chimaera
I recently had my Lotus Evora in for a service, MOT and work on a leaking seal. At all times the owners of Purbeck Sports Cars were considerate, helpful and I have 100% confidence in the repair work that was carried out. I cannot recommend highly enough the services of this amazing couple.
Kevin Cox, Poole
2014 Lotus Evora S Sports Racer