About Windrush Car Storage

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Windrush have a single-minded obsession to deliver the best car storage solution in the world, whatever it takes.

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“Windrush offers a total car management solution for collectors, investors, and drivers. The team go the extra mile in everything we do. Our motto is simple: the answer’s always yes. We believe in proactive storage so that every vehicle is 'on the button' whenever you would like to next use. One level of service, no compromise, only the very best.”

Tim Earnshaw, Windrush Car Storage
Tim Earnshaw, Windrush Founder
2004
Year established
100,000 sq ft
Of storage facilities
FORMULA ONE PEDIGREE
Tim worked with Ferrari F1 for 5 years
ISO 9001 CERTIFIED
Since september 2017
HMRC CUSTOMS BONDED
Since 2021
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Passionate people

  • Charlotte Earnshaw
    Chief Financial Officer
    How long have you worked at Windrush? Since its birth, some would say that’s too long when working with your husband.
    What did you do prior to Windrush? People find it hard to believe I was a city banker structuring commercial property finance for nearly 10 years before quitting and heading to work on an estate in Oxfordshire. I enjoyed going back to my country roots, but later joined Windrush.
    What does your job entail? Numbers, numbers, and more numbers!
    What’s your favourite thing about working at Windrush? Being able to raid Lachlan’s treasure cove of goodies for my truck… and of course, working with a fun team.
    What do you like to do when you're not working? Dogs! Anyone who knows me well will know I’m never far from my black labs.
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  • Alastair Main
    London General Manager
    How long have you worked at Windrush? 4 years.
    What did you do prior to Windrush? I spent my time moving paper (rather than cars) behind a desk at a large City firm...
    What does your job entail? Managing all aspects of our London operations, as well as new client enquiries and on-boarding.
    What's your favourite thing about working at Windrush? Meeting the range of interesting and diverse people who use our services and dealing with probably the finest collection of cars in the UK. I also enjoy working with such a close-knit and professional team across the business.
    What do you like to do when you're not working? I spend time with my partner and our three little girls. We enjoy eating and drinking, travel, and spending time with our families in the New Forest and East Sussex. I am also a keen cyclist and member of my local CrossFit gym.
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  • Jean Chalmers
    Communications and Logistics Planner
    How long have you worked at Windrush? 4 years.
    What did you do prior to Windrush? 16 years in the retail/hospitality sector – a great lesson in first class customer service.
    What does your job entail? Client communications and logistical planning. I also oversee quality management of our ISO 9001 status. I excel in efficient client communication and ability to chase suppliers when needed.
    What's your favourite thing about working at Windrush? Definitely the relaxed atmosphere and the close-knit team.
    What do you like to do when you're not working? Netflix, having fun and going to car shows with my Saab 9-3 convertible.
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  • Tim Earnshaw
    Founder and Managing Director
    How long have you worked at Windrush? From the first car we stored (mine) in 2004.
    What did you do prior to Windrush? Managed logistics for Ferrari in Formula 1 and Ducati in Moto GP looking after the in-paddock hospitality units for title sponsor Philip Morris (Marlboro). As chief problem solver, it was stressful!
    What does your job entail? Looking after the WCS team, our clients, and their cars. The buck stops with me.
    What's your favourite thing about working at Windrush? I love making people happy. Whatever it takes.
    What do you like to do when you're not working? Fixing things, problem solving is in my DNA. Also, driving a tractor or digger where I allow myself to 'zone out' and chill.
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Timeline of business development

2004
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2020
2021
2022
2023
2023
How Windrush looks today
  • Two world class sites Cotsolds & London
  • Passionate, deditcated and can do mindset
  • Secure car storage, at it's absolute best
  • One level of service - the best
August 2022
Windrush London expands
Our London relocates to a new larger facility due to high demand.
March 2021
Windrush recognised as HMRC customs bonded warehouse status
Windrush Car Storage Cotswolds and London are now recognised as official HMRC Customs Warehouses. This highly sought-after status offers the opportunity to delay payable duty and VAT on vehicle imports indefinitely.
Nov 2020
New Motorhouse Built
Bespoke motorhouse split over two levels contructed at our Cotswolds HQ to handle continued high level demand for our service. Fully insulated, dehumidified, spacious bays for every vehcile. A proud addition to our world class facilities.
June 2018
New detailing booth
Bespoke detailing booth created at our HQ in the Cotswolds to offer a filtered air cleanroom for all our in house detailing work.
March 2018
New transport fleet
Two new vehicle transporters join the Windrush fleet giving us the capacity to relocate any vehicle from anywhere to anywhere.
January 2018
Windrush London expands
The London team grows boosting it to four full time staff, onsite at our London facility 7 days a week.
2017
Windrush upgrades to the new ISO9001:2015 standard
Windrush awarded the new ISO9001:2015 standard from the outgoing 2008 standard. This quality standard is to demonstrate that we are independently assessed to be operating to a set of standards and processes to reach the end goal of total client satisfaction.
2016
30kvA Solar PV system installed generating 100% of daytime electricity
  • 30kvA Solar PV system installed to generate 100% of daytime electricity consumed in Cotswolds HQ to charge car batteries, run our dehumidifiers and lights, often exporting a surplus to the grid head towards a carbon neutral business.
  • Windrush London one year old and expands by 20% due to high demand.
2015
Windrush opens new car storage facility in London
Windrush opens new facility in W12 London, high security and controlled environment.
2014
Windrush awarded ISO 
9001 status
  • Full time Detailer, Lachlan Chalmers, joins Windrush to offer in house treatments to our storage clients
  • Full time General Manager, James Edgerton joins Windrush.
  • Windrush award ISO9001 status, World first car storage business to achieve this certification.
2013
Car storage facility doubled 
in size
  • Motor-house 4 doubled in size with an extension.
  • First full time member of staff, Simon McCullough, starts storage operations and transport.
  • Part time staff, James Edgerton starts, storage operations and transport.
2012
Electric car charging station installed
  • Undercover wash area created to shade cars in the summer and shelter from the elements in the Winter. Equipped with hot water, bright lighting and valeting dispensary to improve a vital pre storage process.
  • High capacity electric car charging station installed.
2011
Dehumidifiers installed throughout
  • Dehumidifiers installed throughout all areas to create the ideal environment for car storage (55%RH).
  • Bespoke two storey Motor-house 4 created, fully climate controlled with floor to floor vehicle lift, on site office and meeting room.
  • Every vehicle issued with a dedicated, intelligent battery conditioner.
2010
30% more capacity
  • Motor-house 3 created to add 30% more capacity.
  • 30% of storage converted into controlled environment using Air Chambers.
2004 - 2009
Tim leaves Ferrari F1
  • Tim leaves Ferrari F1 to work on Windrush full time.
  • Brother Edward Earnshaw joins Tim in operations.
  • Windrush begin operating in-house enclosed transport.
  • Motor-house 2 created to double capacity.
2004 - 2009
The formation years
  • Part time business (evenings and weekends) whilst Tim works with Ferrari Formula One, mother and father assist during the working week, Windrush operates in Motor-house 1.
2004
Windrush is born
  • Windrush born after founder Tim Earnshaw has a need to store his 'Morgan recreation' after five years of building from the ground up.
  • Name generated from the River Windrush running through the family farm.

Testimonials

You're In good company

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    "We have kept our vehicle with Windrush for several years now and throughout we have been extremely impressed by their professionalism."

    Mrs A.M.
    Location: Pall Mall, London
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    I would recommend Tim and the Windrush team as being enthusiastic, professional, and accommodating, in providing value-for money car storage and care.

    Mr P.H.
    Location: London
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    The most pampered motors in the world.

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    It’s the most amazing collection of supercars in the city that you never knew existed.

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Sustainability
Our environmental promise

Windrush strives to be the best in all aspects of car storage, be that providing a first-class client experience, or maintaining our ISO 9001 status year after year. But it’s not just our clients to whom we owe our best, we also need to care for the environment.

News & Advice

Light reading for auto enthusiasts

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The Best V12 Cars Of All Time

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For over a century, the twelve-cylinder piston engine format has powered some of the greatest vehicles to grace Windrush’s classic car storage. Here are ten all-time favourites, picked by the team.   The V12 has history. Back in 1904, the world’s first twelve-cylinder piston engine – split into twin banks of six cylinders whose ‘V’ shape gave it the name – was originally designed for boat racing. Scan the annals since then and you’ll find the V12 powering everything from Panzer tanks and military trucks to diesel locomotives and World War II aircraft. But more than any of these, it’s the iconic automobiles featuring that classic engine configuration that have endured – and here at Windrush long term car storage, it’s our pleasure to keep them that way. Here are ten of the very best V12s, as chosen by our prestige car storage team.        McLaren F1 (1992) Think ‘supercar’ and the mental image that flashes up is still the legend unveiled at Monaco’s Sporting Club in May 1992. Gordon Murray’s concept and Peter Stevens’ body design were impeccable, but the mythology came from BMW Motorsport’s 6.1 V12, powering the McLaren to a production car world record of 240.1mph. Own one and you’re in good company, from Rowan Atkinson to Ralph Lauren. Pagani Zonda (1999) Founded by ex-Lamborghini engineer Horacio Pagani at the dawn of the ’90s, this Italian newcomer debuted in style with a supercar that went from underdog to object of desire overnight. Pagani’s famous attention to detail – and scholarly knowledge of composites – marked the Zonda out before you even turned the key, but the masterstroke was to include the 6.0 V12 from Mercedes-Benz AMG, nudging 400hp and ludicrously good fun. Lamborghini Miura Largely driven by his rivalry with Ferrari, Ferruccio Lamborghini hired the great Italian engineer Giotto Bizzarrini to dream up an engine that would pip the prancing horse, and from the late-’60s, his mid-mounted 3.9 V12 made the Miura look and move like an arrowhead on wheels. Perhaps Bizzarrini’s greatest triumph was his engine’s longevity: that V12 endured (with the occasional facelift) right through to the 2011 Lamborghini Murcielago.  Maserati MC12 As scarce as it gets – with just 50 road cars produced to homologate the 12 racers competing in the FIA GT Championship – the guts of the MC12 was the Ferrari F140 6.0 V12 (a derivative of which is in the Ferrari 812). It jumped off the mark like a scalded cat – 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds – topped out at 205mph, and is an occasional and very welcome guest at Windrush’s classic car storage.   Ferrari 812 Superfast The name wasn’t exactly subtle, but the Superfast lived up the billing. With a 6.5 V12 capable of 789hp and 9000rpm – with no turbocharging – there had never been a more powerful naturally aspirated production car engine when it debuted at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. In fact, that engine was so good that Top Gear considered the rest of the Superfast almost an afterthought: “The mightiest V12 of them all. With the rest of a car attached…”   Rolls Royce Phantom Unlike the go-faster brigade elsewhere in this countdown, the Phantom was as silent, stately and serene as the name suggested. But that effortless vibe belied the graft being done within by the 6.75 N73 BMW V12, taken from the E65 BMW 7-Series, but with increased capacity. A car that reminded us that luxury, class and sophistication were not mutually exclusive with raw power. Jaguar V12 While many V12 cars are untouchable icons that exist only in the pages of magazines, Jaguar’s classic twelve-cylinder is the one you’re most likely to have sampled, thanks to its inclusion in multiple production models through the ’70s and ’80s. Stick a pin in Jaguar’s production history and you’ll find it doing the business, from the vintage E-Type to the XJS and XJ of the ’80s, Jaguar’s engine was complex, silent, powerful and, perhaps above all, abundant, bringing the V12 to the driveways of everyday drivers. Ferrari 250 (1953) Pinin Farina’s undulating closed berlinetta bodywork delivered on the style, but it was Gioacchino Colombo’s 2933cc V12 that supplied the substance, mounted longitudinally in the front and capable of 237hp. Far more than a stopgap, the engine would go on to be fitted to various incarnations of the 250 including the GTO, California Spyder and GT SWB. Mercedes-Benz S600 (1991) Hard to believe given its proud history, but in 1991, the S600 represented Benz’s first toe into the V12 market. The newly designed 6.0-litre engine was the German marque’s first mass-produced twelve-cylinder for a passenger car, not to mention the most powerful MB engine to date, packing 408hp. Audi Q7 TDI 2008 was a vintage year for Audi, with the marque cheering Allan McNish to Le Mans victory in an R10, while readying a new Q7 whose V12 twin-turbo diesel posted an audacious 1000nm of torque and 493hp. Autocar described it as “the Q7 for those who struggle with the concept of self-constraint and have very deep pockets” – and it was meant as a compliment. Choose Windrush prestige car storage, for V12s and beyond At Windrush’s long term car storage, we know exactly how to treat your car, whether it’s a vintage V12 or a cherished modern classic. Read a little more about our prestige car storage programme, and you’ll be reassured that our state of the art facilities in London and the Cotswolds are exactly where your vehicle should be when it’s resting off the road. From the warm welome of our professional washing and drying regime, to the regular checkovers and maintenance regime that keep your vehicle in peak condition for the length of its stay, no other prestige car storage programme goes further. The Windrush team is ready to welcome you to our classic car storage in London and the Cotswolds. To learn more, drop us a line on info@windrushcarstorage.co.uk
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At Windrush, we thrive on providing the best prestige car storage, and continually strive to be better. Our…
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At Windrush, we thrive on providing the best prestige car storage, and continually strive to be better. Our approach has enabled us to qualify for the highly regarded ISO9001 certified status – but what does that mean for our clients? Classic car storage, in town and country Established by Tim Earnshaw in 2004, Windrush operates two long term car storage centres: a secure, secretive storage facility situated underneath the streets of Central London and an expansive headquarters hidden from view within beautiful Cotswolds countryside. Both are renowned for offering unrivalled care and attention to detail for fastidious owners of all types of vehicle. A superior service, recognised by ISO status Since our launch, the Windrush classic car storage team has continually improved and enhanced our service levels, earning highly coveted ISO9001 certification in the process. ISO status is awarded on a number of quality management principles including strong customer focus, motivation and implication of top management, a process-driven approach and continual business improvement. ISO 9001 sets out strict measures for the quality management systems in place within an organisation. To remain certified, every member company has to prove and display a continually developing business which meets the expectations required to maintain ISO membership. Using ISO 9001 processes ensures Windrush customers receive consistent, good-quality products and services while helping our management team to promote continual internal development and service level enhancements. Prestige car storage, always going the extra mile At Windrush we never rest on our laurels, a fact that has earned our leading reputation in the classic car storage sector. Our clients already understand the levels we go to, but for those who would like to know more, we have detailed our meticulous processes here. Meanwhile, if you’re considering entrusting your vehicle to our long term car storage facilities, you may like to download our latest client PDF brochure. The entire Windrush team are proud to be the best, and assure our clients, present and future, that we will always seek new ways to improve our long term car storage service to stay well ahead of the rest. Windrush’s team is ready to talk you through our long term car storage service. Get in touch on info@windrushcarstorage.co.uk    
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The Top 10 Luxury Cars

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Pure, unashamed luxury. We all deserve a bit of it, and for many of Windrush’s clients, a car is not simply a utilitarian means of travelling from A to B, but a private bubble of glorious self-indulgence. From the glossy sheen of premium upholstery to the cultured purr of a no-expense-spared engine, our luxury car storage team has seen every dream machine in the book. Now, we present ten of the most desirable and decadent vehicles ever to grace our long term car storage facilities in London and the Cotswolds. Lexus LS400 Launched in 1989 as Japan’s first serious attempt at fighting with the Euro luxury market (represented by the Jaguar XJ, Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series), the LS400 offered peerless build quality, near-silent 4.0V8 and all the luxury you needed (even though in today’s world it looks positively spartan). They came, they saw, they (kind of) conquered, though many luxury car enthusiasts just couldn’t leave behind a prestige badge. Maybach 57/62 Yes, it was a bit dated (based on the outgoing Mercedes-Benz S-Class) and granted, it was a bit gaudy, but countless hip-hop stars can’t be wrong. The Maybach was expensive too, but that was all part of the plan, marking the owner out as being very wealthy indeed. Inside, you found private jet-style fully reclining seats, hence the showbiz maxim: ‘laid back in the Maybach’. Rolls-Royce Phantom The Phantom represented a comeback for R-R in 2017 when it unveiled a brand-new model under the ownership of BMW. Vast in size (not to mention vastly over-engineered) and one of the biggest automotive statements ever launched, Rolls-Royce was back after a few years of lacklustre models. The Phantom heralded a new dawn for the firm and it hasn’t looked back since. Mercedes-Benz S-Class Rewind a few years and the S-Class was regularly cited as ‘the best car in the world’. Launched in 1972, it remained true to its well-built, luxury saloon format for life, always offering a variety of trims and engines. Meanwhile, the S-Class was unique in being available with a small engine (usually around 2.8 litres) in fairly basic trim, to a powerful V8 or V12, absolutely loaded with kit. Whatever trim you went for, over-engineered class was the order of the day, and the S-Class remains a stalwart of our luxury car storage. Range Rover What started out as a slightly more comfortable way to own a 4×4, quickly became a beacon of wealth and taste. The country set took it to their hearts – quickly followed by the city types – and all around the world, it has been the first-choice luxury car for over 50 years. The Range Rover has fought battles with every luxury brand to retain the crown of best luxury 4×4 – but none has managed to knock it from its lofty perch.   Jaguar XJ Since launching in the late-’60s, the Jaguar XJ has been driven by good guys, bad guys, royalty, politicos and countless visitors to Windrush’s classic car storage. The model simply oozes British charm, while cosseting those fortunate enough to sit in one. Best of all, being a Jaguar, it handled superbly and had a great turn of speed. It’s fair to say the XJ was never the pinnacle of the luxury car sector, but it certainly commanded the most respect. Bentley Arnage In fairness, you could choose any Bentley and it would be at home on this list, but the Arnage was the last (so they say) of the ‘proper’ Bentleys, with handmade construction, the finest materials and a whopping great engine up front. It is regal, classy and carries its class in a fine-tailored suit. Not that expensive today, but it still demands an awed hush when it floats into Windrush’s prestige car storage. Aston Martin Lagonda Yes, we mean the wedge-shaped one from the late-’70s. Futuristic, angular, laden with electronics and designed by William Towns, the Lagonda was the first production car to feature a digital dashboard. So advanced were its looks, it never sold in large numbers, and so advanced was its technology that it often suffered from gremlins. But what a way to (sometimes) travel. Maserati Quattroporte The Maserati was never a rival for more traditional luxury cars, but we can’t ignore the Quattroporte (four-doors in Italian). Launched in 1963, it has been around longer than you might expect, but it was the 2003 model that most remember. Fitted with a normally-aspirated, dry sump 4.2 V8, it was a supercar with seats. Notoriously expensive to run – but the noise from the V8 was worth the outlay alone. Audi A8 While the A8 has become the chauffeur car of choice, suffering from a spot of anonymity as a result, we can’t ignore the way this model launched into the sector. When unveiled in 1994, the A8 was the first production car to feature an aluminium chassis (making it enviably lightweight), while it was also sleek, well-designed and beautifully appointed. It’s the car that saw Audi barge its way into the Mercedes-Benz S-Class party with style, and the two have battled ever since. Choose Windrush prestige car storage for the lap of luxury Whether you drive a luxury car or something a little more functional, at Windrush classic car storage, we always apply the same passion, expertise and sky-high standards. Our luxury car storage service starts with a twelve-stage induction process that prepares your car for its downtime. We continue with an ongoing maintenance schedule that keeps your pride and joy primed during long term car storage. And our service doesn’t stop until you collect the keys. For luxury car storage, it has to be Windrush. Get in touch with the team today on info@windrushcarstorage.co.uk
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    The Best V12 Cars Of All Time

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    For over a century, the twelve-cylinder piston engine format has powered some of the greatest vehicles to grace Windrush’s classic car storage. Here are ten all-time favourites, picked by the team.   The V12 has history. Back in 1904, the world’s first twelve-cylinder piston engine – split into twin banks of six cylinders whose ‘V’ shape gave it the name – was originally designed for boat racing. Scan the annals since then and you’ll find the V12 powering everything from Panzer tanks and military trucks to diesel locomotives and World War II aircraft. But more than any of these, it’s the iconic automobiles featuring that classic engine configuration that have endured – and here at Windrush long term car storage, it’s our pleasure to keep them that way. Here are ten of the very best V12s, as chosen by our prestige car storage team.        McLaren F1 (1992) Think ‘supercar’ and the mental image that flashes up is still the legend unveiled at Monaco’s Sporting Club in May 1992. Gordon Murray’s concept and Peter Stevens’ body design were impeccable, but the mythology came from BMW Motorsport’s 6.1 V12, powering the McLaren to a production car world record of 240.1mph. Own one and you’re in good company, from Rowan Atkinson to Ralph Lauren. Pagani Zonda (1999) Founded by ex-Lamborghini engineer Horacio Pagani at the dawn of the ’90s, this Italian newcomer debuted in style with a supercar that went from underdog to object of desire overnight. Pagani’s famous attention to detail – and scholarly knowledge of composites – marked the Zonda out before you even turned the key, but the masterstroke was to include the 6.0 V12 from Mercedes-Benz AMG, nudging 400hp and ludicrously good fun. Lamborghini Miura Largely driven by his rivalry with Ferrari, Ferruccio Lamborghini hired the great Italian engineer Giotto Bizzarrini to dream up an engine that would pip the prancing horse, and from the late-’60s, his mid-mounted 3.9 V12 made the Miura look and move like an arrowhead on wheels. Perhaps Bizzarrini’s greatest triumph was his engine’s longevity: that V12 endured (with the occasional facelift) right through to the 2011 Lamborghini Murcielago.  Maserati MC12 As scarce as it gets – with just 50 road cars produced to homologate the 12 racers competing in the FIA GT Championship – the guts of the MC12 was the Ferrari F140 6.0 V12 (a derivative of which is in the Ferrari 812). It jumped off the mark like a scalded cat – 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds – topped out at 205mph, and is an occasional and very welcome guest at Windrush’s classic car storage.   Ferrari 812 Superfast The name wasn’t exactly subtle, but the Superfast lived up the billing. With a 6.5 V12 capable of 789hp and 9000rpm – with no turbocharging – there had never been a more powerful naturally aspirated production car engine when it debuted at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. In fact, that engine was so good that Top Gear considered the rest of the Superfast almost an afterthought: “The mightiest V12 of them all. With the rest of a car attached…”   Rolls Royce Phantom Unlike the go-faster brigade elsewhere in this countdown, the Phantom was as silent, stately and serene as the name suggested. But that effortless vibe belied the graft being done within by the 6.75 N73 BMW V12, taken from the E65 BMW 7-Series, but with increased capacity. A car that reminded us that luxury, class and sophistication were not mutually exclusive with raw power. Jaguar V12 While many V12 cars are untouchable icons that exist only in the pages of magazines, Jaguar’s classic twelve-cylinder is the one you’re most likely to have sampled, thanks to its inclusion in multiple production models through the ’70s and ’80s. Stick a pin in Jaguar’s production history and you’ll find it doing the business, from the vintage E-Type to the XJS and XJ of the ’80s, Jaguar’s engine was complex, silent, powerful and, perhaps above all, abundant, bringing the V12 to the driveways of everyday drivers. Ferrari 250 (1953) Pinin Farina’s undulating closed berlinetta bodywork delivered on the style, but it was Gioacchino Colombo’s 2933cc V12 that supplied the substance, mounted longitudinally in the front and capable of 237hp. Far more than a stopgap, the engine would go on to be fitted to various incarnations of the 250 including the GTO, California Spyder and GT SWB. Mercedes-Benz S600 (1991) Hard to believe given its proud history, but in 1991, the S600 represented Benz’s first toe into the V12 market. The newly designed 6.0-litre engine was the German marque’s first mass-produced twelve-cylinder for a passenger car, not to mention the most powerful MB engine to date, packing 408hp. Audi Q7 TDI 2008 was a vintage year for Audi, with the marque cheering Allan McNish to Le Mans victory in an R10, while readying a new Q7 whose V12 twin-turbo diesel posted an audacious 1000nm of torque and 493hp. Autocar described it as “the Q7 for those who struggle with the concept of self-constraint and have very deep pockets” – and it was meant as a compliment. Choose Windrush prestige car storage, for V12s and beyond At Windrush’s long term car storage, we know exactly how to treat your car, whether it’s a vintage V12 or a cherished modern classic. Read a little more about our prestige car storage programme, and you’ll be reassured that our state of the art facilities in London and the Cotswolds are exactly where your vehicle should be when it’s resting off the road. From the warm welome of our professional washing and drying regime, to the regular checkovers and maintenance regime that keep your vehicle in peak condition for the length of its stay, no other prestige car storage programme goes further. The Windrush team is ready to welcome you to our classic car storage in London and the Cotswolds. To learn more, drop us a line on info@windrushcarstorage.co.uk
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    What does Windrush’s ISO 9001 status mean for you?

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    At Windrush, we thrive on providing the best prestige car storage, and continually strive to be better. Our approach has enabled us to qualify for the highly regarded ISO9001 certified status – but what does that mean for our clients? Classic car storage, in town and country Established by Tim Earnshaw in 2004, Windrush operates two long term car storage centres: a secure, secretive storage facility situated underneath the streets of Central London and an expansive headquarters hidden from view within beautiful Cotswolds countryside. Both are renowned for offering unrivalled care and attention to detail for fastidious owners of all types of vehicle. A superior service, recognised by ISO status Since our launch, the Windrush classic car storage team has continually improved and enhanced our service levels, earning highly coveted ISO9001 certification in the process. ISO status is awarded on a number of quality management principles including strong customer focus, motivation and implication of top management, a process-driven approach and continual business improvement. ISO 9001 sets out strict measures for the quality management systems in place within an organisation. To remain certified, every member company has to prove and display a continually developing business which meets the expectations required to maintain ISO membership. Using ISO 9001 processes ensures Windrush customers receive consistent, good-quality products and services while helping our management team to promote continual internal development and service level enhancements. Prestige car storage, always going the extra mile At Windrush we never rest on our laurels, a fact that has earned our leading reputation in the classic car storage sector. Our clients already understand the levels we go to, but for those who would like to know more, we have detailed our meticulous processes here. Meanwhile, if you’re considering entrusting your vehicle to our long term car storage facilities, you may like to download our latest client PDF brochure. The entire Windrush team are proud to be the best, and assure our clients, present and future, that we will always seek new ways to improve our long term car storage service to stay well ahead of the rest. Windrush’s team is ready to talk you through our long term car storage service. Get in touch on info@windrushcarstorage.co.uk    
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    The Top 10 Luxury Cars

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    Pure, unashamed luxury. We all deserve a bit of it, and for many of Windrush’s clients, a car is not simply a utilitarian means of travelling from A to B, but a private bubble of glorious self-indulgence. From the glossy sheen of premium upholstery to the cultured purr of a no-expense-spared engine, our luxury car storage team has seen every dream machine in the book. Now, we present ten of the most desirable and decadent vehicles ever to grace our long term car storage facilities in London and the Cotswolds. Lexus LS400 Launched in 1989 as Japan’s first serious attempt at fighting with the Euro luxury market (represented by the Jaguar XJ, Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series), the LS400 offered peerless build quality, near-silent 4.0V8 and all the luxury you needed (even though in today’s world it looks positively spartan). They came, they saw, they (kind of) conquered, though many luxury car enthusiasts just couldn’t leave behind a prestige badge. Maybach 57/62 Yes, it was a bit dated (based on the outgoing Mercedes-Benz S-Class) and granted, it was a bit gaudy, but countless hip-hop stars can’t be wrong. The Maybach was expensive too, but that was all part of the plan, marking the owner out as being very wealthy indeed. Inside, you found private jet-style fully reclining seats, hence the showbiz maxim: ‘laid back in the Maybach’. Rolls-Royce Phantom The Phantom represented a comeback for R-R in 2017 when it unveiled a brand-new model under the ownership of BMW. Vast in size (not to mention vastly over-engineered) and one of the biggest automotive statements ever launched, Rolls-Royce was back after a few years of lacklustre models. The Phantom heralded a new dawn for the firm and it hasn’t looked back since. Mercedes-Benz S-Class Rewind a few years and the S-Class was regularly cited as ‘the best car in the world’. Launched in 1972, it remained true to its well-built, luxury saloon format for life, always offering a variety of trims and engines. Meanwhile, the S-Class was unique in being available with a small engine (usually around 2.8 litres) in fairly basic trim, to a powerful V8 or V12, absolutely loaded with kit. Whatever trim you went for, over-engineered class was the order of the day, and the S-Class remains a stalwart of our luxury car storage. Range Rover What started out as a slightly more comfortable way to own a 4×4, quickly became a beacon of wealth and taste. The country set took it to their hearts – quickly followed by the city types – and all around the world, it has been the first-choice luxury car for over 50 years. The Range Rover has fought battles with every luxury brand to retain the crown of best luxury 4×4 – but none has managed to knock it from its lofty perch.   Jaguar XJ Since launching in the late-’60s, the Jaguar XJ has been driven by good guys, bad guys, royalty, politicos and countless visitors to Windrush’s classic car storage. The model simply oozes British charm, while cosseting those fortunate enough to sit in one. Best of all, being a Jaguar, it handled superbly and had a great turn of speed. It’s fair to say the XJ was never the pinnacle of the luxury car sector, but it certainly commanded the most respect. Bentley Arnage In fairness, you could choose any Bentley and it would be at home on this list, but the Arnage was the last (so they say) of the ‘proper’ Bentleys, with handmade construction, the finest materials and a whopping great engine up front. It is regal, classy and carries its class in a fine-tailored suit. Not that expensive today, but it still demands an awed hush when it floats into Windrush’s prestige car storage. Aston Martin Lagonda Yes, we mean the wedge-shaped one from the late-’70s. Futuristic, angular, laden with electronics and designed by William Towns, the Lagonda was the first production car to feature a digital dashboard. So advanced were its looks, it never sold in large numbers, and so advanced was its technology that it often suffered from gremlins. But what a way to (sometimes) travel. Maserati Quattroporte The Maserati was never a rival for more traditional luxury cars, but we can’t ignore the Quattroporte (four-doors in Italian). Launched in 1963, it has been around longer than you might expect, but it was the 2003 model that most remember. Fitted with a normally-aspirated, dry sump 4.2 V8, it was a supercar with seats. Notoriously expensive to run – but the noise from the V8 was worth the outlay alone. Audi A8 While the A8 has become the chauffeur car of choice, suffering from a spot of anonymity as a result, we can’t ignore the way this model launched into the sector. When unveiled in 1994, the A8 was the first production car to feature an aluminium chassis (making it enviably lightweight), while it was also sleek, well-designed and beautifully appointed. It’s the car that saw Audi barge its way into the Mercedes-Benz S-Class party with style, and the two have battled ever since. Choose Windrush prestige car storage for the lap of luxury Whether you drive a luxury car or something a little more functional, at Windrush classic car storage, we always apply the same passion, expertise and sky-high standards. Our luxury car storage service starts with a twelve-stage induction process that prepares your car for its downtime. We continue with an ongoing maintenance schedule that keeps your pride and joy primed during long term car storage. And our service doesn’t stop until you collect the keys. For luxury car storage, it has to be Windrush. Get in touch with the team today on info@windrushcarstorage.co.uk
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