The capital is an increasingly risky place to leave supercars and classics unguarded on the streets. Read on to discover why Windrush’s central London location is safe as Fort Knox, and how our classic and supercar storage will return your vehicle to you even better than you left it.
Pros & cons of capital life
There are undeniable benefits to car ownership in London. From sweeping along Victoria Embankment in dappled sunshine to taking in the view from Parliament Hill, the capital is often a wonderful place to be in control of a purring motor car.
But it’s not all good news. Last year, over a quarter of all UK vehicle thefts were reported in London – and it’s no surprise that owners of aspirational sports cars, classics and supercars are amongst the worst victims, with thieves using key replication devices to carry out a spate of thefts described by the media as an “epidemic”.
You could garage your vehicle, of course, to achieve a modicum of security while protecting it from unwanted environmental elements like tree sap, leaves and bird droppings. But for true peace of mind – not just from 24/7 security but tailored ongoing maintenance – could it be time to consider London’s best classic, modern, EV and supercar storage solution?
A winning philosophy for London car storage
Windrush founder Tim Earnshaw might have grown up on a farm, but as a former F1 professional travelling between the world’s most famous motorsport locations, he came to understand exactly what is required to keep an aspirational car safe and stored correctly in an urban setting.
As such, after a decade of operating from Windrush’s highly successful original location in the Cotswolds, in 2014, Tim opened a new car storage and management solution in London. For obvious reasons, the exact location is kept secret until a car owner becomes a trusted client – suffice to say the chosen spot two miles west of Hyde Park has proved ideal for central London drivers to drop and collect their vehicles, offering easy access to both the Central and Hammersmith & City Line, alongside overground services.
The most secure car storage in London
If you’ve never experienced long term car storage before, you might not be expecting the Windrush gold standard. Our state-of-the-art central London facility couldn’t be further removed from damp garages or dingy lockups. The first thing you’ll notice upon arrival is our new and improved Drop Zone, immediately filling you with confidence that you’ve made the right choice.
It’s a stunningly appointed space where twinkling chandeliers and motorsport-themed artwork offer the first hints that our team goes the extra mile. Meanwhile, an impenetrable vault door announces the unparalleled round-the-clock security that makes Windrush the capital’s safest location for classic, modern, supercar and electric car storage.
Better still, our famously tight security doesn’t come at the cost of flexibility, thanks to a revolutionary system of one-time access codes that lets you collect your car at any time without waiting, paperwork or delays to your trip.
For a real-world example of how Windrush’s supercar storage has made the streets of London a safer place for owners, read this article.
A tailor-made maintenance programme
Of course, the reputation of Windrush long term car storage was built on far more than simply protecting the vehicle from theft. No other facility in London works harder to keep your car in top form during downtime, with the team swinging into action from the moment it is delivered into our care.
It all starts with the famous induction process that we consider essential for pre-storage, comprising twelve exacting steps, from a professional wash and dry to battery and fluid checks. With that checkover complete, your car is led to its own generous individual storage bay in our climate-controlled facility (55% RH), to be fitted with a battery conditioner and soft breathable cover.
But we don’t stop there. Based on the marque, model, vintage and individual qualities of your vehicle, Windrush’s experts will draw up a maintenance plan for the duration of your stay. From the basics like drip tray inspections and tyre pressure checks to a workout on our rolling road to limber up mechanicals and electricals, no stone is left unturned while your car is staying with us.
For classic, modern, EV and supercar storage, the Windrush team is ready to help. Drop us a line today on email@example.com