For Sale


Welcome to Johnson Autoworks website.  If this is your first visit, here's a bit of information about who we are and what we do.  If you know me already you can skip this bit and check out the pictures

Johnson Autoworks has been running since 2001 where I started out on my own in a small lock up. Now we have a purpose built workshop and have 4 full time fully qualified members of  staff. I entered into the world of the motor trade in 1992 when I had my first job as an apprentice diesel fitter and then in 1993 moved on to a ford dealership where I finished my apprenticeship and gained my qualifications.  Although I worked for a ford dealership my passion outside of work has always  been for air cooled VWs I started my first resto project at 16 and haven't stopped since. I have owned many bugs ,buses and all manor of  aircoolers even going through a stage of owning a few Porsche 914's 

Our team consist of 4 highly skilled individuals all of whom have been through full apprenticeships and received all there appropriate qualifactions and  have some great experience on all types of vehicle and all of them have a big passion for building ,restoring and driving VW's

Our passion and experience means your vehicle is in good hands


We have had many articles published in Volksworld Camper and Bus (the biggest vw scene magazine)www.volksworld.com and had many  vans featured which have been built by us and we regularly contribute to there "how to pages"

why not join us on facebook at " johnson autoworks we love restos "

looking to buy a camper check out our for sale page.

how about a full on custom restoration   like this 1974 bay, for its new owner Danny,  santarini black,disc brakes all round,RHD 150bhp automatic you want it we can build it!


Andy Smiths 1972 Bay since being fully restored by us its bagged almost 20 trophies at all the top shows inc Best bay at both Van fest and Bug Jam... need we say more!

Heres Luke Hubbards 69 fresh out of the resto house ,man what a stunner 3 years and a lot of graft ,blood sweat and tears, this was one rusty double door !keep an eye out it really is a super straight example of a UK RHD bus.....

You can find us just south of Nottingham off the A46 in Wymeswold.  Half an hour from J21A of the M1. or if you are coming from the North 20 mins from J24 of the M1

And to make life easier we now accept all major credit and debit cards

All prices ,quotes and estimates are now subject to V.A.T

What do we do?  Anything and everything for air cooled VWs, especially Type IIs.  From checking out a prospective purchase to repairs, servicing, MOT prep or custom lowering right up to a full scale restoration.  we've normally got a few choice vehicles for sale too - some are my own, some on behalf of clients.As I run a T4 for my everyday vehicle we are starting to get to know them quite well and are now  carrying out service and maintainance on all T4 models,also incorporating lowering, body work ,window fitting service (turn your builders van into a camper)and full interior conversions and 240 hook up and split charge systems

this is our workshop project 62 split its been keeping us busy in the evenings and over our lunch breaks. Have a look at what we are doing on the workshop page its now finished and has been  featured in volksworld recently!

Want to know more?  Browse these pages or just give us a call for free friendly advice.  You can't always get me on my mobile but your welcome to leave a message and I'm at the workshop Monday-Friday though I can normally pop in for parts or a quote on a weekend if you're desperate.

Steve,and the team,

Tel: 01509889552 8am-5pm mon - fri or mobile 07818061891 and leave a message  or mail stevetype2@btinternet.com