Updated February 21, 2023

A new life for the automobile ancestors!

By Shana Devleschoudere
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Carrosserie du Prince d'Orange has been caring for the vehicles entrusted to its care for 30 years. In three decades, the small, confidential garage has become a specialized workshop and a center of excellence in its field. "I worked for 12 years as a car expert, but eventually I got bored of the administrative burden of the job," recalls Henri Harms, founder and owner, but above all a car enthusiast. Over the past five years, he has added another string to the bow of his flourishing body shop: a department dedicated to classic cars. A successful gamble: the order book is still full, and people are flocking (sometimes from far and wide) to entrust their rolling jewels to HHistoricar's care. A case in point is , a Jaguar Eventer whose bodywork is in very poor condition... Thanks to HHistoricar's expertise, this "hunting estate" version of the Jaguar XJS, produced in just 69 examples by the famous English coachbuilder Lynx, will be given a second lease of life. And this winter, another prestigious project is on the horizon: an Aston Martin DB4 (the same as James Bond's), whose matte paintwork is in need of a real facelift. As for the mechanical side of things, while HHistoricar takes care of some of the smaller jobs, everything else is subcontracted to well-known specialists. Thanks to this network, HHistoricar can carry out complete restoration work. There's no doubt about it: HHistoricar is now the place where the jewels of automotive history are reborn.