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Partnership with O’Rourke Coachtrimmers


Thornley Kelham are strengthening their long-term partnership with world-class coachtrimmers O’Rourke, to ensure the peerless quality of its new range of European ‘restomod’ projects. O’Rourke’s have already trimmed a number of our award-winning restorations and we will now take a permanent bay within the O’Rourke facility as European production begins in earnest.

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New Jaguar XK European and New Website


  • Welcome to the newest member of our ‘European’ programme: the Jaguar XK European. Taking a derelict donor Jaguar XK as its base, the car is then transformed into ‘European’ specification, featuring an all-alloy lightweight body penned by McLaren P1 designer, Paul Howse, and a full range of performance and comfort upgrades and enhancements.

To read more, see here

To see the full brochure, see Jaguar XK European




  • We are proud to have launched our entirely new website after several years of hard work. What we have produced is not only more modern, and more in-keeping with the our dedication to design and quality, but also represents our offerings in a much clearer way. Our authentic restoration work sits proudly alongside our bespoke projects, including the European programme, and each leads naturally into the many ways you can enjoy your car within the Thornley Kelham ecosystem; our race shop, rally support or concours preparation teams.

To see the new website, see here



Introducing European By TK

Inspired by the success of our Lancia Aurelia ‘Outlaw’ project, we are expanding our range of updated and reinterpreted automotive icons, with a new ‘European’ brand. Over the next 12 months, three new reimagined motoring legends will be revealed, having been meticulously upgraded and enhanced by the Thornley Kelham team.

European CSL

The final evolution of our Lancia Aurelia Outlaw programme is here, and marks the first step in an entirely new division within Thornley Kelham. As you may know, only nine Outlaws will ever be built, and we are introducing an exclusive specification for the final three models: the European CSL.

To see our latest newsletter and get more information on the European CSL, click here


New Engine Building Facility

We can tune, develop and build your engine – race or road and have recently expanded our operations with major upgrades to our engineering and engine building departments.

We are now able to offer our clients:-

  • Engine preparation and development
  • Full machine shop facilities
  • State of the art Dynamometer facility

For more, see here

New Dyno Facility

We’re excited to share a sneak preview of the new engine dyno facility being installed in our workshop. The addition of the powertrain testing equipment comes directly after Thornley Kelham announced its partnership with Race Techniques, offering an expanded and enhanced machine shop both in terms of equipment and also engineering expertise.

Our Superflow 902 Dynamometer measures every aspect of an engine’s performance and can accommodate outputs as high as 1500bhp, 1000 ft/lbs of torque and 12,000rpm. Race Techniques’ Superflow SSF300E Flow Bench measures the precise quantity of air an engine cylinder can consume and expel. 

New Engineering Facility


Through our acquisition of the Race Techniques team and their equipment, now housed in our brand new facility, we can now build your ultimate road or race engine.

We can offer you improved levels of engine performance and greater fuel efficiency and engine longevity, all evaluated using our Superflow SF300E Flow Bench and decades of experience.

For more, see here