The story of Paul Stephens (the brand) is really the story of Paul Stephens (the individual). It’s a story of passion, determination and obsession, a story that any successful person can appreciate. His obsession for competing and winning, and an unfailing desire to only offer his customers the best, have shaped a business with a deserved reputation for unwavering quality. From its focused beginnings as a specialist car company, Paul Stephens has grown into a respected brand designed for those who live their lives at the same pace as the man himself.
THE HISTORY OF PAUL STEPHENS
Paul Stephens has petrol in his veins and the 911 in his heart. Having learnt to drive at the age of six, he had his first drive in a 911 at nine, reaching 100mph on a disused airfield. By 21 he had acquired his first 911, a 2.4E, which is a version he still owns today. Paul started his own business nearly 25 years ago, specialising in sportscars and in particular Porsche – a business fuelled by a passion and enthusiasm for cars.
Paul Stephens swiftly gained a reputation for not only the quality of cars he offered for sale, but also the customer service and knowledge of the marque. Not unsurprisingly, it was Paul’s unrivalled understanding of the 911 series and its derivatives that really cemented this reputation and saw the company become the place to go for anything and everything 911. His experience is now held in very high regard.
In 2002, Paul began to develop his real vision, Paul Stephens AutoArt – a collection of bespoke-built cars, based on the Porsche 911, that feature classic style with modern features and performance. Officially launched at Brands Hatch in 2005, only a few examples are lovingly created each year. The customer engagement, design and build are all overseen by Paul himself in line with his high standards of quality and attention to detail.
Paul Stephens bring the same level of passion, commitment and quest for perfection to everything they do and this has allowed the company to develop into what it is today – a respected brand that strikes a chord with anyone who shares Paul’s dedication to success. From our bespoke builds, through selected original model sales to our high-end design collections, a consistent energy underlines all that we do.
PAUL STEPHENS AUTOART
Quality is something you feel. An instinct, a perception, an indisputable sense of something special. And once you have felt it, you can never go back to ‘ordinary’. Paul Stephens AutoArt is the ultimate expression of our quest for perfection, aimed at those seeking the ultimate expression of individuality.
Our AutoArt creations are hand-crafted and feature timeless style combined with modern features and performance, built to your individual specification from our proven ‘starting-points’ or to your own one-off vision.
FINE ART, FINE DETAIL
Every AutoArt car combines classic and modern to give you an unrivalled driving and ownership experience. Starting with a fully restored bodyshell, mechanics are fully rebuilt and enhanced throughout, while the hand-finished interiors offer a visual and tactile delight. Practicality is important too. These are cars to use every day if you choose, with fully galvanised bodies, 12,000 mile service intervals and a 3 year / 60,000 mile warranty.
However you decide to specify, or finish your bespoke model, our craftsmen and engineers lavish the finest attention on every single detail. The epitome of British class and refinement. Something built just for you. For you to enjoy in your own way, in your own time.
PAUL STEPHENS PORSCHE ENGINEERING
With our combined in-house knowledge of Porsche, Paul Stephens are perfectly placed to discuss your options for enhancing your existing 911 or building something for a specific requirement. So whether it’s some simple upgrades to your current road car for track days and fast road use, something a bit more serious for club racing or even a full FIA historic racer, please give us a call. We are always on hand to offer our expertise.
SERVICE AND UPGRADES
Paul Stephens’ engineering department offers a range of specialised services for your Porsche. From a full restoration to a minor service, you can be rest assured that our work is undertaken with pride, care and the utmost attention to detail.
- Service work
- Brake upgrades
- Engine rebuilds
- Gearbox rebuilds
- Bespoke projects