Welcome to Max500 LTD,

Offering quality servicing & repairs to all models of Lotus & Porsche Vehicles. 

Tel. 01483 573737

Surrey's leading Lotus service specialist 


About MAX500 Ltd

Years of Experience

Having been fascinated by cars for all my life, I was fortunate to have carried out my apprenticeship at Grays of Guildford back in the early 80's,  this gave me a great insight into performance vehicles with the Ford RS and Cosworth range. At the end of the 80's the opportunity arose to work at Bell & Colvill, where I soon became the Lotus workshop foreman, At the time the business was owned and run by Mr Colvill & Mr Bell two of the nicest people in the motor trade with a real passion for their business, cars and customer service, I owe them both a debt of gratitude not only for my time there but also for the help and encouragement since. 

Lotus & Porsche Specialist

After leaving Bell & Colvill in the mid 1990’s I went on to start and run a Lotus Specialist with my good friend Tim, this coincided with the introduction of the Elise. The Elise was a real turning point in the modern fortunes of Lotus,

but not only that it gave our new business a huge new customer base of Lotus owners. We offered Lotus repairs and servicing for Lotus enthusiasts by enthusiasts which I continue to this day. Because of the relationship with the customers we ended up looking after many of their other vehicles, this lead to my interest in Porsche and to me offering a full range of Porsche servicing and repairs. 

A Fresh New Start

2015 bought me more than my fair share of personal sorrow and greif, but as is often the way it also offers other opertunities, by the end of the following year I had secured a new workshop and had it completely refurbished to my own specification and requirments, Being just a ten minutes from my home obviously works well for me, but more importantly being in the centre of the historic town of Guildford it offers a real convenicance for customers, I am just a few minutes walk from both of Guidfords main line railway stations, meaning you can drop your car off and be on the way to your office within just a few minutes.

Services MAX500 Ltd

Servicing & Repairs

Lotus Esprit S4S, Lotus Cortina Mk1, Lotus Essex Esprit

I can offer full servicing for all ages and Models of Porsche & Lotus Cars. Using only top quality parts including Valvoline synpower oils for modern engines and Valvoline  VR1 Racing oil for the more historic vehicles. I have specialist engine and vehicle diagnostic equipment, I also have the increasingly rare diagnostic equipment of the early Esprit ABS system. Full four wheel alignment is available with lazer wheel alignment equipment on site.

Lotus Engine & Gearbox Rebuild

I have been rebuilding Lotus engine and gearbox's for over thirty years, these days very few garages get involved with the process of rebuilding major components, it is now normal for garages just to fit new or reconditioned units. I am more than happy to rebuild all Lotus engines including the often maligned Lotus Esprit V8 and the Jenson Healey 907 engine. Much the same applies to the range of gearbox used by Lotus although it is getting increasing difficult to obtain spare parts for the Austin Maxi based 5 speed used in the Elan Plus 2 

Porsche Engine & Gearbox Rebuild

In am happy to rebuild all Porsche engines and gearbox, I can also replace the problem intermediate shaft bearings on the early 996 and Boxster engines as a preventative measure without removing and fully stripping the engine using the highly rated LN ceramic bearing

Contact Us

email contact form

It is very often easier and quicker for me to answer  a question over the phone, than long and involved email, so in the first instance please do give me a call.

Max500Ltd

Park Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4PH England, UK

Tel:
0044 (0)1483 573737

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm

Saturday: 9.30am - 12.30pm by prior arrangement 

Sunday: Closed