About Us
Our passion
We are enthusiastic about cars from the 60’s to the 80’s. We want the garage to be driven more by passion and mutual interest rather than a hard-commercial edge.

It is very much a work in progress but the ultimate goal is to create a comfortable, nostalgic and laidback destination in the Winchester area whether you are getting an MOT, having your Merc serviced, seeking advice, looking to buy a classic car or just want to hang around other ‘petrol-heads’.
“Cars have always been my passion, so this is a dream come true – to further develop a long-established garage into a local destination for like-minded people to relax and enjoy cars”
NIALL J. HOLDEN
Director
Our PHILOSPHY
Old-fashioned values
driving new levels of service
The most important thing to us is that our customers feel welcome, enjoy their time at the garage and receive a first-class value-for-money service.
The ethos of the business, as our mission statement says, is to maintain old-fashioned values in a customer and service orientated local business.
The Team
Nial Holden
Director
Niall will often be found working away in the office, it is Niall's passion for cars along with his vision that is the driving force for Winchester Auto Barn, with so many exciting plans for the garage we can't wait to share more with you.
Nick Harper
Customer Service Manager
Nick will be the friendly face that greets you on arrival in reception. Nick has worked in the motor industry for over 30 years, experienced with both new and used cars. A family man, Nick lives locally and enjoys foreign Travel.
Max Holden
Customer Service Assistant
Living locally in Winchester Max joined the Winchester Auto Barn team last year after graduating from Oxford Brooks, here he studied politics and international relationships. In his spare time, he enjoys football and music festivals. Max will be found in the office making up the team that are there to welcome you and answer any questions you may have.
Paul Patience
Workshop Manager
Paul has been with the garage for over twenty years and is an experienced mechanic who specialises particularly in Mercedes Benz and in vehicle diagnostics. He is also our MOT manager. Paul is known to like a cake (or two…!)
Richard Grist
Workshop Technician
Rich has over fourteen years experience here at the garage. He is very versatile and you can be sure he is always working to a high standard. In his spare time Rich likes to DJ at the weekends.
Lizzie Haskell
Junior Mechanic
Lizzie will be found in the workshop alongside the rest of the mechanical team. She has always had a passion for working with cars and made this dream into a reality after retraining at Sparsholt College for 3 years before joining our team, this month see's Lizzie celebrating her first year with us! Living locally in Winchester Lizzie enjoys spending time with her children and walking her dog.
Jack Soper
Apprentice Mechanic
You will find Jack in the workshop alongside the rest of our mechanic team, a keen young gentleman enjoying the day-to-day training being mentored by an experienced member of our team. Jack loves everything to do with classic cars and also is a keen Land Rover enthusiast.
  • Find Us
  • Telephone
    01962 677776
  • Winchester Auto Barn
    Sutton Scotney
    Winchester, Hampshire
    England, SO21 3NS