BLACKLINE IN THE BEGINNING
Ben Smith is the dynamic founder and director of the Blackline Classic Cars Ltd. Blackline Classic Cars was formed in 2012.
Ben has always had a passion for conducting business and has a natural ability for making things happen through his drive to succeed, networking skills, continuous learning and personal initiative.
At the age of just 17, Ben set up the business at his family home in Wellington, Somerset. He bought an old classic Mini that required attention with a view to restoring it and selling it on. His passion for high standard paint and body work developed during this time and Ben took on varied work for local garages and traders. This marked the beginning of an evolving business. Needing to expand, Ben set up a small workshop in Ottery St. Mary, Devon and was offered an opportunity to complete a bare-metal respray of a classic Jaguar E-Type giving him the chance to show the world his extraordinary natural talent.
Ben has always had an appreciation of design, style and high-quality craftsmanship. To date he has worked on many iconic vehicles ranging from Jaguar E-Types to Maseratis and Ferraris and he has worked hard to build a portfolio of international clients.