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Hi there !


I'm Benjamin BOSSUET, manager of the garage L'Atelier du Centre à Duravel in the Lot department - find us on the 🌍 - and I'll do my utmost to meet your requirements 100 %.  


I'm hooked on cars and especially those which are a bit older and collectable - British, German, Italian and of course our great French classics!

Please get in touch so we can discuss together your requirements and your project. I'll do my best to help you in English, but obviously some French or Google Translate might be needed 👍

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What we offer

Mechanical work

• regular servicing and maintenance for your safe motoring and peace of mind - 2 wheelers, 4 wheelers (and why not more!)

• major overhaul and rebuild of engines, gearboxes, drive-trains, steering, brakes, exhaust systems, etc

• You've got a classic, collectable or soon-to-be-collectable car that big-brand garages catering for all-electronic plug-in cars aren't interested in - then come and see us!

Bodywork and paint

• your pride and joy has unfortunately taken a hit or your old-timer has been afflicted with age by that cursed rust - well we can take care of that for you and return her to her former glory


• restoration is our speciality!

• we take the time to source those rare spare parts for your beautiful classic, but we're also happy if you have a favourite classic car parts provider to send them to us

Time-frames respected

• If you have a restoration project, together we'll set a date for you to bring us your vehicle and we undertake to dedicate our time working on it in order to hand it back to you in the shortest possible time-frame (of course, there are always unforeseen 'surprises' with classic cars, but we'll do our best to meet you rexpectations)

Client feedback

(Translated by Google)  We were pleasantly surprised by the professionalism and the body of knowledge brought to our 1990 Porsche 911 vehicle. The manager performed an engine assessment and repaired bodywork on the wing with amazing accuracy and quality of workmanship. A rare skill. I fully recommend this garage. 

(original in French)

(Jean Ou-Rabah 07/2022)

(Translated by Google)  Great help! On holiday in France, the car suddenly gave the message that the tire pressure was too low. We just happened to pass by their garage. Without an appointment they immediately checked the tires. Valve turned out to be broken. It was fixed right away (new valve) and they didn't want payment. I definitely recommend this garage. Helpful and professional. Great and thank you again!


(original in Dutch)


(Ruud  Vranken 09/2022)


(Translated by Google)  We have redone the paint of our BMW which is a collection! We are very attached to it, we have had it for 32 years! We had total confidence in him and the work was remarkable! He is a passionate man with very good advice!! He did a job of extreme precision and we are delighted! The paint and varnish are of remarkable quality. We recommend it. We will come back to this for future work. Thank you and see you soon.

(original in French)

(Sorin Gillen 12/2021)

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