Inside the UK’s most exclusive underground supercar car park
These latest photographs have provided us with an insight into where drivers of the best and most expensive cars in London store they prized motors.
Million pound vehicles such as Ferraris and Bugattis are stored in this top secret car park with motorists paying thousands to use the facilities.
Hundreds of premium cars line Windrush’s two storage facilities which are dubbed ‘Batcaves’ by staff.
To protect the car’s identity and to prevent damage each vehicle is given a set of ‘pyjamas’ which are essentially soft covers that cover the vehicles.
Central London is not necessarily the safest place to park your prized motor on the road so this 24 hour facility provides safety from theft, dings and scrapes – but it comes at a cost.
To store your car in this facility you will have to pay a premium of £110 per week.
Some of the most exclusive cars are housed here with two 1970s Ferrari Dinos which retail at around £300,000 and a number of Bugatti Veyrons which will set drivers back a cool million pounds.
Hidden amongst the roster of cars is also a Ferrari LaFerrari which now cost more than £2million to buy.
Car such as the LaFerrari are stored at the facility
All of the cars are photographed and given a condition report before being valeted.
We look after some of the world’s rarest motor cars, from Ferraris and Jaguars to Lamborghinis and Bugattis
They are then allowed to be fully air dried for 24 hours before being transported to the air-controlled storage rooms.
Owners have access to their car whenever they want as part of the premium service.
Some cars have however been sitting there for years for example a concours condition Jaguar which has been at the facility since 2010.
The company is run by ex-Ferrari F1 team member Tim Earnshawe who started Windrush 13 years ago and they now deal with up to 300 cars at a time.
Classic cars such as the Aston Martin DB5 are also stored there
Tim said: “We look after some of the world’s rarest motor cars, from Ferraris and Jaguars to Lamborghinis and Bugattis.
“But it is a level field whether you own a Ford or a Ferrari. We provide one service level for all.
“It is a service for people without the time to look after their car. It is a high security private area.
“Every car that comes in get a 360 degree check and is signed off by the owner.
“It is then valeted before being put to sleep under a cover, which we call pyjamas, in a temperatures and air-controlled environment.
“We’re looking after time-poor customers, many of which are high net worth individuals, and pampering their cars which are ready to be driven at any moment regardless of how long they have been stored.
“Customers know the car will be delivered, collected, valeted, that we can service and repair it, take it in for an MOT and they get photo updates of the whole process.
“Maybe they don’t have the space or security in London or elsewhere to store their car. We provide a niche service and some people don’t know it exists.”
Among Tim’s customers are celebrities and high net worth individuals- although their identities are strictly kept secret.
It isn’t just classic models and 200mph supercars which are stored by Windrush – there are a number of more mundane motors.
Tim said: “One of our clients drives a 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser which he loves and we have an identical model in time capsule condition.
“One day his Land Cruiser will die and he will call us up and ask for the model he’s been storing with us since 2011.
“Nostalgia and sentimentality is important to our clients. At one stage we had a very basic Austin Metro City.
“They sold thousands in the 1980s but they are very rare these days. It was the same car as the one he learnt to drive in and we looked after it for a few years.”
Every day the storage areas are inspected at least twice, while the battery charger and drip trays are checked once a week.
Fluids and pressures are checked every 60 days along with the engine and electrical components.
Tim added: “It generally tends to be cars which are appreciating in value.
“Some people choose to keep the car in storage over a long period as an investment.
“We have a concours condition Jaguar XK120 which has been here for seven years.
“It might just be the person doesn’t have somewhere to store their supercar.
“They spend the week in a normal car like a VW Golf and then, on Friday evening, they arrive in the Golf and swap it for their supercar which they enjoy over the weekend and then return on Sunday.”