Matamata Panelworks, owned and operated by Malcolm & Nicky Sankey, is a renowned establishment that has been at the forefront of automotive restoration and custom paintwork since its inception in the year 2000. This distinguished facility has garnered a reputation as an award-winning restoration and custom paint shop, a testament to its commitment to excellence and dedication to the art of automotive craftsmanship.

Specializing in collision repairs, Matamata Panelworks is more than just a repair center; it is a hub of expertise where damaged vehicles are transformed back into pre accident condition. With years of experience, skilled technicians, and state-of-the-art equipment, they take pride in their ability to restore vehicles to their former glory, often exceeding their clients’ expectations.

In 2019, the establishment achieved a significant milestone by becoming an official Shelby Mod Shop for New Zealand. This partnership with Shelby added a new dimension to their services, allowing them to enhance and customize vehicles with the renowned Shelby touch, catering to the desires of enthusiasts seeking the exhilaration of high-performance automobiles.

Not stopping there in 2021 we saw construction begin on a new purpose built 2944m2 workshop to house Matamata Panelworks which was completed in early 2023.

Where most people would have thought that was enough October 2023 saw Tickford Performance appoint Matamata Panelworks as the Tickford Distribution & Enhancement Centre for New Zealand

Whether it’s a vintage classic in need of a meticulous restoration or a modern vehicle requiring precise custom paintwork, Matamata Panelworks stands as a trusted destination for automotive enthusiasts seeking top-notch craftsmanship and quality service. Under the capable leadership of Malcolm Sankey, this establishment continues to excel in its mission to bring damaged cars back to life and elevate them to new heights of beauty and functionality