Classic Auto Restorations
Doug Latham, founder and operator of English Auto USA has been restoring classic automobiles for over 40 years. His passion started as a young man when his older brothers drove the latest English sports cars home from the service. Once he obtained his driver’s license and had the option of driving brother Don’s XK140 Jaguar, brother David’s Mark II Austin Healy vs. his mother’s Ford LTD Wagon ~ that is all it took to ignite his long-term passion for British Automobiles.
In 1972 Doug formed the business English Auto USA. He worked in a small garage behind his home, summers and weekends to help subsidize his college education. Doug earned a BS degree from Springfield College in 1973. He moved to Searsport, Maine in 1974 and opened a one-car shop. Since then the demand for his services has steadily increased, and so has the number of services offered.
The shop was greatly expanded in 1984 and today is a one-stop, full-service restoration facility.
Doug is ASE certified and the facility is recognized by the State of Maine as a Certified State Inspection Station. Doug is also certified by the State of Maine and the EPA as a Paint Technician. The facility has been sanctioned by the Maine Safety Board.