About Us

Lived 9 Lives Kustoms is a full service, comprehensive, resotration auto shop located at the QuaySide marina in Southampton.

Doing whats right for the client drives every decision we make.

Established in 2020, we might be new in town but we have over 20 years combined experience the industry of doing ground up restorations and everything in-between across all makes and models from classics to modern day vehicles. We understand the importance of good customer service, with the majority of our work gained through positive word of mouth and loyal repeat custom from years of working in different garages, so If you can wish it, or dream it, we can probably make it happen!

Lived 9 Lives Kustoms is a full service, comprehensive, restoration auto shop located at the QuaySide marina in Sout1hampton. We do everything from small mechanical repairs to partial body work and paint all the way up to full restorations and custom fabrication.

Dedicated to Craftmanship

Jake Saunders

Hello everyone, my name is Jake and I am the owner of Lived 9 Lives Kustoms. I have been in the motor industry for over 20 years, restoring vehicles from a very early age and as a youngster, I learned to work on cars with friends whilst getting my start in the trade doing modifications, bodywork and servicing. With several years experience working for different local auto dealers, garages and professional modifiers, the dream was always to open my own workshop so during the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020 I reached my goal to bring an exciting new vehicle restoration and customising business to Southampton.

We all need something to keep us going in life. Something to aim for and my Lived 9 Lives brand represents everything that I’ve worked so hard for, proving you should never give up on your dreams and goals no matter what gets in your way. Being a passionate car enthusiast myself I always make sure the same level attention, detail and commitment goes into all my vehicle builds and I believe that cars should be worked on the right way — with loving care.

So join me in my Lived 9 Lives Kustoms’ journey😼

Our in-house capabilities and relationships with our vendors allow us to handle any scope of the restoration and preservation process.

We pride ourselves on our friendly and welcoming atmosphere in the workshop and the list of works we carry out are to the highest possible standards. Our staff are on hand to offer free, valuable advice, and are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your vehicle. We have a “Can Do” approach to your ideas on your dream project and we like to bounce ideas around to make your dream vehicle come true.

When working on your car, we will clearly explain all the options available to you, along with our personal recommendations. At Lived 9 Lives Kustoms, we always offer a quote upfront and always make sure we obtain your approval prior to any work being carried out.

L9L Charity Fundraising

Supporting St. Wilfrid’s Hospice
St Wilfrid’s Hospice is an independent charity we are close to and has been supporting local people in our community who are living with a life limiting or terminal illness, providing end of life care. So far we have raised £2,834 reaching just over 50% of our target from a 30 mile sponsored ‘Memory Charity Walk’ from Southampton to Chichester which was completed in just over 9 hours, all in memory of my sister Ellie.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to St. Wilfrid’s Hospice (Chichester), so its the most efficient way to give – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.


Give your car another lease of life!

If you’d like to speak to us regarding your next project please fill out the form to arrange a visit or give us a call