About Us

About Us

Adaptacar is based in North Devon and has been manufacturing and installing a wide range of vehicle adaptations for over 50 years, allowing people to maintain their independence by keeping them safely on the road.

We supply and fit a vast range of vehicle adaptations, from steering wheel aids to complex space drive systems, and our knowledgeable friendly team are here to help every step of the way.

Adaptacar was established on the basis of strong family values and placing the customer at the heart of what we do, and still remains very much our focus today. We provide a personal service and invest in frequent training to ensure that our engineers can provide the highest quality of installation to keep you safely on the road and independently mobile.

We are proud to be one of a very small handful of qualified installers for Space Drive systems in the UK. Space Drive, manufactured by PARAVAN in Germany, is an incredible piece of life changing technology, which allows people with minimal movement/strength to safely drive from their wheelchair . More information on this innovative technology can be found on our Adaptations page of the website.

Adaptacar History

Adaptacar was founded in 1972 by Peter & Cynthia Fairall in South Molton North Devon, where the business still remains today - albeit now in much larger terms! Peter Fairall had a passion for cars, and a strong desire to help keep those with disabilities on the road. As part of this he designed the first Adaptacar push pull, which still forms the basis of our Adaptacar Push Pull today.

In 1995 Stuart Courtney, shortly followed by his wife Lorna (daughter of Peter & Cynthia) in 2000, joined the family business, as the next generation to take on the business, broadening the company and expanding into wheelchair accessible vehicle and a wide range of all vehicle adaptations.

In 2021 Lisa & Darren Chapple, husband and wife duo, became the newest additional Directors of Adaptacar Limited and the next generation to continue on with the strong family run values upon which the company has been built, making it the longest standing vehicle adaptations company in the South West.


We are very proud to be approved registered installers for Motability. Motability is a Charity which help fund vehicle adaptations by enabling you to exchange your Mobility Allowance to fund the lease of a brand new vehicle, specifically adapted to your bespoke needs. To find out more about the scheme and if your eligible visit the Motability website:-