HOW WE WORK
Decide What You are Looking to Build.
Search for Vintage Racers on the Web and collect ideas of the car you want to recreate - the GT350, the TR250, the Grand Sporte. Get ideas. Attend a Vintage Race with HSR, SVRA or Monterey Reunion.
Find a Car.
You need to provide the donor/ build car. It needs to be mostly complete, rust free and not wrecked. Anything we must fix, source or make only adds cost. The more complete the donor, the better it is to the build budget.
Meet with Us.
We will schedule a design review of your build, the overall theme, performance, safety, insurability, and even conformity to sanctioning bodies like SCCA, HSR, VARA, NHRA or SVRA.
Determine Your Budget.
We will create a build sheet of what will be proposed and the number of estimated hours to complete. This will include engine, transmission, steering, suspension, exhaust, body, wheels, interior and compliance with sanctioning vintage clubs or promoters.
Your Car Will be Model 1 of 1. Enjoy It.
You commenced a build of a car that is meant to be enjoyed at the track, or on the weekends at Cars and Coffee. It will turn heads and you will be asked questions. Talk it up to the people that ask. When you refer someone to us, we will make it worth your while. If you decide to sell it. Call us first, we may buy it back from you, or find a buyer. Your in a club now.
Provide the Car. Provide the Coin.
We will evaluate your candidate car and determine its road worthiness, safety and overall needs such as rust or collission repair, missing parts, etc. These will be added to the build list of the original budget. A 50% deposit will be paid to commence the project. 25% will be paid at the mid point of the timeline and the final 25% paid on delivery. Additional hours will be charged at $90 per hour.
$10,000 Paint Jobs or Walnut Dashboards
We like metal - aluminum, steel...the stuff if you ding it, you take a body hammer and straighten it out. A black Sharpie just might be your touch up paint. Call it patina - it's vintage. Our customers don't cry over scratches - they are conversation pieces - "I got that in Turn 9 at Buttonwillow".
If your looking for the nut and bolt restoration on some rotisserie, we need to send you elsewhere. We build cars to drive and enjoy WITHOUT fret of a chip, scratch or getting dirty. If you do get a chip in the paint because little Johny's scootter fell into it...call it patina and move on. Drive these cars and turn some heads in the process. Oh, we think rotisseries are made for BBQ's - not cars.
We Do Not Build Buckets.
Except for a cool Bonneville Racer, if you want something you call a T-Bucket, then go down to the hardware store and buy one. These things are not "racers" and are just meant to be driven in a straight line. But they do make conversation for others around you like..."why..."
We do Vintage "racers" from the late 50's, 60's and early 70's. Flatheads OK. Mustangs OK. These cars are mean, nasty and just don't like to ride on trailers. We don't like fancy car names either, like Cuda-zilla, or Mustang-er, or Terra-Camaro. Leave those to the TV shows.
Unless you have a Cobra-replica and want to turn it into a faithful recreation of a USRRC 289 Cobra, we don't work on kits cars. We work in metal and we hate body filler & fiberglass, unless of course it's that replica of a cobra - those are about $500K (and up) and very hard to come by - nuff said.
We Do Not Do Trailer Queens.
If you are looking for the Coffee Crusier that looks like a jukebox on wheels, we can't help. But if you like track days, at Willow Springs, Button Willow or Fontana and the raw sound of a V8 at speed around turn 6, then we can scratch your itch.