The owner wanted a restoration but 356RESTORE was too busy. Another shop stripped and discovered huge rear end damage. Their metal work estimate went from $5,000 to $12,000. The owner pulled the car. We bought it, put on a rear … Continue reading
This was a family 356 but was parked ten years ago when a missed shift caused engine damage. 356RESTORE did a complete restoration and the owner did the undercoating and final assembly. The 356 went to San Diego as part … Continue reading
This was another full restoration. Typical rust repair. Jim rebuilt his engine with European heater systems using the Maestro’s books. This 356 is now a daily driver.
Mentioned earlier, we returned this Roadster to Rhome and told him to fit everything to the car before it was painted. We were concerned that due to the heavy damage, parts might not fit i.e. windows to top, bumpers, etc. … Continue reading
This was a California 356 but none of the numbers matched. Typical rust repair and is now ready for paint. I think the original color was Aquamarine Blue but I went with another color. It sold in late 2001.
Scotty mentioned earlier actually raced against this 356 in 1954 and 1955. It is also only three serial numbers different from another Pre-A Coupe he owns. So he has sisters. We were able to save the floor pan, longitudinal, and … Continue reading
This was just supposed to be a scratch and shoot; a color change from Black to Auratrium Green. It have us a lot of problems as today’s paint reacts with yesterday’s paint material. We had to paint it three times!
BJ is my son and a few years ago moved from Minnesota to Colorado. He now works with me in the shop. After a year of developing his welding and restoration skills we thought it would be good for him … Continue reading
This was one of the few insurance jobs we’ve done. The 356 was stored outside in Basalt, CO under a pipe and canvas car cover which was tied to the rear deck lid. The wind came up, the deck lid … Continue reading
Another mountain car from Minturn. Complete restoration and New Aquamarine Blue paint with black interior. Forgot to weld up the mirror hole on the door. Bruce reminded me because he was going with a fender mirror. Had to repair the … Continue reading
Another Vail car. I evaluated this one eight years ago but Rocky didn’t have the time or funds. Seven years later he calls for the restoration. After we finished he drove it to the Durango Holiday.
Owned by a dentist who sent it out to Aspen to be restored by a friend of his brother. After four years and $42,000, the Speedster wasn’t done; the restorer lost his shop and walked away. We finished the 356 … Continue reading