In the Shop

Things move quickly around our shop. Some are here for just a little service, some for repair, and of course some for full restoration. Follow along and you can watch the progress, and see what new projects come along.

1937 Ford Two-Man Indy Racer

Building to a 1937 Indy car spec. Flat head Ford power and period racing pieces throughout. Listen to that Flathead Ford roar!

1968 Mustang Fastback Resto Mod

Our customer has been talking to us for some time about building a special 1968 Mustang. He had one many years ago, but he wants this one to be a unique build to him. As a long time Jaguar owner, including both an E and F Type, he knows about classic styling and modern performance. This car was purchased as a stalled restoration and had many pieces already purchased. We will be using some Shelby based styling pieces, but generally keeping the traditional good looks and styling of the original car. Follow the build here and on Facebook!

1965 Series 1 E-Type

New to the shop is solid Series 1 4.2-litre car that had been sitting for a while and needed to be re-commissioned. We’re starting with a new fuel tank and carb rebuild, rebuilding the diff and we’ll freshen up all the components. We got the car running only to find the clutch disc had rusted to the flywheel. We pulled the engine and trans and have the new assembly being installed now. The intention is to get the car running and driving well and refresh this older restoration so the owner can use this beauty in the summer!

1967 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8

This Healey came from Kansas City and is being treated to a full restoration. The engine has been rebuilt but the body sat for quite some time and needs a fair amount of love. Surprisingly, the car must have been rust-proofed as there are plugs in the chassis and the frame is in very good shape. The intent is to keep it BRG. Follow along as we go!

1955 Austin Healey 100-4 – This car had its restoration started at a body shop that was to work on it when they had free time. After many years, nothing much was complete, and the work quality was sub-par for such a nice car.  Our goal is to restore it back to its once original quality. Right hand drive car will really be nice when complete!

1961 Jaguar Series 1 E Type – A complete nut and bolt restoration to original

1965 Series 1 Jaguar E-Type

This car languished in a body shop for over eight years. The body was rust free, but had been severely abused by attempts to remove the paint. An attempted V8 transplant ruined the bird cage, and necessitated replacement. The car is finished in an original dark blue and will sport a British tan interior. An engine rebuild is in process.

1976 Triumph TR6 – The new owner of this really nice TR6 had us go through and check out the car for safety and running stability. We did a full service went through the suspension and brakes which needed attention. We have upgraded to new SU carbs and currently rebuilding the engine.

1962 Series 1 Jaguar E Type – The car has been stored since the mid-seventies. It is pretty rough, but has most of its original parts and pieces. The car is headed to a total mechanical and cosmetic restoration to include rotisserie body and paint restoration, and interior.

1959 Austin Healey BN6  – This car came to us after being ravaged by a body shop. Rust repair and old damage was done poorly and made panel alignment almost impossible. The owner will be completing the car once we deliver a straight, aligned and painted body.

1963 Austin Healey BJ7 Race Car – This project started out with a twin car being built by John and the Sport and Specialty founder Mark Baker. The intent was to build special cars engineered along the lines of the 1960s Sebring racers. After John took over the business he traded his project for a Caterham 7 and stored this car until his other projects were completed. This car will be finished in Aston Martin racing green and be a track only car boasting many high-performance modifications.

1973 Porsche 911 Targa – Complete body and trim restoration with factory original silver paint.

1965 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 – Complete body and trim restoration with factory original black paint.

1962 Austin Healey 3000 – Complete nut and bolt restoration, body, paint, drive line, interior.