Sometimes great looking cars don’t have great foundations. Although many might not tear apart a car that looks this good what we have now uncovered hiding under the paint and horrible previous body work shows it was a good decision.
This vintage FJ40 has been stretched 8 inches in the frame and now we have the removable hard top modified to match the longer all aluminum body.
Now ready for paint this Mark I Triumph Stag will get a respray in it’s original white color. Only 2,871 of these cars were to be sold in the United States between 1970 and 1977, this being the fourth that we have had in the shop.
This is how the entire body of Willys M38A1 is packed into a crate and shipped across the world to keep these iconic Jeeps on the road.
Cutting a giant hole in the roof of an Innocenti Mini Cooper 1300 looks scary but having a fabric folding sunroof will be worth the trouble.
The largest engine that Chrysler made it’s power by sheer size instead of high compression or high revs. This big block is making almost 500 horsepower and just over 400 ft-lbs or torque.
“Little” Red is a brush fire truck that was owned by the Civil Defense and used by the So. Amana Fire Department. This is from the first year of production of a the M38A1 that continued for 20 years.
Now running and fitted with Goodyear Wrangler MT takeoffs from a U.S. Army HMMWV the old Power Wagon looks more powerful than ever.
19,122 of these final version Series V Alpines were produced. They had a new five-bearing 1,725 cc (105.3 cu in) engine with twin Zenith-Stromberg semi-downdraught carburettors producing 93 bhp. This car is painted in the very rare Code #130 Gunmetal Metallic.
This Ford Mustang Boss 302 is once again since new fully painted to it’s Medium Blue Metallic color. Only 460 Boss 302s had the color code Q which was available only in 1970.
The Chevrolet Task Force Series of trucks started in 1955 and 1958 was the first year for the fleetside bed. All light-duty trucks were now called “Apache”, medium-duty trucks called “Viking”, and heavy-duty trucks called “Spartan”.
Rescued from it’s barn find state the Jaguar is now road worth again. The E-Type was based on Jaguar’s D-Type racing car, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years beginning 1955, and employed a racing design with both the body tub and engine bolted directly to the frame.
In 1967, the “Mk II” Moke added a passenger-side wiper. Horn and headlight controls were moved onto the indicator stalk. These later British Mokes were available in white as well as the original single color of Spruce Green.
The brown and biscuit interior is looking great with the Race Red exterior color. This BN7 has come a long way from the green it originally arrived in.
Built by Willys-Overland from 1926 to 1931 the Whippet was an attempt at a line of smaller cars until the depression ultimately doomed the brand. The Whippet 98A had 6 cylinder engine rated at 50 bhp and were produced in great number reaching a production of 82,207 units.
First on sale in 1945 these trucks were based on Dodge’s 3/4 ton WC series of World War II military trucks and were used where other trucks couldn’t easily travel.
Ever wonder how an entire new floor for a 1955 Chevrolet is shipped? This is the largest sheetmetal shipment we have ever received and the packaging is great!
Called the E-Type outside of North America this Jaguar is fresh from the barn after many years of sitting. Unfortunately at one point a repair shop did not know where the bonnet releases were located and decide to use pry bars instead.
After 62 years of ownership this 83 year old will finally be seeing his dream of this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible being restored back to it’s original condition.
The 1970 Pontiac GTO we just had come in is well preserved that the tank build sheet was still there an in perfect condition. This “goat” was built at General Motors Fremont Assembly and sent to Sumner Pontiac Company in Des Moines, Iowa.