Restoration Services

Trusted Classic Car Restoration

Automotive Collision Specialists has the classic car restoration experience you need. Our team has 25+ years of restoring classic vehicles. We provide many levels of restoration service:
  • Classic “Driver” Restoration
  • Show Quality Restoration
  • Concourse Restoration
  • Late Model Restoration
  • Classic Car Collision Repair

Keep reading to learn more about the services we offer or review our classic car restoration FAQs.

Classic Daily Driver Restorations

Photo of a freshly painted blue Volkswagen Vanagon leaving the Automotive Collision Specialists shop on a flatbed truck after paint and body restoration work.

Many classic car and truck owners love to bring their favorites out when the weather is good. These aren’t just show cars – they’re meant to be on the road!

These are a few examples of classic drivers we can help bring back to life:

  • A Mustang convertible that was your first car.
  • The Ford Model-A or Model-T uncovered in the barn.
  • A Chevelle, handed down through the family.
  • That Corvette someone took on as a project car.
  • The Porsche 911, 924, 928, or 944 that’s been sitting next to the garage.

Maybe your car isn’t in this list. That’s ok – we’ve got a long list of make and model cars we’ve restored to daily driving! If you’ll give us a call, we’d love to talk about yours.

Show Quality and Concourse Restorations

People from near and far bring their classic and collector cars to our Fuquay-Varina NC restoration shop. Our expert classic car restoration technicians have experience with both show quality and concourse level automotive restoration.

Show Quality

White Porsche 930 Carrera Turbo body on a dolly in the Automotive Collision Specialists paint booth for restoration.

A show quality restoration is for a classic car you plan to enter into a local or national show. We complete a “frame-off” restoration for most show cars.

This allows us to make sure the frame and supporting structures receive the same quality parts and labor as the body panels, paint, and interior parts you can see from the outside.

We take extra care to make sure your classic car or truck will turn heads when you roll into the next show!

Concourse Restoration

Photo of a green 1970 Mercedes Benz 280 SL being driven at a classic car auto show in Pinehurst NC after a concourse level restoration by Automotive Collision Specialists in Fuquay Varina NC

A concourse level restoration is the highest level classic car restoration possible. These cars are likely to be placed into a private collection or automotive museum. In some cases, they’re investment vehicles that bring high values at auction.

During a concourse level classic car restoration, we focus on every single detail – including the ones you might not ever see. That’s because a concourse car or truck will be examined by the most skilled eyes.

Here are a few examples of concourse level restorations we’ve done:

  • 1966 Mustang 350 GT Pace Car for the 1st CanAm Race in 1966
  • 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
  • 1970 Porsche 911

Museums and magazines have featured our work. We’ve restored many different classic and collector cars including Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and others.

Other shops bring their concourse restoration projects to our team. We often complete paint and body work for their project cars and trucks. One of these was a Shelby Daytona that later sold at auction for more than a million dollars.

Call us at (919) 552-0333 and tell us about your collectable car or truck. We’ve got the expertise to find the parts and get your restoration project underway!

Late Model Restoration

Front three quarter view of a Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL sedan in the Automotive Collision Specialists auto body repair shop being prepped for paint after a collision repair..

We often help owners with their reliable vehicles that aren’t antique, historic, or collectable. Sometimes, the cost of replacing your faithful car or truck with a new one is just too high. Yet, you still want your car to look good.

The cost of restoring this kind of car or truck is an important decision. We can restore most vehicles to showroom quality. We’ve done full and partial restoration body and paint work on late model sedans, pickup trucks, SUVs, and sports cars. This 1990 Mercedez-Benz SEL in our shop is a great example.

You have many options based on your vehicle’s age, condition, and the budget you have to spend. That includes helping you think through options like using original equipment (OE) or aftermarket parts and different paint options. Our restoration specialists will help you make an informed choice.

If you’re ready to invest in keeping your reliable car looking good, why not give us a call at (919) 552-0333 now?

Classic Car Collision Repair

It is important to work with a shop that knows how to handle hidden damage from an accident.

If your collectable or classic car restoration requires collision repair, you can trust that our team has the skills to help. We are a full service auto body repair shop. That means we can handle everything from a project car that’s in good shape to a classic that’s been in a wreck.

Call us now or click here to learn more about our collision repair services.

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(919) 552-0333

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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313 W. Academy Street
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

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