The knowledgeable staff at Farland Classic Restoration are experienced and skilled in vintage car restoration. We specialize in the restoration of vintage exotic cars such as Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, and Maserati. We also work on American classics, muscle cars, and vintage trucks.
We believe your restored car should run as good as it looks. Farland Classic Restoration offers complete mechanical services from oil changes and minor tune-ups all the way to stock drive train overhauls and modern crate engine installations.
Watching a talented mechanic at his best is a remarkable thing. That was the the case when our mechanic Steve recently did a complete service on the Flat-12 engine in a 1986 Ferrari Testarossa. Relentlessly Italian, the Flat-12 is no easy piece of machinery. From nimbly taking it apart, to checking every single moving part, to replacing cam belts and more, our guys have a 6th sense of mechanics. Click on the Testarossa project for more information.
One of our specialties is keeping the classic cars running on long rallies. An example is the Colorado Grand. It's a 1000-mile rally across the state. As you can imagine, keeping a mid-50s or 60s car running in the hot summer over mountain passes can be a challenge. So the fact that we've successfully campaigned 14 rallies does the mechanical talking for us.
From the wheels up, our mechanical crew can handle any classic car issue. Whether it's debugging old wiring, rebuilding an ancient engine or replacing a transmission, we can do it. Decades of experience on dozens of makes of vehicle gives us the edge over many other shops in the region.
Farland Classic Restoration began as a detail shop. So the craft of making an old car new again is deep in our DNA. Now, our detailing projects range from the final step in a complete restoration, to getting a trusted old classic ready for a car show. And of course, there are plenty of daily drivers that we have made new again.
More magicians than shop crew, our detail specialists are able to get past years or decades of grease and grime and find the inner beauty in your Benz. Or the pomp in your Porsche. Regardless of what you drive, our guys really are miracle workers.
We've just introduced ceramic coating as a high-tech way to protect and renew your paint. You won't believe your eyes when your car comes back looking brand new. Keep scrolling down to see our Ceramic Coating section and video.
In the hands of our auto detailers, the latest in car wax, polishes, pads, cleaners and conditioners becomes even more powerful. From our EPA-certified paint booth, to our exquisitely-lit detail bay, you won't find a better place in town to get your car back to perfect.
Ceramic coating is an advanced nanotechnology that is applied on top of perfectly-prepared paint. It's a durable, glass-hard coating that is applied by our trained technicians. The result is simply astonishing. the coating lasts and lasts - beading up water wash after wash. It's perfect to protect and show off your daily driver, or make your classic car look great.
Watch this video for more on our process. You'll see that we have an outstanding ceramic coating team here at Farland Classic Restoration. And whether it's a classic or a late model daily driver, we can make your paint look showroom-new again. Give us a call at 303-761-1245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your appointment today.
The mechanical, metal and paint parts of a concours-level restoration are absolutely vital. Upholstery is where a truly outstanding shop shines - the icing on the cake. Our team regularly creates leather and wood masterpieces for everything from Ferraris to Charger R/Ts and beyond.
If you have a project that's ready for a new interior, look no further.
Many restorations or even smaller interior jobs are dictated by the value of the car, and of course, the preferences of you, the owner. So if you want to do a totally custom, one-off interior for your classic, we are your shop. At the same time, if your resto calls for completely stock, we can do that as well. Our interiors have won awards from Amelia Island, Cavallino and many other prestigious award shows.
Metalwork is the heart and soul of any good classic car restoration shop. Our experts repair body panels, structural pieces and any number of other parts for a project. That's because we know that no amount of body filler can hide bad work.
We also are tasked to fabricate new panels, parts and assorted other bits for many of the more rare classic cars that we work on. To watch our metal pros go from start to finish is something special. It's a lost art, and we do it better than anyone in town. Or anywhere, for that matter.
Feel free to click through some of the project galleries listed here. You'll see in-depth, step-by-step photos of specific metal projects in the shop. And when you're ready to have your Ferrari or Porsche or other classic car's body perfected, bring it in.
Click on the video to the left for more on our metal shop. Also a good example of our skill is when one of our top metal pros made a heater box for a Ferrari 250GT from scratch - matching perfectly another that we had as a model. We had to do this after we ran out of options finding a NOS replacement. This is a perfect example of the kind of work we do, and the standards that we live by.
Visit our shop and you'll find nearly every stage of bodywork going on. Whether it's a replacement fender for a classic Corvette, or a complete restoration of a $1 million plus Italian purebred, our technicians can complete any kind of bodywork imaginable.
More often than you might think, we are fixing mistakes from previous restorations or body shops. This is crucial for keeping and increasing the value of a classic car. When we media blast a car and find terrible work, we fix it. It's that simple. Our goal is that in 100 years, when the car is stripped again, the restorers believe that what they see is factory work.
There are plenty of ways to lose sleep during a restoration. A truly great paint job is one of the things that keeps us up at night. From absolute perfectionism in preparation, to sanding, sanding and more sanding, our paint jobs simply must be seen to be believed.
For a complete look at our paint team and advanced system, please click the video below. And when you're ready to paint your classic car perfectly, give us a call at 303-761-1245.
If you're looking for a simple respray for your coffee cruiser, we have several recommendations. However, if you're looking to truly invest in your investment vehicle, we are the place. In many cases, our paint jobs are better than the factory standards. They're dead flat and simply gorgeous. Give us a call at 303-761-1245 to talk about your project.
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Unfortunately this customer was involved in a rear end collision. Sometimes stuff happens but he brought the vehicle to us to bring it back to showroom condition!
The metal had to be pulled out and reshaped.
We did our very best to reshape the metal and form it into a bumper again. It now after a lot of work looked like a bumper again!
We had this stunning time-capsule of a 912E in the shop. It had original paint that showed some 'blushing' or varnish haze. It was the only issue this original car had. Look closely at this panel.
Our team was able to buff and polish the extremely thin paint back to perfection - here is the after pic.
Same 'blushing' here in front of the headlight.
Here is the same spot - perfectly clear now.
Once again, more of the strange original varnish ripple.
Same spot - ripples removed by our detailing team.
This long-distance project came to us from out west. The black 308GTS was ready for a restoration - starting with the interior. Here we see the poorly recovered and tired seats.
We started by carefully removing the old covers that were glued to the foam. The foam itself needed to be restored as well.
Using some of the original cushions, our in-house trimmer custom-fitted brand new foam to build the new seats on.
Here, the perfect-matching stock material has been stitched into the new seat pattern. Every stitch and cut is done under our roof.
Here, the seat is complete. The metal hardware was refurbished as well. We also worked on the door cards and the dashboard.
Our interiors tech also re-created the door panel pockets with all new materials. You can see here how the old hardware was put back to use for a perfect stock look.
This 1966 Jaguar E-type roadster had a nice paint job several years ago. However, the engine bay wasn't repainted to match the color, and was in rough shape.
We started by dropping the engine to gain better access.
Next, we prepped the firewall and front frame trellis as well as taping off things like badging and conduits.
Every detail was either prepped or covered to avoid overspray.
The car was then taken into the paint booth, where the body color was matched perfectly. We sprayed new paint, then got to work rebuilding.
Other components were replaced, some being refurbished prior to re-installation.
The engine was then replaced, also having been visually freshened-up.
Finally, the everything was put back in place, and now the engine bay looks as good as the rest of this beautiful Jaguar.
You'll find our shop in Englewood, Colorado. We're a suburb of Denver, so getting here is easy. Here's the shop at 3800 S. Kalamath St.
Come on in during regular hours and you'll walk through these doors. Get ready for some beautiful cars and nice people.
Here's the waiting room. Obviously, we love classic cars. Just like you. Take a seat and we'll be right with you.
Here we see several of the awards we've won - from the Santa Fe Concorso, Cavallino and Amelia Island. All the big shows!
The door to the shop - where the good stuff happens. More memorabilia from true car nuts.
Through the waiting room door and into the shop. Please have a look at the rest of our galleries!
This brand-new classic came to us to get detailing usually done by the dealer. First step is to tape off sensitive areas.
we then brought out the potential of the paint. At the same time, we helped to document the vehicle completely.
Here, you can see how meticulous the work was. The result was a completely street and show-ready Shelby.
This highly optioned 427 Corvette just needed a good detail to bring it back to show winning quality!
Buffing a car like this requires a lot of cautionary work in protecting the incredibly valuable pieces that cannot be replaced or are original. Paint measurements were taken and the whole car was then masked up.
The paint needed to be leveled and swirls removed so a heavy buff was required.
Some shops like to skimp on buffing some parts of the car they think you won't see. We take pride in our work so everything is polished to perfection.
All of the imperfections are now removed and the car absolutely shines from every angle!
The car was absolutely gleaming and this detail was exactly what it needed!
Every aspect of the car being detailed and polished results in an overall better detail, something we take great pride in!
On a car like this its very important to keep it in tip top condition so it will stay in great condition for much longer which also in turn helps boost its value!
This is a one-family-owned GTO. Originally purchased new by the owner’s father-in-law. It’s a Ram Air IV - a unique and valuable version of this American Muscle Classic.
The owner’s daughter told us that Dad would drive them around in the summer with no AC! Our mission on this car was to restore it mechanically.
This is an original numbers-matching car, so we wanted to do things stock and period correct. Here the engine has been removed and prepped for resto.
After removing the engine and components from the engine bay, we detailed the compartment itself. We also worked on the suspension, brakes and installed a new gas tank. The engine block has been cleaned here.
A full engine rebuild was undertaken to factory specifications. Our team painted and detailed this engine to look exactly as it did when it left the factory.
Here we see the engine reassembled and installed. Note the factory-correct Pontiac blue engine paint.
Finally ready to roar again, with the correct air cleaner for the 400-4 Ram Air.
We built a special metal cage to measure the body and check for imperfections.
We then used a laser to mark the body in square grids. By doing this it allowed us to see if the body was symmetrical.
We were then able to correct areas as necessary.
We found this tail light was originally built crooked.
The customer did not like that so we straightened the body part and made it look symmetrical with the other side of the car.
Here you can see the metal after it was adjusted and welded into place at the correct angle.
The taillight now aimed straight up instead of being angled to the right.
Once we replaced the inner rocker panels we created new outer rocker panel covers and welded them in place.
The welding was then finished and ready for the next step.
It was then ground smooth in preparation to be smoothed by a metal sander.
Small holes in the rocker panel were filled.
Then promptly finished with the metal sander.
This is the grill for the front of the car disassembled.
We metal finished each piece and then sent it out of state to be anodized as the factory did originally.
Once the grille was reassembled, we took the chrome off of the grille surround and exposed the brass so that we could metal finish and shape it prior to new chrome.
We had an area previous damage on the left front fender.
We cut out and made a new section to replace it.
The piece was then cut to match the area we cut out to replace.
We then welded the new piece in place.
We then metal finished it in so it looked like it was never replaced.
The bumpers on this car we're in bad condition and we had to remake entire sections.
All of the pieces for the bumpers were handmade and welded in house.
Most of the metal work was concluded and we put the car into an epoxy primer so it didn't rust while we were working on other areas.
This classic Ferrari was brought to our shop for a repaint in its original colors.
We begin with a meticulous inspection of the car, finding flaws and places to be fixed with metalwork.
Then we start disassembly and inventory - making sure every single part is catalogued and sorted.
Next comes preparation and bodywork.
After all metal and bodywork is done, we prime the car.
Coats of perfectly-matched color go down next.
Then after many many hours of sanding and polishing, the car is reassembled and, in this case, original racing livery is returned.
This impressive 1954 Arnolt-Bristol Bolide Deluxe came to our shop after a fascinating history of racing. Our goal was nothing less than the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
The car needed everything. Including lots of impossible-to-find parts. We documented every bit, and got to work.
Here we see a similar shot after a total restoration. We were also up against the clock after we got a 'yes' from Pebble Beach.
Before restoration, the interior was in rough condition. A concours-level car needs a perfect interior.
We inspected every bit of the car and found original upholstery that had been painted. This unique 'elephant hide' style of material was tracked down and all interior work was done in-house.
Every square inch of mechanicals had to be restored as well. Here, the Bristol engine (which is actually an older BMW engine brought to England as war reparations) was dismantled for restoration.
After all mechanical restoration was completed, the engine purred to life. A global search of parts was needed. And we found what we needed just in time for the show.
Completed in record time, this Arnolt-Bristol was a fan favorite at the Pebble Beach Concours.
This 1967 Shelby GT-350 #1388 has always been a Colorado car. It has been with our customer since 1975 (it was originally purchased in 1972 by his brother) where he used it as his college car at CU Boulder in 1977.
Having been off the road for over 20 years, it was in need of a mechanical refreshening.
We removed the engine for a rebuild, and blasted, painted, and detailed the engine compartment.
We also overhauled the brake system and restored the fuel tank. Here, the engine bay has been painted and detailed.
Here, the iconic head covers have been completely restored.
The fully-rebuilt engine has been re-installed into the restored engine bay. Soon the beast of an engine will be fired up again.
Now the car is roadworthy and ready to roll.
After we painted the car we needed to level the orange peel in the paint and give the car our concours winning detail!
We sanded the car to level the paint after it had cured. This insures that the paint will come out flawless and flat.
After we sanded the car we began the buffing process by removing the haze and very small scratches that sand paper leaves. We then polished the car until it shined like a diamond!
After we finished buffing the car, it was all done! So good in fact it won the Best in Class award and the Manufacturer's Award for the Most Historically Significant Maserati!
This incredible 1963 Split-Window Corvette Fuelie came to us after one of the knock-offs tore through the left rear quarter. And yes, it's not metal repair, it's fiberglass - good catch!
Our first task was to remove the shredded quarter panel and begin fitting the replacement piece.
Next the fitted piece was glued into place and clamped for curing.
After further bodywork, the quarter was epoxy-primed in preparation for paint.
After clearcoat and some serious polishing, our perfectly-matched repair and paint is basically invisible.
This 412 was in need of a refresher after sitting in storage for quite some time. Some cosmetic things including the paint and some mechanical work were required to bring it back!
The body was fully sanded and bodywork began to fix the imperfections created by it's time sitting.
The new coat of Pozzi Blue was applied and ready for clearcoat.
The paint work was all done and it was now time to address the mechanical gremlins.
A full fluid flush was performed along with new brakes and exhaust to bring it back to fantastic running condition!
After the engine was addressed, the interior was next on the list. The seats had been poorly redyed previously by another shop and the leather around the dashboard had completely shrunk.
The seats were redyed and new leather was found, stitched, and put back on the dashboard to fix the shrinkage issue.
The car was finished and ready to go!
1986 Ferrari Testarossa had been in storage for a long time, and needed a full engine-out service. We didn’t even start the car over concern for the condition.
We pulled the engine as is required for service. We replaced many parts and hoses, changed fluids in all vital systems.
We also replaced both fuel pumps and flushed out the tanks. Our in-house Ferrari technician has 30+ years experience working with these kinds of cars.
The engine bay was detailed, and much of the original Ferrari 'wrinkle' paint was re-sprayed to match original factory specs.
Finally, the unique flat-12 engine was back up and running in perfect condition. We sold this car to a gentleman in Southern California.
This project started with the body in good condition, but with some rust - this is the inside of the hood.
We took the whole car down to bare metal, then our skilled technicians got to work on it.
This is another section that has been meticulously repaired. Our goal is to use little or no body filler on a project.
The core of our outstanding paint shop is the paint booth. It's fully vented and can be heated for the perfect finish.
Inside the paint booth. Waiting for the next great classic car paint job. Notice the wet floor to keep dust to a minimum.
We use a complete Sikkens urethane and epoxy paint program. Between its advanced software and our painters' extensive knowledge, we can match any color perfectly. The scanning camera system will capture exact tones, metallics and more.
Here we see the Sikkens paint tint system. Fully automated agitation system to keep all colors fresh, it's a marvel of paint tech.
The tools of the trade. With a variety of top-quality HVLP spray guns, our shop is ready to spray even the trickiest paint applications. Includes matte, two-tones, tri-stages and much more.
This Jaguar E-Type came in for a full detail - especially the paint. Our team does amazing work on paint restoration.
We begin by taping off all sensitive areas. With paint restoration, there is a risk of buffing through thin original paint.
With a series of pads and compounds, we bring back the original luster of the paint.
Every square inch of the exterior is carefully buffed and polished. The results speak for themselves.
This beautiful Audi SQ5 is a couple of years old, and daily driving took its toll before it was brought in for Ceramic Coat.
These photos show the SQ5 after coating - the gloss of the paint is better than showroom now.
Our detail team made sure the car was fully prepped before precisely applying the nanotech coating.
This isn't just a wax or coating. Our technicians receive special training in the Gyeon ceramic coating technique.
This incredibly durable finish will last and last. Check our YouTube page for a video showing this car months later.
Our detailing bay is one of the busiest spots in our shop. Here we have a Tesla Roadster getting its paint polished to perfection.
We use a very wide variety of detailing products on the classics and daily drivers we work on. Here's a small sample.
The tools of the trade in detailing. We use an endless assortment of buffers, pads, polishes and more.
Our Ceramic Coat team uses the advanced Gyeon system for coating. The results are simply stunning - a glassy coat that lasts and lasts!
A Jaguar XKE (E-type) coupe gets special treatment by our detail team. We truly baby these cars - getting the very best from them.
Our mechanics are simply the best around. Here we're performing a complete engine service on a Ferrari Testarossa.
We're able to keep nearly all mechanical work under our roof. That means better service for you.
This highly-complex Bristol engine belongs to an Arnolt-Bristol that we restored - it went to Pebble Beach.
From old-school tools to the latest technology, your classic car's mechanicals will get in perfect shape in our shop.
Here we see a completed restored suspension being installed on a classic Corvette. What can we do for you?
Miller welders. In our shop, we are able to perform MIG, TIG and stick welding, including ChroMoly, stainless, aluminum, magnesium, titanium and mild steel. Our welder is certified to aerospace standards.
This is the Pullmax power hammer. It gives us capabilities to create even the most intricate shapes in-house.
The Planishing Hammer. Our fabricated panels are fine-tuned on this machine. We create factory-spec panels from raw metal.
Our 42-inch throat English wheel allows us to fabricate large panels such as quarter panels and roof skins in-house.
It goes without saying that we also have your standard metal shop tools - ready to craft panels precisely.
Our most important tool? Our craftsmen. They use our resources, along with their brains and brawn to craft beautiful metal.
This fender was showing its age and was a little damaged. Body work was performed and was prepped for new paint.
The fender was hit with a new coat of red and after it cures and is sanded and buffed, the car is ready to go!
Welcome to the Showroom at Farland Classic Restoration. We're just down the street from the main shop.
Here, you'll find a wide assortment of investment-level classic cars for sale. Corvettes and a Rolls for instance.
At any given time, we'll have everything from Ferraris to Jaguars to American Classics.
We are also experts on finding specific cars for our customers. Give us a call at 720-588-8427 if we can help you.
Our customer brought us this Ferrari after years at another shop. The results of their body and paintwork are shown here. We prepped for a complete restoration.
Needless to say, we had to start from scratch. Here we see the previous shop's handiwork. Unbelievably thick body filler that 'blew off' the body.
Here, the hood is shown. This was a very recent job. The car was brought into sunshine and POP! Off it came. We media blasted the whole car.
The paint meter showed extremely high numbers all over. A factory paint job should read approximately 5-8 microns.
We performed extensive metal and bodywork on the Ferrari before it went to the paint booth - shown here.
Jack is prepping the body for another coat of dark gray metallic paint. This was after the epoxy primer - and before clear coat.
Close-up shot of the hood after several coats of paint and clear coat. Extensive sanding with many grits of sandpaper, then buffing results in deep, clear, flat shine.
The car, finished and reassembled after a complete body and paint job. We also restored the rest of the vehicle in-house, from interior to mechanical.
Finally the car had it's unveiling at the Cavallino show - a pre-eminent Ferrari event. It won Platinum in Class, Mar-a-Lago Excellence and the Wayne Obry Memorial Award for Excellence in Restoration.
Here is the interior of this unique vintage racer. It had been successfully raced in the 1950s and 60s. Our goal was a world-class restoration.
Here is the completed interior. All work was done in-house. Including sourcing a near-perfect match for the original upholstery.
We were able to find a tiny sample of original interior that was beneath the arm rest on the original door. It was a unique elephant hide texture in an off-white.
Here's a before image of the binnacle/dashboard. An astonishing amount of research and part-finding went into this restoration.
Here we see the end result. Everything was either completely reconditioned in-house, or we were able to source NOS parts. (New Old Stock)
Every part of the interior was redone, including straps, tools and interior carpet. We also completed this build in record time to make it to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
This Barracuda had rust damage to the front fender. We started by creating the new piece on the English Wheel.
The piece was pinned to the body panel with Cleco fasteners to ensure the perfect fit.
The new panel was then tack welded into place.
The radius tool was then used to make sure the new piece was identical to the other intact fender.
After welding, the grinder was used to smooth out the welds.
Here, the repaired fender has been re-intalled.
Our customer brought us his 1971 Olds 442 W30. His wish was to do a complete color change to GM code 62 Bittersweet.
We prepped the entire body - from engine bay to door jambs and trunk. Then got to work priming.
We are known for attention to detail and exceptional paint. This car was no different. The results speak for themselves.
The customer was very happy with the results.