For more than 20 years, Farland Classic Restoration has combined the best in craftsmanship with the best in equipment and materials to restore and repair the world's finest automobiles. The result is a long list of awards, but more importantly, a long list of very happy customers.
The Farland Classic Restoration team are experienced and skilled in every aspect of vintage, classic and collectible car restoration. Our specialty is European exotics like Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Maserati. We have restored dozens of 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s vehicles. We also do award-winning work on American classics and muscle cars. Just a few of the services we offer are:
Documented disassembly with notes and photos
Expert lead work
Epoxy and build priming
Final priming and sanding
Stunning paint work
Wet sanding and polishing
Rebuilding of all mechanical and body sub-assemblies
Expert refinishing of trim and chrome
Careful, documented re-assembly
After the metalwork is done, and the panels and body have been prepped, our paint team steps in. Pardon the pun, but this is where we shine. Depending on the project, we will lay down many coats of primer and paint, then sand and sand and sand. That's followed by clear coat, and you guessed it - lots more sanding. The result simply has to be seen. So next time you're in Englewood, stop by.
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!
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.
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 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!