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.
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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!
A must-have for any serious collection, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL is the ultimate classic car. Our customer came to us with this vehicle that had been restored in the 90s.
We began inspection and found extensive bad bodywork and filler. The decision was made to do complete bodywork and respray.
Our metal experts quickly got to work with the extensive metal repair.
Every contour was perfected in preparation for primer and paint in our shop.
Next it was our paint expert's turn. After complete prep with metal and bodywork, a first layer of primer was shot.
After primer and lots of sanding, the color layers was sprayed on. This was followed, of course, by plenty more sanding.
A variety of parts are seen here after restoration and drying from a coat of black paint.
Additional restoration items covered under our roof included an interior restoration. Here is the interior during resto.
Here the interior is nearing completion. The results were breathtaking.
The reassembly process continues after paint, bodywork, metal and more in our shop. Now the car is coming together.
Finally the car is complete and delivered to a very happy owner. The first show we entered the car in - Amelia Island - it won the Mercedes-Benz Manufacturer's Award.