The Vintage Garage


Superlative engine rebuilding, mechanical restoration and service since 1963

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Complete Restorations

Few shops can claim to be able to do everything in-house.  Even the biggest and the best restoration specialists have to rely on outside services.  We at The Vintage Garage are no exception.   

While we have hands-on experience in ash framing, painting, body fabrication, interior woodwork and other areas, we also recognize that there are others who are faster, more efficient and more skilled than we are in some areas. 

For this reason, we have cultivated very strong relationships and ties with other specialists who can undertake the work we are not set up to do in-house.   And our first-hand experience in these areas lets us competently manage your project and act as your advocate for work we send outside.

So while we may not do complete restorations in our facility, we can manage the complete restoration of your car beyond the critical mechanical components. 

Among the outside capabilites we can bring to your restoration project:

  • Ash framing, skinning and body fabrication
  • Bodywork and painting
  • Trimming, woodwork and upholstry
  • Radiator recoring and rebuilding (a must with a new engine!)
  • Plating in nickel or chrome
  • Computerized Laser wheel and suspension alignment
  • and other services

We welcome your complete restoration or just to play a role in the restoration of your Rolls-Royce, Bentley or fine early car.  Contact us to discuss the project and we will also be glad to provide references to other specialists who can help.



Derby New Phantom following complete restoration in our workshops


Chassis degreased, stripped, sandblasted, primed painted and prepared for reassembly of mechanical components


Springfield Silver Ghost undergoing total restoration even as the workshop is expanding.