Over the past few months, the car market is absolutely crazy! Car values across the board are moving up. Many are taking the chance to move into classics they may not have just one year ago. Everyone seems to be looking ahead to the next road-trip or grand tour, why not do so in a classic icon from here at Farland Classic Restoration!
While we haven't seen the hot weather yet, we're hard at work on all the nut and bolt restorations around the shop including the Ferrari 365 GTB/4, the Hudson Hornet and of course our one-year only 1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D. If you need to catch up with this project and see where we started, you can see that here.
Happy June! While the weather is just warming up here in Colorado, we've been hard at work getting our bigger Farland Classic Restorations buttoned up for the warm summer ahead!
Over the weekend Amelia Island hosted some of the most iconic cars and automobiles to ever grace the planet, highlighting everything from the history of the automobile all the way through the future of cars and how we drive.
Farland Classic Restoration has been a part of the Denver automotive community for nearly 32 years. During that time hundreds of cars have moved through our doors. Recently we’ve had a big push to start doing more documentation on these classic icons. Both for our own good, and for the good of customers and followers around the world.
Here at Farland Classic Restoration, we've been making a big push to document the history of the classic icons that move through. Recently we've had a few generations of British sports car come into the showroom. This gave us the opportunity to look back at what car design and manufacturing meant to the British during WW2 and the decades that followed.
In the past few years, the car market has become a “global marketplace” due to the development of social media and the growth of car auction websites. This ability to find any car in any place all over the world is an exciting concept. More and more frequently, buyers are purchasing cars sight unseen.
It's been a snowy month of April here at Farland Classic Restoration. We’re getting a few projects rolling under their own power and getting a few electric motor swaps buttoned up for their first running in the summer sun!
When dealing in classics, icons, and coach built cars we have become well versed in the identification of most every vehicle. Many times this process means hunting down hidden identifying plates and pulling at fender linings. The hunt to identify a car can also go in-depth as cross-referencing engine codes, chassis numbers, and VIN tags.
I bought this car in Florida in 1980. It was running, but in need of restoration. I wanted a Ferrari, but couldn’t afford a nice one. But, I had experience refurbishing cars, a garage, time and tools. I stripped all the trim off and entrusted it to a professional shop for rust repair and new paint. These cars primarily rust in the doors and rocker panels, so rather than patch, new door skins and rockers were made to replace the originals.