From the Shop and Showroom

From the Shop and Showroom

Pat Curtin

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Mercedes-Benz 220S 1959 - Restoration Update

Posted by Pat Curtin on March 2021

Here at Farland Classic Restoration we’re always happy to reconnect with old favorites. This classic Mercedes W180 is back for the Farland touch. This car was first restored in our shop just over a decade ago.

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1962 Lincoln Continental Engine Swap - Update

Posted by Pat Curtin on February 2021

Here’s one we’ve been hiding away. While it isn’t a nut and bolt restoration like the Ferrari Daytona or the 356 Convertible D,  it’s still one of the bigger jobs here in the shop due to the amount of electrical and mechanical attention. But as usual, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. We always start with a little history…

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1955 Chevrolet 'Harvest Gold' Corvette - Restoration Update

Posted by Pat Curtin on February 2021

While American classic cars aren’t typically our specialty, sometimes a restoration comes through that we just couldn't pass up. This 1955 Chevrolet Corvette nut and bolt, bone stock restoration was one we felt could benefit from the Farland touch. As usual we’ll start with a bit of backstory: 

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1973 Ferrari GTB/4 'Daytona' - Restoration Update

Posted by Pat Curtin on February 2021

This Classic Italian restoration has been in the shop for a few months now and we’ve been meticulous about getting photos of the process. We figure there’s no better time to share our progress! 

The 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 was in 'driver' condition when the vehicle came to us, but the owner felt it was time for a complete refresh and more a show-worthy appearance. If you’d like to see some of the photos of when the car first came in,  click here!

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Getting to Know the Jaguar XKE

Posted by Pat Curtin on January 2021

One of the trickiest aspects of classic cars can be the miniscule changes made by a manufacturer throughout a car’s production run. Often these changes come about through new regulations or safety stipulations. Knowing the specifics of a car model can help us identify its accuracy, originality, and value. One great example of these minor changes is the Jaguar XKE. In the United States the car was called the XKE, everywhere else they were referred to as the E-type. Throughout our time here in Denver, we have seen over 30 of these classic Jaguars move through our shop for restoration and consignment, we have even helped a few move overseas.

Today we'll be looking at the Jaguar XKE and the variances throughout the three series.

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Speedsters in the Showroom

Posted by Pat Curtin on January 2021

For decades now, Porsche has been the ‘end all, be all’ in terms of lightweight, sporty, rear engine cars. Their crowning symbol of lightweight has always been the Porsche Speedster. Initially Porsche began the Speedster name after an idea from an American importer named Max Hoffman. Max wanted a lightweight, sporty car that could compete at tracks in Southern California against the MG and Austin-Healy crowd. Porsche agreed and soon produced the “America Roadster” in 1953. In total only around 17 were ever built. Today these cars are worth upwards of a half million dollars. Porsche saw the success in the “America Roadster” and soon began production on the 365A Speedster for the entire world in 1954.

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