From the Shop and Showroom

From the Shop and Showroom

1964* Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Details

Posted by Bill Orth on April 2021

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. 

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The Lost Art of Coachbuilding

Posted by Pat Curtin on March 2021

There are many facets to the classic car industry, from determining if a low-production car is factory-correct to sprucing up a family treasure or our full nut-and-bolt restorations of Classic Ferraris. Here at Farland Classic Restoration we pride ourselves on our knowledge of the industry. One car came in recently that helps to exemplify some of this mastery from our technicians.

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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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Can I Finance a Classic or Collector Car?

Posted by Bill Orth on November 2020

Yes, you can, but the process is a little different than with modern cars. We will explain in a moment. And just FYI, the photos included in this article all show vehicles that have been financed when sold through our showroom. These include a 1970 Ford Boss 302 Mustang Restomod, a Porsche 911S and more. 

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Classic Car Metalwork the Way It's Meant to Be

Posted by Tom Van Ness on October 2020

We were hired to perform a complete restoration on one of Porsche's earliest and rarest 'bathtub' cars. This is a 1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D. The D stands for Drauz of Heilbronn, the coach builder for the body. As Porsches go, very rare and desirable. Especially when restored to concours quality - our specialty. 

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Don't Get Rejected at the DMV - Classic Car Titles

Posted by Bill Orth on May 2019

Negotiable, in checks or titles means you can transact it. If a seller has a negotiable title, he can transfer it to a buyer who should have no problems registering the car in his name.  Determining title status is a critical step in your due diligence, because if it isn’t completely correct, you can’t register or insure the car you just bought! Now - this is all assuming that you have already compared the title VIN number to the vehicle itself! 

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Let's Sell it Ourselves!

Posted by Bill Orth on January 2019

An integral part of owning a special car, be it a Ferrari or a Firebird, is the necessity of selling it one day. Perhaps your interest has waned or you’re ready to experience the next rung up the ladder. Typical family cars are usually simply traded in on the next one because there are logistical advantages with taxes, finance payoffs and expediency. But a classic or collector car rarely accommodates a trade scenario very well and generally needs to be turned into cash for the next acquisition. Let's discuss why.

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Classic Car Restoration - Sittin' Disease

Posted by Bill Orth on October 2018

With a nod to my friend Dave Olimpi for coining the phrase, ‘sittin’ disease’ is a great catch-all to describe the varied deterioration all cars suffer when allowed to, well, sit. Most classic car buffs realize the problem exists, but often don’t appreciate how pervasive—and expensive—it can be to undergo classic car restoration on an old car that’s been hibernating for years.  

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