From the Shop and Showroom

From the Shop and Showroom

Birth of the Woodie Wagon

Posted by Pat Curtin on September 2021

Following WWII, Europeans were developing unique styles of car manufacturing. Ferrari coupled themselves to Pininfarina, Maserati worked with many different design houses who could produce their work, but American brands tended to think alike. Europeans were coachbuilding refined, elegant designs. Americans leaned towards necessity over elegance. Join us as we cover the development of the station wagon in America.

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Consigning Collections

Posted by Pat Curtin on August 2021

The relationships we develop with customers are one of the most valuable aspects of our business and have helped us to grow over the past 30 years. Some of these customers have given us the chance to sell multiple cars or even collections based upon our previous work. This process of consigning collections is a detailed and time-consuming process, but it can be beneficial to those with more cars than they can handle! Today we'll cover some of our recent consigned collections and how our services help to ensure your icon finds the next caretaker.

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Pat's Perspective from Pikes Peak

Posted by Pat Curtin on July 2021

Sometimes, continuing a legacy means restoring a single-family owned car, like the Hudson Hornet. Other times, it means helping out with one of the world's longest-running motorsports. Join our social media guy Pat, as he covers some of his adventures working with The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the 99th running of their event. 

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Generation to Generation - The Acura NSX

Posted by Pat Curtin on July 2021

In the early years of the dot-com boom, Acura was introduced to the American market as Honda’s upscale brand. To cement the company as a heavy hitter in the automotive world, the brand needed to come up with a halo car. The engineering team looked at Ferrari’s 328 and 348 models as the mark to beat. With a benchmark set, the Honda/Acura team began work on the “New Sportcar eXperimental” or NSX.

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Repairing Restorations

Posted by Pat Curtin on June 2021

Restorations are always a tricky business. A car may look great from ten or five feet but if your focus is historical accuracy, the devil is in the details. You're hoping your restoration shop knows what was "factory correct" decades ago.

With 30 years in business, we've seen just about every way you can restore a car. We wanted to point out a few examples of work that would not be considered up to "Farland Standard". These examples show a few different levels of our work, as always these levels are developed around what the customer is looking for from their restoration. Join us as we highlight the issues and our fixes on these varying levels of restoration.

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Mapping the Machines

Posted by Pat Curtin on May 2021

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. 

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The Identification Dilemma

Posted by Pat Curtin on April 2021

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. 

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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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