To preserve or restore, that is often the question.
If you’ve ever been to one of the really big car shows, I’m sure you’ve seen a beautiful classic restored far beyond how it looked the day it left the factory. There’s a time and place for the full-monty restoration, but it’s not something that really interests me. I’m far more interesting in taking a “driver” and seeing how good I can make it look just with thorough cleaning and modern coatings. A good preservation detail can correct years of neglect and bring a car back to 85% of its former glory, all while preserving originality. After all, it’s only original once.
The ’72 DeTomaso Pantera below was garage kept but neglected. Off the road for about 12 years, the interior was full of mold, but the leather itself was in great condition. You could smell the mold with the windows up from about 10 feet away. The new owner was trying to decide whether to flip it; restore it; or just get it running and enjoy it. After the preservation detail, he decided to get it running and enjoy it. A restoration detail can also restore the joy. Not everyone has a job where at the end of the day, they can take a step back and see that what they did really made a difference. I love those days.
[Read more about our three levels of detailing service here: Good, better, best.]
We can also refresh your tired old interior. Check out this video to see what we were able to do for this E39 M5.
Below are examples of recent projects.