Projects

Below is a sample of some of the fine automobiles that we have restored.  While this list does include many of our top-tier restorations, it shouldn't take away from the fact that no job is too big or too small for us.  We are simply showcasing our capabilities.  Examples of some of our more common jobs are listed as "roadwork".

A Decade Long Restoration
A Cisitalia of Many Continents Piero Dusio was a successful Italian industrialist with a dream. A car of his own creation was the...
Aston Martin DB4C
This is a special Aston Martin, both in its creation and life on the road. Nicknamed “Halsey” this Aston’s been driven far and often in all...
One for the road and one for the race
One for the road and one for the race. One for the road. Ferrari Super America coupe number 3747. We first encountered...
More than a Gullwing with Celebrity Provenance
Of the extensive list of Briggs Cunningham-owned cars, a number rise to the top as rather significant: There’s the first Ferrari exported to the...
A Touring Bodied Z103
Projects like this are a pleasure for the craftsmen at ARI and VRS. Efforts undertaken with knowledgeable, understanding and involved owners...
Ferrari Number 15809 & 15807
How often do guys like us have the chance to resurrect a fine Ferrari for the guy who bought it new from Luigi Chinetti’s mid-town...
A Story of Then and Now
This is a story of then and now. Then, as exhibited at the San Remo Concours 1954 with Pierre and Henriette Saoutchik aboard...
The Gift of a Lifetime
Pictured below sitting in our parking lot awaiting pickup is Allen Swift’s 1928 Rolls-Royce Piccadilly P1 Roadster. Quite a number of years ago, Mr....
Siata Number 403
It is not often that we have the pleasure of bringing a significant collectable classic back to life for the guy who bought it in its first...
Quite the life
Siata 208S #BS508 has endured quite a life by anyone’s standard. It left the factory sometime in late '52 or early '53 headed for Ernie McAfee’s...
A DB2 and Le Mans Special
Two very interesting competition cars. Related by purpose, but of very different origin, both were restored by Automotive Restorations Inc. In the...
One of a kind
Reflections on the Restoration 0300 has had quite a life! “A distinguished existence” hardly covers it. The saga of an...
Working 'Just Right'
This beautiful old Packard 180 drove into our shop under its own power in the winter of 2003-04. Though a bit down on its post-depression-era luck,...
Cavallino Best Restoration
Ferrari 400 Super America chassis number 3747 looked pretty good on arrival. The last short wheelbase 400 in the miniscule...
1988 Caprice 9C1
This short video highlights the installation of the GM Fastburn 385 crate engine in my 1988 Caprice 9C1 police interceptor. Thanks to technician...
Bringing an Old Friend Back to Life
Yes it is big…but quite impressive. It’s hard to find one line or detail out of...
Uniquely American
Rick Rothinberger's Cunningham C-2 arrived at Automotive Restorations in late 2000. It was not a basket case, but a fair portion of the car arrived...
Birds of a Feather
If they all only needed paint, we could work in but one color, and it could be all be done at once. As fate would have it, each needed a laundry list...
Alfa Romeo TZ #750027
We restored this superb Alfa Romeo TZ in 2006. It has been exhibited at a number of well known concours events winning awards on a regular basis...
Maserati Ghibli Spyder #1233
Nearly two decades ago we restored Maserati Ghibli Spyder Number 1233 in its attractive original red. We sorted all the mechanicals needed, went...
1964 Mercury Comet Caliente Coupe
We first met the owners of this car in Tuxtla Guiterrez, Mexico, at the start of La Carrera Pan Americana. This is a six-day, many mile, historic...
Jaguar Number 670151
All was buzzing in July 2009 as we prepare to send Peter Kalikow’s Jaguar XK120 off to Pebble Beach for exhibit.  Off it...
Let's Do It Right!
It all started in February, 2000, with a phone call seeking information. A Swiss (Graber) bodied MK6 Bentley in Georgia was the subject of Dale...
An Early Environmental Insight
The owner's family were involved with the Rauch...
The Throne of Motive Power
Sometimes it's simply the seats. This Ferrari Testa Rossa looked and ran beautifully, but the wonderfully colored seats were both worn and discolored...
Awards Aplenty
We are pleased to have been a part of the restoration of the beautiful Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II convertible, pictured herein, A “part” is the...