Car Restorations

Collision Shops vs. Restoration Shops

By |2024-05-20T13:08:26+00:00March 13th, 2024|Car Restorations|

In the automotive realm, sometimes it's a good idea to take a closer look at the type of shops and work they perform to make the right choice for your vehicle needs. In this post, we’re looking at two distinct types of workshops: collision shops and restoration shops. These establishments have evolved significantly from

Navigating the Classic Car Restoration Journey: Key Tips for Success

By |2024-03-21T13:56:33+00:00December 22nd, 2023|Car Restorations|

Embarking on a classic car restoration project is a thrilling endeavor, but success lies in careful planning and informed decision-making. Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or a novice in the world of vintage automobiles, these essential tips will guide you through the restoration process, ensuring a seamless and rewarding experience. 1. Planning Your Restoration

December Car of the Month: 1970 Oldsmobile 442

By |2024-03-21T13:51:50+00:00December 13th, 2023|Car Restorations|

When it comes to classic cars - some gems stand out from the rest, and this month, we're thrilled to showcase a true rarity: a 1970 Oldsmobile 442.  What sets this vintage beauty apart is not just its iconic design or powerful performance, but the fact that it might very well be a one-of-a-kind.

Classic Car Maintenance Tips for Owners

By |2023-08-24T17:02:49+00:00August 24th, 2023|Car Restorations|

Owning a classic car requires a different approach to maintenance compared to modern vehicles. In this blog post, we will share expert tips and advice for classic car owners to preserve their prized possessions and keep them running smoothly for years to come.  If you’re new to classic car ownership, it’s important to learn best

Employee Spotlight: John Gagliardi, Lead Technician

By |2023-02-08T18:40:58+00:00November 16th, 2022|Car Restorations|

Our lead technician, John Gagliardi, has been with Innovative Restorations for 7.5 years. As an ASE Master Certified Automotive Technician and Advanced Level Diagnostic Specialist, he oversees the mechanical shop, which includes repairing vehicles. In addition to dispatching work, he also oversees the overall production of our company. We asked John what he likes

Classic Car Restoration Car of the Month: 1967 Firebird 400

By |2023-02-08T18:48:00+00:00November 4th, 2022|Car Restorations|

This month’s Car of the Month feature is a 1967 Firebird 400 with a unique story to tell.  The owners were college sweethearts that reunited again later on in life. For the build, they compromised together on the options for the restoration and are excited to now take around town and to local car

3 Affordable Vintage Cars to Restore

By |2023-02-08T18:51:22+00:00October 12th, 2022|Car Restorations|

If you’ve always dreamed of restoring a vintage car, you’re not alone. Tens of thousands of Americans count vintage restoration as their primary hobby, according to a study commissioned in 2017 by NPD Group. The study respondents noted the reasons they collect: they love to drive their vehicles, and their hobby gives them a

Mistakes to Avoid When Restoring a Classic Vehicle

By |2023-02-08T18:39:21+00:00August 15th, 2022|Car Restorations|

So you’re looking for a classic vehicle to restore. It’s a great hobby, and when the project is complete, you’ll have a fantastic vehicle to drive around town or take on road trips, plus a well-deserved sense of accomplishment. But, before you begin, you should understand that restoring a classic vehicle will take plenty

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