Triumph TR3B for restoration.
July 20, 2017:
Metal and body work have been completed. The car was prepped for and primed last week, and is now being sanded for the first time.
January 16, 2017:
The interior has been stripped from the car. The paint has been stripped from most of the sheet metal. Doors, fenders, hood, etc. have been removed and now areas with rust are being cut away for replacement, such as rocker panels.
The 1952 Ferrari 212 restoration was completed at Gassman Automotive in January 2013. There were 6 of these cars made, and this is the first. After being displayed at the Geneva World Auto Show in 1952, the car changed owners several times, and engine once. The car was found in Connecticut in 2010, and the original engine was found soon after. It was then brought to Gassman, and many hours of research and hard work were poured into the restoration of this incredible Ferrari.
Growing up as a child, Mike has many fond memories of this Plymouth and it has been in his family for many years. At one point in time, his father sold the car, and Mike worked hard to purchase it back to keep in the Gassman family. After sitting for several years, the car has been revived with a new bare metal re-spray, fresh hand pin striping on the body and wheels, new interior, refreshed engine and new engine ancillaries, new brakes, and a new chance at life. Mike and his family are very proud of this restoration, and are excited to get the Plymouth back on the road to relive many memories from the past.
1929 Ford Model A Phaeton was revived to life with a “rustoration.” We installed a newly rebuilt engine and transmission, and got all of the mechanics in proper working order, then we installed a new convertible top and performed a paint restoration to bring back much of the luster which was lost over time.
This very cool, and uniquely colored Stearns-Knight came to us mostly dis-assembled, and was be stripped to bare metal, wood frame repaired, and painted. Enough of the re-assembly has been completed so that the car could be loaded onto the owner’s trailer and taken home to finish re-assembly. Once the car is running and assembled, it will return for final detail/polishing as well as a complete interior.
1930 DeSoto 8 Roadster was brought to Gassman Automotive partially restored. Gassman fabricated several panels, painted most of the car, completely rebuilt the engine, wired the entire vehicle, and completed the restoration including troubleshooting of the car. When it left Gassman Automotive, it was completely restored and looking brand new once again.
This car was previously at another restoration shop, and was brought to us to complete the restoration. Car will be restored for the owner to drive on nice, sunny days! Originally, the plan was just to restore for her to drive around and enjoy, but a rare car such as this deserved so much more. So the car was stripped to bare metal, metal and wood was repaired and the car was painted with a fantastic black color. The brakes, hydraulics, suspension, fuel system, etc. were replaced or refurbished to like new condition. A new convertible top was installed, and the supplied interior was reinstalled in the car. All chrome was re-chromed, and the end result is a fantastic car for the owner to drive and enjoy.
After finding a truck that was ready to be brought back to life, Gassman Automotive restored this beautiful truck for its new owner in the span of less than a year. Stripped to bare metal, sandblasted, panels replaced, all new electrical, mechanical, interior, etc. and this truck is far more beautiful than the day it rolled off the line.
Mike purchased this boat in the summer of 2014. It came fully restored, however there were a few modifications made to the boat before use. First thing, was the engine needed to be addressed to get it running properly. Next, the interior was modified to make cubbies for storage and a rubber mat installed in the floor for protection. Finally, a custom cover was made to the keep the interior dry on wet days.
This 1951 Allard J2 was built on August 24, 1951. Originally the car was fitted with an Ardun-Mercury engine, and like all of those, it blew up within a month. It was then fitted with a Ford pilot engine. In 1968, the owner at the time had the car resprayed and reupholstered by the same man who originally upholstered it when new. Once again, this owner changed the engine and transmission. After being sold to yet another owner, its home became Florida, from which the Allard was found and brought into our possession. Large amounts of time, planning, and hard work were poured into this vehicle. The outcome was phenomenal and has been treasured by many.
This fantastic 1952 Allard K2 was restored by Gassman Automotive for the same owner of the Allard J2. After spending years in restoration, this car was great enough to grace the fields of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2010. While it did not win any awards, its presence was award enough for Gassman Automotive!
The 1952 Jaguar XK120 FHC was supposedly “rust-free” when brought to Gassman. After diving in, plenty of rusted and worn out spots were found. Every piece that needed to be fixed was replaced, rather than filled. Every inch of this car was perfected, including inside the engine compartment, and under the body. All of the wood in the car is still original – just repaired and refinished. All of the suspension, engine, and brake system were completely rebuilt and back to “as new” condition. The Oxblood red interior remained the original color, and was all fashioned by our experienced upholsterer. This Jaguar was reborn when Gassman Automotive was finished.
Restoration completed in December 2019. The first Singer restored by Gassman Automotive and it turned out incredible. From the original paint color found, to the intricately fabricated convertible top, to the newly rebuilt engine, to every special tool in the engine compartment. The car is stunning and is going to live a glorious life attending shows and dancing through the hills of Virginia countryside.
This all matching numbers AC# BEX176, which is fitted with a Bristol engine, is now being restored to its original specifications. While the car was purchased in great condition, the owner loves his cars to be as they were when they left the factory. This car was originally painted black and fitted with an off-white interior, and was the only Ace made in this color combination. Along with a change of paint and interior colors, we will be re-chroming bits, replacing hoses and rubber, checking suspension, new tires, Jet Hot coating headers and exhaust, rebuilding all gauges and switches, rebuilding the carburetors, replacing fuel system as necessary.
This Austin-Healey was brought to us with a painted inner body/chassis and body work completed to the outer panels. Unfortunately, all previous body work had to be removed and replaced after correctly repairing metal damage, so create a concours-quality finish paint job. Restoration also included an all new interior. Restoration was completed in April 2017.
After purchasing this 1956 Jaguar with hopes of having it as a daily driver, the car was brought to Gassman Automotive to make it reliable. The engine and transmission were rebuilt, a new wiring harness was installed in the car, and all mechanical components were either replaced or rebuilt as needed. Once reliable, the car was cosmetically upgraded by having an all new interior installed, the dash was restored by the owner, the engine compartment was painted to accompany the newly rebuilt (beautiful) engine. Then extras were added for comfort including power steering and air conditioning.
Morgan was brought to us for mechanical work, including straightening of the front end, brakes, and engine upgrades. Body work was also done including repairing the rear end skin via fabrication of a new one. It was then painted, and the interior was reupholstered to better complete the look of this beautiful Morgan.
After rolling down a hill, and into a garage backwards, this Morgan was brought to us to repair all collision damage, which then led to painting the entire Morgan so it would have a flawless shine all around. The car now looks better than new, and viewers will be unaware that it was ever involved in a collision.
This car was originally born as a race car, but the current owner wanted to make it more of a daily driver. With that in mind, we moved the steering wheel up several inches, and the pedals forward a few inches to fit his tall frame. We added heat shielding to the engine compartment, and had the headers and exhaust Jet Hot coated to keep the heat down from the engine compartment. The dash was re-designed including all new gauge panels and escutcheons. The spare tire was mounted more accessibly, and we custom made an “extras and spares” compartment to store everything a British car would need in case of a breakdown. We also re-painted the front half of the car to repair some damage in the paint.
Gassman Automotive restored this phenomenal MGA with many modifications including an upgraded 1800cc MGB motor with supercharger, an aluminum radiator, cold air intake, 5 speed transmission, motor turned aluminum firewall, electronic ignition with rev limiter, custom tonneau cover, new wheels, Brookland racing windshields, and a fantastic paint job requiring 9 coats of clear over black with blue flake to really bring it out.
The restoration of this 1960 AC Greyhound, BEF 2502, was completed in April of 2016. The car was stripped to bare metal, the frame was extensiveley repaired, and everything was rebuilt from the ground up. The car attended its first show, Kiewah Island Concours, in April of 2016. The result was absolutely stunning, and will be remembered for years to come.
Mike restored this car for his own personal collection in January 2014. He opted for a complete restoration of the frame, body, interior, and all mechanics including a rebuild of the engine and transmission. In 1965 when you could purchase this car new, Triumph offered many upgrades to the engine, such as a chrome valve cover, and Mike installed all of these time-related upgrades that he had. He also put a very coveted surrey top on the car from his own collection of NOS parts. After restoration, this is truly an amazing Triumph and turns many heads on the road.
Probably the finest example of a 3000 BJ8 that exists today, Mike and crew spent 2 years perfecting this vehicle to the highest period correct standards. This car is amongst the elite in the Austin-Healey world, and is well deserving of such a title. The Healey was sitting since 1970, and was all original before beginning restoration with just over 30,000 miles on the odometer. The restoration including a rotisserie, bare-metal re-spray, all NOS switches, lamps, engine ancillaries, etc. Every nut and bolt was removed from its home, nickel-zinc plated, and put back in the same hole it was removed from. Every detail was accounted for in this car, and it truly shows in this incredible restoration.
This beautiful, blue Triumph TR5 restoration was completed in June 2013. Restoration included repaired/powdercoated frame, upgraded suspension, engine & transmission rebuild, repainted engine bay, new wiring harness, new fuel system, all new interior including repaired seat/seat frames, and original exterior paint restoration.
Restoration was completed in April of 2014. Restoration included re-spray of paint and color change of stripes, all new interior, all new mechanical components, and new chrome. This beast of a car came to a mirror finish and looks incredible. When it is unleashed on the roads, it will definitely turn heads.
Restoration was completed in December of 2014. The floor pans of the car were rusted, so we replaced with new floor pans, undercoated, and painted to match the car. We also replaced the carpet with new fabricated carpet pieces, and installed a new rubber trunk seal. The dash was also a little worn, so we removed the pad and recovered it for a new look.
After purchasing and falling in love with this TR6, the owner decided to have performance upgrades done on the car to improve power, handling, and aesthetics. Upgrades included complete engine rebuild and overhaul, new wool carpets, new door panels, new wooden dash, new speakers and sound system, restored steering wheel, engine compartment restoration, aluminum radiator, triple Stromberg carbs, exhaust header and exhaust system, Wilwood brakes, Good Parts anti-sway bar and spindles, new chrome wire wheels, new tires, and a rebuilt transmission.
Restoration was started on this car many years ago, and was finally able to be completed in September of 2014. The restoration was a frame-off, nut/bolt restoration including a bare metal re-spray. The engine was rebuilt and was fitted with a super charger to increase the horsepower and desire for this B. Everything put on the car was either NOS or of the highest quality to make this B one of the nicest in the world.
After being at a shop that tore the motor and ancillaries down then figured out they were over their heads, the owners looked for a shop that could pick up where they left off – and that shop was us. The motor had a complete rebuild done, and they we were tasked with putting it all back together, as well as upgrading the A/C and installing a radio system. The car was completed in August of 2014.
This car was brought to us in early 2014 for mechanical work including rebuilding of the rear end, and a new gas tank installation. The car returned later this year to have the interior replaced including new seat foams and covers, heat shielding installed in the floors, new carpet and jute, and a re-covered radio surround. The car also had a normal tune up and is ready to roll.
The Porsche was stripped to bare metal, all rust spots were removed and replaced, the car was re-painted, new interior, new wheels and tires, new hydraulics, new brakes, new suspension, new badges and other bits as necessary. The car turned out beautiful as always, and the owner was very happy with the end product.
‘The most beautiful car in the world,’ as many called the Jaguar XKE, it will be a classic car for ever to come. This 1974 XKE was in a very degraded state, after 39 long years of life. Having a lot of sentimental value attached to this particular car, the owner has decided to have it restored above and beyond its original specifications. This XKE is equipped with a V12 motor and an automatic transmission. The engine and transmission were rebuilt, and everything on the car- including belts, hoses, electrical, chrome trim, interior, convertible top- was either replaced or restored. The restoration took approximately 3 years, and the car is beyond stunning.
This yellow B came to us for a partial restoration. 1 owner since new, the B was in pretty good condition, however after we applied our paint restoration system, replaced the interior and convertible top, replaced the chrome trim, painted the wheels and added new tires, upgraded the transmission to a 5-speed, added a supercharger, replaced the head with a high performance head, added an aluminum exhaust system, replaced the exhaust system, etc., the car was like new again only 37 years later.
This one-of-a-kind pink MasterCraft was brought to us to have the life restored in it. We repainted the exterior, re-upholstered the interior with all new custom made seat cushions and panels, installed a stereo system including 6 speakers and a subwoofer, re-finished the dash with a custom painted wood grain, installed all new gauges, and finished the boat with chrome touches such as courtesy lights and a new horn.
This Jaguar was brought to Gassman with plenty of rust penetrating the metal around both the front and rear windshields. We removed and treated the rust, completed the body work, and painted the damaged areas, as well as the hood and trunk. New custom seat covers were installed on the front seats and head rests, and the center console was reupholstered as well.
After suffering from collision damage, this 2004 Lexus RX330 was repaired, painted, and brought back to its shiny, wholesome lifestyle once again.
August 5, 2014: The car is completed and has returned to its owner. The finish is absolutely stunning, and looks better-than-factory-new. Another fantastic paint job from our body shop.
July 30, 2014: The car was painted and cleared yesterday, and is back again into the body shop for wet sanding and buffing. The other body pieces are being painted today.
July 28, 2014: The car is sanded and being moved once again to the paint booth to be taped up and painted. The bumpers, hood, and extra pieces will be painted Wednesday.
July 24, 2014: The spots were body filler were applied were primed today. Once dry, the car will be moved back to the body shop to sand the entire car in preparation of paint.
July 22, 2014: Body work is being done to the car to correct the dents cause by the collision. Once repaired, the car will be moved to the paint booth to prepare for primer.