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1965 Jaguar E-Type


1965 Jaguar E-Type This belongs to one of our long time customers. He just recently purchased it out of California with the hopes that it would be rust free. He initially brought it in for some minor clean up but turned into a complete paint job do to some rust issues.

681 files, last one added on Dec 17, 2018
Album viewed 510 times

1966 Corvette Grand Sport Replica


1963 Corvette Grand Sport replica Asking Price $125,000.00 Open to serious offers. More info and pictures on request. SOLD!!!

45 files, last one added on Nov 07, 2017
Album viewed 319 times

Mark Singletons 73 Mustang Mach 1


Mark has owned his Mustang since it was almost new and hasn't driven it since 1983. He contacted us after having a not so good experience with another local restoration shop. We will be redoing the complete engine compartment, Repainting the doors and trunk lid. Assembling most or the complete car. Although most of the car will look fairly stock we'll be adding some suspension to some TCI adjustable coilovers in the front and some drop springs in the rear. We will also be brake upgrades to Wilwood's on all 4 corners. It should be one cool Mach I when it's finished!

512 files, last one added on Sep 14, 2017
Album viewed 370 times

1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS


1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS. In for a complete color change from our friends at KTR European Motorsports. We repair just about every square inch of fiberglass on this 64 904 Carrera GTS. We took a mold of the bottom of the car to make a complete new belly pan. We fabricated and repair all the original sheet metal on the chassis. KTR European Motorsports will be doing all the finial assembly.

1396 files, last one added on Jun 12, 2018
Album viewed 361 times

1961 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster


1961 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster. In for some repairs and a complete detailing.

139 files, last one added on Apr 26, 2016
Album viewed 274 times

1968 AC Cobra 427SC


1968 427 Cobra

This was just a partial project for another shop. It came to us disassembled for body and paint only. We smoothed out the damage, painted it, wet sanded and buffed it, and put back together what we took apart.

39 files, last one added on Jun 30, 2015
Album viewed 308 times

1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2


1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2, 1 of 11 factory built race cars. Just in for some touch ups. We repaired some damage to the rear body and repainted the rear clip. Repainted the front and rear bumpers. Wet sanded the doors and front clip. It also got a complete detail inside and out. It clean up pretty nice!!!

121 files, last one added on Oct 19, 2015
Album viewed 265 times

1964 Porsche Carrera GTS


1964 Porsche Carrera GTS Factory dual purpose race car. 1 of 100 built in 1964. In for some repair work and a complete and thorough detailing. We repaired a crack in the roof and some bubbling in the left A-pillar, repaired stress cracks in both left and right doors, painted all 4 wheels and repainted the hood because of shrinkage.

123 files, last one added on Feb 06, 2016
Album viewed 281 times

1957 Porsche 356 Speedster


1957 356 Porsche Speedster in for some touch ups. We repaired the rear body panel, left door and stripped the front and rear bumper and painted the rear clip. While it was in the shop we detailed the complete car inside and out.

Update: Our customer had a little mishap with the left door and the lower front apron. So this time around we ended up painting the front clip. While we were doing these repairs we cleaned up some of the jambs.

109 files, last one added on Oct 16, 2015
Album viewed 281 times

ABS Shop 69 Camaro Convert.


1969 Camaro. SOLD!! Call or e-mail if interested. We'll sell as is, Finish any portion of the car you like or Deliver it turn key. This car was featured on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine back in July of 2011. It was being be built by the now out of business RPM Hot Rod of PA. over 1600 hrs in custom metal fab and 30K in body work. Good project at a fraction of what it cost to build.

29 files, last one added on Sep 15, 2017
Album viewed 273 times

1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing


1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing

Our customer brought in his Gullwing for some small touch ups. After evaluating the car it was decided to repair all the troubled areas to make the car look it's best. Some major repairs were required to the rocker panels but we were able to save them. We removed all trim and glass and replace all weather stripping.

226 files, last one added on May 20, 2015
Album viewed 350 times

68 HEMI Charger


This car was purchased by one of our customers in Sweden. We made a big mistake in not going out to Ohio to take look at this one. The seller and builder assured us that it was a good car and needed nothing. The car was supposed to be fresh with only 500 miles on the build but that was far from the case as you can see from the pictures. We ended up disassembling most of the bolt on sheet metal along with a lot of other bolt on components for a complete and thorough engine and undercarriage detailing. We also rewired the front wiring harness, changed out most of the front end hardware, shortened the gas tank straps, replaced the hood hinges, re-balanced the wheels, installed valve cover tube sleeves, and gave it a front end alignment. Now it's off to Sweden!!!!!

227 files, last one added on Oct 19, 2015
Album viewed 361 times

Archie Deflorio's 1949 Hudson



Update: 2015 Boston World of Wheels CASI Award Winner, Best Restored, and Best in Class.

In the mid 50's the NASCAR races were dominated not by GM, Ford, or Chrysler but by Hudson. Hudson won 27 of 34 grand national races including the DAYTONA. Hudson went on to win 40 of 48 AAA stock car races. The engine in all of these victories was an in-line 6 fitted with dual carbs: known as TWIN - H - POWER. This Hudson will be fitted with this very same engine.

Father Jude brought us his very rare 49 Hudson convertible to have all the sheet metal, body work and paint work done. Everything on this Hudson will be meticulously rebuilt and restored to better than new condition. It's going to be a nice one!!!!

393 files, last one added on Apr 19, 2015
Album viewed 479 times

Archie Deflorio's 56 Ford Sunliner



Purchased at the 2013 RM St John Auction in Michigan. Archie bought this car with the intentions of turning into a show winner. Archie had us completely disassemble the car for a complete frame on restoration. Not one bolt was left untouched. All the stainless was re-polished and some of the chrome was re-plated. We installed new set of correct tires, a new exhaust system plus many other parts.

This car just recently won Best Restored at the Boston World of Wheels at the Seaport Trade center in Boston MA.

This marks 5 years in a row for Archie and Auto Body Specialists to win the Best restored award.

215 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2014
Album viewed 401 times

1958 BMW 507


1958 BMW 507 1 of only 200 built. This is BMW was restored over 20 years ago. We repaired some bubbling in the deck lid and gave the exterior a complete detail.

22 files, last one added on Oct 20, 2014
Album viewed 269 times

Alex Finigan's 32 Deuce


This is one awesome project being built by Ron Gagnon Owner of New England Rod Shop. It's a 32 Ford Deuce. It's running a 392 Hemi with Kinsler Injection, a Richmond 5 speed and a Hailabrand Quick Change rear. Although we didn't paint the car we have painted a lot of small parts for it. We have also done all the touch-ups and re-polished the paint. I'll make sure to post some pictures of it completed when Ron finishes it up.

42 files, last one added on Sep 24, 2012
Album viewed 325 times

Archie Deflorio's 2013 BOSTON World of Wheels Pilgrim Award Winning 1954 Skylark


Archie bought this 1 of 836 Buick Skylark Convertibles to show at the 2013 Boston World of Wheels. It was a fairly recent frame off restoration but was lacking in a lot of areas to make it show quality. We completely disassembled the exterior removing all sheet metal stainless trim and chrome. We repainted the entire exterior of the car. We also re polished all the stainless trim and had most of chrome re-plated . We also completely detailed the undercarriage, interior and engine compartment too.

(First time a restored Car has won this award)

161 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2013
Album viewed 384 times

Archie Deflorio's1967 Plymouth GTX HEMI


1967 Plymouth GTX HEMI, 4SPD, DANA
This is an fairly recent restoration that was purchased by Archie. Archie brought us the car to completely go through it because the were a few areas that need some attention. We completely disassembled the exterior to detail it. Some of the trouble areas were the cowl panel, rockers, trunk jamb, right door and the inside of the front and rear bumpers. We took care of all the areas that need to be addressed and prepped the car for the the 2012 Boston World of Wheels were it won Best Restored in its class and Best Restored of the whole show.

96 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2012
Album viewed 459 times

Eric Nickerson's Unique Performance Super Snake


1967 GT-500E SUPER SNAKE from Unique Performance
This is the same car that we had here in the shop a while back for warrantee issues. In trying to get the car to run correctly and to it's full potential and after repairing countless problems we discovered the compression ratio was 11:1 when we blew a head gasket, With major engine issues and was sent back to Unique Performance to have the motor repaired under warranty . The motor was sent out to George Anderson at Gessford Machine to be rebuilt. While all of this was happing Unique Performance went out of business and the car was seized by local police with 64 other cars. Now that we have it back were going to rebuild the way it should have been built in the first place.

184 files, last one added on Nov 21, 2010
Album viewed 597 times

Bill Prizer's 1969 GTO JUDGE RAM AIR III


Here is another great project from Bill Prizer. Bill brought us this GTO Judge as a complete basket case that needs everything. As I understand, this car is 1 of only 8 white GTO Judges built in 1969. It is also believed that this could be the only 1969 GTO Judge Ram III with a white exterior and a red interior. This car is a complete nut and bolt frame off restoration and we are using mostly NOS parts to put in back into showroom condition.

Update: We finished the Judge and attended the GTOAA/POCI Nationals in Dayton OH. This was the first time out with the car and we scored a GOLD award in concourse judging. This was quit a feat for us as this was the first GTO we have ever done.

169 files, last one added on Aug 29, 2009
Album viewed 1084 times

George M's 2009 ACR Viper


George just bought this brand new 2009 ACR Viper. The car already had a red stripe but it was lacking something. George had a pretty good idea of what he wanted. So when it came time he decided to have us make his idea become a reality. We painted the front and rear bumpers, hood, roof, deck lid and the wing. What George wanted was to give his new Viper a new look.... and I think he got just that.

45 files, last one added on Nov 22, 2011
Album viewed 302 times

Archie Deflorio's1966 L-79 Chevy II


1966 CHEVY II L-79 SS

UPDATE!!!!!! SOLD At Mecum Kissimmee 2013 for a record breaking $207,000.00

This was a complete nut and bolt rotisserie restoration that we completed for Bill Prizer in 2004. We used NOS front fenders and rear quarter panels. The body was acid dipped. We replaced the driver side floor pan, trunk pan and floor extensions. The 350 hp 327 was rebuilt with lower compression and it still made 409 hp.

Update: Recently purchased by Archie Deflerio through Carroll St Auto in Manchester. Arrchie had us go though the complete car to bring it up to freshly restored condition for the 2010 Boston World of Wheels. Archie's Chevy II took home Best Restored, and Best Restored in Class. He also won the "CASI Award". This is a “special pick” award that is chosen by the CASI staff.

58 files, last one added on Mar 15, 2010
Album viewed 391 times

ZL-1 Recreation (SOLD NORWAY)


This original 22,000 mile 69 Camaro is being transformed into a ZL-1. We will be using a new GM Performance Part Aluminum ZL-1 bock and and cylinder heads along with a few original correct parts. The motor is 488 and made 580hp @6100 and 577ftlbs @ 3800.and runs on pump gas. It will also be receiving a M-22 rock crusher 4spd and a 12 bolt with 355's. The Camaro will will be mostly stock appearing accept for a few items.

88 files, last one added on Jun 09, 2009
Album viewed 469 times

Archie Deflorio's 1966 Shelby GT350H


1966 SHELBY GT350 H
Recently purchased by Archie Deflorio from Roland Cassidy owner of Carroll St Auto in Manchester NH and restored 15 years ago by Ray Kelly of New Mexico. Archie brought us the Shelby to bring it back up to a freshly restored condition. We repaired some stress cracks in the hood and we removed the front fenders to repaint the insides, Repaint the wheels, Installed the correct tires and air cleaner assembly. We also gave the Shelby a complete nut & bolt detail and prepped it for the 2010 Frank Maratta show in CT and the 2010 Boston World of Wheels. It has won best restored at the 2010 Frank Maratta show, and Outstanding restored, Best restored interior at the 2010 World of Wheels.

42 files, last one added on Mar 15, 2010
Album viewed 315 times

Dave Balles's 1972 Nova


1972 NOVA
UPDATE: 4-15-11
Over the winter Dave had another shop install a new Shafiroff 540 in his Nova. After a mishap with the hood it has now come to us to re-repair the hood. We will also upgrade and tidy up a few other things the other shop over looked. We will be adding a complete new fuel system, upgrading the Nitrous system, adding a new set of custom plug wire's and clean up some of the wiring. Updated pictures coming soon.

This was my personal car that I bought from the original owner in 1989. The car was featured in Super Chevy Magazine in 2001. It's a 468 BB, turbo 400, with a Dana 60. The paint is now about 15 years old and these picture were taken recently when the car was in for a little TLC. It still looks just as good as the day I painted it

39 files, last one added on Jul 10, 2011
Album viewed 332 times

Bills Gage's 1970 L-78 Chevelle


1970 CHEVELLE 396 375 HP SS
Bill ordered this car brand new sometime in early August of 1969 and took delivery on 10-10-1969. Bill has had the misfortune of a few different shops making a real mess of his car over the years. So Bill is having us clean it up. We will be detailing the engine compartment, rebuilding the motor, rebuilding the front suspension, restoring the interior,rewiring the complete car, and installing a custom exhaust, along with fixing some of the paint issues created by a shop that just painted the car.

133 files, last one added on Sep 27, 2009
Album viewed 1854 times

1969 Camaro 468 BB


1969 Camaro SS
This was a shop project, New Martz front clip, DSE frame connectors,mini tubs and rear cross member, 468 BB, Brodix heads, TCI turbo 400, Dana 60 with 4:10's, Wilwood brakes, Weld magnums.

103 files, last one added on Jul 24, 2008
Album viewed 347 times

Jeff Dupont's 1969 Camaro SS


Jeff had us install a set of DSE 3" drop leaf springs and a set of 2" drop coil springs to give his car the right look and a better ride.

11 files, last one added on Oct 21, 2009
Album viewed 499 times

Bill Prizer's 1969 GTO RAM AIR III Convertible


Bill bought this car with a some engine problems. We had the motor rebuilt, removed the hood tach , put a Gardner exhaust system on, We replaced the convertible top, and gave it a thorough detailing.

20 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2008
Album viewed 6595 times

Greg Marino's Unique Performance GT-350SR


Vin#02, First production GT-350 SR 40th Anniversary car to be sold to the public. This car was sold before Vin #1 that was auctioned off at the Barrett Jackson collector car auction. Straight off the truck this car need some attention. We reworked the front header panel and rear body panel. We also adjusted the suspension to get the car to sit level.

103 files, last one added on Jul 24, 2008
Album viewed 802 times

Greg Marino's 427 Shelby GT-500


1967 SHELBY GT-500
Greg wanted a black Shelby GT-500 so he brought us a green one, and said paint it black! He also bought a all aluminum 427 FE motor from Shelby. We cleaned up the engine compartment re wired it and install the motor. We also detailed the original motor so he could display it in his Shelby collection.

58 files, last one added on Jul 24, 2008
Album viewed 596 times

Eric Nickerson's Unique Performance GT-500E


1967 GT-500E SUPER SNAKE from Unique Performance.
A very cool car with a lot of issues, but too many to list here. With all the hype about this car it was pretty disappointing. After diagnosing that the compression ratio was to high for a super charger application the car was sent back to Unique Performance to redo the motor.

58 files, last one added on Jul 24, 2008
Album viewed 3717 times

Bill Prizer's "CHRISTINE" movie car


Featured in the John Carpenter movie "Christine" We did some detail work, wet sanded and buff, and got this car ready for the 2004 Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Palm Beach. I got to drive this car on stage, that's me in the yellow shirt.

7 files, last one added on Jul 24, 2008
Album viewed 287 times

1968 Pro Street Nova


1968 Nova SS
This was a shop project, It was a beat up race car and we turned in to a really nice street car. 468 BB, ZL-1 heads, TCI turbo 400, 9 inch 4:88's, tubular control arms, Wilwood brakes,Ladder bar 33/18/15's

41 files, last one added on Jul 24, 2008
Album viewed 4242 times

Leo's 1960 Willys Jeep


Leo bought this from the widow of Governor John King here in NH. This Jeep was giving to John King by the State of NH when it was brand new. What's really cool is that Leo serviced this Jeep from day one. When Leo brought it to us it only had 22,000 miles on it and it was in excellent condition and very minimal rust. We had it media blasted inside and out and gave it a show car paint job. We did this for Leo about 9 years ago and these pictures where taken recently.

13 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2008
Album viewed 302 times

Greg Marino's 1969 BOSS 429


Just in for a little TLC, repaired the left drivers door and painted the rear body panel

Update 12-16-08

We pulled out the motor and re-did the top end. We did a valve job and re-gasketed the complete motor. While the motor was out of the car we cleaned and detailed the engine compartment, sand blasted and painted all the front drive accessories.

56 files, last one added on Apr 11, 2009
Album viewed 318 times

Jim's 2002 Hessessey Viper


2002 Hennessey Viper Venom 700R
Jim's buddy had the misfortune of hitting a telephone pole with his Viper and running it up over a curb. Jim want it repaired and wanted an undetectable repair at that. We fabricated and new floor pan and changed the front frame section. We just sold his Viper at the 2008 Palm Beach Barrett Jackson in West Palm Beach for $100,000.00.

59 files, last one added on Jul 25, 2008
Album viewed 292 times

Ken Peterson's 1964 Corvette


1964 Corvette
Ken bought this car used in 1964. It has been across this country several times once towing a boat. It was stolen in 1975 while at a dealership for service work and in 1979 it was recovered by MA state police. Ken wanted the car back and had to buy it back from the insurance company. The car then sat for over 15 years before bringing it to us to restore. We have completed a frame off restoration to bring it back to its former glory

43 files, last one added on Aug 04, 2008
Album viewed 295 times

Mike Boisvert's 2001 Z06


2001 Corvette Z-06
We had previously installed a D1-SC Pro Charger and a Dyna Tech exhaust with Corsa mufflers a few years ago. Mike had a little accident and needed us to repair the car. While repairing the car we had Julian @ 2 Lane Performance rebuild the motor with lower compression JE pistons, Eagle rods, Comp Cams Camshaft, ARP hardware and had the head ported, we also installed a McLoud twin disk. Previously the car made 540 rwhp and now with the new motor and 4 more psi it now makes 610 rwhp@ 6400 rpm.

38 files, last one added on Aug 26, 2008
Album viewed 293 times

Bill J's 1967 Corvette


Installation of big block hood and stripe.

8 files, last one added on Feb 08, 2009
Album viewed 6504 times

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