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ofi Classic Cars is an automotive restoration shop in the metro Atlanta area specializing in pre-1974 vehicles. We offer everything from minor repairs to full frame-off restoration of collectable cars and trucks, including chassis, drivetrain, electrical, body, paint, and upholstery

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A job you’re passionate about

April 14, 2013

Passion I often hear, “it must be great to have job doing something you’re passionate about.” I’m never quite sure what they mean. Is it some sort of “grass is always greener” comment that probably says more about their job than mine? Or, as I sometimes fear, is it about the misconception that because I  Continue Reading »

Bella’s Got Heart

February 23, 2013

After a couple of months of chasing parts (interior, exterior, wiring, etc.) & associated installation, we finally dropped in the newly rebuilt 390 and C6 transmission. Yes, she’s a real “S” code GTA. We broke the engine in on Saturday & had more than the usual fun and excitement. Engine “break-ins” are always kind of  Continue Reading »

Bella, stage II

October 2, 2012

 Bella’s got her gown & now she’s ready to learn how to dance.                She was completely stripped, nearly all sheet metal & the frame rails on front & rear were replaced. She was then epoxied, primed & blocked repeatedly.  All parts  were “jambed” & clear coated, her engine bay was painted, the  Continue Reading »

A man of vision

September 7, 2012

A customer brought in a 1937 Ford that his Dad had worked on over the years.  We cleaned up the distributor contacts & discovered that Dad had done an upgrade so that an universal coil could be used rather than the old type that was built into the old distributor.   Good idea.  Originally this  Continue Reading »

Introducing Bella

September 3, 2012

Bella (beautiful in Italian) is being resurrected & we hope to capture some pictures of the process. We’re not too good at taking pictures, but this car is definitely worth the effort.  Bella started out as a 1967 “S” code fastback & has had a rough life. All sheet metal (including her roof) and frame  Continue Reading »

Car evaluations – the good, the bad & the ugly

August 31, 2012

Car evaluations – the good, the bad & the ugly: Please, please, please, help me help you. Twice in 2 weeks we’ve had cars in to “look over” AFTER they’ve been purchased.  Both times the results were ugly. We frequently look cars over (at no charge if the car is brought to us or at  Continue Reading »