Sales & Restorations with the highest quality standards
THE DONOR CAR
The original car to start the project with is always a rust free and straight car, as complete as possible to guaranty the originality of some important parts, such as the interior wood panels or the bumpers which could be a lower quality when remanufactured. Cars are sourced in California or other favorable dry climates (lack of salt used on roads during winter).
The full restoration process will take 10 to 15 months and a total of 1.500 to 3.000 hours of labor of the various craftsmen (Body workers, Painters, Mechanics, Electricians, Veneerers, Trimmers, Fitters…).
In Auto Storica we do have all these craftsmen in our own staff team and the restorations are run without any subcontracting process. This is, in fact, the only way to optimize the step by step quality control and fully guaranty the final result.
The process starts with a meticulous disassembling and stripping of the whole car, inspecting all its components, down to the bare body shell and/or chassis.
Fully sandblasted, back to bare metal. Welding and repairs where necessary. Bench alignments checking. New rust-proofing treatment, epoxy painted.
Sandblasted and removing of all old paint and rust, back to bare metal, panel work where necessary, new rust-proofing treatment. two pack material painting, hand polishing.
Meticulous preparation. High quality primmer. “Glasurit Classic Car Colors” First-class products. Hand polishing.
Chromes & Trim
High quality triple chrome process. (Copper, nickel, chrome).
All new including windscreens and grommets.
Interior Wood Trim
Strip off of old lacquers and checking of original wood for lifting and cracks. Reconstruction of deteriotated areas. New high quality veneer. Polish to a high shine.
Reconstruction of seat structures. All new trim with A-grade hides, new headlining, new seat foam kits and carpets. Everything matching original paterns. Modern materials for sound insulation.
Hood frame reconstruction and adjustments. New high quality hood & covers (Mohair, Everflex…). All original colors available.
New complete electrical wiring loom. Electronic ignition. Electrical fan kit. “HP Facet” o “SU electronic” fuel pump. Rebuilding and calibrating of all gauges, instruments and controls. New switches. Rebuilt or new electrical components (Dynamo, Alternator, Starter motor, Wiper motor etc…)
Front and rear suspension fully rebuilt. All parts stripped, sandblasted and treated. New bearing, trackrods, bushes, silent-block. New shock absorber, “Koni Classic” o Spax (if telescopic type).
Fully rebuilt, new pistons, master cylinders, pump, disc, drums, pads… Up-rated on request.
Gearbox / transmission
Fully rebuilt, Laygear control, new bearings and synchro rings. Propshaft balancing and new U joints. Full rebuilt of differential.
Fully rebuilt. Electrically powered or modernized on request
New quality Stainless system. Available in Big Bore with special manifolds.
Chrome or Stainless quality wire wheels. Avon, Dunlop, Michelin or Pirelli tyres. New Borrani wheels as an option.
Complete strip down, thorough cleaning and inspection. Remanufactured to Manufacturer Standard. Cooling system pressure tested. Fully balanced. Unleaded fuel conversion.
The specifications, lists of included works, details and criterions of Premium restoration may vary according to the make, model, year of manufacture, design and general concept of the car and availability of the spare parts and accessories
SPECIAL OPTIONS & UPGRADES
– 5 speed gear box
– Modern 4 speed automatic gear box
– Electric Power steering and modern rack and pinion
– Air conditioning
– Modern ergonomic electric seats.
– Head rest
– Electric windows
– Central locking
– Fog or spot light
– Special wide aluminium or wire wheels
– Borrani aluminium wheels
– Oil cooler
– Vented brake disc, modern servo assembly
– Aluminium radiator, improved water pump
– Special and custom trim or interior woodwork
– An authentic classic car you really can count on for long jorneys and intensive use.
– The warranty of a state-of-the-art restoration with the Auto Storica “Premium Certificate”
– An excellent investment.
– A lot of fun and driving pleasure.
– Engine, gearbox, transmission, mechanical : 1 year.
– Painting, Rustproof, trim : 3 years.
All “Premium” restored vehicles are always delivered with :
– A mechanical warranty certificate.
– A painting – rustproof warranty certificate.
– A detailed “Premium” restoration process report certificate.
– An identification plate fixed on the body (Close to the manufacturer one) and specifying :
Chassis NB, Date of build, Date of restoration and “Premium” restoration project Nb.
Therefore, when driving out from Auto Storica, the customer is in possession of a real certification of the type of restoration his vehicle when through. It also guarantees him an unquestionable market value of his investment.