This was a full restoration/restomod that we completed in 2021. As with most of the restorations, this car had a story to it. This car was a $1,000 basket case that the owner's son, Gideon, purchased as a project car. Tragically, at age 16 Gideon was killed in a car accident. 6 months later, we teamed up with his dad to bring his project to completion. We finished the car not as a true restoration, but with the mods and upgrades that Gideon had planned for it. And it turned into an amazing head turner!
This project was started by Gideon's dad and a group of friends. they did the initial disassembly thinking this would be a simple project. once they got it apart and realized just how far gone the car was, they gave us a call and we took over the project. Here's some pictures of the disassembly.
Once we got the car to our shop, we finished stripping it down and saw just how much rust was there! In addition to the normal rust on the rockers and rear quarters, the front frame rails had to be completely removed and refabricated.
Once all the bodywork was finished, it was off to paint! And of course, we had to keep the original BRG color.
Engine Rebuild! This was a very crusty motor. As this was going to be a show car, we went for exposed cam gears, deep bronze powder coated valve cover, and a full stainless exhaust system.
We'll let the pictures do the talking! We installed a full sound system with subwoofers, all new interior upholstery, coilovers, wheels, brakes and a new top. We wanted to give this car a stripped down, visceral driving experience just like the old British sports cars it barrowed it's color from. so we went with a depowered rack, no AC, and manual brakes.
This car came with us on our 2022 Miata Cruise, has won multiple car shows, and is a topic of conversation wherever it goes!