Classic Holden Restoration Specialists

WE ARE EXPERIENCED CLASSIC HOLDEN RESTORATION SPECIALISTS

With over 40 years of combined experience with Classic Holden Restoration, our restoration team produces outstanding results. We operate from our fully-equipped workshop in Inverell but regularly travel to Brisbane and Sydney for appraisals and vehicle collections. Furthermore, we maintain a can-do attitude and will tackle even the most challenging restoration. Our work focuses on detailed rust repairs, panel fabrication, engine, and underbody refurbishment. In addition, our skilled car restoration team are specialist restorers of LC Toranas and LJ Toranas.

RESURRECTION MOTORS IS WHERE ART MEETS ENGINEERING

We have a passion for classic Holden restoration. We understand that you do too. In fact, watching a customer’s reaction to a completed car restoration project is priceless. After weeks, months or even years of careful restoration and repair, we gain huge satisfaction knowing we have returned a classic Holden car to its former glory or made it even better.

LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE HOLDEN TORANA LEGEND

It all started in 1967 with the launch of the HB Torana, a mildly facelifted Vauxhall Viva. The 56 HP 1.2 litre engine coupled to the notorious Opel gearbox started a legend. The LC Torana was introduced in 1969 with a variety of engines. The in-line 6 cylinder was the pick of the motors. In fact, with its more aggressive looks and longer wheel-base than the 4-cylinder, it won Wheels ‘Car of the Year 1969’. The LC also became a best seller. Its racing counter-part, the LC Torana GTR XU-1 was developed to keep pace with Ford’s mighty Falcon GT-HO V8s in the Hardie-Ferodo 500 (Bathurst) endurance race. Subsequently, following a few more tweaks, the Torana GTR won the Bathurst endurance race in both 1970 and ’71. Next came the LJ variant which, with a facelift and many common features, continued the legacy until 1974.

I WANT TO RESTORE MY FORD HOLDEN TORANA, WHAT’S THE PROCESS?

Every project we take on is unique and requires its own custom plan to ensure we achieve the outcome you want, but as a general guide as to the process we follow to take your Classic Car from where it is when it drives into our workshop, to the restored masterpiece when it drives out, is as follows.

Appointment, Discussion and Schedule

Firstly, an inspection of your Ford can be undertaken by appointment in the Brisbane and Sydney areas. We will discuss your project in detail, including levels of finish and estimated expense. A detailed plan will be presented to you, breaking the project down into easily managed steps and incremental payments.

Deposit, Dismantle and Report

Secondly, once agreed, a deposit will be paid, and the vehicle transported to our workshop in Inverell. The vehicle will be dismantled and inspected and work commenced. Throughout the whole process we know you’ll be keen for information on progress and so a detailed photographic history of the work will be provided. In addition, a summary of the work will be provided to you each week, in order that you are fully informed of progress.

Prime, Paint and Panels

Thirdly, the vehicle is then prepared for paint with priming, panels prepared, and a test coat of paint applied. The panels are then test fitted to the car to check for alignment and gapping and preparation commenced for the application of the final colour. Once the final paint has been applied, the final assembly process can begin.

Trim, Tune and Drive!

Next, our Trimming partners can also assist in the finishing of the interior of the car to your desired standard. Finally, we can provide a full engine and drivetrain restoration service.

Ready to get your restoration on the move?

Give us a call and we can talk through what’s best for your project