57 Bel Air Convertible - Frame-Off Restoration

The '57 Chevy Bel Air is a timeless piece of Americana. It's one of the few vehicles that's identifiable to even those who wouldn't consider themselves automotive enthusiasts. It has been featured in countless songs, TV shows, and movies. Even if you're not a die-hard classic car fan, the '57 Chevy is simply cool. This 57 Bel Air convertible belongs to Steven Miller, of Hawthorne, California. Steven tells us he's … Continue reading »






1969 Camaro Restoration - Before & After

Here at Classic Industries, we often get to see our customers' completed restoration projects in the parking lot of our Retail Showroom. It always brings a smile to our faces, and we do our best to document each vehicle and share it here on the Classic Industries blog. However, on certain occasions, we get a glimpse into these vehicles' origins, and have the opportunity to see how far they've come. … Continue reading »






1968 Pontiac Firebird - Flying South

We often come across cars that have been with the same owner for decades, but that's not always the case. In fact, sometimes the Classic Industries showroom is also the first stop for owners of recently-bought classic vehicles. Lorne Cooper, the owner of this 1968 Pontiac Firebird, tells us that he bought the car at a local swap meet less than 24 hours before these photos were taken. Lorne says … Continue reading »






1968 Camaro Duramax Turbodiesel

"It's aliiive!" We can almost hear the cracks of thunder and see the flashes of lightning coursing through the sky as we gaze upon this vehicular beast. Like Frankenstein's monster, it's a maniacal amalgamation of parts that were never joined at birth, but the result is truly astonishing. Simply put, it's a 1968 Camaro with a massive 6.6L Duramax turbodiesel engine bulging from beneath where the hood once was. This is not something … Continue reading »






1968 Barracuda Formula S - Gold Fish

Every journey into classic car restoration has to start somewhere, whether that's diving in head-first with a basket-case wreck from a junkyard, or starting gradually by putting a few finishing touches on a partially-completed project. For Gilbert Villegas, of Anaheim, California, this 1968 Barracuda Formula S represented the beginning of a love for working on classic cars. The Barracuda was Gilbert's very first restoration project, and he fell in love with … Continue reading »






1972 Plymouth Duster - 340 Wedge Power

One of the many reasons we love classic cars is that each one tends to have a fascinating story behind it. Some cars are preserved untouched in garages for decades, without leaving the town where they were originally sold. Others were driven every day and abandoned in a scrap yard, only to be lovingly restored by a new owner many years later. These stories add character to every machine. The … Continue reading »






1961 Impala - Frame-Off Restoration

Back in the late '50s and early '60s, cars didn't necessarily have "generational" styling like they do today. These days, designers often create a model that stays cosmetically the same for 3 to 5 years, and eventually release small tweaks, or refresh the design with new lights, bumpers, and wheels. Back in the 1950s and '60s, there were many cases where every model year was unique, with huge stylistic changes every … Continue reading »






1969 Road Runner - 440 Mopar Power

The first-generation Plymouth Road Runner was one of the quintessential muscle cars of the late '60s, and remains an icon of the era to this day. The long-nosed body, quad headlamps, and sweeping C-pillars offer a distinctive and memorable look. The metallic green 1969 Road Runner seen here belongs to Joe Bahash, of Huntington Beach, California. Joe brought the car by our Retail Showroom to pick up a few replacement … Continue reading »






1978 Pontiac Trans Am - Gold Dust

Like many auto enthusiasts, Leo Logacho's love for classic cars began at a young age. Leo's father owned a Trans Am Special Edition, painted in an eye-catching metallic gold color. He loved everything about his dad's car—the vibrant paint, the hood bird decal, the wide tires, and the deep rumble of the big V8 engine. All those childhood memories stuck with Leo, who now lives in Santa Fe Springs, California. So, seven … Continue reading »






1971 Camaro - 410ci Resto-Mod

Gold isn't a color you see too often on cars these days, with the possible exception of the champagne color used on some luxury sedans. However, back in the early '70s, gold was a much more popular choice—even for muscle cars. This resto-modded 1971 Camaro serves as a reminder of how much gold paint can complement a classic car. This Camaro belongs to Wayne Liberator, of Costa Mesa, California. Wayne … Continue reading »