Turning a Barnfind Into a Driver

It’s every car enthusiast’s dream to participate in a barnfind. To discover a car of their childhood, a rare and highly sought after muscle car that had been stowed away in a garage (or front yard) for decades, or just a cool car that seems unloved and underappreciated.   Unfortunately, the reality is that regardless of the kind of car it is, or how rare it is, it’s still an old … Continue reading »






1967 Camaro SS - Rotisserie Restomod

  The term "rotisserie" is often used in a culinary context, such as the whole roasted chickens that you'll find under heat lamps at the grocery store. But you'll also hear the term in the automotive restoration industry. So what does this mean in the context of a classic car?     Fortunately, rotisserie restoration has nothing to do with skewering a car over an open flame — we shudder … Continue reading »






Collector Car Insurance is Here!

  Be it your ’57 Bel Air, or Hemi Road Runner, classic vehicles have become more than just mere transportation…they’re investments. While car insurance is protection for your transportation—trying to get a standard run-of-the-mill insurance company to protect your “investment” can be problematic, at best.  As some would say in the medical field: You need a specialist.     Classic Industries Understands Collector Car Enthusiasts Classic Industries understands the needs … Continue reading »






67 Firebird - The Start of a Project

Every classic car restoration project has a starting point. Sometimes it's a rusty basket case sitting on cinder blocks in a backyard, other times it's an excellent-condition survivor that just needs a few replacement parts. More often than not, projects start somewhere in between these extremes, with a running and driving car or truck that's a little rough around the edges. The '67 Firebird seen here will soon be undergoing … Continue reading »






1968 Pontiac Firebird Convertible Resto-Mod

Dan Svegliato, of Long Beach, California, is a die-hard classic car guy. When he pulled into our Retail Showroom parking lot in the stunning 1968 Pontiac Firebird seen here, we started talking, and Dan began rattling off his previous project cars. Among them were a '67 Firebird, a '70 429 Cobra Jet Ranchero, and a Texas Highway Patrol Mustang designed for high-speed pursuits. This Firebird is his latest project, and … 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 »






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 »






Camaro 50th Anniversary - History in the Making

This year marks a historic event for General Motors: the Chevrolet Camaro 50th anniversary. It's a little hard to believe that a car we've come to love so much has been around for five whole decades, but that's certainly not to say it's washed-up by any means. Far from it, in fact—from first-generation to sixth-generation, the Camaro remains an American icon and an important part of our car culture. Those less … Continue reading »






1968 Camaro - Resto-Mod Drop-Top

The term resto-mod is a portmanteau or blend of the words "restoration" and "modification". As you might imagine, resto-modded vehicles run the gamut from lightly modified classic cars to vehicles which have had almost every component replaced with modern parts. The beauty of a resto-mod is that you may not know which category the vehicle falls into at first glance—it can still look like a classic, even if it performs … Continue reading »