Diagnostic Labour R250.00 per hour

General Labour R450.00 per hour (excl. VAT)

Specialized Labour R750.00 per hour (excl. VAT)


***These rates are subject to change***

Labour Rates

It is impossible to estimate the price of a total restoration or body restoration. Due to the many unforeseen circumstances in the automotive restoration and customization process, we can only provide an estimate and not a set price. Once your project is stripped down, we can evaluate the car properly.


As with a set price, a set completion date cannot be given. A general time frame can be given, but that time frame will always be dependant on the current workload in the shop and parts availability during the restortation. Under no circumstances will we rush the process of a restoration. This is a time enduring process and we take pride in the work we do, therefore the job will not leave our shop until we are satisfied.

Estimates, Pricing and Time Frame

What Level of Build?

We offer a range from driver quality to all-out show quality. We are here to do the perfect job that fits your plan and your budget. Below is a general breakdown of the different stages of restoration and body & paint.


Show Quality

The best of the best. No stone is left unturned with this type of restoration or paint job. We start with clean bare metal from media blasting and work it all the way to a dead flat deep paint finish. This carries over to the restoration side also. Every nut, bolt, bracket, etc will receive 100% detail. No expense will be spared during this type of job. Hundreds of hours are spent on panel and trim fitment, panel straightening, block sanding, priming, and buffing. The underside of the car also receives the same attention as the top side in the metal, body work, and paint phases to ensure that the bottom of the car looks as good. This is our definition of “show quality.”


Concours Quality

A concours level restoration or paint job consists of duplicating a 100% original factory result. Everything from hard to find original NOS parts and panels to paint drips and seam sealer applications to the paint restoration will be covered here. Often times the cost of this type of restoration will exceed those of a “show quality” restoration due to the time consuming process of locating original date coded parts and/or restoring components to original OEM condition. Detail will also be spent here on every nut, bolt and component to make sure it is as original as the day it rolled off the assembly line.


Driver Quality

If you plan on driving your vehicle, you may not want to go overboard with your restoration or paint job. Certain areas will not receive the special attention to detail depending on what your end goal is. Although we say this is a driver level, we do still maintain a quality product end result. You can still proudly drive your car to the local car show or cruise and take home that 1st place trophy. We will not minimize our standards and we always strive to give you the best quality work.


All jobs will have an invoice with total logged hours, total parts and materials. Payment information will be discussed upon agreement of the start of the project. Several pictures are also taken throughout the entire project from the moment it arrives at the shop to completion. All of this is available to you upon request at anytime during the project. Upon completion, you will receive a copy of all pictures and documents. You are more than welcome to visit the shop and check on the progress of your project by appointment.

Each customer is responsible for their own insurance to cover the market value of the car.


Quality of Work

Restorations and Custom Builds

Auto Body Repairs and Specialized Paintwork

Maintenance and Performance Upgrades

Classic Car Sales and Sourcing

Inspections and Valuations

Classic Car Import and Export

What We Offer

Restoration and Shop Policies

Our Services

Cape Classic Cars is a hot rod and classic car restoration shop. We create, restore and maintain classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods and exotics for customers worldwide.

For more information, please view our Terms & Conditions and Restoration Guidelines.