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.
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
The most important factor in any restoration is that you are passionate about your car. The decision to restore a classic car is a serious commitment of time and capital, as the process may take several months to years depending on the complexity of the project. We take great pride in our restoration work, and we are here to assist you through every step of the process.
It is impossible to estimate the price of a total, body or mechanical restoration. Due to the many unforeseen circumstances in the automotive restoration and customization process, we can only provide a general estimate and not a set price. Once your project is stripped down, we can assess the vehicle in greater detail.
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 restoration. 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 fully satisfied.
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. By appointment, you are more than welcome to visit the shop and check on the progress of your project.
Each customer is responsible for their own insurance to cover the market value of the car and/or parts.
What Level of Build?
We offer a range of restoration options, 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.
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 perfectly smooth paint finish. This carries over to the restoration side as well. Every nut, bolt, bracket etc. will receive 100% detail. No expense will be spared during this type of restoration. Hundreds of hours are spent on panel and trim fitment, panel straightening, block sanding, priming, painting 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 as rest. This is our definition of “show quality.”
A concours level restoration or paint job consists of replicating 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. In most cases, 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 on every nut, bolt and component to make sure it is as original as the day it rolled off the assembly line.
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 restoration, we do still maintain a high-quality end result. You can still proudly drive your car to the local car shows or cruises and take home that 1st place trophy. We will not reduce our standards and we always strive to give you the best quality work.
For more information, please view our Terms & Conditions.