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1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Geneva Coupe Vignale

The 1952 Ferrari 212 restoration was completed at Gassman Automotive in January 2013. There were 6 of these cars made, and this is the first. After being displayed at the Geneva World Auto Show in 1952, the car changed owners several times, and engine once. The car was found in Connecticut in 2010, and the original engine was found soon after. It was then brought to Gassman, and many hours of research and hard work were poured into the restoration of this incredible Ferrari.
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1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Geneva Coupe Vignale

 

1929 Plymouth U Roadster

Growing up as a child, Mike has many fond memories of this Plymouth and it has been in his family for many years. At one point in time, his father sold the car, and Mike worked hard to purchase it back to keep in the Gassman family. After sitting for several years, the car has been revived with a new bare metal re-spray, fresh hand pin striping on the body and wheels, new interior, refreshed engine and new engine ancillaries, new brakes, and a new chance at life. Mike and his family are very proud of this restoration, and are excited to get the Plymouth back on the road to relive many memories from the past.
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1929 Plymouth U Roadster

 

1929 Ford Model A Phaeton

1929 Ford Model A Phaeton was revived to life with a “rustoration.” We installed a newly rebuilt engine and transmission, and got all of the mechanics in proper working order, then we installed a new convertible top and performed a paint restoration to bring back much of the luster which was lost over time.
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1929 Ford Phaeton

 

1930 DeSoto 8 Roadster

1930 DeSoto 8 Roadster was brought to Gassman Automotive partially restored. Gassman fabricated several panels, painted most of the car, completely rebuilt the engine, wired the entire vehicle, and completed the restoration including troubleshooting of the car. When it left Gassman Automotive, it was completely restored and looking brand new once again.
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1932 Wolseley
1932 Wolseley was brought to Gassman Automotive to have a custom top fabricated on an 80 year old car. It had its challenges, but in the end, the top looks and functions like new once again.
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1932 Wolseley

 

1934 Plymouth Coupe
1934 Plymouth Coupe was brought to Gassman in an extremely degraded state, and returned to new, once again. Once restored, the Plymouth won a National 1st place award. Gassman is always very honored to receive any award on this level.
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1947 MGYT
This car was previously at another restoration shop, and was brought to us to complete the restoration. Car will be restored for the owner to drive on nice, sunny days! Originally, the plan was just to restore for her to drive around and enjoy, but a rare car such as this deserved so much more. So the car was stripped to bare metal, metal and wood was repaired and the car was painted with a fantastic black color. The brakes, hydraulics, suspension, fuel system, etc. were replaced or refurbished to like new condition. A new convertible top was installed, and the supplied interior was reinstalled in the car. All chrome was re-chromed, and the end result is a fantastic car for the owner to drive and enjoy.
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1947 MGYT

 

1947 Morgan F-Type
After wood work was completed, we re-skinned the entire body of this 1947 Morgan F-Type. The car was then painted and re-assembled with all new components including wiring, mechanics, and chrome.
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1947 Morgan F-Type

 

1948 Ford Sedan
1948 Ford Sedan was a nut-and-bolt restoration at Gassman Automotive. Every piece of the sedan was refurbished, refinished, or rebuilt. In a national competition, it won a first place. Unfortunately, there are no completed photos of this vehicle at the moment.
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1949 MGTC
This MGTC was brought to Gassman Automotive as a partial restoration. The entire body was sanded, primed, and painted by our in house body shop. Later, the car was brought back to finish restoration, including assembly and a custom interior.
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1949 MG TC Completed Restoration

 

1950 Chris-Craft Riviera

Mike purchased this boat in the summer of 2014. It came fully restored, however there were a few modifications made to the boat before use. First thing, was the engine needed to be addressed to get it running properly. Next, the interior was modified to make cubbies for storage and a rubber mat installed in the floor for protection. Finally, a custom cover was made to the keep the interior dry on wet days.

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1950 Chris-Craft Riviera

 

1951 Allard J2 Competition

This 1951 Allard J2 was built on August 24, 1951. Originally the car was fitted with an Ardun-Mercury engine, and like all of those, it blew up within a month. It was then fitted with a Ford pilot engine. In 1968, the owner at the time had the car resprayed and reupholstered by the same man who originally upholstered it when new. Once again, this owner changed the engine and transmission. After being sold to yet another owner, its home became Florida, from which the Allard was found and brought into our possession. Large amounts of time, planning, and hard work were poured into this vehicle. The outcome was phenomenal and has been treasured by many.
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1952 Allard K2

This fantastic 1952 Allard K2 was restored by Gassman Automotive for the same owner of the Allard J2. After spending years in restoration, this car was great enough to grace the fields of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2010. While it did not win any awards, its presence was award enough for Gassman Automotive!

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1952 Aston Martin DB2

After arriving for simple maintenance work, it was discovered that timing chain needed to be replaced. The engine was then dis-assembled to make way for a new, correct timing chain. The car was then serviced, including paint restoration and repair of the falling headliner.

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1952 Aston Martin DB2

 

1952 Jaguar XK 120 FHC

The 1952 Jaguar XK120 FHC was supposedly “rust-free” when brought to Gassman. After diving in, plenty of rusted and worn out spots were found. Every piece that needed to be fixed was replaced, rather than filled. Every inch of this car was perfected, including inside the engine compartment, and under the body. All of the wood in the car is still original – just repaired and refinished. All of the suspension, engine, and brake system were completely rebuilt and back to “as new” condition. The Oxblood red interior remained the original color, and was all fashioned by our experienced upholsterer. This Jaguar was reborn when Gassman Automotive was finished.

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1956 Austin-Healey 100-4

This Austin-Healey was brought to us with a painted inner body/chassis and body work completed to the outer panels. Unfortunately, all previous body work had to be removed and replaced after correctly repairing metal damage, so create a concours-quality finish paint job. Restoration also included an all new interior. Restoration was completed in April 2017.

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1956 Austin-Healey 100-4

 

1956 Jaguar XK140 MC
After purchasing this 1956 Jaguar with hopes of having it as a daily driver, the car was brought to Gassman Automotive to make it reliable. The engine and transmission were rebuilt, a new wiring harness was installed in the car, and all mechanical components were either replaced or rebuilt as needed. Once reliable, the car was cosmetically upgraded by having an all new interior installed, the dash was restored by the owner, the engine compartment was painted to accompany the newly rebuilt (beautiful) engine. Then extras were added for comfort including power steering and air conditioning.
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1956 Jaguar XK140 MC

 

1957 Ford Thunderbird
The T-bird was brought to Gassman in very nice condition. However, upgrades were made including a new black convertible top, new chrome air cleaner, hash marks, badges, valve covers, and re-chromed bumpers. Other regular maintenance was performed and the car was sold.
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1957 Ford Thunderbird

 

1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
Restoration of this beautiful Golden Hawk was completed in September 2016.
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1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk

 

1958 Morgan
Morgan was brought to us for mechanical work, including straightening of the front end, brakes, and engine upgrades. Body work was also done including repairing the rear end skin via fabrication of a new one. It was then painted, and the interior was reupholstered to better complete the look of this beautiful Morgan.
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1958 Morgan

 

1958 Morgan 4+4
After rolling down a hill, and into a garage backwards, this Morgan was brought to us to repair all collision damage, which then led to painting the entire Morgan so it would have a flawless shine all around. The car now looks better than new, and viewers will be unaware that it was ever involved in a collision.
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1958 Morgan 4+4

 

1959 AC Aceca

This car was originally born as a race car, but the current owner wanted to make it more of a daily driver. With that in mind, we moved the steering wheel up several inches, and the pedals forward a few inches to fit his tall frame. We added heat shielding to the engine compartment, and had the headers and exhaust Jet Hot coated to keep the heat down from the engine compartment. The dash was re-designed including all new gauge panels and escutcheons. The spare tire was mounted more accessibly, and we custom made an “extras and spares” compartment to store everything a British car would need in case of a breakdown. We also re-painted the front half of the car to repair some damage in the paint.
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1959 AC Aceca

 

1959 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

After surviving collision damage to the boot area of this Sprite, the car came to Gassman Automotive for repair. After fixing the exterior, the entire interior, except for seats, was replaced to make the car look like new. The dash was even recovered to match the rest of the interior.
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1959 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

 

1959 Chevy Impala

After a collision occurred to the front right side of this gorgeous, all-original, 20k mile specimen, Gassman Automotive restored it to a beauty once again. The entire car was re-painted to keep it as beautiful as possible.
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1959 Chevy Impala

 

1959 Ford Galaxie

After being hit by a tractor trailer that ran through the storage building it was contained in, this 1959 Ford Galaxie was brought to Gassman Automotive to have the body straightened and painted to like new once again.
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1959 Ford Galaxie

 

1959 MGA

Gassman Automotive restored this phenomenal MGA with many modifications including an upgraded 1800cc MGB motor with supercharger, an aluminum radiator, cold air intake, 5 speed transmission, motor turned aluminum firewall, electronic ignition with rev limiter, custom tonneau cover, new wheels, Brookland racing windshields, and a fantastic paint job requiring 9 coats of clear over black with blue flake to really bring it out.
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1959 MGA

 

1960 AC Greyhound

The restoration of this 1960 AC Greyhound, BEF 2502, was completed in April of 2016. The car was stripped to bare metal, the frame was extensiveley repaired, and everything was rebuilt from the ground up. The car attended its first show, Kiewah Island Concours, in April of 2016. The result was absolutely stunning, and will be remembered for years to come.
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1960 Ac Greyhound

 

1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

Restoration of this jaw-dropping Bugeye was completed in June of 2016. The rotisserie restoration included a bare-metal respray after rust repair, all new interior, new mechanics, new rubber, new electrics, brake disc conversion, and a re-seal of the motor and transmission.
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1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

 

1963 Triumph TR3B
1963 Triumph TR3B was restored by Gassman Automotive in 15 days. It was a frame off restoration that included a complete engine rebuild, new paint on the car including engine compartment, NOS transmission, completely custom upholstery, and much more.
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1963 Triumph TR3B

 

1965 Lotus Elan S2
1965 Lotus Elan S2 was built by Collin Chapman (found of Lotus), reportedy for his brother. Gassman Automotive completed this restoration recently and is very proud of the finished car.
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1965 Triumph TR4

Mike restored this car for his own personal collection in January 2014. He opted for a complete restoration of the frame, body, interior, and all mechanics including a rebuild of the engine and transmission. In 1965 when you could purchase this car new, Triumph offered many upgrades to the engine, such as a chrome valve cover, and Mike installed all of these time-related upgrades that he had. He also put a very coveted surrey top on the car from his own collection of NOS parts. After restoration, this is truly an amazing Triumph and turns many heads on the road.
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1965 Triumph TR4

 

1966 Aston Martin DB6

Restoration of this stunning Aston Martin was completed in September of 2013. Restoration included a bare metal re-spray of paint, all new chrome and rubber, and service to all mechanics.
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1966 Aston Martin DB6

 

1966 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Mark III Phase II

Probably the finest example of a 3000 BJ8 that exists today, Mike and crew spent 2 years perfecting this vehicle to the highest period correct standards. This car is amongst the elite in the Austin-Healey world, and is well deserving of such a title. The Healey was sitting since 1970, and was all original before beginning restoration with just over 30,000 miles on the odometer. The restoration including a rotisserie, bare-metal re-spray, all NOS switches, lamps, engine ancillaries, etc. Every nut and bolt was removed from its home, nickel-zinc plated, and put back in the same hole it was removed from. Every detail was accounted for in this car, and it truly shows in this incredible restoration.
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1966 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Mark III Phase II

 

1967 Jaguar XKE

After peeling a little bit of the paint off of this car, it was brought to Gassman Automotive for a bare-metal re-spray which required stripping the entire car of paint and existing body filler, re-filling the body for a perfect smoothness, and repainting the entire car.
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1967 Jaguar XKE

 

1967 Jaguar XKE

This amazing E-type came to us partially through restoration. We resumed the resto and completed it in October of 2015, including installing the interior, trim, electronics, and de-bugging. The car is now ready to roam the roads of Northern Virginia with a beautiful new interior and exterior!
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1967 Jaguar XKE

 

1968 MGB
1968 MGB arrived at Gassman in beautiful condition, to have a custom stereo system installed including a fabricated panel in the trunk, fabricated kick panels in both sides with speakers, and an iPod mount for control.
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1968 MGB

 

1968 Triumph TR250

A supercharger was installed in this fine example of the classic TR250. With a 50% increase in power, this is the fastest TR250 in town.
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1968 Triumph TR250

 

1968 Triumph TR5

This beautiful, blue Triumph TR5 restoration was completed in June 2013. Restoration included repaired/powdercoated frame, upgraded suspension, engine & transmission rebuild, repainted engine bay, new wiring harness, new fuel system, all new interior including repaired seat/seat frames, and original exterior paint restoration.
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1968 Triumph TR5

 

1969 Chevy Camaro Z28
Restoration was completed in April of 2014. Restoration included re-spray of paint and color change of stripes, all new interior, all new mechanical components, and new chrome. This beast of a car came to a mirror finish and looks incredible. When it is unleashed on the roads, it will definitely turn heads.
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1969 Chevy Camaro Z28

 

1969 Jaguar XKE
Restoration was completed in December of 2014. The floor pans of the car were rusted, so we replaced with new floor pans, undercoated, and painted to match the car. We also replaced the carpet with new fabricated carpet pieces, and installed a new rubber trunk seal. The dash was also a little worn, so we removed the pad and recovered it for a new look.
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1969 Jaguar XKE

 

1970 Split Bumper MGB
Restoration was started on this car many years ago, and was finally able to be completed in September of 2014. The restoration was a frame-off, nut/bolt restoration including a bare metal re-spray. The engine was rebuilt and was fitted with a super charger to increase the horsepower and desire for this B. Everything put on the car was either NOS or of the highest quality to make this B one of the nicest in the world.
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1970 Split Bumper MGB

 

1971 Jaguar XKE
After being at a shop that tore the motor and ancillaries down then figured out they were over their heads, the owners looked for a shop that could pick up where they left off – and that shop was us. The motor had a complete rebuild done, and they we were tasked with putting it all back together, as well as upgrading the A/C and installing a radio system. The car was completed in August of 2014.
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1971 Jaguar XKE

 

1971 Jaguar XKE
This car was brought to us in early 2014 for mechanical work including rebuilding of the rear end, and a new gas tank installation. The car returned later this year to have the interior replaced including new seat foams and covers, heat shielding installed in the floors, new carpet and jute, and a re-covered radio surround. The car also had a normal tune up and is ready to roll.
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1971 Jaguar XKE

 

1971 Porsche 911T Targa
The Porsche was stripped to bare metal, all rust spots were removed and replaced, the car was re-painted, new interior, new wheels and tires, new hydraulics, new brakes, new suspension, new badges and other bits as necessary. The car turned out beautiful as always, and the owner was very happy with the end product.
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1971 Porsche 911T Targa

 

1972 Porsche 911
A complete re-spray of the entire body was completed in July of 2014. This Porsche was originally owned by John Cook, owner of Porsche/Audi, so it has a special place in the Porsche world. After removing several dents and painting the car, it now has a show-worthy look to go along with its title.
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1972 Porsche 911S

 

1974 Jaguar XKE V12
‘The most beautiful car in the world,’ as many called the Jaguar XKE, it will be a classic car for ever to come. This 1974 XKE was in a very degraded state, after 39 long years of life. Having a lot of sentimental value attached to this particular car, the owner has decided to have it restored above and beyond its original specifications. This XKE is equipped with a V12 motor and an automatic transmission. The engine and transmission were rebuilt, and everything on the car- including belts, hoses, electrical, chrome trim, interior, convertible top- was either replaced or restored. The restoration took approximately 3 years, and the car is beyond stunning.
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1974 Jaguar XKE V12

 

1976 Triumph Spitfire
1976 Triumph Spitfire had several modifications/upgrades include a Weber carburetor conversion, upgraded Monza exhaust, custom built stereo system, newly padded seats, new steering wheel cover, full brake replacement, minilite wheels, HID conversion, and performance headers.
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1976 Triumph Spitfire

 

1979 MGB
This yellow B came to us for a partial restoration. 1 owner since new, the B was in pretty good condition, however after we applied our paint restoration system, replaced the interior and convertible top, replaced the chrome trim, painted the wheels and added new tires, upgraded the transmission to a 5-speed, added a supercharger, replaced the head with a high performance head, added an aluminum exhaust system, replaced the exhaust system, etc., the car was like new again only 37 years later.
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1979 MGB

 

1981 MasterCraft Stars & Stripes
This one-of-a-kind pink MasterCraft was brought to us to have the life restored in it. We repainted the exterior, re-upholstered the interior with all new custom made seat cushions and panels, installed a stereo system including 6 speakers and a subwoofer, re-finished the dash with a custom painted wood grain, installed all new gauges, and finished the boat with chrome touches such as courtesy lights and a new horn.
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1981 MasterCraft Stars & Stripes

 

1984 Jaguar XJ6

This Jaguar was brought to Gassman with plenty of rust penetrating the metal around both the front and rear windshields. We removed and treated the rust, completed the body work, and painted the damaged areas, as well as the hood and trunk. New custom seat covers were installed on the front seats and head rests, and the center console was reupholstered as well.
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1984 Jaguar XJ6

 

1989 Porsche 466
After being involved in a collision, this 1989 Porsche 466 was brought to Gassman to have the front left fender repaired. It took many test panels to match the paint correctly, but after repairs were made and the fender was painted to match the car, the Porsche sparkled once again.
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1989 Porsche 466

 

2004 Lexus RX330
After being involved in a collision, the 2004 Lexus RX330 was brought to Gassman for repair, as well as an entire new paint job. The damage was repaired, including other wear and tear in the body, before it was painted to a brilliant black again. The headlights were restored, and the interior was detailed, making this car in like new condition.
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2004 Lexus RX330

 

Porsche 356
This awesome Porsche 356 was brought to us to be customized for the owners love of racing. We painted stripes on the front and rear, fabricated an entire new, custom interior, installed decals on the motor, and completed several mechanical repairs as well.
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Porsche 356

 

1933 Plymouth Interior
After a partial restoration was completed by the owner, he brought his Plymouth to our upholstery shop for a complete, custom interior fabrication including seat covers, carpet, door & body panels, headliner, trim, rumble seat, and rear panels.
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