At Bumbera's we help you determine the scope of your project, your budget, and how to make the most out of your investment. With decades of experience restoring classic cars, we know what works, what doesn't, and how to give you the hot rod of your dreams.

Types of Car Restorations

With all of the car restoration shows on TV these days, the classic car industry is at an all time high. More and more people are searching for muscle cars to restore. While everyone has their own style, there's two types of car restorations that continue to dominate: all original restorations and restomod builds.

All Original Car Restoration

An all original restoration is just like it sounds. It aims to keep the vehicle in as close to its original state as possible. An original restoration can be done as either a frame-on or frame-off restoration. The goal is to make an old classic look and drive like the first time it came off of the showroom floor.


A restomod build is more like a hot rod rather than completely original. It's a modified restoration. The 1969 Hellcat swapwe did is a great example of what a restomod is. While the vehicle is still a 1969 Charger, it has been modified to have modern components like the 2015 Hellcat drivetrain.

There's no one way to do a restomod and that's the beauty of it. Want to take a 1968 Mustang Fastback and drop in a 5.0L Coyote engine? Do it!

How much does a classic car restoration cost?

The cost to restore a classic car varies greatly depending on the current state of your vehicle and what it will take to reach your expectations. The larger the gap between the condition the vehicle is currently in and what standard you'd like to bring it to then the more the restoration will cost.

Not all car restoration projects are the same and neither are their budgets. Some classic cars only need a few mechanical fixes while others need everything from the frame to the body panels.

How do I get started?

One of our Performance Specialists will help you navigate the entire restoration process from start to finish. We offer free estimates to take a look at your project car. Car doesn't run? We can recommend a towing service if needed.

If you are unable to bring the car to us for an estimate then please send as many photos of your vehicle as you can to