Effective September 1, 2019, the base labor rate for all services (except sodablasting) is $140/hr. 100-Hour blocks of prepaid labor will be sold at the discouted rate of $130/hr. Projects that are already underway and those with deposits holding a spot in the backlog queue will be grandfathered in at their originally-quoted rate. See our "Ways to Pay" page (Company Menu) for more information.
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77 Lancia Scorpion

67 Camaro RS Conv.

68 Austin Healey Sprite

68 Cougar

69 Corvette

70 Opel GT

69 Marcos 3000GT

86 TVR 280i

73 TVR 2500M

90 Buick Reatta

Job Openings


If you are tired of chasing the flat-rate flag hour, then this might be the automotive opportunity you've been waiting for. If you're a life-long automotive hobbyist with a demonstrable skillset and respect for the classics, then this may be your chance to get paid for the kind of work you're already doing out of a love for the kind of cars we work on every day.

The following positions are available:

  • Craftsman/Mechanic/Specialist ($13.50 to $20.00/hr): This position will be responsible for performing mechanical and other restoration-related functions. Do note that while the listing refers to a Mechanic/Techician, what we're really looking for is a Craftsman (or craftswoman).
  • Shop Apprentice (part-time/fulltime to $12.50/hr): This position will provide assistance to the existing mechanical staff as well as taking responsibility for keeping the shop clean and orderly.

ASE certification is not required, but experience with - and an appreciation of classic automobiles is a must. These are fulltime positions. Working on 30+ year-old cars means there is no such thing as a valid flat rate on any of the work we do. So, compensation is based on an hourly wage rather than flag hours or what some flat-rate manual says you should earn for a particular "repair". However, a proven performer may warrant negotiating supplementary incentive-based compensation.

We are NOT a "repair" shop. While we do perform minor repairs from time-to-time, we are more of a project-oriented business.

There are no "technicians" here. If you're a parts-changer that relies on an ODB scanner to tell you what's wrong, this is likely not the place for you. We are a team of mechanically-competent automotive enthusiasts that work on cars where you can (and should be able to) actually understand how everything works without having resort to interpreting error codes. Instead, we rely on experience, intelligence, service manuals and online searches to determine what needs to be done to complete a project.

Responsibilities will include - but are not limited to - complete disassembly of autos, stripping (via media blasting and other means) of complete chassis and components, bodywork, electrical, refurbishing of components and reassembly of autos. Also responsible for mechanical diagnostics and maintenance of classic autos.

Prior experience as a "professional" mechanic is not required, but you will be expected to demonstrate a history of work that shows you have the know-how and ability to perform the job effectively. We've had great results with people who are classic car enthusiasts that have never turned a wrench professionally.

A successful candidate will:

  • Have own hand tools and basic air tools with appropriate rolling tool cabinet. Apprentice applicants will have a lesser requiremnt for tools.
  • Be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate an attention to detail and quality workmanship.
  • Be a self-starter that can take on a project and be held accountable for productivity.
  • Demonstrate a sincere respect for people from all walks of life.
  • Be computer literate, able to research online and navigate/open/edit/save basic Microsoft Office files on the shop's network.

This is a Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:30/6:00 PM position (8:30-5:30 is optional during summer months) with virtually no overtime and only an occasional Saturday or Sunday. NOTE that the business is located in the 75407 zip code and determine - prior to applying for a position - whether that is within your commuting tolerance range or if you are willing to relocate.

TO BE CONSIDERED: You MUST submit a copy of your RESUME and/or WORK HISTORY. Easily 80% of "applicants" in the past haven't been able to comply with this simple requirement for consideration and those who don't will not be considered. A truly sharp candidate - following initial contact - will also have researched this company well enough to be able to suggest in their interview just how they can contribute to this business' success.

Just about everything you would need to know about this business can be found on this website and on Facebook.

Resumes and other correspondence should be submitted to hr@midlifeclassics.com .

No unsolicited calls will be accepted and no drop-in interviews will granted.