Effective January 1, 2023, the base labor rate for all services (except sodablasting) is $160/hr. 100-Hour blocks of prepaid labor will be sold at the discouted rate of $150/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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"Full Inventory"
(Projects, Completions and Personal Collection)

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

Our Philosophy

Like any business, the primary goal is to make a profit. For us, that profit results in our personal income. But, the benefits of making a profit have their limits. A local consulting business states very clearly on the sign above their entrance that they are “A Fair Profit Business”. That philosophy forms the basis of our profit motive here at Midlife Classics. And (especially with the owner being a Libra), we

have a tendency to bend over backwards to ensure that our clients know they are being treated fairly. Nobody will ever get rich working here - including the owner. But, that’s not what it’s all about. We’re here because we enjoy what we’re doing. We’ve all done it for ourselves as a hobby for years. And we realize that being happy with what you’re doing while working in an environment you enjoy with people you like can do a lot more towards achieving happiness than a high-paying stress-filled career. At least that’s how we feel.

We’re in the business of fulfilling the classic car dreams of our clients. Everyone’s dream is different and that requires that we get to know just what you want and then work a plan to make it a reality. For us, there are no “cookie-cutter” restorations. Every project – be it a full restoration, Return to Service project, or (on vehicles we've previously worked on) major upgrade or minor repair – is approached as the vehicle’s condition and owner’s goals dictate. Unlike new cars, no two classic cars are the same. After years of use, abuse, storage and repairs performed by various mechanics, they take on a character of their own and must be approached as unique vehicles – much as a physician cannot assume that any two patients will be identical. Owners also have unique relationships with their classic vehicles. For some they are irreplaceable family heirlooms with histories to be preserved. For others, they are the fulfillment of a lifelong desire to own that car they’ve always wanted.

Every person associated with Midlife Classics – from the owner and staff to our clients and friends – have a personal interest in and an enthusiasm for classic vehicles. We all own at least one classic that we hold dear. And, yes, we do tend to give them names – making them de facto members of the family. In other words…we get it. We understand just how important your classic is to you and how difficult it can be to leave it in the hands of strangers. We understand why prospective clients may come by (often more than once) before leaving their “baby” with us. They’re making sure we’re going to care for it as well as they would. We love it when that happens because it shows that they get it too.

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