The bodyshop workers, many of whom are master craftspeople, work with the bare metal bodywork. Our team of metal fabricators has the experience to tackle projects of any size and type. There is only one way to restore the body and soul of a classic car: the right way.
We have retained the artisan skills that have handcrafted every classic car. Our bodyshop workers are experts in shaping and moulding of sheet metal, their millimeter precision and panel production skills are worldclass. The bodywork is made using a closed technologic system. Motor Classic offers high quality collision and restoration work. We are uniquely qualified to repair your collector car in the event of an accident. We have the experience and knowledge to locate the correct parts and perform the appropriate repairs.
We use only checmical paint removal on the body.
Old Classic car bodies are stripped to the bare metal before the paint removal starts. This ensures that the body is corrosion free, not just for now, but for many years to come. Chassis measurement is done in our own measuring facility. If the new metal has to be welded into the body shell, it is impossible to spot the seams.
We work with the bare metal bodywork only naturally we are not using any kind of metal fillier or soldering.
Our engineers and technicians work to very close tolerances to ensure the perfect fit of all panels. The body work technician, who has done the bodywork, gets the parts? back to the pre-polishing match, so we can be sure that all the joints will be perfect.
One-off fabrication of body parts based on the original design drawings
In our fabrication shop, sheet metal and aluminum are rolled by hand with incredible millimetre-precise accuracy to get the smooth lines and fit that historic automobiles demand.
Accident repair works, Chassis measurement in our own measuring facility
Repair and produce of glass fiber-reinforced plastic and plastic body parts
Our reputation and quality of paintwork speak for themselves with the number of satisfied and repeat customers we have had over the past 20 years. We use the best materials available on the market in conjunction with high-end paints and claners that achieve a paint finish second to none and ensure protection and presentation for decades to come.
A paint job can make or break any vehicle no matter how much time and money was invested during the restoration. You can have the best of the best under the hood, suspension, and inside the cab but the paint job is the first thing someone looks at when walking up to the vehicle. Outstanding preparation and paintwork underpins our ongoing success. We welcome visits from car collector customers to enable you to see the extent that we go to and the high standard we achieve. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
We use cathodic dip coating. The process is a 9 stage cathodic dip coating.
„As part of the restoration process, the paintshop experts are combining state-of-the-art technology with their many years of experience to provide complete corrosion protection for the vehicle body.
The mechanics first completely assembled the bodyshell. This made it possible to obtain precise measurements of all gap dimensions at an early stage and, more importantly, to drill all of the holes for trim strips and accessories. All parts then removed again. This work, although painstaking, means that there is no need to drill more holes in the finished paintwork. The advantage of a prime coat applied using a cathodic dip coating bath lies in its thoroughness.
Another new treatment being given to classic models is cathodic dip coating (CDPB). Cathodic dip coating is a standard procedure for optimum priming in modern automotive production.
For enhanced corrosion protection, all welded seams were sealed following application of the cathodic dip coating. The experts then sprayed a stone guard on the underbody, in the wheel housings, luggage compartment and engine compartment.”
We use mainly factory original colors.We use Glasurit products.
Every paint color has several different colors mixed together to create the final product we spray. Our painter is an expert when it comes to color matching existing paint on a vehicle; an art that takes many years of experience. We do multiple spray out test panels for each individual car or truck and adjust for a perfect color match.
Chrome plating is the accent or jewelry of your vehicle restoration project. We think it is crucial and we wanted to provide the best, so we built our own industrial galvanizing plant and chemical paint remover. We produce world class leading work, through our chrome refurbishment and comprehensive metal part restorations.
’The shiny, mirror finish with depths of deep blue-white hue is truly a remarkable thing to see in a car that has been fully restored. ’ We do chemical electrostripping, electroplating, anodizing, copper and nickel plating, phosphating, grinding and detailed metal polishing.
During the restoration, we galvanize and phosphate all parts that were galvanized by the manufacturer
Polishing, copper plating, nickel plating, chrome plating of all chrome plated parts
We use period correct authentic hexavalent chromium – Cr6
For nickel plating, we use the best quality pure nickel material only
Making perfect chrome plated parts puts us into a unique situation – With the right thickness and perfect surface treatments, we have the time to make even more precise job when it comes to alignments and we looking for the perfect even gaps
Motor-Classic upholsterers guard and maintain the original skills, tools and authentic patterns used to produce most of the original classic handcrafted interiors. We restore interior trims, seats and soft tops to their original condition using old craftsmanship methods.
Expert knowledge and skill that enable a leather of the 1950’s, and 60’s to be matched with identical materials that look and behave in the way the originals did.
We use only the highest quality, authentic leather materials
All leathers made with traditional tanning technology
We provide 99% match with the original surface texture, color and structure
The engine is entirely disassembled and undergoes a complete nut and bolt rebuild to "as new" condition using only parts supplied directly by the manufacturer. Engine overhaul, overhaul of injection pump and carburettor, engine optimization should not be a problem. Every engine reconditioned by our motor specialists undergoes an endurance test on the test rig and it will not be installed in the car unless it is perfect.
We pressure testing of both head and block, boring and honing
We do carburettor or injector restoration , etc.
We have experience with automobiles pre WWII era such as Auburn, Legonda, Cord, Duesenberg, Packard, Cadillac , Lincoln, Bentley
We handle all of our automatic gearbox restorations internally
Motor Classic automotive electricians ensure that all electrical systems & circuits are perfect. We easily handle a complete reproduction of wiring harnesses, retrofitting of starter motors, electric windows, alternators, heated seats, while we make sure all parts are period correct and the correct current is applied.
+ No more bad grounds, interrupted circuits, corroded connectors. Get rid of the loose wires, electrical troubles and have a safe and authentic electrical system built buy our specialists.
With more than 35,000 individual components in stock, we have a unique and complete parts range and can procure rare pieces. If you are a car collector you experienced the availability of parts is key.
The availability of parts is key to the perfect maintenance and restoration of a classic car. ‘Our parts center in Hungary holds 35,000 replacement parts, very many of them exclusive to classic models. Parts that are no longer available can be reproduced in the original quality. Most reproductions and production reruns relate to parts critical to safety or driving.
Reconditioning parts and aggregates in accordance with their original factory specifications, reproducing required parts and manufacturing special tools – our highly skilled mechanics can do all this with ease.
Our facilities include three state-of-the-art, highly efficient booths with the ability to control climate, airflow, filtering and bake variables to the second.
These facilities represent the most premium tools the industry has to offer. In standard we use the best Glasurit paint but vintage and authentic paint options are available for non german automobiles.
Supreme classic car quality does not come about by chance. It arises when engineering prowess is coupled with that very special attitude that is the spirit of Motor-Classic.
Motor Classic are an award winning Mercedes specialist well known and respected for our honest and trustworthy approach providing outstanding levels of customer service and uncompromising attention to detail at surprisingly competitive prices.
The vehicle has to be inspected , examined in our Classic workshop. If requested by the customer Motor-Classic can arrange for the vehicle to be transported door-to-door to Hungary using our own, or trusted worldwide logistics partners. Air freight or delivery from any destination in the world is available upon request. In the workshop, our experts estimate the needed working hours or if possible the cost of restoration as precisely as possible. Please note, since we are working with some of the best examples of key rare classic cars and most iconic brands, Motor-Classic does not provide estimates via email or telephone. A restoration project must first be discussed and the automobile evaluated before costs can be determined. Some projects cannot be estimated. Prior to starting a restoration, we work out a detailed plan in cooperation with the client. All necessary restoration jobs are then distributed to the appropriate departments within Motor-Classic, allowing for various steps of restoration to commence simultaneously.