Donald Farr
Former Editor, Mustang Monthly
September 10, 2010
Photos By: The Mustang Monthly Archives

Last year, we put out a call to shops that specialize in vintage Mustangs for Mustang Monthly's first-ever Guide to Shops and Services. Within days of the magazine landing mailboxes, we were hearing from shops that missed our request for information and wanted to be included in a future version. Well, here it is, the most complete listing to date of shops that can help you with restoration, performance upgrades, maintenance, engine swaps, and collision repair. Even windshield wiper replacement.

Like last time, we're also including a listing of shops that specialize in Mustang-related services, like radio repair and seatbelt restoration.

As we said before, inclusion in this Guide to Mustang Shops and Services is not an endorsement of a company's abilities or ethics. Before trusting your Mustang to someone unfamiliar, do your homework and be thorough in your research. Talk to other Mustang owners who have had work done at the shop.

We'll be updating this list from time to time (and it's also on our website at, so shops that aren't included, or shops that need to update their information, can contact us with their info at


Indian Camp Creek Automotive
586 Co. Rd. 309
Florence, AL 35634
Owner: James M. Goode. In business over 10 years. Specializes in vintage Mustang repair and modification, mainly mechanical. Expertise with '64 1/2-'66 Mustangs but does work on all Ford vehicles.


Hamilton Restoration
1524 N. 18th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Owner: Leonard Hamilton

Mustang Service Center
7916 N. 68th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85303
Owners: Bill and Lisa Lautour. Offering complete restorations for '65-'73 Mustangs, plus mechanical, interiors, and exterior work. Parts also available.

The Mustang Shop of Arizona
150 West Elliot Rd., Suite 5
Chandler, AZ 85225
Full-service shop for '65-'73 Mustangs with a store for new and used parts. State-of-the-art shop includes four lifts, AK machines, plasma cutter, MIG and TIG welding, engine analyzer, computer scan tools, and transmission flush machines. Staff includes ASE-certified master mechanic, master engine rebuilder, and ASE-certified collision body man.


ABC Mustang Parts and Service
25613 Dollar Street
Hayward, CA 94544
Performance enhancements, parts, repair, EFI and 4/5-speed conversions, and suspensions.

Affordable Classics
19010 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503
Minor repair to full-scale restoration, specializing in classic Mustangs.

Autoworks Racing
462 Vernon Way
El Cajon, CA 92020
Owner: Matt Couper. Full spectrum classic Mustang restoration and restomod. Complete service and parts.

BFE Classics
540 Crane Street
Lake Elsinore CA 92530
Owner: Brian Luft. Specializing in classic muscle cars.

Chucks Auto & Dream Machines, Inc.
105 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
50th year at the same location, central to Hollywood area across the street from CBS Studios. Serving a quality clientele of Mustang owners from normal maintenance to full rotisserie restorations.

Mustang Auto
727 El Cajon Blvd
El Cajon CA, 92020
Owners: David and Mike Morero, David Corpuz. Specializing in complete restorations of '64 1/2-'73 Mustangs and offering modern touches. Corpuz has been professionally restoring vintage Mustangs for over 25 years. New and used parts also available.

Mustang Country International
14833 Lakewood Blvd.
Paramount, CA 90723
Committed to high level of quality and service while maintaining competitive prices. Staff has extensive hands-on experience with vintage Mustangs and can offer technical assistance. New and used parts also available.

Mustang Country International
14833 Lakewood Blvd.
Paramount, CA 90723
Committed to high level of quality and service while maintaining competitive prices. Staff has extensive hands-on experience with vintage Mustangs and can offer technical assistance. New and used parts also available.

Mustangs Etc.
14843 Bessemer St.
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Founded in 1976 by Arnold Marks, Mustangs Etc. is one of the oldest classic Mustang shops in the country. Vintage Fords of all kinds welcome for complete restoration service and mechanical work, with large inventory of new-old-stock and rust-free California body parts.

Mustangs & Fast Fords OC
3001 South Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92707
State-of-the-art Mustang restoration, restomod upgrades, and repair with 9,600 square-foot facility that includes retail showroom with parts. Service Department installs parts, plus performs repairs, restorations, and modifications. They service all Mustangs as well as other Ford performance and collector vehicles.

Mustang Service Center
11610 Vanowen St.
North Hollywood, CA 91605
Classic Mustang parts and service.

"R" Mustangs
1168 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA
Owner: Rick Mori. Everything except body and paint, catering to the daily/weekend driver who is interested in driving their Mustang. Focus on suspension, disc brake conversions, and interior restorations, but will do any job.

The Restomod Shop
2461 N. Wilson Way
Stockton, CA 95205
A division of Mustangs Plus, The Restomod Shop can take on any Mustang project from modified street cars to concours restorations for MCA judging.

8521 Road 256
Terra Bella, CA 93270
Complete range of restoration services in 4,500 square-foot facility, from rotisserie restorations to minor repairs, with performance and reproduction parts available for all Mustang generations.

Trans Am Racing
13307 S. Manhattan Place
Gardena, CA 90249
Owner: Mark Jeffrey. Specializing in classic Mustangs, primarily engine building.

Vintage Mustang, LLC
3482 Sacramento Drive, Suite A
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Mike Horn
Parts and service for classic Mustangs and vintage Fords.


J and S Auto Body
21 1/2 Weld County Road 27
Brighton, CO 80601
Owner: Phillip Livingston. Bodywork and paint.


Cobra Automotive Inc.
37 Warehouse Point Rd.
Wallingford, CT 06492
Full service restoration and vintage road race shop specializing in '65-'70 Mustangs, Shelbys, Ford GT40, Cobras, and vintage Trans-Am road race cars. Engine department builds concours, vintage racing, and street engines. Machine shop and dyno services are available.

Mostly Mustangs, Inc.
55 Alling St.
Hamden, CT 06517
Owner: Bill Fioretti. Specializing in complete and partial restorations of '65-'73 Mustangs. Body, paint, driveline, and trim work performed in-house. Service and restoration for other Fords and Mercurys also available.


Christiana Muscle Cars
520 Terminal Ave.
New Castle, DE 19720
Owner: Erich Bollman. Full-scale or partial classic Mustang restorations and upgrades, including everything from concours restorations to minor maintenance work. All work done in-house, including paint, body, media blasting, engine building, and engine dyno testing.

Iron Hill Auto Body, Inc.
90A Able Drive
Newark, DE 19702
Owner: Randy Space. Full-service restoration shop.


Big Dick's Muscle Cars
3650 Coral Ridge Dr.
Coral Springs, FL 3305
Full range of services, including restoration and restomod.

Champion & Aikman Customs
6925 38th Street North, Unit A
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Complete restorations, paint and body, interior, customizing.

Champion Classics, Inc.
5317 Hollyberry Lane
Dover, FL 33527
727/787-2158 or
Complete restorations, paint and body, interior restorations, customizing.

Classic Creations of Central Florida
3620 Highway 92 East
Lakeland, FL 33801
Owners: Merv and Pat Rego. Specializing in vintage and Fox-body Mustang restoration, modification, repair, and service.

The Creative Workshop
118 Hill Street
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Owner: Jason Wenig. Specializing in classic Mustang restoration, customization, upgrades, and repair.

Gillis Performance Restorations
6330 Pine Hill Rd # 7
Port Richey, FL 34668
One-stop restoration shop for classic Mustangs and other collector cars. Also offers restomod and performance upgrades.

Hot Rods & Restorations
Trenton, FL
Owner: Chris Dobbs. Mustang restoration, body-work, and paint.

Oakes Specialized Auto Repair
1871 NW 1st Court
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Specializing in all Mustang years. Also all classic and new muscle cars and trucks.

Orlando Mustang
2475 Reed Ellis Rd.
Osteen, FL 32764
Owners: Pete and Peter Geisler. Vintage Mustang restoration services, specializing in concours restorations. Appraisals also available.

Restomod Plus
13730 B 50th Way North
Clearwater, FL 33760
Owner: Wayne Farnham. Specializing in Mustang restoration and upgrades, including parts, service, rust repair, 5.0 engine swaps, and 5-speed/AOD conversions.

Sunstate Mustang Supply
14200 60th St North
Clearwater, FL 33760
Owner: Sherman Bliss. Classic Mustang parts and service.

Total Mustang Supply
6601 Lyons Road B7
Coconut Creek FL 33073
'65-'78 Mustang repair, including maintenance, tune-ups, engine repair, carburetor rebuilds, drivetrain, electrical, and fuel systems. Complete detail services. Restoration services available, including bodywork, painting, upholstery, and convertible tops.


Chris Agee RestoRacing
516 Plantation Park Dr
Loganville GA 30052
678/372 4465
Owner Chris Agee. Full Mustang restoration facility with team of restoration professionals for everything from full ground-up restorations to minor upgrades.

Gordon's Classic Restorations
232 Hillside Dr.
Dallas, GA 30157
Owner: Gordon Land. Full-service restoration and service facility specializing in early and late-model Mustangs as well as Shelbys, Cougars, and other Ford products. Also performs routine maintenance with parts available.

Mustang Central
975 Lakeview Rd
Byron, GA 31008-5962
Owner Allan Shepley. Classic Mustang restorations.

OFI Classics
112 Haygood Dr.
Woodstock, GA 30188
Owner: Phil O'Brian. Full '65-'73 Mustang mechanical and bodywork services, including engine and transmission rebuilding, electrics, brake systems, and paint, along with overall automotive repairs and maintenance services. All work is performed in-house except front-end alignments and muffler/exhaust systems.

Vintage Mustang
2700 Ponce de Leon
Decatur, GA 30030
Owner: Don Wilmot. Full range of professional restoration services with huge inventory of used Mustang parts.


Marion County Muscle Cars
6301 U.S. Hwy 50
Salem, IL 62881
Owner: Troy Cannon. With over 30 years of experience, offers everything from minor repairs to full restorations.

Mustang Corral Inc.
5446 Chain of Rocks Rd.
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Mustang Restorations Inc.
15N272 Dundee Ave. (Rte. 25)
E. Dundee, IL 60118
Owner: Christopher D. Ingrassia. "Doctors of Restoration," including body and paint, sheetmetal and fiberglass, custom painting, collision repair, chassis restoration, rust repair, upholstery, convertible tops, engine rebuilding, brakes, suspension steering, and electrical. Appraisals also available.

Thorpe's Body & Corvette Shop
615 Highway 50
O'Fallon, IL 62269
Owner: Tim Thorpe. It does say Corvette but Chris and his crew can tackle any classic Mustang project or problem.


DVS Restorations
910 S. Louise
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Owner: Dave Stribling. Specializing in vintage Mustang restoration, modification, and customization. Metal fabrication is a specialty.

Ed Meyer Hi-Po Ford Parts & Restoration
Huntingburg, IN
Classic Mustang parts and restoration, specializing in Boss 429 and concours restoration and detailing of '69-'70 Mustangs and Shelbys.

Touch N Go Collision and Restorations
902 3rd Ave SW
Carmel, IN 46032
Classic Mustang and vintage Ford restorations

Woody's Hot Rodz
Bright, IN
Specializing in restomod builds.


Performance Unlimited, Inc.
2249 Glasgow Rd
Fairfield, IA 52556
Owner: Bob Lathrop, ASE Master Technician. Specializing in high-performance engines, parts, and accessories.


Mustangs & More
5955 Mirriam Dr.
Mirriam, KS 66203
Owner: Joe Pluff


Mustang Charlie's
953 Floyds Ford Rd.
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Full-scale classic Mustang restoration and service.

Mustang Store
7801 Carol Ave.
Louisville, KY 40219
Mustang specialist with salvage yard for parts.


E & G Body Shop
5429 Ebenezer Rd.
White Marsh, MD 21162
Owner: Ralph Evans. Complete Mustang restorations.


Mechanical Restoration Services
Hardwick, MA
Full range of services from engine rebuilding to complete restoration for classic cars and antiques.


MROZ Mustang Restoration
11752 Woodbine
Redford, MI 48239
Owner: Bill Mroz. Family owned and operated business specializing in welding and fabrication. Special body jig designed for '65-'73 Mustangs.

12025 Telegraph Rd.
Redford, MI 48239
Primarily sheetmetal, bodywork, and paint.

Total Performance
44050 Groesbeck Highway
Mt. Clemens, MI 48036-1108
Owner: John Vermeersch. High-performance Ford parts and service.

D&D Restorations
Milford, Michigan
Owners Dale and Debra LeVasseur. Specializing in full and partial restorations of Mustangs and all Ford products of any year. Services include sheetmetal fabrication and replacement, engine and transmission rebuilding, electrical, brake systems, and OEM and custom paint finishes as well as overall maintenance and repair. Detailing services also available.


Gateway Classic Mustang
10461 N. Service Blvd.
Bourbon, MO 65441
Owners: Jason and Lonny Childress. Full-service Mustang shop for restoration, modification, and service.

R&A Motorsports
25110 E. 97th St.
Lees Summit, MO 64086
Owners: Jeff and Julie Yergovich. Classic and late-model Mustang and Shelby restoration and performance.

SEMO Classic Mustang
171 State Highway Z
P.O. Box 78
Gordonville, MO 63752
Owner: Jeff Sneathen. Boss and Cobra Jet specialists. Complete restoration, service, and parts for all Mustang years. Source for extremely rare parts.

Mashburn Mustang Center
22066 Interstate 30
Bryant, MO 72022
Owners: Dale and Beverly Mashburn.


Auto Kraft Body and Paint Inc.
712 West Cornhusker Hwy.
Lincoln, NE 68521
402/474- 2344
Owner: Doug Kielian. Over 30 years experience in restoring, rebuilding, and modifying Mustangs, including major collision repair to complete restorations. Proper metal finishing and lead work are top priority, along with a complete upholstery shop.

KR Performance and Restorations
926 S. 2nd. Road
Douglas, NE 68344
Owners: Bob Roeder and Aaron Kester. Specializing in classic and modern muscle cars, including Mustang assembly, detailing, and customizing.

New Jersey

Gelsi's Mustang World
3576 N. West Blvd.
Vineland, NJ
Specializing in show-winning concours Mustangs.

New Mexico

Route 66 Pony Works
7522 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Owners: Chris and Jane Hotchkiss. Full service Mustang restoration and parts, new and used. For '65-'73 Mustangs. Complete mechanical service and restorations, plus power steering reconditioning and rebuilding.

New York

Appel Auto Service Inc.
20 Linden Place
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Everything except body and paint repairs.

Classic Restoration Enterprises
39 Transport Lane
P.O. Box 701
Pine Island, NY 10969
President: Melvin Benzaquen. Full service facility offering all types of services, including restoration and repair. Restores older cars with Mustang experience.

Manley's Autobody Rods 'N Customs
515 Van Der Bogart St.
Schenectady, NY 12308
Owner: Doug Manley. Street rods, hot rods, fabrication, and restoration are specialties.

LaCorte's Family Auto Center
21 Willowdale Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
Owner: Tony LaCorte. Family operation with expertise and knowledge about Mustangs, old and new.

North Carolina

Aaron's Custom Auto Restoration
Pinnacle, NC
Master painter, with metal fabrication a specialty.

DeRisi Body Shop and Auto Sales
Shelby, NC

G&G Automotive Enterprises
114 Old Liberty Rd.
Ashboro, NC 27493
Owner: Gil Goldstein. Building and restoring from ground-up, including body, chassis, drivetrain, etc. Also builds and installs custom A/C and exhaust systems.


A-1 Auto Restorations
525 Versailles Road
Russia, OH 45363
Complete restorations for muscle cars and classics.

Buckeye Automotive Restoration
14200 Ellsworth Rd.
Berlin Center, OH 44401
Owner: Nate Miller. Dedicated to quality classic and antique car restorations, specializing in vintage Mustangs.

Paul's Automotive Engineering
9750 Conklin Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242
513/791-1087 Handles every aspect of vintage Mustang restoration and repair, from minor maintenance to road-race prep. In-house engine shop specializes in stock-appearing 347ci small-block engines, with Dyno Jet chassis dyno.

Roys Restoration
4583 Ebenezer Road
Cincinnati, OH 45248
Owner: Roy Honsaker. Specializing in full service restoration of Mustangs, Shelbys, and other classic cars.


Muscle Car Restoration
4670 E Hwy 20
Claremore, OK 74019
Owner: Randy Roberts. Specializing in complete restoration and/or historic preservation of Mustangs. Full capabilities including rotisserie restorations (custom or concours correct) and reversing the aging process on survivor vehicles.


Gary's Mustangs, LLC
16569 SE 115th Avenue
Clackamas, OR 97015
Proficient in all phases of Mustang restoration, including cowl and floor pan replacement, interior refurbishing, glasswork, brakes, suspension, etc. High-end body and paint work. Collision repair.


CJ Pony Parts
7461 Allentown Blvd.
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Service manager: Bill Tumas. Full range of services including classic Mustang restoration, general maintenance, performance installs, and installation of parts sold by CJ Pony Parts.

Glazier/Nolan Mustang Barn
531 Wambold Rd.
Souderton, PA 18964
Founded in 1976 by Fred Glazier, now retired, Glazier/Noland Mustang Barn is currently in the hands of Dan Nolan to continue a long-time tradition of vintage Mustang restoration and service.

South Dakota

Telstar Mustang-Shelby-Cobra Restorations & Museum
1300-1400 S. Kimball St.
Mitchell, SD 57301
Full restorations of '65-'73 Mustangs and Shelbys.


Advantage Autoworks Classic Car Restoration
6432 N. Davis Blvd.
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Owner: Chris Recker. Specializes in high-quality repairs to all models and years of Mustangs. Services range from minor collision repairs to complete restorations.

Cappel's Auto Restorations
4815 FM 646 Road East
Dickinson, TX
Owner: Ricky Cappel. Over 30 years of experience with Mustangs.

Dallas Mustang Parts
10720 Sandhill Road
Dallas, TX 75238
Maintenance and performance services for all Mustang model years.

Jeff Lilly Restorations
San Antonio, TX
Restorations in state-of-the-art facility


Mustang Ranch
174 W. 4800 S. #1
Murray, UT 84107
Classic Mustang restoration, restomod upgrades, maintenance, and service.


DRS Automotive Fantomworks
4625 Kincaid Ave
Norfolk, VA 23502-6916
Owner: Daniel R. Short. Specializing in affordable restorations of classic vehicles. Full maintenance, repairs, and rotisserie restorations.

J & J Mustang Restoration
11319 Cross County Road, #4
Mineral, VA 23117
Owner: Jack Sharp
Vintage Mustang restorations.


Bob Perkins Restorations
N2123 Highway 26
Juneau, WI 53039
Concours restorations, NOS parts, and survivor preservation, specializing in Boss 302 and '69-'70.

Kuyoth Body & Custom Inc
211 South Weber Avenue
Stratford, WI 54484
Owner: Troy Kuyoth. Specializing in '65-'73 Mustang and Shelby restorations, parts, and repairs, with over 20 years experience.

Muscle Car Restorations
11371 20th Ave.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Owner: John Balow. Full-scale restoration on classic muscle cars, including Mustangs.

Shelby Parts & Restoration
Green Bay, WI
Owner: Jim Cowles. Specializing in vintage Shelby restorations and parts.


Auto Art Classics
2649 Principale
St. Justine de Newton, Quebec, Canada J0P-1T0
Classic Mustang concours restorations and repair.


American Vintage Cars
Industriepark 19
2235 Hulshout, Belgium
Classic Mustang restoration and service.



Pony Carburetors
112 Westgate St.
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Owner: Jon Enyeart. Classic Mustang and vintage Ford carburetor restoration, repair, and service.

The Carburetor Shop
204 East 15th St.
Eldon, MO 65026
Source for carburetors, carburetor parts, and carburetor restoration for antique car, muscle car, and race car. Large selection of carburetors, rebuilding kits, parts, special tools, original literature, etc.

Distributor Rebuilding & Tuning

Distributor Dynamics
16438 Frenchtown Rd.
Brownsville, CA 95919
Rebuild and restore vintage Autolite/Motorcraft distributor.

c/o BR Motorsports
P.O. Box 1328
Vislia, CA 92379
Owner: Bob Wymon. Full-service for vintage Ford ignition systems.


Ward's Classic Car Radio Repair
131 Culps Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35811
Service, repair, and restoration for vintage car radios, including Mustang AM, AM/FM, and AM/8-track.


Python Restoration
Restores and re-webs seat belts with correct webbing, stitching, and thread. Restores Shelby Y-belts and retractors. Finished sets available.

Ssnake-Oyl Products
114 N. Glenwood
Tyler, TX 75702
Leader in seat belt restoration since 1980.

Steering Wheels

Bill Herndon's Pony Warehouse
2028 Monthaven Dr.
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Mustang steering wheel restoration.

Four-Speed Shifters

Bill Heeley
3621 Mt. Olney Lane
Olney, MD 20832
Four-speed shifter repair and restoration.

Instrument/Electrical Repair & Service

Auto Instruments
Vintage instrument repair and restoration, including plastic rechroming.

Instrument Services, Inc.
11765 Main St.
Roscoe, IL 61073

Midlife Harness Restorations
2316 E. 9th St.
Lynn Haven, FL 32444
Owner: Randy Jacobson. Automotive wiring harness restoration.

Starters, Alternators,Generators

CAE, Inc.
14710 Lull St.
Van Nuys, CA
Owner: Bob Antounian. Full-service starter, alternator, generator rebuilder, and restorer.

Electrical Repair And Troubleshooting

Lance Morgan
Edmond, OK


David Kee Toploader Transmissions
San Antonio, TX
Full service Ford Toploaderfour-speed shop. Remanufactured four-speeds for sale or can rebuild your four-speed. Parts and rebuild kits also available.