Several of our vehicles are completely restored to showroom new condition. While this will suit the most stringent of tastes for weddings, we understand it is not realistic for the film industry. After all, how many mint condition vehicles that literally look like they drove off the showroom floor do you really see driving around?
We understand the need (and even the beauty) in the original patina of classic cars. Our film vehicles are classic, mechanically sound cars that are original in every way...in fact, perhaps more authentic than the restored cars because they represent real Americana in the way they looked when they were past their prime and doing what they did best - serving their owners as work horses and family transports.
The Picture Car Fleet
We have nine classic cars that are favorites in the film industry. That's not to say they cannot be used in weddings too! Whether it was the fire chief/ambulance, the family sedan, or the station wagon, the picture cars capture the true essence of Americana. Browse below to see what we have to offer.Type your paragraph here.
The 1957 Chevrolet is perhaps the most recognizable car of all time. And the icing on the cake? A station wagon. This classic station wagon is a Series 210, Chevrolet's mid-level full size car in 1957. It is in its original condition, featuring the classic red and white two tone with black and white interior. Often used as it is (a station wagon), this vehicle is easily adaptable into a fire chief vehicle or an ambulance.
The Buick Skylark was Buick's mid-size car. Similar to its fellow GM cousins the Chevrolet Chevelle, the Pontiac Lemans, and the Oldsmobile Cutlass, the Skylark was a popular choice for the mid-size family that wanted a little more options and status. This classic Buick is in its original cream color with black interior and in the process of being adapted into a police car conversion.
Almost every teenager in the 60s through the 80s can relate to the "deuce and a quarter", i.e. the Buick Electra 225. It derived its series from its actual length - 225 inches, or nearly 19 feet in length. This Buick is essentially a baby Cadillac, featuring all of the comforts and options that one would expect in such a vehicle. This vehicle is finished in its original burgundy metallic paint with an off-white vinyl top and paisley patterned original maroon cloth interior. The four door hardtop feature gives it the comforts and convenience of a sedan with a sporty open feel when all the windows (power of course) are rolled down.
Who cannot appreciate the family wagon? Akin to today's SUVs or minivans, the station wagon was the keystone of suburban American life. Almost every family with children had one because it was practically a necessity. Perhaps one of the most memorable parts of the old station wagon was the third row seat, especially the kinds that faced backwards! This 1969 Pontiac Executive wagon features all of the amenities that were apart of daily life in the Nixon era; wood grain inserts, 8-track, third row seat, and that classic ride that made you think you were riding on a cloud.
As previously mentioned, the Buick Skylark was the upscale version of its fellow Chevelle, Lemans, and Cutlass cousins. In the late 1960s and the early 1970s, the Buick Skylark Gran Sport was setting the mark on true American muscle and performance. This 1970 Buick convertible is currently going a "rolling restoration", all the while being a popular choice as a picture car and appearing in several films. It is currently painted in an electric green metallic with a saddle top and interior. When restored, plans are to change the color to "atomic orange".
On a selective and limited basis, we offer tours of our facility and, upon special request, offer a clinic to teach our skills to interested and motivated car enthusiasts. Did you ever want to work on your own car, but uncertain if you made a mistake or, worse off, broke something?
Work on your car or ours, learn first hand under the supervision and guidance of master craftsmanship:
Feel free to contact us with your special request, rates, and availability.
Is your classic car not running such that you cannot get it to our garage? No problem, I will come to you!
Yes, I have done house calls before! Just like the old time doctors had their travelling medical bag, I have the basic tools ready to go and diagnose your problem.
I have never had an old car problem I could not fix.