The Undiscovered Classics Team And Our Affiliates
It’s busy down here in Tampa, Florida
While we restore our own cars, we often work with our customers to restore cars they purchase from us too. In addition, we have restoration partnerships where we have joint ownership of a car and plan the restoration together with our partners. Here at Undiscovered Classics, we have the knowledge, skills, experience, historical understanding and passion to do your car right.
From moderate restoration work to concours quality readiness, our restorations are targeted to the customers needs. Learn more about our restoration projects and each restoration approach via the links below.
One of our first handcrafted car restorations was this 1955 LeGene “Californian” Roadster which debuted at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 2010
Explore Our Restoration Services – And Some Of Our Work Below
Undiscovered Classics – Our Cars in Restoration
Our Customer’s Cars in Restoration
Ownership and Restoration Partnerships
Future Restorations – Future Partnerships
Undiscovered Classics Affiliates
Some of Our Restorations Are Shown Below
In 2008 We Bought The Remains of A Belly Tank. We Debuted the Finished Tribute to the 1946 Bill Burke Belly Tank Streamliner at the 2009 Speed Week at Bonneville. In 2010 we shared our Belly Tank Streamliner at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Amelia Island, Florida.
The 1956 Elwood Caufmann Bangert Manta Ray was found in Texas in very poor shape. We moved it to our headquarters in Tampa, Florida and restoration was completed and the car debuted at the 2017 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Amelia Island, Florida.
One of our most exciting restorations, the 1950 Ultra Modern Leo Lyons Mercury, went from “found” to the lawn of the Pebble Beach Amelia Island Concurs d’Elegance in 2015.
Abandoned for nearly 50 years, The 1955 Siebler Special Will Be Finished in the Spring of 2020 and Ready for its debut.
Although we had restored this car back in 1982, by 2012 it was ready for another one and our Undiscovered Classics Crew delivered. We debuted the freshly restored 1962 Shark Roadster at the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Jay Leno’s Garage and Autoweek both did videos on the Shark and had a combined viewing of nearly 700,000 views on their website. I should have restored this earlier!
One of our earliest acquisitions, the 1956 Dick Foster Victress S1A was recently restored by our team and brought back to new condition – with some modern improvements too.
What Fun This Was To Restore – 396 cubic inches under the hood and power steering / power brakes to boot. We took photos of the finished 1955 Woodill Wildfire at Dunedin Beach, Florida in 2018.
From soup to nuts, we took this 1952 Glasspar G2 which had great potential and brought it home for the new owner who is taking it overseas. This Glasspar G2 sports car will debut at the Cigar City Concours d’Elegance in November, 2019.
The 1953 Fred Bodley Victress S1A was found burned and in terrible shape in Washington State. The car is nearly finished in late 2019 looking for the right venue to debut for owner Guy Dirkin. What a car Guy!
After waiting nearly 60 years to be restored, the 1952 Voodoo Gardner Special will be ready for its debut at the 2020 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance at Amelia Island, Florida.
And Now For Something New – Literally. Given the rarity of handcrafted American Specials, we’ve started to reintroduce some of the most rare and desirable American handcrafted sports cars of the 1950s. This is the first Byers SR100 – brand new – to hit the road in nearly 60 years. Autoweek Magazine did a 4 page spread in April, 2019 about this car and we have already added more models to our offering. Check with us if you want to build a new, rare American handcrafted sports car to your specifications.
Where To Go From Here
If you are interested in any of the services above, contact us today for more information.
We’re happy to help.
Phone: (813) 888-8882