What’s Involved in a Concours Restoration?
In the automotive industry, a full concours restoration is generally considered to be an unlimited reconstruction of a vehicle to 100-point perfection. And not only is the vehicle restored to complete originality, it is often much better than the original where it comes to fit and finish. With a concours restoration, every individual component and part of the car is refurbished, and all assemblies are completely dismantled and rebuilt to as-new condition. The metal body panels are straightened, so that plastic body filler is not necessary and only a minimum of lead filler may be required. Also, perfect leathers, knobs, and fasteners are used for the interior, always in the exact colors and styles as the original.