Willhoit Auto Restoration has been in the business of restoring the Porsche 356 since 1976. All work is performed to the highest standards at our 14,000 sq/ft Long Beach, California facility, and our cars are often in the winner's circle at Porsche club concours events. While the cosmetic standards of our work are extremely high, we believe the real joy in owning a 356 is the driving experience. Our goal in restoration is to provide you with a 356 that is not only stunning in appearance but also a pleasure to drive and use the way Dr. Porsche intended.
Please look over the shop features and services listed below. If you have any questions or need guidance in selecting a model that will be right for you, please contact John Willhoit at (714) 356-1735 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome visitors and encourage you to come by the shop and examine our work. Please go to our CONTACT page for details.
Shop features include:
Of course, any of the services we offer during a complete restoration are available separately. We often provide metalwork, paint, engine / trans. rebuilding and other mechanical or assembly work for customers who are restoring cars themselves. No job is as they say "too big or too small".
Pre-purchase inspection service:
If you are considering the purchase of a 356 in the Southern California area we can provide a complete pre purchase inspection at our shop in Long Beach. For off-site inspections we can usually refer you to a qualified inspector in your area. For special cars we are available to travel for inspections. Please inquire.
Labor rate and scheduling:
Our shop labor rate is between $85 and $115 per hour (depending on the technician) plus parts and materials. Once a car is scheduled for a complete restoration, there is usually about a 1-year waiting period before we can begin. The average time/materials required to perform certain aspects of the restoration process are listed on the Restoration Planner page. The Restoration Planner can be used as a guide for any Porsche restoration, whether performed by Willhoit Auto Restoration or by any other quality restoration shop. A complete ground up restoration is very seldom possible for less than $150K. Our average restoration is between $150 and $250K.
Our goal has always been to be the "best" never the cheapest, and our customers have come to expect, and demand, an extremely high level of quality and function from the cars we restore. If this philosophy appeals to you, we look forward to discussing your project.
For an appointment please call John Willhoit (714) 356-1735, or email to: email@example.com