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11487 Woodside Ave Suite 110,
Santee, CA 92071
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Our Mission

Something is missing in the automotive restoration industry. Even with all the TV shows and attention on restoration and customization, even with the advances in innovation and parts reproduction, and even with the value of classic cars on the rise, something is missing. At Evolve Custom Auto Restoration, we see first-hand how what is missing in the automotive restoration industry is integrity. A large percentage of the cars that arrive at Evolve have previously been through other shops where the job was never completed or was done in a half-baked, shortcut sort of way that left the car still incomplete even when it appeared to be complete.  Car owners are unhappy. Shops are going out of business, for a variety of reasons including financial fraud, lack of proper business practices, and work that is either unskilled or just plain dishonest.

Why this matters is that in the automotive restoration industry, Evolve stands for something. We are the possibility of a new kind of restoration industry, build on a solid foundation of integrity. At Evolve, we have spent decades developing who we are as people of integrity, and are on a daily quest for continuous improvement in the shop. We have innovated groundbreaking methods of inventory control, transparent accountability for time tracking, and a brand new payment model for the industry that provides predictable cash flow for both the shop and the customer and prevents the Ponzi schemes common to the industry. Add to this foundation a vast array of experience in classic cars and our proprietary 10-Phase method for restoration, and the result is an extraordinary experience and superior results for classic car owners.

How to Begin?

A restoration begins with a conversation about your car and what you’re looking for in a finished product. Then the best way for an accurate proposal to be created is for us to inspect the car. We coordinate with local transporters around Southern California, as well as nationwide carriers. Once we inspect the car, we will provide a detailed plan and estimate based on the level of result you are looking for:

We provide 3 levels of result:

1.Concours – These cars are not driven except for exhibition. They are among the best in the world and compete at the most exclusive shows.

2.Excellent – These cars are driven for pleasure only, and represent the nicest examples in a local region. They might win a street show, and are “show-quality” even if the owner chooses not to show them.

3. Driver – These “daily driver” vehicles are driven for classy transportation, as an alternative to a new car at a similar cost.


  • I’ve known Josh through the vintage Volvo community. He does great classic car restoration job. Took my 142 for some rust abatement. Nice results at a good price. Will definitely return when I’m ready for the full cosmetic restore. Also has many hard to find parts.

    Craig W.
  • I had Evolve (Josh) paint my 66 Volvo 1800s and I couldn’t be more pleased with the work they did. I brought the car to him after it had been sitting for 25yrs and had some rust that they removed and replaced with new metal and it also had some body damage that was taken care of before beginning the paint process. They kept me up to date through out the entire job with weekly emails and photos of work completed. The only problem I had is that the car looked so good when I got it back I ended up replacing the whole interior to get it to look as good as the exterior ?

    Mike D.
  • Met Josh a few years back after purchasing my 2nd volvo wagon. And later found out other services through him. My vehicles are slowly slowly Evolve-ing. You can't go wrong bringing your auto needs here. He does a great job on classic car restoration.

    Joe J.
  • Josh and the skilled team at Evolve did an outstanding job fixing damage on my 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta . The car was in another shop and was accidentally backed into causing front left body/fender damage. Josh and his team did an excellent job repairing the damage, and matched the paint perfectly, I cannot tell where the prior damage was. Josh has great team, and they really seem to enjoy what they do! Communication was great, and Josh patiently answered all my queations. I would bring my daily driver and classic car to Josh for restoration. Highly recommended.

    Jeff S.

Classic Auto Restoration Services

We have over 40 years of expertise in all aspects of classic car restoration, and we have the extensive skills to completely restore your ride to better than new.

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Why Choose Us?

At our classic auto restoration and repair shop, we have an extensive selection of equipment, such as tig welder, high-tech paint booth, and rotisserie for the perfect frame off restoration.

Let us put our talent in sharp details and award-winning paint jobs to work for you by contacting our classic car restoration shop today.

Best Customer Satisfication

We have 40 years of expertise in automotive restoration, We use only state-of-the-art equipment, such as a rotisserie for the perfect frame off restoration. 

We Build Your Dreams

We are a trusted leader in paint and body services and classic car restoration in the Southern California area.

Integrity & Excellence

Our proprietary restoration method follows a rigorous 10-phase process that we have developed over many years of innovation.  What you can expect is an extraordinary level of integrity in all aspects of our work.

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We provide top-notch restoration service for all types of vehicles.
We have extensive expertise in restoring a wide variety of makes and models, including:

  • Porsche
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Mustang
  • Jaguar
  • Volvo
  • Range Rover
  • Mercedes – Benz
  • Mercury
  • Ferrari
  • Dodge Challenger
  • BMW
  • Lamborghini
  • Ford
  • Chevy Corvette
  • MG
  • Dodge
  • Pontiac
  • ……
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