Metropolitan Restoration Services, Inc.
Current/Past Restorations

Metropolitan Restoration Service is located in Hartleton, Pennsylvania. The restoration facility has a dedicated automotive restoration body shop, a dedicated automotive finish/mechanical area and a full down draft automotive spray booth with bake cycle. Metropolitan Restoration Service also offers a fully computerized automotive paint mixing station, allowing our in-house automotive restoration team to match any automotive paint color you choose. Feel free to take a look through our services and finished projects below. See the complete Metropolitan Restorations gallery here. See the complete Classic/Antique Restorations here.

Current Restorations

1951 Kaiser

This is our shop project. We have built a custom dual circuit four wheel disc brake system for the car. The frame has been painted and detailed. The body will receive a chopped roof, suicide rear doors, rounded edges on doors hood and trunk lid. We also shaved the exterior hinges from the trunk lid and will be using 1955 packard internal hinges. The door handles will also be shaved. The car will be two toned in a Dark metallic maroon with black accents.

1959 Metropolitan

This is the second car sent to us from a customer in FL for a complete ground up restoration including body, paint, interior and mechanical.  This is car has been converted to a four speed automatic transmission mated to the original Metropolitan engine.   Other than this conversion the car has been restored to original specifications.  Paint codes P-912 Berkshire Green & P-914 Frost White

1959 Datsun 1000

This car was sent to us from a customer in OK for a complete ground up restoration including body, paint, interior, and mechanical.  This car is extremely rare with it being 1 of only 63 imported to America.  The driveline was converted here to a 1500 cc Metropolitan engine mated to a four speed automatic transmission and the front suspension was converted to a Mustang II style. An upgraded stereo was also added to the build.  Other than these conversions the car has been restored to original specifications.

1967 Camaro

This is a car from a local customer that was sent to us for a complete ground up restoration including body, paint, interior, and mechanical.  It has the original driveline with an upgraded conversion to tubular control arms with rack and pinion steering .  Four link rear suspension and frame connectors were also added to the build.  Other than these conversions the car has been restored to original specifications.

1967 BMW 2000 CS

This car came to us from a customer in PA that the restoration had been started by another shop and came to us in boxes.   We did a complete ground up restoration including body, paint, interior, and mechanical all done to original specifications.  This was a very limited production car with very few examples imported to America.


Past Restorations

1956 Metropolitan - AACA Junior & Senior Award Winner - 2008

Purchased from E-bay, from Indiana. Customer requested complete restoration. This car been awarded its Junior AACA award and its Senior award at Hersey 2008. 

1960 Metropolitan Taxi Cab Conversion - 2012 - AACA Junior Award Winner

This 1960 metropolitan will be transformed into 60's taxi cab much like the model shown. We will be removing the engine for overhauling, installing a new interior, repairing all rust areas, installing new weatherstripping, and repainting in a correct Taxi cab hue of yellow.

1967 Corvette

This is an original 427 4 speed car. The customer has owned the car since the early 70's and was her daily driver for years. Unfortunately time and rough roads have not been kind to her. We have stripped the car completely down to a bare body and chassis. The frame has been sandblasted and primed and the body has been soda blasted. Soon we will start in on the body repair.

1956 Fairlane

This car was purchased out of the state of Oregon, from the western part of the state. It has since been treated to a full frame off restoration and mild customization. We installed Mustang II front steering and suspension, Flaming River column, Ford 9 inch rear, Ford AOD4 overdrive automatic transmission, power steering, 4 wheel power disc brakes, air conditioning, shaved door handles, power windows, Old time classic Autometer gauges, custom center console, custom stereo, custom wheels and custom 2-tone Planet of Color base/clear. The colors chosen are Super Blue and Super Frost White.

1934 International Pickup

This 2 owner truck has been in its current owners possession since the late 50's. We are currently completely redoing all aspects of the truck. It now has a 350/350 engine and trans combo, power rack and pinion steering, front disc brakes, 10 bolt chevy rear end and a new bed for oak floor. The truck will be painted in a maroon and cream color combo and feature a new custom interior.