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Classic Car Interior Restoration

Finding the perfect classic car restoration shop is easier than you think with Recon Pros

When it comes to finding the best classic car restoration shop, there are a ton of factors that you need to take into consideration. When it comes to classic cars, even the basics of vehicle restoration take on a brand-new meaning.

Things like deciding between upholstery or upholstery replacement takes on even more importance when you have to take into consideration the added value of having the original upholstery in the vehicle.

Decisions like that are why you want a classic car restoration shop that has a ton of experience. At Recon Pros, you know you’re getting a shop that has been completing classic car interior restorations for over 25 years.

Not every classic car interior restoration is the same. No matter how big or small the job Recon Pros can handle it.

In principle, restoring any car is the same. Of course, classic vehicles deserve special consideration in a ton of areas, but when it comes to the basics, a lot of things remain the same.

And while some things might be the same, the stakes are a lot higher when it comes to classic vehicles. That’s because if you screw up the car’s original upholstery, there’s no getting it back.

That’s why you only want to take your classic car to a classic car restoration shop with a long history of flawless performance. Recon Pros has over 25 years of experience in high-quality restorations. Get it right the first time, because you only get one shot.

Cleaning and restoration

When it comes to classic cars, nothing depreciates the value more than a car that looks like it hasn’t been taken care of. What’s the easiest way to take care of your vehicle? Make sure the interior is clean and flawless.

When it comes to cleaning and restoration, nobody does it better than the experts at Recon Pros. From upholstery to leather restoration Recon Pros does it all.

But when it comes to classic cars, you have to be sure that the products that you’re using won’t damage or degrade the car’s interior in any way.

That’s where Recon Pros thrives. We only use the highest quality materials and cleaning products available. This way, you can rest assured that no matter how many times you take your car to get detailed, your car’s interior won’t start to degrade in the slightest.

But that doesn’t mean the cleaners don’t work at getting your car clean. Recon Pros can detail and restore your classic car’s interior, so it looks like it did the day it rolled off the assembly line.

And when it comes to restoring your classic car’s interior, Recon Pros ensures that the original fabrics and materials will be as good as new! No harsh chemicals that will force you to replace the original materials in the future!

While the basics of a high-quality cleaning and restoration job are the same regardless of the type of vehicle, the stakes are far higher with classic ones. So, don’t take a chance with a discount company that might do irreparable damage to your car. Trust the company that has been doing it for over 25 years. Trust Recon Pros.

One of the biggest things we deal with at Recon Pros is upholstery work. Many customers come in thinking that their entire upholstery will need to be replaced, only to be surprised that we can recondition it to look like new.

When it comes to classic cars, you want the original upholstery. That’s why our team of interior restoration experts are critical to your classic car’s restoration process. They know just what to do, no matter the situation.

Does your upholstery have hard to remove stains? Or does it have discoloration from excessive exposure to UV radiation? At Recon Pros, we know just how to handle it.

Our team of experts has been doing this for years. That means we can get out stains that others can’t. If we can’t save your classic car’s original upholstery, no one can.

At Recon Pros, we only use the highest quality products for reconditioning your car’s upholstery. There are no harsh chemicals that will wear down the upholstery, and no cheap products that won’t recondition the upholstery to the maximum extent.

When it comes to classic cars, you need to go with a company that will get it right the first time. You can trust that Recon Pros will be that company with over 25 years of experience reconditing classic cars.

While Recon Pros knows how to save your original upholstery, sometimes it’s just too far gone. If that’s the case, there’s no one other than Recon Pros that you want replacing your classic car’s upholstery.

Headliners, trims, and seats, Recon Pros can do it all. Even better, we can match your car’s existing upholstery. That means that if you’re trying to keep the interior as original as possible, with Recon Pros, you won’t have to replace it all!

At Recon Pros, we complete your auto restoration to the manner that you see fit. Maybe the

previous owner replaced the original upholstery with something that clearly isn’t original. We can match the original upholstery to get your car back to looking like it should.

Or maybe you’re the owner trying to put your own spin on the classic car. Want premium leather instead of fabric? We’ll work with you to get it done.

No matter what you’re looking for, we have you covered. With a wide range of options, Recon Pros has exactly what you’re looking for. And at Recon Pros, we only use the best materials available. This means that you don’t have to worry about your upholstery degrading in a few years because of a discount replacement or reconditioning job.

But no matter the option you choose, we’ll have your upholstery looking like new. Don’t believe us? Check out some of our before and after pictures HERE.

Odor Elimination for classic vehicles

When you step into your classic vehicle, you want that classic car scent. Not sure what that scent is? It’s clean and crisp. Your classic car should smell just like it did when it rolled off the factory production line.

However, as your car ages, it’s odor can start to age too. And if you think that a dirty interior will degrade a classic car’s value, wait till you see what happens if your car has an odor that you can’t shake.

Thinking of getting one of those scented trees to put up in your windshield? Think again. While those trees are great at getting your car to smell like you want, they don’t actually fix the underlying issue causing those unpleasant odors.

So, how do you fix those underlying issues? Take it to the experts at Recon Pros. We’ll take care of the source of the odor instead of just trying to mask it.

It’s an integral part of the auto interior restoration process, but it often doesn’t get the attention that it deserves. That’s because many discount shops will beautify the car and mask the unpleasant aroma but won’t fix the underlying issue causing the problem.

This means that you’ll be stuck going back to the shop in a few weeks, only for them to mask the smell again. It’s a process that will leave you frustrated and cause you to waste a ton of money. Get the auto restoration process right the first time with Recon Pros.

Classic car considerations

While many aspects of a classic car interior restoration are the same as a regular vehicle restoration, there are definitely some unique factors that your classic car restoration shop needs to take into consideration.

Recon Pros knows how to handle even the trickiest projects, from taking the time to track down original parts to understanding the difference between aged fabrics and new ones. That’s because Recon Pros has been doing this for over 25 years.

So, that classic car you’re bringing in? It might’ve been a car that our experts worked on

when we first opened. No matter your situation, you can rest assured that we know how to handle it because we’ve handled it before.

Original parts vs. suitable substitutes

When it comes to classic cars, everyone wants the original parts. But sometimes those parts just aren’t available, or you don’t want to spend the extra money to get them.

At Recon Pros, we work with every customer to make sure that they are getting exactly what they want with their classic car’s interior restoration. We’ll work within your budget to make your dream car a reality.

At Recon Pros, we pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our customers. That means taking the extra time to make sure that the customer is getting exactly what they want.

If the original parts can’t be sourced, or if they are out of your price range, the experts at Recon Pros can fabricate upholstery to look just like the original. Whether it’s your seats, headliners, or trim, we can make it.

But just because it looks like the original upholstery doesn’t mean that you will think it’s a suitable substitute. Because the truth of the matter is, only the customer can determine if something is a suitable substitute, and sometimes only the original will do.

Price and availability considerations

The two most significant factors when it comes to trying to source original parts are availability and price. Even worse for customers, those two things often directly correlate to the other.

Finding original parts for a classic vehicle can be a significant headache. That’s because those parts aren’t made anymore, which means you need to find a car that isn’t running anymore to take the parts from. And since the vehicle isn’t running anymore, chances are those parts might not have been taken care of.

This is especially true when it comes to the car’s interior. And when parts are hard to come by, the price often skyrockets. Since finding high-quality original parts is hard, the price for those parts can be astronomical.

It’s why restoring your classic car’s interior is so important. If you don’t have to replace the original interior, you can save yourself a ton of money.

However, if your upholstery does need to be replaced, there is a workaround if you’re not a stickler for original parts. Experts like those of us at Recon Pros can fabricate parts that are identical to the originals. Your classic car’s interior will look precisely like it did the day it rolled off the assembly line.

No, it won’t hold the same value to the hardcore classic car collectors as the original interior would, but it will still boost the value of the car and provide a phenomenal look.


When it comes to the best classic car restoration shop, it’s not even close. Over the past 25 years, Recon Pros has established itself as the premier automotive restoration shop in Orange County. Our experts have seen everything and can handle any job, no matter how big or small.

Our recipe for success is simple—unrivaled customer service, only using the best materials and products, and a flawless final product. We never cut corners and always deliver what we promise. And when it comes to classic car interior restorations, it’s precisely what you need, because you only get one shot to get it right.

So, don’t take a chance with a discount restoration shop, get the job done right the first time with Recon Pros.

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El Jeffe
El Jeffe
Mar 22, 2022

I liked the mid-60's Pontiac dashboards. Definitely more elaborate compared to Chevy and I remember the 3-gauges that were tilted towards the driver. The stiletto gear shift was from an artist-sylist not an engineer

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