Boise Auto Blog

Updates on cars, transportation and related subjects in Boise and Ada County.

Category Archives: antique and vintage car repair

Vintage Thunderbird in for some work

Vintage Thunderbird in for some work

People bring us a lot of vintage cars for work. This is a 1956 Thunderbird, a barn find from Oregon. The car actually runs, but not very well. We're going to give it an overhaul and bring it into good mechanical condition and the owner will follow up on his own with painting, upholstery and other work. Back then, even “small” cars were large. Check out the huge trunk! The body is in pretty good shape, after having been in a barn for more than 30 years. Check out the air scoop on the hood. The upholstery is in incredibly good condition for a 61-year-old car. These Thunderbirds had small-blo ... read more

Yes, we can help you move your car!

Yes, we can help you move your car!

So you need to move a car? Thanks to our association with Budget truck rental, we have a car moving trailer. Car restorers especially, as it ensures the best possible treatment for your car. One of our car trailers

Porsche highlights our foreign auto repair

Porsche highlights our foreign auto repair

We do a great deal of foreign auto repair at Plantation and we currently have a 1977 Porsche 911S (named "Waldo") in our shop for restoration, which includes engine rebuild, new electrical systems, full interior detail, reseal the transmission, suspension update and event new wiper blades! Auto technician Ryan Glenn, left, and service adviser Ed Guild work on Waldo’s engine. These old Porsches are very popular and collectors love them. Boise Porsche car enthusiasts even have a local club. Since its founding in 1931 by Austrian engineer Ferdinand Porsche, Porsches are known for high performance and longevity and Porsche also designed the Volkswagen Beetle. While Porsches are well-made cars, they do need a fair amount of maintenance. </span>The original ... read more

Antique cars add to the fun of auto care

Antique cars add to the fun of auto care

We do a fair number of repairs to antique and vintage cars, mostly engine repairs and transmissions. We enjoy working on old cars because it's a different skillset. Because there's not a lot of electronics, you have to become an old-school mechanic. You can't plug the car into a computer and have it tell you exactly what's wrong, so you have to listen and feel. They're easier to work on - there's usually a lot of room in the engine compartment to get around - but it can be a challenge to find parts for them. ... read more

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