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Contact Auto Body & Paint Center 609 S Marshall Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020

Family Owned & Operated Since 1959

San Diego and East County's Best Value
in Auto Body Paint and Collision Repair Since 1959

Classic Car Restoration in El Cajon, CA

Classic Car Restoration
  • We Welcome All Types of Car Restoration Projects
  • Corvette Restoration Specialists
  • Award-Winning Restorations
  • Over 55 Years of Experience
  • Call Today To Learn More

Before we expanded our services to include all types of auto body and paint services, we were first and foremost a Corvette restoration and customization specialist. Operating under the name Gene's Corvette Specialties, Gene Townsend himself gained a reputation for performing work of uncompromising quality. He excels in everything from custom paint jobs to fiberglass repair. He is also relentless when it comes to tracking down original parts and paying attention to every detail--even down to finding the right thread for the upholstery. As a result, our restored cars have won a number of awards competing in some of the world's preeminent car shows, such as the La Jolla Concours d'Elegance and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Whatever your auto restoration needs, you can trust Gene Townsend and his team to meet them. Starting at the age of 16, Gene was able to secure a prize-winning finish on his very first custom-paint job for a 1957 station wagon. Since then, he has continued to achieve flawless results on all of his car restorations. He is even sought out by car enthusiasts and car collectors as far as San Francisco and Las Vegas. They know they can trust him and his experienced associates to perform exceptional auto body repairs (whether for sheet metal, fiberglass, or plastic parts), upholstery restorations, custom paintwork, plating, detailing, gel coating, polishing, mechanical repairs, glass and windshield replacements, tire/wheel repairs, and more.

We offer a variety of headlight services, so you can rely on us if you are not happy with the output of your stock headlights or if you have a custom lighting project in mind. We do all types of headlight conversions (both HID and LED) and can install any headlight bulbs you select. However, our major suppliers of LED conversion kits are Hikari and Akarui (Japan). If your headlight plastic is not transparent anymore and you wish to make your lenses transparent again, we will be glad to help. We partner with 3M and Sylvania Automotive and use only genuine quality products for headlight restoration. Also, our headlight tuning team will gladly retrofit your headlights or install aftermarket halos in your headlights. Besides, we can install and align all kinds of aftermarket headlights for you.

After working with numerous clients throughout San Diego and East County over the last 55 years, we have gained the experience and expertise to restore classic cars of any make or model. We welcome all types of car restoration and customization projects, but generally limit the number of cars we will work on at any given time to ensure that we give each vehicle the attention it deserves. Call today to learn more.

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Other Services

  • Plastic / dash repair
  • Stereo replacement or repair
  • Upholstery repair
  • Exhaust replacement or repair
  • Tire and wheel replacement
  • Glass & windshield replacement
  • Mechanical repairs

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