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Classic - VW - Specialist British, & American Car. General Auto Body and Paint
Opening at 9:30 AM tomorrow
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We're fully open and serving while sanitizing constantly, keeping distance, offering free face masks to whoever might need, wearing face masks. Keeping to one customer inside at a time.
All staff also staying within our "bubbles" and avoiding large gatherings


At 523Rods we specialize on all aspects to do with your VW Vanagon, VW Buses, VW Beetle and all VW Classic Cars. Also American and European Classics.
*We do take care of Paint and Body for any Car Make*

Vw Bus Repair in Richmond, CA

Sep 9, 2019 – Sep 16, 2019

When you need the best VW Bus Repair that Richmond, CA has to offer, it's time to call 523Rods. We always work alongside each client to ensure the highest quality results and full customer satisfaction.

VW and Classic Car Specialist.

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Car Restoration in Richmond, CA

Sep 2, 2019 – Sep 9, 2019

523Rods is promoting our quality car restoration . Our company stands above the competition because we understand the needs of our clients in Richmond, CA .

VW and Classic Car Specialist.

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Here at 523Rods we're always pushing to exceed at keeping VW Campers traveling. We take care of everything to do with the campers front to back, inside and out.
Whatever the need of your VW might be give us a call. Subaru conversions and all to do with mechanical including upgrades, also interio...

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a year ago
Felipe is a lifesaver! I was visiting my son in Berkeley when my '86 Vanagon Weekender's transmission started failing. I just had the transmission rebuilt in San Diego before my trip to Berkeley. My shop warranty was in San Diego, but the van was stuck in Berkeley. Felipe knew my mechanic in San Diego (small world) and they worked out a plan to send a newly rebuilt transmission from San Diego to Felipe. Felipe and his team did an awesome job installing the new transmission and repairing some other issues that I was having with the van. The van now drives better than ever. Felipe squeezed me into his schedule and I was able to pick up the van just minutes before closing on a Friday afternoon. My drive back home was happily uneventful. I found a new friend and reliable mechanic in the Bay Area. 523Rods really came through for me.
- Jim W
3 years ago
Felipe and Co are the best! Felipe took my call and scheduled me even though he was busy at an airport. Their schedule was full but he moved some things around to fit me in because I was leaving the area soon. That's dedication! They were clear, kind, and made the process of fixing up my 1973 VW Beetle beyond simple. They worked through all my special requests with both patience and grace. I truly felt taken care of. Plus, their new space in Richmond looks amazing! It was an all around terrific experience--I wish I could give them more than 5 stars.
- Grady S
a year ago
I had my 1983 Vanagon towed to Felipe's shop, suspecting an issue with the starter. 523Rods knew I was traveling full-time in the van, and was able to 1) diagnose the problem in under an hour, 2) get me back on the road with a new starter + ignition switch within 24 hours. I felt like the crew truly understands Vanagons, and was very impressed with their ability to fix it quickly. Felipe also has a long history with vans himself, and you can tell the shop deeply cares about what they do. Will definitely be bringing my Vanagon back to 523Rods if in need of repairs while in the Bay.
- Kai B

We specialize on Repair & Restoration.

With almost 20 years experience, we strive on keeping these wonderful machines alive, driving, upgraded and looking wonderful. 
With strict attention to detail, professionalism, and personalized interaction.

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  • (510) 473-7719


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251 24th Street
Richmond, CA 94804

Business Hours

Mon:9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Tue:9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Wed:9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thu:9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Fri:9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
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