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Classic - VW - Specialist British, & American Car. General Auto Body and Paint
Opening at 9:30 AM on Monday
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a year ago
Felipe and the crew are the real deal, quality and timely workmanship. The experience is evident, as they are able to diagnose and simply explain repair issues. Six stars out of five, all day
- Jesse L
2 years 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
4 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

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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