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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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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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7 months 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
a year ago
Fantastic craftsmanship, excellent people and service, and reasonable pricing. This must be on your list, if you need to talk to any body shop or repair shop. Close to BART, so even if you're in the city, do consider this place and filter out the overpriced workshops in SF.
- Saquib H
a year ago
Very friendly super helpful clean shop im sure they do top notch service.
- Curt P

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 St
Richmond, CA 94804
United States

Business Hours

Mon:9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
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