Restoring 70s cool
Recently restored by another company, this Lancia Montecarlo came to us after the owner had been let down by very poor results. The Pininfarina-designed mid-engined sports car was produced from 1975 to 1981.
As we started to work on the car, we discovered just how much filler had been used to cover the whole car including doors and bonnet. After we stripped back the paint and 4mm of filler the true extent of the rust could be seen, even on this so called ‘recently restored’ cars front shocker top mounts. The rust in here was shocking and a classic bodge job by the previous restoration company.
We worked tirelessly on getting this car good and straight while taking the time to remove all the rust. After a coat of light grey epoxy, you could really see all the hard work so far. We treated the car with a coat of dark primer filler to match that which we found when stripping it which when blocked into shape becomes a much lighter shade.
The car was pained in the original colour of Bianco Beta using 2K solid Valspar paint before accents were painted in satin black.