A 1967 Buick GS 400 Funny Car? Really?

Original Parts Group serves all restorers—even 1967 Buick Skylark Funny Car restorers. That’s right. Jim Lipori owns this crazy Buick-powered 1967 Skylark that his dad built in 1967. It’s the only 1967 GS 400 and only Buick-powered Funny Car ever built. Read more ›

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Finally! Color on Our Project Corvair Monza Spyder Convertible

Our project Corvair Monza Spyder convertible is coming along, and we’re getting excited. We dropped off the rusty body at Elite Restoration in Bellflower, California, and now it has color! The mid-year “Goldwood Yellow” paint is already striking without the clear coat. Read more ›

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Gallery: 2018 Corvair Convention

Over 600 air-cooled Corvairs converged in Pittsburgh for the 48th International Corvair Convention July 23-28, 2018. Since Original Parts Group is getting ready to launch a full line of Corvair parts and components, we thought we’d check out what one of the largest Corvair gatherings was like. Read more ›

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Spring Summer Series: Chevy Show

WOW! What a great addition to our Spring Summer Series. Original Parts Group had over one hundred beautiful Chevys at the third of five brand-specific shows planned for Spring/Summer 2018.

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OPG’s Project Corvair Spyder Is Rusty, Wrecked, and Restoration Ready

Our East Coast customers are the best, and they have it harder than the rest of us who restore old cars. Why? Take a look at the images of our stripped 1964 Corvair Spyder convertible to see what we mean. Purchased from the third owner in Long Island, New York, the rust is actually not as bad as we’ve seen in many east coast projects.

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1964 Corvair Monza Spyder Project: Bodywork

While our guys here at Original Parts Group worked on the getting the inside right, we sent the body off to Elite Restoration in Bellflower CA. As you can see in the gallery below, some pieces of the body were beyond repair. Luckily the guys over at Elite Restoration had a bit more leeway pulling sections from a ’62 Corvair junker acquired by OPGI. Next up, engine work, suspension, and brakes. Keep an eye out for our next blog post documenting the process of this build.

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God Bless America – Robert Luzcun’s Tribute El Camino

In the U.S., Chevy’s El Camino was the most successful at blending a passenger-car platform with the utility of a truck’s cargo bed. It was in production from 1964 through 1987, but its popularity continues today. So much so that one artist, Bob Luczun, decided that a 1986 El Camino would be the perfect car to turn into a tribute to the history of the United States. At 69 years old, Luczun began to hand paint iconic moments throughout U.S. history all over his El Camino, finishing at age 72.  Luczun said, “The El Camino was perfect for my needs as an artist. The car will now live on forever, representing the history of the United States of America.”

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Spring Summer Series: Pontiac Show

Original Parts Group held the second show of their Spring Summer Series on June 9th with an all-Pontiac Show. With an awesome, fully-restored 1968 GTO of their own, and a deep love of the Arrowhead brand in general, OPGI was loving on all that cruised into the show bright and early.  There were a bunch of beautiful GTOs, a slick Catalina on bags, a nice custom Gasser, some classic looking Bonnevilles and so many more sweet rides.

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31st Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show

In April 2018, OPGI attended the 31st Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show. Each year over 500 classic car owners come to show off their rides to the nearly 25,000 visitors that attend the show. Original Parts Group Inc. had a nice set-up right on the corner of Main and Electric Avenue, showcasing four of their cleanest black rides. Take a look at some of the photos that were captured from the event.
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Spring Summer Series: Buick Show

Our 2018 Spring-Summer Series kicked off with an all-Buick car show on Saturday, May 19th. We had around 50 beautiful Buicks in our parking lot in an array of models, years, and colors. With drawings, food trucks, and a live DJ, you didn’t have to own a Buick to get in on the fun! Those who did bring their Buicks had their cars judged, and the winners were awarded trophies.

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