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Concourse preparation is one of our favorite services that we offer.  At A List Detail, we have extensive experience not only detailing and restoring classic cars but have also been instrumental in prepping classic, vintage and historic cars for Concourse events as well as high-end auctions.

Concourse Preparation Success Stories

We have done Concourse prep for a vintage Lincoln Continental (which took 2nd place at the Forest Grove Auto Show in the 100 Years of Lincoln exposition).  We have done an extensive restoration detail on a rare Porsche 930 turbo cabriolet and then maintained the car during a major auction.  We’ve performed concourse preparation on a variety of European and Domestic specialty cars securing great results for the owners.

Concourse Preparation Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

Concourse preparation has historically been an expensive endeavor.  The vehicles involved are often high-dollar, rare machinery and this can cause detailers and restorers to ratchet up the cost. We are passionate about cars, so we have developed procedures that can reduce the cost of automotive restoration without reducing the quality of the work. This helps you ensure that the cost of the restoration isn’t more than the value of the car. Most restoration shops don’t care what the finished car is worth. They work by the hour plus materials and hand you a bill.


At A List Detail we came to classic car concourse prep work through our automotive restoration experience.  We are auto restorers, but we don’t charge like most of them. We can restore panels, wheels, leather interiors and provide a host of other services. Call us today and discuss your special project. Maybe there is a way we can help you finally get it done without breaking the bank. We’ve restored a lot of vintage European sport cars as well as domestic vintage specialty cars. We are experts with air-cooled vintage Porsche cars but have also worked on Ferrari and domestic sport cars like Corvette and T-Bird.


Want to learn more about restoration for luxury, exotic and classic cars?  Here are some helpful links.

English Color (Automotive Paint Supply Store)

Once you’ve finished the restoration on your special car, find out what it’s worth.

Sports Car Market

exotic and concourse preparation


With nearly a decade of experience restoring and enhancing leather interiors, we may be able to work miracles with your specialty cars leather interior and help you avoid expensive upholstery charges.  In many cases old leather can be rejuvenated and recolored as opposed to being removed and replaced.  Using original factory dyes and materials we can bring your leather back to life while maintaining it’s originality.  Learn More.


Any automotive restoration is incomplete if your original factory wheels are damaged from years of neglect.  We can restore your wheels back to original color and standards relatively inexpensively.  We have repaired and refurbished tons of wheels for Porsche, Audi, Mercedes and BMW.  We’ve done lots of vintage wheel restoration and worked on plenty of modern stuff as well.  If your restoration project is going to need some wheel repair, we can handle it.  Learn More.