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George's Automotive Restoration was started by George P. Smolenyak in 2007 with one goal: To
automotive restoration work at a reasonable cost with an emphasis on excellent customer
relations. George's Automotive can handle any facet
of your automotive project including disassembly, media blasting, metal fabrication and
repair, welding, painting,
upholstery and vehicle reassembly. George's enjoys working on any two or four wheeled
vehicle from any time
period and any make, but specializes in Early Ford products. No job is too small or too big!
Owner George P. Smolenyak is a local Virginia native who attended Langley High School in McLean, Virginia. George's ﬁrst restoration project was at age 12 restoring his father's 1929 Ford Model A Business Coupe. After high school George attended McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas and graduated with an Associate in Automotive Restoration Technology. McPherson College is the only college to offer such a degree and is supported in part by grants from such antique car fanatics as Jay Leno. George also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis on Small Business Management. After college George worked at Motorhead Ltd. on British cars before venturing out on his own.
Restoration and repair
From a frame off restoration, to a minor repair or customization, we have the expertise to complete even the most difficult of jobs. Regardless the age of the vehicle, whether it’s from the turn of the century to something off the showroom floor, no project is off limits. If needed parts appear obsolete, we have the contacts to find them. If desired, we can even make house calls to get your vehicle back on the road.
We offer competent, proven, collector, antique and exotic vehicle sales. Every sale vehicle
gets detailed and professionally photographed. Commission is negotiable and competitive,
within the industry.
On a limited basis we offer affordable, climate controlled, indoor collector, antique and exotic vehicle storage. Prolonged storage includes complimentary fuel stabilizer, moth ball treatment, and battery disconnect. Owner is encouraged to provide their own cover.
We work with one of the most conscientious and cost effective transport companies in the DC area. Whether local, or the entire east coast and beyond, they have experience transporting vehicles of all kinds. Let us make arrangements to transport your precious vehicle.
George is my go-to automotive wizard when it comes to caring for my '31 Model A Ford. His attention to detail, in-depth knowledge of cars, and understanding of his client's wishes make him the best and most cost-efficient option when caring for a treasured vehicle. He has installed seat belts and side mirrors to improve the safety of my car, quickly and thoroughly fixed a leak in the gas tank and gas gauge, installed a temperature gauge to monitor a cooling system that ran hot, then flushed and replaced the radiator that was causing the overheating issue. He is extremely responsive and goes the extra mile for his customers, even coming to my garage to investigate an oil leak in my car. His professional demeanor and fair business practices have won my confidence and have secured my business going forward.
George's Automotive Restoration, LLC recently restored my 1979 Toyota Celica GT. The work was impressive as was the personal attention to detail. George Smolenyak, the owner, took the time to not only explain each step of the process along the way, but also recommended various options for repairs. When confronted with obstacles like the inability to find weather stripping or key replacement parts, George was able to overcome them easily. The project covered everything from body work, rust repair, replacement of ignition components, interior repairs, and the manufacturing of a new sunroof, however George accomplished each task efficiently and expediently. The final result is a vehicle that not only looks like it belongs on a showroom floor, but stands out because it was fixed the right way. The friendly, affordable service will ensure that I take future projects to George's.
In 2008 I acquired my first antique car, a 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster. Once the car
arrived from Minnesota, the first order of business was finding a good mechanic who could
get the vehicle in top shape and help me learn more about it. I needed someone who was
competent, caring, reasonable and friendly.
I checked in with the George Washington Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America and one of the members recommended George Smolenyak of George's Automotive Restoration. I spoke with George by telephone and because I was not yet comfortable driving the Model A from my home in Old Town Alexandria to Great Falls, George brought his flatbed to me, loaded up the car and took it back to his shop for a thorough going-over.
The Model A had undergone a restoration some ten years earlier but the wiring had been tampered with along the way and the lights and horn were not functioning properly. The engine also sputtered and there were a few other issues. George spent many hours going over the car and was careful to check with me before engaging in any of the proposed work. He offered good estimates of the labor and parts needed. When all was said and done, the Model A was road ready and simply in much better shape. George also took the time to show me what he did - and why. I was particularly impressed with his trouble-shooting methods and his determination to get to the root of each problem rather than just take a band-aid approach. He handled the car with the TLC an owner wants and the bill was quite reasonable, especially considering the many hours George put into the process.
George and I have spoken many times since that first experience and I now make a trip to George's each spring for a tune-up and once-over. Between visits, George has been readily available by phone to help me troubleshoot little problems that crop up under normal driving conditions and to offer tips and guidance. When you own an antique car, one of the biggest challenges is finding someone in which you can put your faith and trust to work on your vehicle.
There are several area mechanics who are willing to try their hand on a Model A. But I'm not interested in being someone's training project. I want - and need - to work with someone who has the skill set to isolate problems and correct them the first time around - without causing new issues in the process. I trust, respect and like George Smolenyak. That gives me both confidence and peace of mind as the owner of an antique car. I can offer no higher praise than this.
If you want the best for your antique vehicle please call me anytime at 703-969-1715 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12189 Chancery Station Circle
Reston VA 20190