Acton Chrysler has an internal team of people who
specialize in an unusual kind of car service. This work is done under
unique arrangements whenever a suitable project comes
General Manager of Parts & Service
Joe Hebert has been our gifted technical service
manager for 25 years. As an additional part of his
responsibilities, Joe has put his extraordinary skills into a deep
portfolio of special automotive projects that are very different from
the routine of our daily service
Along with Sean Flory, Parts Manager and Chris Couture, General Manager of Parts & Service, Joe has overseen extensive restoration work on over 100 antique cars as old as 1921 to performance muscle cars of the 1970's and everything in between.
Coleman Hoyt, the dealership's owner, has always believed that his technical people should have the opportunity to branch out into service work that is different & unusual in order to keep their jobs interesting. Combining this belief with his enthusiasm for old cars, Coleman has always encouraged this highly experienced car creative team of professionals to develop a comprehensive way to approach restorative mechanical work on very old cars.
After over 100 projects that have ranged from $2,500 to $75,000 our team has perfected its area of special expertise. We offer a unique approach that car collectors and special interest car lovers find very refreshing.
Most pure "restoration shops" will focus primarily on body and paint improvement, coupled with the less glamorous mechanical work. The flashy excitement about removing rust or repainting old cars is where most of these competitive shops spend their attention, and they tend to minimize the complicated mechanical work that is usually invisible.
Alternatively, Acton's restoration team is not interested in the cosmetic side of the old car business. Our niche expertise is on the mechanical side. If you have an old family project car that is getting away from you, a classic car in need of mechanical work that you can't do yourself or one that you just don't trust to anyone else....then we are the guys to see.
-The dirty work.
-Engine & transmission overhauls
-Brake & steering systems repair
-Difficult electrical & coach work
Interesting projects have
replacement engines in a '31 Model A, '68 Mustang, '61 Cadillac, '70 Corvette, '57 VW Bug and many more. Transmission modification (4 speed to 5 speed) on an older Sting Ray and drum to disc brake system modification on too many cars to list. One of our most interesting projects was 4 year project to customize "America's Fastest Limo". This is an incredible 750 horsepower '09 Lincoln Town Car into which Joe installed a supercharged engine, a manual shift racing transmission, 5-point race belts, custom instrumentation, fire suppression, nitrous oxide.
We treat our antique repair work with great care. We spend long hours researching the best approach to modification if necessary. We provide detailed guidance on the sequencing and priority of the categories of needed work.
We can also provide photographic surveys and "integrity evaluations" of older vehicles for hobbyists who may be considering them for purchase.
Most dealers have all the necessary talent right there in their people, but are frightened of this kind of work because they lack the vision. We love it and we have a waiting list.If you have an old car that needs help, we have the people and the skills to get it back into action for you.