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52 THE SHOP MARCH 2019 Wayne Koffel Wayne Koffel bills himself as the "World's Only Full-Time Oakland Restorer." His Oakland Sales & Service in Bangor, Pennsylvania is built around his 45 years of experience with Oakland vehicles. Koffel's shop is not a full restoration facility. He is familiar with the mechanics of these cars and collects and restores parts for them. He will share his sources for upholstery and body work with any shop owner that needs such advice. Engine rebuilding and carburetor repair are two services that Koffel provides. He has set prices for doing engines of different years listed on his website (www.oakland- His engine specialties are Oakland V-8s and 1928-'29 Oakland sixes. Koffel also rebuilds clutches, front and rear axles and U-joints. He is also president and tech director for the Oakland Owners Club International Inc.( and writes for the club's The Oaklander magazine. He recommends membership to any Oakland owner or service provider. Jeff Lilly Restorations "You've seen it finished in your mind's eye a thousand times, but time slips away and your old enemy procrastination takes over," says Pontiac restorer Jeff Lilly of San Antonio. "If it is time to get your Pontiac done, contact us (www.jefflilly. com) to get that machine rolling down the road in style." Lilly advises potential customers to read the section on his website about restoration costs, as well as the FAQ section. This helps to inform novices about the car building process so they can make intelligent deci- sions about doing their car. He also invites them to contact the shop with questions at (210) 695-5151 and to also send photos or information about the project to him by email at resto429@ "We love to build Pontiacs, from Fire- birds to Jim Wanger's Home of the Hot Chiefs lightweight four-speed car that we re-bodied," Lilly notes. "We have the facility and the people to do it right. And we love all Pontiacs, be it a '50s tailfin car or a '60s muscle car." The February 2010 issue of Pontiac Old Stillwater Garage turned this '58 Pontiac Safari into a woody. A light blue '58 Pontiac parked outside the Old Stillwater Garage. LOYAL COMPANIONS

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