Review April, 1997
By Richard A. Lentinello
With their perfect paint, inviting interiors and runway model-like glow, restored Corvettes are always a treat for sore eyes. The painstaking work that it takes to achieve such quality requires many skills, vast knowledge and a well-equipped shop, something the average enthusiast does not possess. But if you’ve got the Vette and are looking for a shop to help you make your dream machine one of the finest of its kind, then Corvette Technicians in North Versailles, PA should be on your list.
This business started out as a hobby 15 years ago when owner Paul Lutz purchased his first Corvette, a 1974 Coupe. He is very busy today, keeping up with a work load that seems to be growing consistently. His staff of three specializes in mechanical repairs, repaints and interior restorations from April to October, while the two ground-up restorations that he books each year commence in early November.
The shop features four lifts and can hold 14 Corvettes at any one time. One of the fastest growing areas of Paul’s business is the supply of new, used and reproduction parts to local owners, as they try very hard to locate whatever difficult parts are requested to satisfy customer demand. While the majority of the Corvettes being booked for full restorations are the midyears and later Stingrays, Paul has recently started taking in late-models due to the growing demand to have the 1984-89 cars refinished.
Currently, there’s a fully restored 1967 frame with driveline sitting in the shop and a 1967 427/390 Air Coupe undergoing complete restoration.
Text (excluding quotes) © copyright 1997 Richard A. Lentinello - Vette Magazine.