Midsouthern Restorations

Complete Car Listing

Car Name Car Year Car Make Car Model Description
GM 1932 Buick Series 80 1932 GM Buick Series 80 This would be a typical basket case for Mid-Southern Restoration. The 1932 Buick series 80 was totally disassembled in Cookeville, Tennessee years ago to be restored. The frame was cleaned and painted, but then the owner passed away. His son has since decided to get this large classic put back together.... Read more >>

Ford 1932 Ford Roadster 1932 Ford Ford Roadster Here at Mid-Southern Restorations we also build custom hotrods. We built a 32 Ford Highboy Roadster. We started with a Pete & Jakes chassis. We had a stock 68 350 lying under a shelf from a restoration we did where the customer picked a new crate motor. The chassis was painted and the motor rebuilt... Read more >>

Foreign and Other 1932 Auburn 1932 Foreign and Other Auburn ... Read more >>

Ford 1935 Two Door Sedan 1935 Ford Two Door Sedan Old Hot Rods need love too and this Ford Slant Back from Fairfield Glades, Tennessee is no exception. The suspension was deemed unsafe by the owner and by MIDSR. The top of the car was chopped and so was the frame rails allowing for a modern motor. Once the integrity is restored to the front frame... Read more >>

Ford 1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe 1936 Ford Ford 5 Window Coupe We have this 36 Ford 5 Window Coupe for sale at our shop. It was located in a basement after a 30 stay. The tires held air and it was pulled out and washed off. Then it was to shine again. The motor which is a 53 Ford flathead started up rather well and a new carburetor and fuel pump was installed.... Read more >>

Hudson 1936 Hudson Two Door Sedan 1936 Hudson Hudson Two Door Sedan This is car number one of two that was rescued from a so called restorer from Knoxville, Tennessee. This is a 36 Hudson two door sedan. It has suicide doors. The owner for this Hudson is from Memphis Tennessee and also owns the 37 Coupe on this web site. It is unbelievable the damage that can be caused... Read more >>

Hudson 1937 Hudson Truck #2 1937 Hudson Hudson Truck #2 From the parts searching that happened for the 37 Hudson Utility Coupe, two 1937 Hudson pick up trucks were found in Seattle Washington. Our customer from MT Juliet Tennessee purchased both has these identical trucks were part of her family when she was a little girl. She has the means to re-live these... Read more >>

Hudson 1937 Hudson Truck #1 1937 Hudson Hudson Truck #1 Even though we mostly do Classic Car Restoration this antique 1937 Hudson truck will come back to life has a daily driver with a more modern drive train. We had a 78 Mercury Monarch out back with a 250 cubic inch 6 cylinder and automatic transmission. It was pulled in the shop and hot tested. The low... Read more >>

Hudson 1937 Hudson Business Coupe 1937 Hudson Hudson Business Coupe Rare old cars are still out waiting their turn to be rescued. This is a 1937 Hudson Business Coupe that had to be rescued twice. The customer sought us out has she was looking for a professional restoration company to help her save this car. She is from Memphis Tennessee and purchased this car out of... Read more >>

Foreign and Other 1938 Austin American Bantam Coupe 1938 Foreign and Other Austin American Bantam Coupe Very rare and unique is a way to describe this little vehicle. This auto was first restored by an incompetent restoration shop and then brought to Mid-Southern Restoration. The mechanical parts were re-gone through, and the 20-horsepower four cylinder motor was brought back to life. The body was stripped... Read more >>

Foreign and Other 1944 Dodge Truck 1944 Foreign and Other Dodge Truck This is old Dodge Farm Truck comes from Buffalo, Wyoming and is here in TN getting a mechanical restoration and a clear coated body to protect it’s patina from the the Florida atmosphere. The year of this truck is 1944 and only farm vehicles were built during the WWII and not many. The lady owner... Read more >>

Foreign and Other 1947 Lincoln Continental V-12 Two Door Sedan 1947 Foreign and Other Lincoln Continental V-12 Two Door Sedan The Lincoln V-12 comes from a large private collection in Gallatin, Tennessee. This car needed a mechanical restoration. The front suspension was gone through and everything was checked. The king pins, brakes, and tie rod ends were change. The transmission needed to be rebuilt, and the head gaskets... Read more >>

Ford 1949 Ford Woody Wagon 1949 Ford Ford Woody Wagon This 1949 Ford Woody wagon was delivered from Nashville, Tennessee. The owner searched for a company to retro fit his car with more modern updates to make the car into a classic driver. When he was at a Mercedes dealer- ship one day, he ran into a past customer of ours. He was referred to us for the... Read more >>

Chevy 1949 Chevy Truck 1949 Chevy Chevy Truck This 1949 Chevrolet truck came to us from south of Nashville in Franklin TN. It was picked up by our crew and delivered to the restoration shop. The 3100 series 5 window cab unit has been waiting a long time to hit the road again. The owner acquired this vehicle in the early 1980’s when he was a teenager.... Read more >>

Chevy 1949 Chevrolet 1949 Chevy Chevrolet Suzie is the name of this 49 Chevrolet from Signal Mountian, Tennessee. This auto was bought used when the owner was 16 as his first car back in the early 1970s. The Chevy has had work done before to keep it running over time, but the owner decided to do it right once so that it would last a long time.... Read more >>

Ford 1950 Ford Sedan 1950 Ford Ford Sedan Here is an interesting project by a new customer from Knoxville Tennessee. This 1950 Ford sedan was purchased to replicate the one his wife had when the couple first met. The old car appeared to be in good shape and for the most part was. This gentleman travels the country in a Prevost Bus and flat... Read more >>

Chevy 1950 1 Ton Pickup 1950 Chevy 1 Ton Pickup Here is a very cool Chevrolet 1-ton that came to us from Crossville, TN that a new owner from The Memphis, TN area inherited. The gentleman that owns it now was the son and nephew of the original owners. His Grandmother bought the truck new for his dad and his younger brother when the eldest was in... Read more >>

Chevy 1952 Chevrolet 3100 Series 1952 Chevy Chevrolet 3100 Series This 1952 Chevrolet 3100 Series has been in a restoration process for to many years. The story of it is very similar to many vehicles we get here. The current owner from Fairview, Tennessee had taken his truck to a speed shop in Memphis, Tennessee. There they crudely installed a 350 Chevy crate motor... Read more >>

Chevy 1953 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 Ton Pickup Truck 1953 Chevy Chevrolet 3100 1/2 Ton Pickup Truck This 1953 Chevrolet 3100 ½ ton comes from the Nashville, Tennessee. It is a clean 5 window daily driver. This customer wanted the mechanical aspects check out from front to rear. He also wanted an upgrage to 12 volt along with a new wiring harness. The power for this will come from a PowerMaster Gen/Alt... Read more >>

Packard 1953 Packard Clipper 1953 Packard Packard Clipper Here is a unique resto-modifcation that was done to a 1953 Packard Clipper four-door. We have a customer who wanted a four door vehicle from the fifties that he could use to drive his friends or family across the country in if he wanted to. The goal was to build a brand new "Old Family Car." A Packard... Read more >>

Packard 1953 Packard Derham 1953 Packard Packard Derham This Packard was a typical "barn find" story. We knew of this car sitting behind a shop in Knoxville, Tennessee in a small enclosure. The first time we saw the car, the body was covered in boxes and garage debris and had been sitting up on blocks for 26 years. We were informed that this was a low-mileage... Read more >>

Chevy 1953 Chevy Pickup Truck 1953 Chevy Chevy Pickup Truck A gentleman from Cookeville, Tennessee stopped by and showed us his 1953 Chevy truck that he recently purchased and wanted us to check out the steering problems and loose doors and adjustments to mechanicals. He owns an old building salvage business. This truck is his company truck to drive to, inspect... Read more >>

GM 1954 Buick Skylark 1954 GM Buick Skylark This 1954 Buick Skylark has become the flag ship for our restoration shop here in Cookeville, Tennessee. The numbers matching car was literally a total basket case that was started by another shop. Once the car arrived from Maryland, many parts had to be sorted out and it was found many hard to find... Read more >>

Packard 1954 Packard Carribean Convertible 1954 Packard Packard Carribean Convertible This 1954 Packard Caribbean (1 of 400) remained in the process of restoration for over twenty years! Mid-Southern Restoration received the car and had to completely start over and rebuild the car once again. In one year’s time, the Caribbean went from zero to hero. The rear quarter panels had to be... Read more >>

Chevy 1955 Chevy Belair 2-Door Post 1955 Chevy Chevy Belair 2-Door Post This custom 55 Chevy chop top is all fiberglass and was built by Bohannon Concepts in Cookeville, TN. All the body work of smoothing out the glass and chassis was completed at Mid-Southern Restoration's facility. Then the car was treated to this spectacular paint job in our booth. The auto was then... Read more >>

Packard 1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible 1955 Packard Packard Caribbean Convertible The 55 Packard Caribbean convertible pictured here was taken out of storage after the transmission went out 26 years earlier. The customer from Knoxville, Tennessee wanted a total mechanical rebuild. This car has the famous Electric Torsion Bar suspension. The ride level of the car compensates continually,... Read more >>

Chevy 1955 Chevy Belair 1955 Chevy Chevy Belair Here is an excellent example of “Not Doing it Right Once”. These customers came to us from South Haven, Mississippi. They searched for a professional restoration shop for their classic car that was supposed to be a tribute car to their late father. It still will be the second time around. The 1955 Chevy... Read more >>

Chevy 1955 Chevy 1955 Chevy Chevy Bohannon Concepts of Cookeville, Tennnessee brought us this SS55 Chevrolet for final sanding and paint. After completing our work, we sent it back to Bohannon's for the final finishing. This Chevy features 55 Packard taillights, a Corvette grill and a C-4 suspension. This car hit the show car curcuit... Read more >>

Ford 1955 T-Bird 1955 Ford T-Bird How classic are Little Birds? They still are very classic and still very cool. This 55 Thunderbird was picked up from a customer in Chattanooga Tennessee. It ran and drove but had problems. Even though it appeared nice from a distance, up close it was not smooth. Once unloaded at our shop we enjoyed... Read more >>

Chevy 1955 Chevy 2-Door Post 1955 Chevy Chevy 2-Door Post Rarely does the opportunity come to break in a car, but this 55 Chevy needed this service. A customer of ours found this car stuck in storage for 20 years near Cookeville, Tennessee and purchased it quickly. The car had been restored and customized back in the late 70s. It must have been used primarily... Read more >>

Foreign and Other 1956 Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine 1956 Foreign and Other Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine This rare auto was sitting in a gentleman’s driveway near Silver Point Tennessee and he was annoyed by the space it was taking up. It was promptly purchased by an owner here at MidSouthern Restoration and brought to Cookeville, Tennessee where it was used as a prop in front of the shop. This is... Read more >>

Ford Truck 1956 Ford F-100 1956 Ford Truck Ford F-100 This 1956 Ford F-100 is from Murfreesboro Tennessee and was purchased in Virginia. It was restored by an amateur at best and needs much correction to be a classic driving stock pickup. Once the frozen carburetor was replaced with a known good one the old Y-Block started up and was tested. It was in... Read more >>

Jaguar 1956 Jaguar XK140 1956 Jaguar Jaguar XK140 This 1956 XK140 Jaguar was under restoration by an amateur and went unfinished for 25 years. It was found and purchased by a gentleman in Billings, Montana. Before the car went out west, Mid-Southern was contracted to restore this rare car. New parts were purchased and used through out. This model is... Read more >>

GM 1960 Cadillac 1960 GM Cadillac Long green and sleek is a way to describe this long low 1960 Cadillac. This car was previously restored and was in our shop for mechanical issues. We talked the owner into letting us park it "out front" for awhile. This is the type of car that almost causes car accidents in front of our shop. "For a... Read more >>

Foreign and Other 1960 MGA 1960 Foreign and Other MGA The owner of this 1960 MGA lives near Chattanooga, Tennessee. He bought the car in the late 70’s and he and his new wife occasionally drove it for a couple years. It was parked in early 80’s when it needed some work. Time flies by and he always wanted to have the car professionally restore back to the... Read more >>

Jaguar 1961 Jaguar XK150 FHC 1961 Jaguar Jaguar XK150 FHC This is the last Jaguar XK150 FHC LHD to roll off the production line on November 17, 1960 and has just undergone rotisserie restoration at Mid-Southern Restorations in Cookeville, TN. This is a Black Plate California car with 83,000 miles that came out of 35 years of enclosed storage in San Diego,... Read more >>

GM 1962 Cadillac 1962 GM Cadillac Here is a low-mileage old Caddy. This '62 has an almost perfect original interior. The transmission needed rebuilt along with cosmetics under the hood. The owner is a lifelong resident of Cookeville, Tennessee and chose to repaint the body because of lack luster paint. He also chose not to strip the... Read more >>

Foreign and Other 1962 Dodge Truck 1962 Foreign and Other Dodge Truck Old Trucks are again popular and it seems the more unusual the better. Finally old Dodge trucks are being sought after and the early 60’s seem to fit the bill. We have seen one at a car show that has original red paint and runs a new Hemi with an old Cherry Bomb decal on the door. Here is a truck our... Read more >>

GM 1962 Cadillac 1962 GM Cadillac The same Cadillac owner from Cookeville, Tennessee that owns the green 62 caddy also rescued this one. Through different stages, this car has been mechanically restored with a rebuilt motor and transmission, and now the body and paint have been restored. The car was what one might call a "25 footer."... Read more >>

Ford 1963 Ford Falcon 1963 Ford Ford Falcon Here is a restoration project that came to us from Nashville, Tennessee. This car has a long history of waiting to be restored. The first paragraph of his e-mail spoke of the time frame. “I have a 63 Ford Falcon convertible that we would like to make into a “daily driver” for my wife. We have had... Read more >>

Chevy 1963 409 Chevy Impala SS 1963 Chevy 409 Chevy Impala SS How does a 425 Horse Power 1963 409 Impala SS with 4 speed and factory ordered 4.56 gears sound? This is what we have here from Fairfield Glade in Southeast Tennessee and it is in for a full body and paint restoration. This 409 car was ordered without Power Steering and Power Brakes and meant to go... Read more >>

Chevy 1963 Chevy II Nova 1963 Chevy Chevy II Nova All cars have stories behind them and Bertha is no exception. Bertha is a 63 Chevy II purchased new by who else but, "Bertha". Bertha cared for her car like most people did before Americans entered the world of throw away. The person, “Bertha” passed away at age 94 in the late 90’s. She cared for her... Read more >>

Ford 1963 Ford Falcon 1963 Ford Ford Falcon This rare classic 1963 Ford Falcon Convertible came to us from Traverse City Michigan. The owner is deployed in Afghanistan in the military. It is here for a restoration of body then paint. This car was driven from Michigan to Tennessee by relatives of the owner. That says much about the mechanical... Read more >>

Chevy 1963 Impala SS 1963 Chevy Impala SS Sometimes we go out of our business way to help people. We met this customer at a car show in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee and he was telling us about a '63 Impala SS with a 327 four-speed with every option he had bought new and still owned. Another company started to re-paint the car and was about... Read more >>

Chevy 1964 Nova SS 1964 Chevy Nova SS This classic car restoration comes from East Tennessee. The owners of this car live in the country of Bahrain, but call Knoxville their home. After researching their options and not being satisfied with the local shops, they sought us out for help. The car is a 1964 Nova SS. The car is what you would... Read more >>

Ford 1964 “R” code Galaxie 500 1964 Ford “R” code Galaxie 500 This is the Legendary Ford Magazine project car known as “Big Red”. Less than 100 miles since a complete frame off restoration that was fully documented. This is not a museum piece or “numbers matching” car. I saved it from a basket case and restored it to be a great driver that appears stock but has... Read more >>

Chevy 1964 Chevelle SS 1964 Chevy Chevelle SS This 1964 Chevelle SS came to us from East Tennessee and fresh out of another “Good Old Boy” shop where the customer was not happy with quality and restoration time. At first quick glance the car appears to be OK and when you looked close at it, the restoration was a disaster to say the least. Everything,... Read more >>

Ford 1964 Thunderbird 1964 Ford Thunderbird There are some guys out there who know how to restore a car correctly, and this is an example of that. This customer just wanted MIDSR to complete the body and paint work on this 1964 Ford Thunderbird from the Livingston, Tennessee area. The body had typical old car rust issues but was not in terrible... Read more >>

Ford 1965 Mercury Colony Park Wagon 1965 Ford Mercury Colony Park Wagon There is something for everyone on this web site and here is one for the wagon enthusiast. We have a good friend and customer that lives in Singapore, and France. We store and maintain many of his old cars from his collection. This 1965 Mercury Colony Park wagon is just one of them. He purchased this... Read more >>

Ford 1965 Mercury Colony Park Wagon 1965 Ford Mercury Colony Park Wagon There is something for everyone on this web site and here is one for the wagon enthusiast. We have a good friend and customer that lives in Singapore, and France. We store and maintain many of his old cars from his collection. This 1965 Mercury Colony Park wagon is just one of them. He purchased this... Read more >>

Ford 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 1965 Ford Ford Mustang 2+2 This vintage 65 Mustang 2 + 2 Fastback came to us from to us for restoration from Celina, Tennessee. One could say it was garage kept. The car was involved in an accident 10 years ago and the original owners vowed to repair and restore someday and present it to there son as a gift who is serving in... Read more >>

Ford 1965 Mustang Fastback 2+2 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2 This 65 Mustang 289 2+2 body came to our shop from Tracy City Tennessee to be restored and painted. The customer saw the expert workmanship on the 1970 Torino Cobra completed here and wanted the same treatment. There are some rust issues with this shell but they will be repaired the correct way. Once... Read more >>

Ford 1965 Mustang Convertible 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible Always a classic is this 65 Ford Mustang Convertible from Sparta , Tennessee. The car originally came to us just for body and paint, and it turned into fully assembling and making operative. The owner had a 302 and C-4 transmission rebuilt, and we installed it. Projects like these are difficult because... Read more >>

GM 1965 Buick Riviera 1965 GM Buick Riviera Who doesn’t like a 1965 Buick Riviera? These cars are classic with the Clam Shell headlights. This certain car is one of 452 made because the it has the big Buick GS motor, a 425 CI 425 HP with the dual 4 barrels and a Super Turbine 400 GM trans, but it was not labeled has a GS. This car is owned by... Read more >>

Foreign and Other 1965 Cobra 1965 Foreign and Other Cobra Sometimes, walk-in customers or other rod shops need just a little help. Here is a 65 Cobra low end kit car from Crossville, Tennessee with a high end body and paint job from Mid-Southern Restoration. The body was delivered back to owner to be assembled.... Read more >>

Ford 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 1965 Ford Ford Mustang Fastback No wonder the fastback Mustangs are a hot ticket. We received a call from Clarksville, Tennessee one day from a service man from Fort Campbell that needed some help with his project. His 65 Ford Mustang Fastback was loaded on trailer and ready to go. We were more than eager to help on this project.... Read more >>

Ford 1966 Ford Fairlane 1966 Ford Ford Fairlane Not many muscle cars have the nice square body lines of the 1966-67 Ford Fairlane. This is a true S code big block 4 speed GT. These cars have risen in value considerably in the last few years. This car was bought in Florida many years ago and was in the waiting mode to be restored. The owner of this... Read more >>

Ford 1966 Thunderbird 1966 Ford Thunderbird This car is from Carthage, Ternnessee and was one of Mid-Southern Restorations' first finishes in 2005. The car was being restored by another restoration company when the project was turned over to us. The body had been painted, and while we were assembling the car, the paint began to flake and come... Read more >>

Ford 1966 Fairlane 1966 Ford Fairlane The pictures of this car are spread to four different decades. The reason we are showing this is because it shows the test of time on body, paint, and mechanical if they are done right the first time. The colors were changed for racing and paint schemes. The story goes that the car was driven in high... Read more >>

Ford 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe 1966 Ford Ford Mustang Coupe This cars owner lives in England and searched us out. Her car was located in a barn 50 miles from our shop. Her 1966 Mustang Coupe has been a passion for her since age 16. Now she is in the military and wants “Stan” the stang will be brought up to new condition and sent to England where she plans to... Read more >>

Ford 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe 1966 Ford Ford Mustang Coupe This cars owner lives in England and searched us out. Her car was located in a barn 50 miles from our shop. Her 1966 Mustang Coupe has been a passion for her since age 16. Now she is in the military and wants “Stan” the stang will be brought up to new condition and sent to England where she plans to... Read more >>

Chevy 1966 Chevrolet C-10 1966 Chevy Chevrolet C-10 Old pickups are cool. Here is one that a customer called us on from Pembroke Kentucky. This is a 1966 C-10 long bed. This was typical work horse of farms back in the day. Our customer has memories of his dad owning one of these when he was a young boy and vowed when older he would own one. Being in... Read more >>

Ford 1966 Ford LTD 1966 Ford Ford LTD There are not many sweet old 1966 Ford LTD’s out cruising around, but in a few months this one will be. This car comes from Nashville, Tennessee and is still owned by the original purchaser. The LTD took him and his new bride on their honeymoon. It has traveled extensively and has even been up Pikes... Read more >>

Current Project 1966 Mustang Fastback 1966 Current Project Mustang Fastback This 66 Fastback Mustang come from Nashville TN . The owner inherited from an old friend. He new of the car and always wanted to do something wild with it and one day he acquired it. There was much wrong with this car in the sense of restoration but the owner wants to resto mod it so it was in great... Read more >>

Ford 1966 Mustang 1966 Ford Mustang 1966 Mustang fastback came out of Kentucky for a full restoration. The owners are Mustang owners of other years and this one was added. It was in a barn when they found it and it appeared to have been sitting for a few years at least. The car looked solid but once disassembly started the past came... Read more >>

GM 1966 Pontiac GTO Convertible 1966 GM Pontiac GTO Convertible The owner of this 1966 GTO convertible lives in Oak Ridge Tennessee. The car has followed his work around to where ever he was sent to live. It has been in 3 or 4 different restoration shops. He said it is here to get completed after 10 years. The motor was rebuilt in Colorado and the car came from... Read more >>

GM 1966 Buick Electra 225 1966 GM Buick Electra 225 “Big Cruising Convertible”, that is what this 1966 Buick Electra 225 is. Our customer from Loudon Tennessee brought this in to have a frame off restoration. His mother owned this car when new and it has been pampered most of it existence. The interior appears to be nearly new. The body is straight but... Read more >>

Ford 1966 Mustang 1966 Ford Mustang We received a phone call from a gentleman in Nashville, Tennessee telling us how he wanted to restore and get his original 1966 Mustang back the way it was when he first got the car in the mid 70’s. His uncle owned a GM dealership and his father happened to be there visiting the day this pony car was... Read more >>

GM 1966 Pontiac GTO 1966 GM Pontiac GTO This GTO Convertible from Chattanooga, Tennessee has come out of a long term storage. The Fountain Blue Pontiac was given has a gift to the current owner for a graduation gift. College sports and then business life made for not enough time for the enjoyment of the car. It was last driven in 1984. The... Read more >>

Ford 1967 Mustang 1967 Ford Mustang Our customers come from far away to seek out our services. We could hold the record at eight time zones away. This customer is a young lady working as a civilian in Iraq for a contractor. She was home in Knoxville, Tennessee in the winter of 2008 and purchased this 1967 Mustang Coupe. By early summer,... Read more >>

GM 1967 Pontiac GTO 1967 GM Pontiac GTO We met a customer at a cruise in near Nashville, TN that owned a 1967 GTO that he expressed wanted some custom work done to it. He took a job in Chattanooga, TN and once settled in, delivered his car. After a thorough check over it was found the GTO needed much more help than he knew of. The 400 Pontiac... Read more >>

Foreign and Other 1967 Austin Healey 1967 Foreign and Other Austin Healey We can restore a variety of autos here at Mid-Southern Restoration. Here is a total restoration on a 1967 Austin Healey from near Lebanon, Tennessee. The car was rough to say the least. After we rebuilt the motor, a Toyota five-speed conversion was installed to upgrade the drive train. The car body... Read more >>

Foreign and Other 1967 Sunbeam Tiger 1967 Foreign and Other Sunbeam Tiger This is a rare car to say the least. This 1967 Sunbeam Tiger is owned by a Vietnam Veteran from Unicoi, Tennessee and this is East TN area. The car was purchased after his tour of duty and he has owned this car since 1970. This Classic British car is in for a total restoration. The car was designed... Read more >>

Ford 1967 Shelby Mustang 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang The car is powered by original 428 Police Interceptor with dual quads and automatic transmission. The car was drag raced heavy in 1968 1969 1970 and has won many events. The back window has stickers showing this and there has been magazine articles written about it winning ways. The car has 64,000 miles... Read more >>

GM 1967 Pontiac GTO 1967 GM Pontiac GTO Challenges come in all forms and this is a good one. This 67 Pontiac GTO has been in restoration process for six years from other shops. The car was given to the current owner by her father. The car was rescued from Camden Tennessee and an estimated time of completion was given for the lady could drive... Read more >>

Jaguar 1967 Jaguar XKE 2+2 1967 Jaguar Jaguar XKE 2+2 Only once did we Sub Contract out for help on this now beautiful 1967 Jaguar XKE 2+2. This car came from Knoxville, TN after the current owner inherited it from his father after he passed away. The new owner lives in Los Angeles CA and is a producer for a nationally known television show. He contacted... Read more >>

Ford 1967 Mustang Fastback 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback father and sons projects never seem to get done so a surgeon from Cookeville, Tennessee brought his '67 Mustang fastback to Mid-Southern for some resto-modifications and to be completed. Many new parts were already purchased, and the motor had been rebuilt. The car was a basket case and when it arrived;... Read more >>

GM 1967 Pontiac Lemans 1967 GM Pontiac Lemans Over the last few years it seems we have had a rash of Pontiacs come here to be restored or repaired. We have done a few GTO’S and a Trans Am and now a 1967 Lemans. This customer came from Gainsboro, Tennessee and bought the car in Virgina new in 1967. In 1984 the transmission developed a leak and the... Read more >>

Current Project 1967 Ford Fairlane 1967 Current Project Ford Fairlane Fairlane Fever is running high in the world of automobiles and here is a 67 Ford Fairlane that came from Crossville TN . It was purchased and found out it needed some mechanical work. The owner wanted many upgrades. His list included new bucket seat interior, electric power windows, stereo system with... Read more >>

Ford 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible 1967 Ford Ford Mustang Convertible This 1967 Mustang convertible is in for complete restoration and modifications. The car owner is from Murfreesboro Tennessee. The modifications include Triangulated rear suspension with Ford nine inch rear differential and coil over shocks. The front will receive a modern Mustang II front end with power... Read more >>

Ford Truck 1967 Ford F-100 1967 Ford Truck Ford F-100 This 1967 F-100 came from Louisville, Kentucky to be restored to new condition. The current owner remembers what this truck looked like when his dad bought it off the showroom floor. Here at this restoration shop we have a soft spot for old Ford trucks. The body is in near perfect condition except... Read more >>

Chevy 1967 Corvette 1967 Chevy Corvette The owner of this 1967 Corvette from Cookeville, Tennessee drove this to our shop stating that it needed work. The car was clean but had some blemishes. Down deep it had dirt like all old original cars. The owner requested a frame-off restoration. After the body was lifted off, the car started to reveal... Read more >>

Ford 1967 Mustang Fastback 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback This 67 Mustang Fastback is from Cookeville, Tennessee and is from a growing Mustang collection. The body was purchased painted and a new power plant was sought out. The owner found a running 1967 427 Ford Side Oiler Tunnel Port 2 x 4 FE motor. He decided to build the car around the motor and wanted... Read more >>

Chevy 1967 Chevy Camaro 1967 Chevy Chevy Camaro This viper red Camaro (1967) brought us three restoration jobs. The car received a partial mechanical and total body restoration and paint. The motor is a stout 350 with a rare automatic on the column. The suspension was rebuilt, including all new items, and power disc brakes were installed on all four... Read more >>

Chevy 1967 Chevy Camaro 1967 Chevy Chevy Camaro Between 2006 and 2008, we have restored four first-generation Camaro Coupes. This particular one is a 1967 small block, four-speed car. This customer is from Whitehouse, Tennessee which is just north of Nashville, Tennessee. The auto was purchased 10 years before in Texas, disassembled, and put in storage.... Read more >>

Ford Truck 1967-1972 Ford Pickup 1967-1972 Ford Truck Ford Pickup The owners at MidSouthern like all vintage American made vehicles, cars, and trucks. We have had a few Ford trucks in our day, but lately we are getting calls to restore the 1967-72 Ford Bump trucks. Their time has come I guess and their popularity has skyrocketed. We were ahead of the curve by liking... Read more >>

Current Project 1968 Camaro 1968 Current Project Camaro Here is a 1968 Camaro from Franklin TN that has been waiting its turn in the family to be completed. It was started 20 plus years ago by friends of customer and himself. Life gets in the way of ever getting these kinds of projects done and now is the time to move forward. The car was delivered to our... Read more >>

Chevy 1968 Chevy Camaro 1968 Chevy Chevy Camaro This 1968 Camaro coupe was purchased in Canada in the mid-1970s as a first car for this customer from Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The proud owner kept the car in his possession through his adult life, vowing to rebuild and restore. Being a business owner, time was tight for him, so he contracted Mid-Southern... Read more >>

Ford Truck 1968 F-100 Pickup 1968 Ford Truck F-100 Pickup I bought this 68 Ford F-100 after two years of bugging the original owner. I had the twin already to it. A potential customer and friend wanted to buy my other truck so I talked him into buying this one. In years past the truck was involved in an accident and the box, even though looked ok was twisted... Read more >>

GM 1968 Pontiac Firebird 1968 GM Pontiac Firebird This is a long term project for the customer of this 68 Firebird that once brought here has been speed up considerably. The owner is from Tullahoma, TN and his family has had this car since the 70’s and was his first car in high school in the eighties. In 1995 a restoration of sorts was started slowly.... Read more >>

Chevy 1968 C-10 Pickup 1968 Chevy C-10 Pickup Here is a 1968 Chevrolet C-10 past down to current owner from his uncle who bought it new. The truck was always maintained and taken car of. 47 years later the new owner wants to make the truck new again. One day while I was in Nashville TN dropping off a restored 66 Mustang I drove a couple miles and... Read more >>

Ford 1968 Torino GT 1968 Ford Torino GT Here is a 1968 Torino GT that was brought to us from Livingston, Tennessee for some wiring and rear leaf spring work. After close inspection, this car was found to be a mechanical nightmare. Most before pictures are used for a reference. None were taken of the mechanics on this car as everything was... Read more >>

Ford 1968 Mustang Coupe 1968 Ford Mustang Coupe We received a call from a gentleman that lives in Cleveland, Tennessee and he told us of this 68 Mustang Coupe that he has owned since he was 17 years old. He did rust repair to the floors and had the motor rebuilt. Once up and running his girlfriend / wife had many dates with the car. That lasted for... Read more >>

Ford 1968 Mustang Fastback 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback Our newest customer is a person we met at a car show in Nashville a few years ago. He lives in Franklin, TN., and while at show talked to us about a project he had that had slowed down to a stop. We went to his house and checked it out and it is a classic 1968 Mustang Fastback. This car has been in... Read more >>

Ford 1969 R-Code Mustang 1969 Ford R-Code Mustang Here is a real classic muscle car. It is not everyday you go pick up a car for a new customer and when the garage door is opened you find a R-Code 428 Cobra Jet 1969 Mustang Mach 1. What is really rare is when you see it and there is a yellow paint job over the original Candy Apple Red with Boss 302... Read more >>

Ford 1969 Mustang Mach 1 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 A true Barn Find here. Well the owner knew where it was in the town of Sneedville , TN. It had sat in Barn for many years waiting its turn and was the wife that put pressure on husband to do it or sell. The 69 Mach 1 Fastback , once back at the shop, it has been disassembled. The 351 Cleveland was... Read more >>

Chevy 1969 Camaro 1969 Chevy Camaro “Do it right the first time” could be the theme for this 1969 Camaro from Cookeville, Tennessee. This car had the body and paint work completed by another local Cookeville restorer. The body had huge gaps in the doors, hood, trunk, and cowl area. The pictures show the tape measure and misalignment on... Read more >>

Chevy 1969 Camaro Convertible 1969 Chevy Camaro Convertible This 1969 Camaro Convertible came to our shop after being in a couple other restoration shops up north in the Midwest. It was delivered from Wisconsin to be re-worked. After measuring out all the critical body specs, the body was deemed junk. New quarter panels and parts were welded on and obviously... Read more >>

Ford Truck 1969 Ford F-100 1969 Ford Truck Ford F-100 This 1969 Ford F-100 LWB came to us from Washington state. It was a North Carolina truck and was shipped there. Once there the owner found out about us through Facebook and had the truck sent back east to be restored correctly. We have restored and maintained quite a few of the 67-72 Ford trucks. We... Read more >>

Current Project 1970 Ford Mustang 1970 Current Project Ford Mustang This 1970 Mustang Fastback was saved from a non professional body man. We received a call about painting this so called straight has an arrow mustang body. Just needs final sanding, I heard. I went to Sparta TN to pick it up and told customer it needs much more has the work was shoddy. Once back at... Read more >>

Ford 1970 Ford Torino Cobra Fastback 1970 Ford Ford Torino Cobra Fastback This 1970 Torino Cobra was found next to a burned-down service station along old highway 56 in middle TN and was spotted by the distinctive "Shaker Hood Scoop." The VIN # was recorded and a few months later was decoded to find out the old Torino was a true J-Code with a 429 Cobra Jet, four-speed, Hurst... Read more >>

Ford 1970 J-Code Torino GT 1970 Ford J-Code Torino GT This month of July 2011 we have taken on two full restorations from the state of Kentucky. By searching us out and seeing the Award winning 70 Torino Cobra we had restored a few years ago, he decided to bring his car here for us to see and to check out our operation and look at our shop. We are getting... Read more >>

Ford 1970 Mercury Cougar 1970 Ford Mercury Cougar This 1970 Mercury Cougar from Sparta, Tennessee area shows the reason why some rattle can paint should be thrown away from a garage. This customer seen our 1970 Torino Cobra and then wanted the motor to look as good as the 429 Cobra Jet. The original owner said he repainted it before and did not like... Read more >>

Chevy 1970 C-10 Chevrolet 1970 Chevy C-10 Chevrolet We did a quick turn around on a truck for a helicopter pilot in the army that was being re-stationed around the country. The truck came from Fairbanks, Alaska to Fort Campbell in Clarksville, Tennessee by a transport truck and when it arrived it was banged up in transit. Fort Campbell is a United... Read more >>

GM 1971 Olds Cutlass 1971 GM Olds Cutlass This 71 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible came to us from Pikeville, Kentucky from its original owner and the car was his first high school cruiser. There were a few known adjustments to be made and some re-chroming to be done. The owner then wanted us to put on lift and check underneath, This car was... Read more >>

GM 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlas Supreme 1971 GM Oldsmobile Cutlas Supreme This 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible is the perfect candidate for a restoration and the kind we like. The car is virgin original that was parked and the last date on the license plate says 1978. It was garage kept by the original owner until he decided this the right time to have his new... Read more >>

Ford 1972 Ford F-100 Pickup 1972 Ford Ford F-100 Pickup This truck came to us from Dalton, Georgia after the owner searched the internet for restoration companies and an E-bay offering we did of a similar truck. That similar truck was the 1967 F-100 also listed on the site here. After seeing the quality... Read more >>

Foreign and Other 1972 Toyota FJ-40 1972 Foreign and Other Toyota FJ-40 Sometimes old Toyota’s need to be restored and this one sure did. This 1972 FJ-40’s owner is in Afghanistan and we have never met him in person. All correspondence has been through emails and pictures. The vehicle was located in Tennessee and we provide a hauling service to pick up vehicles. Once we... Read more >>

Chevy 1972 Chevy Pickup Truck 1972 Chevy Chevy Pickup Truck Classic old Chevrolet Trucks need love to. This 1972 has been with its owner since nearly new as he was the second owner. After many years of service and one repaint along the way, our customer has decided to give himself a retirement present and get the Chevy painted and upgraded one more time. The... Read more >>

Foreign and Other 1972 Opel 1972 Foreign and Other Opel This 1972 Opel GT belongs to one of our customers in Atlanta, GA. Owning the car for 20 years, the customer was searching for a reputable restoration shop to refinish the car. Specializing in Opels, we contacted the owner about restoring this model in our shop. The vehicle was picked up shortly thereafter... Read more >>

Ford Truck 1972 F-100 Pickup 1972 Ford Truck F-100 Pickup Here is a 1972 Ford F-100 that was resto-modified by an owner here at Mid-Southern restoration. The project has a long history that dates back to 1990 when the truck was bought in Wyoming. Shortly thereafter, the truck was dismantled, and the restoration began. Over the years, the truck was rebuilt... Read more >>

Ford 1972 DeTamoso Pantera 1972 Ford DeTamoso Pantera Rare sports cars always draw attention and that is what happens when ever people check out this 1972 DeTamoso Pantera powered by a Ford 351 Cleveland mounted behind the cockpit as a mid engine configuration. This car came from a customer in Cincinnati. The owner wants to freshen up the car drive train... Read more >>

GM 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 1972 GM Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 Here is a 72 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible with 442 dress up. This car came to us from Chattanooga, Tennessee. The car was a true basket case has the parts were brought in the building this way. The car must have a story to tell and when the old paint was stripped to bare metal and the interior was... Read more >>

Ford 1972 Gran Torino Sport 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport Classic old four door car need help also. The owner of this pillar top 1972 Gran Torino lives near Nashville, TN and sought out our help. When I checked out this car is appeared to be in pristine original shape and was always garage kept. He mentioned the roof was repaired sometime in the past from... Read more >>

Foreign and Other 1975 Toyota Land Cruiser 1975 Foreign and Other Toyota Land Cruiser This 1975 Toyota Land Cruiser came from the Knoxville Tennessee area and was delivered by the third owner. After owning the relic for a couple years and buying and swapping Toyota parts, the new owner called Mid-Southern Restoration after researching the Toyota LC we had previously done for a gentleman... Read more >>

GM 1976 Buick 4-Door Hardtop 1976 GM Buick 4-Door Hardtop People restore automobiles for different reasons. This big Buick four-door hard top was purchased new by our customer's uncle and aunt in 1976. It was located in a barn with the transmission burned out, and the plastic bumper fillers were rotted off the rear. The color was boring beige, the fender and... Read more >>

GM 1976 Cadillac Eldorado 1976 GM Cadillac Eldorado Cadillac’s are turning into our specialty. You can check out the previously completed ones in the GM section of this site. We have an out of state customer that has two of these cars in here has of this writing. This one came from west Texas and is a rare one. Only 200 were built. This is a Bi-Centennial... Read more >>

Chevy 1977 Chevy Truck 1977 Chevy Chevy Truck This full restoration on the 1977 Chevrolet pick up came from Tracy City Tennessee. The truck was bought new by the current owner’s father. This is a stock restoration keeping everything has close to original has possible. A few body parts were in need of replacement and all effort is applied to search... Read more >>

Chevy 1979 C-10 Pickup Truck 1979 Chevy C-10 Pickup Truck 1979 C-10 Chevrolet Trucks were plentiful at one time but you will not see many today. This one was purchased new by our customer’s father. The customer is a Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot and mechanic in South Korea. He sought us out and his is currently our “long distance” award customer. We correspond... Read more >>

Jaguar 1983 XJ-6 1983 Jaguar XJ-6 The power plant for this Jaguar will be heading to the scrap yard along with rest of drive train. A popular conversion in the automotive world is being completed at our shop. V-8 Jaguar conversions have been around for a few years thanks in part to under powered over priced mechanics of a stock Jag.... Read more >>

Ford Truck 1985 F-150 Shorty 4x4 1985 Ford Truck F-150 Shorty 4x4 Every vehicle made has a following. Ford Trucks are very popular and this 1985 F-150 Shorty 4x4 will soon get the full restoration service has the current owner wants this truck back to "As New." The truck came stock with a 351 Windsor and automatic. This is the first vehicle we got to test drive before... Read more >>

Current Project 1985 Toyota 4 Runner 1985 Current Project Toyota 4 Runner This 1985 Toyota 4 Runner is not our typical vehicle to restore but I took this job has the customer from Cookeville TN always wanted one, Found a nice one and was having non- professional people work on it and it turned into a disaster. The motor was taken out and sold, it was left out side and it... Read more >>

Ford 1994 ERA Cobra 1994 Ford ERA Cobra Who wouldn’t want this on their web site? This 1966 titled 1994 ERA Cobra is awesome to say the least. It is in for some clean up and refreshing. It is powered by original 428 Ford FE from a wrecked Cobra matching the VIN #. Many other parts are original to the wrecked Cobra, but live on in this car.... Read more >>