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Restoration of old cars

Contributing to the development of automobile culture by completely reproducing classic cars.

The technical capabilities and know-how cultivated by Shinmei enable the reproduction of old prestigious cars (classic cars) and old popular cars (historic cars). Old cars reproduced with Shinmei's proprietary technology are displayed at the Toyota Automobile Museum and are also used in TV dramas. Shinmei supports the Japanese automobile culture from behind the scenes.

Restoration of old cars

Restoration of cars displayed at the Toyota Automobile Museum

At the Toyota Automobile Museum, about 120 old automobiles are chronologically displayed, showing mainly the history of road vehicles from the end of the 19th century, when gasoline cars were born, to the 20th century. Many of those vehicles are still kept ready to run. Shinmei has restored almost all of the classic cars displayed at the Toyota Automobile Museum.

Full restoration of old cars

Full restoration of old cars

In addition to the old famous cars, we also carefully restore low-end popular cars that have been used to support our lives for many years and will eventually disappear if nothing is done. For restoration work, obtaining parts for old cars that are not in stock even by the relevant car manufacturers is an extremely important matter to maintain classic and historic cars. Making use of the experience and know-how accumulated about vehicle restoration, Shinmei has the capability to also restore such parts.

1Before restoration

Before restoration

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Even if it is difficult to identify the original shape, we always challenge ourselves to achieve the complete restoration of the vehicle with limited information using our accumulated know-how.

2Restoration work

Restoration work

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With all parts removed, restoration is done on an individual part basis. Our original technology enables classic car parts to come back into existence.

3Restoration completed

Restoration completed

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Achieving full restoration of not only appearance, such as shape and painting, but also internal mechanisms. Old cars are restored up to the level that they can be driven.

Restored models