American Classic Rides’ services are provided in a systematic and coordinated process for identifying, inspecting, purchasing, and repairing or restoring classic cars. While you can pick-and-choose any of the services provided by ACR. You can also follow the entire ACR Process through the entire classic car experience.
ACR has a comprehensive system of grading, rating, and valuing vehicles at every step of the process, from acquisition to delivery. We utilize the same process for vehicles in the ACR Collection as well as for clients utilizing our car locating and custom build services.
ACR is constantly searching for vehicles to add to the collection. We can help you define and find what you want at the right price. We’ll talk you through what you should expect to pay, what’s out there, what’s right for you, and how to make it yours.
Our services include helping to define and then locating your dream car, inspecting it, arranging for transport, and bringing it back to the shop for service and a checkup before delivery to you. Advertisements can make any automobile look like show winners – we’ve been around long enough to know what makes a great car. We remove the hassle and the headache of your buying and driving experience. save the hassle.
Equipped and qualified to handle every stage of any restoration or modification, ACR, and their highly skilled specialty partners, deliver the professional results your automobile deserves and the type of restoration you would like (drivability, performance and/or resale value). We understand and appreciate the importance of a budget, so we work within the level of restoration requested and financial framework provided. Only after the car has been stripped are we able to see the extent of repairs required and we continue to work closely with our customers to produce the quality of restoration decided upon and that will be completed within budget.
ACR’s mission is to design and create hand-crafted automobiles recognized for creativity, performance, reliability, safety and quality.
A Classic is as close to OEM specifications with minor upgrades for safety. All interior and exterior is exactly as it was when it was produced by the manufacturer.
Light alternations to safety such as seat belts, after market air conditioning, power steering and power brakes. By all interior and exterior appearances, the car remains visually as it was. All vehicles will be retrofitted to include modern componentry that maximizes comfort, safety, and reliability.
Pro-Touring is a style of classic muscle car with enhanced suspension components, brake system, drivetrain, and aesthetics, including many of the amenities of a new performance car. These modified muscle cars have been developed to function as well as, or to surpass, the capabilities of the foremost modern performance vehicles. Pro-Touring cars are built with an emphasis on function and are intended to be driven.
Pro Street is a style of street-legal custom car, usually built to imitate a Pro Stock class race car. Pro Street cars should appear to be more at home on the drag strip than the street.
Cars of this type always feature two of the following three modifications:
Often called “factory hot rods” because of their resemblance to production-based automobiles, Pro Stock cars are some of the most technologically advanced machines in drag racing. Built around a sophisticated tube chassis and four-link rear suspension, Pro Stock cars must conform to precise measurements and weigh no less than 2,350 pounds. Pro Stock engines use electronic fuel injection and spec gasoline and are restricted to a maximum of 500 cubic inches. They can make in excess of 1,300 horsepower. A competitive Pro Stock car can run in the 6.5s at more than 210 mph
ACR is always building project cars. Other than their original frames and bodies, everything else will be new; engine, transmission, suspension, interior etc. We are building these cars to be added to the member collection. The member will get the look of the classic with all the comfort and performance of a modern high-performance car.
The team merges the best of modern technology seamlessly with our classic and muscle cars. We will build you the finest vehicle package using state of the art technology and equipment to crate the best vintage car experience that money can buy.
The ACR pre-purchase inspection is a primarily visual inspection conducted by our team of experts before the vehicle is considered for purchase. Using our internal, proprietary rating system, the ACR team begins by inspecting a potential vehicle down in terms of body, trim, drive train, interior, and electrical components. Each category is broken down into sub-levels that rate specific components that are judges individually. These categories are totaled and an overall rating of the vehicle is established based on a 100-point scale, determining the value of the car as perceived by the ACR Team. While the pre-purchase inspection is primarily done visually, (generally in an auction setting where hands-on access to the car is limited) vehicles purchased privately are given an even more thorough inspection whenever possible.
The post-purchase inspection is done immediately after ACR officially acquires the vehicle, and before it is authorized to travel any distance. Every system and component on the vehicle is critically examined, and the ACR team determines a list of immediately recommended repairs and improvements.