General Motors May Be Developing New Factory Division for Restoring Classic Cars
If you are a fan of the classic muscle cars and trucks of the 1960’s and 70’s, then you may be in for a treat as it is being rumored that General Motors will be opening a new division dedicated to the restoration of older models.
On June 20th, 2022, GM made a filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for “GM Restoration” that included a long list of parts like radios, carburetors, tachometers, and a whole lot more.
Auto brands like Porsche have their own factory divisions focused on bringing their classic cars back to life. It is headquartered in Atlanta, GA where customers can bring their classic Porsches in to be fully restored by industry professionals using real Porsche factory parts as they once did in previous decades. So it can only be safe to assume that this would be a recommended example for GM to refer to when developing their own restoration division.
Of course, it is unknown if or when this division will start. It could take years, or it may not even happen at all. But with the Woodward Dream Cruise right around the corner (August 20th), it would certainly have some ears burning with the news that the GM Restoration program would be happening.