About Us


It’s always been about unique clients and cars. Our goal is to provide excellent complete restorations with the customer’s wants and needs fulfilled.

It may have started as a hobby in the Willard’s backyard in Old Lyme, but today Richard, with the help of his father Sam, have grown this business to a 30,000 square foot shop now located in Westbrook, CT.

We have some of the best automotive talent on the east coast.  Our team comprises of body specialists, mechanical geniuses, and upholstery artists.

Come in and meet the family and our team!



  • We are a one-stop restoration shop.
  • We have 35 years of experience
  • We are happy when you are happy!


  • I just wish to thank you and your employees for all you have done over the years.  It began when you were still using Willardville Restorations with a 1932 Nash 980 sedan. Among other cars you completely restored my 1941 Oldsmobile woody, my 1948 Nash Cabriolet, my 1949 Packard convertible, and of course my 1949 Nash School bus, which received national recognition in the US news circuit.Tom H.
  • I just want to send a note of thanks to Richard and the whole staff at Vintage Motorcars. Ever visit to see the progress of my truck was like a trip to a car museum!  Vintage Motorcars always stopped the work they were doing and showed my stepdad, grandfather, or mother how the truck was progressing and even some hidden gems unique to my truck. The ability to pick your paint colors or mirrors truly sets this shop at the top! Thank you Vintage Motorcars for restoring a piece of history! I will take care of the Chevy for years to come!Peter P.
  • I was so impressed with the team at Vintage. They took the time to explain each and every step of the process, made great recommendations to improve the restoration, and were always available to answer each and every question I had. I could not be more thrilled about the quality and workmanship of the restoration.Erik
…Just about everything vintage!



Richard Willard is our fearless leader.  His honest approach and eye for details is essential for high quality results.


Sam Willard is our resident expert.  His experience is invaluable and has years of first hand experience.


When it comes to puzzles, Jim is the man!  He is our auto reassemble expert. From wiring to glass, he does it all.


Steve is a walking automobile encyclopedia. He enjoys working on jeeps and other classic 4-wheel drive projects.  He also is a computer engine conversion specialist.


Andrew Willard is 3rd generation at the shop and has learned from the best since he was a youngster.  His specialty is wiring and rewiring.  He loves a challenge and always succeeds.


John is no stranger to the paint booth.  He enjoys projects with custom paint and requires the mirror finish he loves to achieve. His easy going personality and talent brings life to these classic projects.


Mike is a great all-around technician.  He has an eye for detail and you can see how meticulous he is with his projects inside and out.  His favorite project has been a ’66 Oldsmobile 442.


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