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Classic Car Repair


Catalpa Street Garage LLC. - Your Classic Car and Truck Specialists

At Catalpa Street Garage LLC. in Santa Cruz, our team is passionate about classic car repair work, and our daily drive is fueled by the excitement of turning your classic car dreams into reality. Whether it's minor repairs for late-model vehicles or extensive overhauls for classic models, we possess the expertise to get the job done to perfection. You can find us at 2844 Soquel Ave in Santa Cruz, or reach us at 831-464-2269 to schedule an appointment or arrange for towing services.



AC Repair and Replacement for Classic Cars and Trucks

Do you want a custom AC system? Tired of suffering from a hot car cabin because r12 is no longer available?

Come to Catalpa Street Garage LLC. to repair or replace your classic car's old R12 AC system. Upgrading the AC on a classic car requires rebuilding the entire AC system plus important pressure testing to ensure your vehicle cabin stays cool and meets modern standards. When you come to Catalpa Street Garage LLC. in Santa Cruz you will find professional technicians that have the expertise to diagnose, repair, or replace your classic car or truck's AC system.

Brake Systems for Classic Cars
Classic car repair includes maintenance on outdated brake systems on classic cars that can be upgraded to more modern, safer ones. Traditional brake drums are significantly less effective at stopping a vehicle compared to modern caliper and rotor-style brakes. We offer a range of solutions, from drum-to-disc conversions, rotor and caliper upgrades, to pad replacements. Make your classic truck or car's braking system more reliable, whether you're driving in wet conditions or under perfect weather.

Classic Car Exhaust and Fuel Systems

From 1970 Challengers to a 426 Hemi with fuel injection, at Catalpa Street Garage LLC. our professional technicians know their way around the engine and fuel system of rebuilds and older makes and models. Classic cars need fuel mixture analysis and fine-tuning of the fuel intake system including fuel pump replacement, fuel lines, and gauge replacement. We specialize in adding custom exhaust, and pipe and converting fuel intake systems for classic cars. For "No Mods" classic car enthusiasts we can help restore classic car intake manifolds and headers to their original condition.

Classic Engines and Transmission Rebuilds and Replacements for Classic Cars

Transmission flushing is probably the most common and important maintenance item for classic cars and trucks. From the old school, tune-ups and valve jobs to new replacement transmissions and crate engines, Catalpa Street Garage LLC. in Santa Cruz has everything a classic car needs to run at its best. Go OEM or get modifications to upgrade clutches, differentials, and driveshafts.

Cooling System and Heating System Repairs

Need a cooling and heating system repair or upgrade? At Catalpa Street Garage LLC. we can help you keep every auto part the same as it was when your car rolled off the manufacturing line or help you upgrade to aftermarket parts. Our professional technicians have the expertise to diagnose problems with your classic car or truck's, radiator, electric fan, hoses, or thermostat. If you need a total core replacement, aluminum radiator, or cooling system upgrade, at Catalpa Street Garage LLC. we can install OEM replacements or do a total custom system build.

Hard to Find Parts

Catalpa Street Garage LLC. has been finding hard-to-find parts for classic cars and trucks since 1978. Hard-to-find engine, brake and suspension parts that have been discontinued by automakers can now be quickly sourced and installed in your car by our mechanics. From reproduced or refurbished fuel pumps, water pumps, and pistons, Catalpa Street Garage LLC. can find and install everything you need. Get auto repairs using auto parts that still have original fit and function. If you are looking for classic car parts we are your source!

Suspension and Steering
Transform a classic car's manual steering into power steering for a smoother driving experience. Adjust the quick ratio of an old classic car to emulate the ratio of a modern sports car. When you turn corners on city streets, your car's front wheels pivot on steering knuckles connected to the steering rack. After years of wear and tear, it becomes essential to replace tie rods, leaf springs, or coil springs to restore your vehicle's ability to release energy when in motion. Consider opting for lowering springs that offer more coils in a condensed stack for a low-profile look.

Tune-Ups for Classic, Muscle and Vintage Cars
Regular oil changes are an essential part of any classic car tune-up. We specialize in emissions tuning for late-model high-performance engines, offering bolt-on modifications for muscle and vintage car tune-ups.

For more information and to explore our classic car services, please contact us at 831-464-2269. You can also request a quote by clicking below:

To learn more about our classic car repair services, call us at 831-464-2269 or request a quote by clicking below:


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Car & Truck Care, near Santa Cruz, CA

I have been taking my BMW to Catalpa Street since 2006 and they have been great. Honest, fair, reliable and friendly. I have been hanging on to my car because I good mechanic is hard to find. Once this one dies, it will be another BMW for me and Catalpa Street will be servicing that one too!


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