Return your classic car to factory showroom condition


High performance engines, drivetrains and suspension systems

custom Builds

Build your dream car from the ground up

About us

The best classic car restorations in the lower mainland

Classic Customs and Hot Rod’s is Canada’s premier classic car restoration facility, located in Burnaby, British Columbia. We specialize in working on early model vehicles and are highly experienced in body work, mechanical, high performance engines, metal fabrication, rust removal, and paint.


Over the past 15 years, hundreds of cars have been brought back to life by the team at Classic Customs and Hot Rods. Have a look at some of our work below.  

Client Testimonials

Dont’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

I was amazed at the finished product. A 1970 Mustang Sportsroof from a shell. The number one complement I receive is on the paint job of my car. The quality of the work was outstanding. But great work takes time. More than I ever expected but the quality shone through. My car has won numerous awards including the GVMA Car of the Year. 

Tom Anstruther

These guys really produce amazing cars. Like a real life hot wheels factory. Definitely bringing my next car to Ken.

Keelan Tisshaw

Fantastic shop, very welcoming staff. Techs are wildly talented and also very good at explaining what they did. I took my 62′ Pontiac in and they got it running just as it should, definitely would recommend to any hot rodder or classic enthusiast.

Eric Hennecke

Contact us today! Restore your ride.

Our History 

Ken Powers, owner and founder of CCHR, fell in love with classic cars when his father, Art Powers, purchased a 1938 Buick Special for $500.00 when Ken was 7 years old. Ken remembers going on drives and car shows with his Dad and pretending he was a gangster with his toy machine gun. When Ken was 17, his father purchased him his first car, It was a 1965 white 289 Mustang Coup with blue interior. Ken had already began an auto body course at a local Tech School which got him a job with his cousin Anthony during the summers leading up to his graduation from high school. Anthony owned a custom Corvette restoration shop called Anthony’s Autobody in Mount Vernon N.Y. There Ken got the opportunity to learn the importance of doing the job right and doing it once. This was imperative as Anthony always said “My clients are as picky as I am so it better be perfect!” Ken thanks Anthony for what he would call his quality code of honor. His constant persistence for excellence was instilled in him throughout the years while he worked there. Ken has stood by this code and also demands from his employee’s a very high standard of quality workmanship. Ken has owned over 80 classic cars since he was 17, all of various years and manufactures. He is not bias to any particular brand, he loves them all, big and small! Classic Cars has always been a passion for Ken. He loves working on them, showing them off, cruising in them and collecting them. Ken is proud to offer the best built custom classics in the lower mainland.

Classic Customs and Hot Rods

Canada’s premier auto restoration shop 

7011 Merritt Ave, Burnaby, BC, V5J 4R7

Phone: +1 (604) 428-4390

Email: [email protected]

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