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This week’s podcast show guest is my pal Danny Giustino, the owner of Muscle Express, a restoration and parts shop in Jupiter, FL. I originally met Danny after he started listening to the podcast show and had sent me a few e-mails. One thing led to another, we got to know each other a bit, and I learned that he had been successfully restoring cars and selling parts for over 20 years! That feat alone is a dream that most people only aspire to, and a you might expect it turned out he was not just good at restoring cars, but great at it. His cars have been invited to the prestigious Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show in Chicago, and today he’s an expert and nut-and-bolt restorations on most GM cars.
Danny grew up in New York in a time when muscle cars were new (and were just normal transportation), and had a lot of funny stories about his childhood and cars. He moved his family to Florida just over 20 years to in search of a warm winter climate, and once he arrived there he started his restoration business and never looked back!
During the interview we covered a lot of ground, discussing the documentation secrets to award winning restoration builds, and also about the keys to success in running a restoration and parts shop. If you’re interested in either topic (or just want to listen to someone who is super entertaining), I think you’ll really enjoy this one!
I’d also like to mention that Dan is a sponsor of the Chevelle Build and supplied original sheet-metal (via his network or parts suppliers) as well as all new soft-rubber components for the car. He also gave me two t-shirts that came off of his back (no joke), but be washed them and they’re good to go!
Thanks for the interview, Danny!
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