1954 Pontiac Bally: Another example of a "Museum" Quality Restoration...
Each of the four vehicles featured in the Restoration section of our Custom Gallery represents one of four levels of restoration. Each level depends on your ultimate intentions for the vehicle, your personal preference and, of course, your budget.
Museum quality restoration strives to make the vehicle look exact for display purposes. This 1954 Pontiac interior, though not at all pretty by modern standards, was patterned and sewn to waterproof cardboard just like the original panels. The seats received the same button treatment as the original, and carpet set was purchased from a trusted vendor to be set up as the original kit.
Although incredibly detailed, there is a step beyond the "Museum" level of restoration. Concourse restoration takes time, money and patience. During a Concourse Level Restoration, all facets of the interior are dissected, studied and duplicated for a "showroom fresh" and perfect look. Although not as detailed, this restoration is closer to the Concourse Restoration than the Hudson since the backing and underlying materials are the same as they would have been when the car rolled off the line at the factory.