Classic Restoration Enterprise

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  • 39 Transport Ln

    Pine Island, NY 10969

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  • 845-258-2050

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I also was taken advantage of by this shop. We dropped off our studebaker wagon, primed and ready for finishing, and after many months and thousands of dollars of cost overruns, we started to ask questions. To complicate matters, my

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I also was taken advantage of by this shop. We dropped off our studebaker wagon, primed and ready for finishing, and after many months and thousands of dollars of cost overruns, we started to ask questions. To complicate matters, my

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What are the chances of 2 Brian Ps going to his shop, well im here to tell you im the real Brian P. If you want your car really srewed up then go see big Melvin @ Classic. I took my 70 Torino their to get restored what a mistake, hes a has

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What are the chances of 2 Brian Ps going to his shop, well im here to tell you im the real Brian P. If you want your car really srewed up then go see big Melvin @ Classic. I took my 70 Torino their to get restored what a mistake, hes a has

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Went to Melvin for a restoration on my 64 GTO . He "spiked" the job...Would not give me an estimate initially. Told me that he had to assess my car first. Totally disassembled my car and then decided to give me a ridiculous price quote

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Went to Melvin for a restoration on my 64 GTO . He "spiked" the job...Would not give me an estimate initially. Told me that he had to assess my car first. Totally disassembled my car and then decided to give me a ridiculous price quote

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Well I read a bunch of these and to be honest, I don't understand why most of you have had such negative comments. I've brought 2 of my cars to Classic Res, a 1965 Mustang and a 1978 Camaro, to have them fully restored. Both were done

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Well I read a bunch of these and to be honest, I don't understand why most of you have had such negative comments. I've brought 2 of my cars to Classic Res, a 1965 Mustang and a 1978 Camaro, to have them fully restored. Both were done

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Ladies and gentlemen - Please read all the reviews below and heed their advise. I wish I had. I called the NY DMV after myself being taken by Melvin Benzaquen and his Classic Restoration business. I was informed that they take regular

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Ladies and gentlemen - Please read all the reviews below and heed their advise. I wish I had. I called the NY DMV after myself being taken by Melvin Benzaquen and his Classic Restoration business. I was informed that they take regular

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My Identity is below verifying me as a REAL person. Call me and I'll fax you proof of my statements. Anyone can post a bunch of fake opinions about anything. This thread was begun to give advance warning to potential victims of this

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My Identity is below verifying me as a REAL person. Call me and I'll fax you proof of my statements. Anyone can post a bunch of fake opinions about anything. This thread was begun to give advance warning to potential victims of this

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THE TRUTH SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS or phony rebuttals posted by Melvin and/or his cronies. Heres whats really behind the many NYS DMV cases and Civil lawsuits brought against Melvin Benzaquen/Classic Restorations:\r
To date there have

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THE TRUTH SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS or phony rebuttals posted by Melvin and/or his cronies. Heres whats really behind the many NYS DMV cases and Civil lawsuits brought against Melvin Benzaquen/Classic Restorations:\r
To date there have

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I got my freshly restored 1972 Trans Am back a few months ago and cannot wait for the weather to get better so I can drive the wheels off of it!\r
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My car was the typical Trans Am with the normal rust and an abnormal prior accident

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I got my freshly restored 1972 Trans Am back a few months ago and cannot wait for the weather to get better so I can drive the wheels off of it!\r
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My car was the typical Trans Am with the normal rust and an abnormal prior accident

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I contracted with Classic to build me a 67 Mustang Eleanor clone that has a tricked out suspension, custom leather interior, fuel injected Ford 406 V8 and a 5 speed manual transmission. \r
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Everything went well with the build. I found

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I contracted with Classic to build me a 67 Mustang Eleanor clone that has a tricked out suspension, custom leather interior, fuel injected Ford 406 V8 and a 5 speed manual transmission. \r
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Everything went well with the build. I found

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I had brought Mel my 1970 Hemi Challenger originally but upon teardown and disassembly a real train wreck was revealed. The Hemi motor was also found to have been previously patched from a previous piston exiting the block even though it

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I had brought Mel my 1970 Hemi Challenger originally but upon teardown and disassembly a real train wreck was revealed. The Hemi motor was also found to have been previously patched from a previous piston exiting the block even though it

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My 1983 Ferrari 308 was restored by Classic and looks better than when it was new.\r
Their knowledge and expertise is stellar. Ferrari wanted over $3000 for a lower seat cover. Classic obtained the exact leather and made the cover in the

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My 1983 Ferrari 308 was restored by Classic and looks better than when it was new.\r
Their knowledge and expertise is stellar. Ferrari wanted over $3000 for a lower seat cover. Classic obtained the exact leather and made the cover in the

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My LS 6 Chevelle was restored by Mel at Classic. Great job, very high quality. I feel pretty comfortable in saying that the restoration is of very high quality as it looks almost as good as the day it \r
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What grave marker? I looked at

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My LS 6 Chevelle was restored by Mel at Classic. Great job, very high quality. I feel pretty comfortable in saying that the restoration is of very high quality as it looks almost as good as the day it \r
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What grave marker? I looked at

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Today I called Mr. Benzaquen to civilly request the removal of my mother's grave marker from this web site. He obviously is refusing. Melvin Benzaquen the owner of Classic Restoration Enterprises has had bad dealings with my brother. Why

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Today I called Mr. Benzaquen to civilly request the removal of my mother's grave marker from this web site. He obviously is refusing. Melvin Benzaquen the owner of Classic Restoration Enterprises has had bad dealings with my brother. Why

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I am afraid that I do not have "first hand" knowledge of this companie's quality or business practices. I see that there is a lot being said by people who have enjoyed his services and others (quite a few others) who have been disapointed

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I am afraid that I do not have "first hand" knowledge of this companie's quality or business practices. I see that there is a lot being said by people who have enjoyed his services and others (quite a few others) who have been disapointed

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Melvin Benzaquen of Classic restorations is the consumate con guy - knows his business but doesn't deal straight. He's very adept at fabricating labor hours - he will lie to your face about what work was done and how long it took. He has

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Melvin Benzaquen of Classic restorations is the consumate con guy - knows his business but doesn't deal straight. He's very adept at fabricating labor hours - he will lie to your face about what work was done and how long it took. He has

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My car was restored by Classic and it is a great job.\r
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It is a 1970 Shelby GT-500 convertible.\r
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No problems with the work done and the quality was as expected which is high.\r
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I heartily recommend Classic!

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My car was restored by Classic and it is a great job.\r
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It is a 1970 Shelby GT-500 convertible.\r
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No problems with the work done and the quality was as expected which is high.\r
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I heartily recommend Classic!

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These reviews are obviously suspect as you can tell no one knows this guy.\r
No one could be this bad and be in business as long as they have been\r
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I had my car done there, nothing but positive experience. Quality work. You get what

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These reviews are obviously suspect as you can tell no one knows this guy.\r
No one could be this bad and be in business as long as they have been\r
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I had my car done there, nothing but positive experience. Quality work. You get what

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The owner of this shop ripped off my buddy a while back. Ran up the invoices on his 50s pickup to the tune of $40K. Had to go legal on him and call local law enforcement. Then, the truck mysteriously caught fire in the shop before he

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The owner of this shop ripped off my buddy a while back. Ran up the invoices on his 50s pickup to the tune of $40K. Had to go legal on him and call local law enforcement. Then, the truck mysteriously caught fire in the shop before he

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My 3 Pontiac Bonneville convertibles have been restored by Classic.\r
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Great jobs, awesome reviews everywhere I go with these cars. Quality has held up over many years since these cars have been completed.\r
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I agree, the negative

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My 3 Pontiac Bonneville convertibles have been restored by Classic.\r
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Great jobs, awesome reviews everywhere I go with these cars. Quality has held up over many years since these cars have been completed.\r
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I agree, the negative

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This is a real problem with the internet.\r
Anyone can say anything and not substantiate it. This poor guy at Classic is running a business and basically has no way to defend himself against these morons.\r
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I am glad to see he took this

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This is a real problem with the internet.\r
Anyone can say anything and not substantiate it. This poor guy at Classic is running a business and basically has no way to defend himself against these morons.\r
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I am glad to see he took this

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To the reviewers who are either Mel himself or people being paid to write these reviews: The negative reviews on this site ARE NOT THE WORK OF A SINGLE REVIEWER! \r
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I have known the person they are talking about for many years! Mel

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To the reviewers who are either Mel himself or people being paid to write these reviews: The negative reviews on this site ARE NOT THE WORK OF A SINGLE REVIEWER! \r
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I have known the person they are talking about for many years! Mel

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Great place to visit, friendly and knowledgeable staff and walking around this giant shop just shows you their commitment to quality and work is actually being done. Every time I visit my car it is refreshing to see that not only my car

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Great place to visit, friendly and knowledgeable staff and walking around this giant shop just shows you their commitment to quality and work is actually being done. Every time I visit my car it is refreshing to see that not only my car

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My 63 Corvette was restored at Classic a few years ago.\r
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Exceptional job, went on to win Top Flight at the NCRS nationals as expected! \r
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Setting up a Corvette in order to obtain a Top Flight award is not an easy task and requires

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My 63 Corvette was restored at Classic a few years ago.\r
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Exceptional job, went on to win Top Flight at the NCRS nationals as expected! \r
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Setting up a Corvette in order to obtain a Top Flight award is not an easy task and requires

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I am a current customer of Classic. The quality of work is amazing and the depth of knowledge that Mel has is extraordinary. I also have been a past customer from 7 years ago in which they restored my 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

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I am a current customer of Classic. The quality of work is amazing and the depth of knowledge that Mel has is extraordinary. I also have been a past customer from 7 years ago in which they restored my 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

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I am a past customer and also a current customer of Classic. I have had Classic restore 5 vehicles for me in the past over the last 12 years and have my Mustang being restored currently.\r
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I am well versed in the restoration process,

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I am a past customer and also a current customer of Classic. I have had Classic restore 5 vehicles for me in the past over the last 12 years and have my Mustang being restored currently.\r
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I am well versed in the restoration process,

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Mel and Classic built me a 33 Ford 5 window coupe street rod. The car of my dreams. Mel is an absolute wizard with picking out classy color schemes and then tweaking the colors a bit further. I have a drop dead black cherry 33 Ford with a

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Mel and Classic built me a 33 Ford 5 window coupe street rod. The car of my dreams. Mel is an absolute wizard with picking out classy color schemes and then tweaking the colors a bit further. I have a drop dead black cherry 33 Ford with a

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I had Classic Restoration restore my 1965 Maserati Ghibli a couple of years ago. What a difficult car this is to work on! Classic certainly made it a lot easier as I had tried to do the restoration myself over the course of many years but

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I had Classic Restoration restore my 1965 Maserati Ghibli a couple of years ago. What a difficult car this is to work on! Classic certainly made it a lot easier as I had tried to do the restoration myself over the course of many years but

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My 1931 Cadillac was restored by Classic. It was a difficult restoration for obvious reasons and came out beautifully. It has earned an AACA Senior Award and countless other shows and has actually been quite reliable.\r
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The quality is

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My 1931 Cadillac was restored by Classic. It was a difficult restoration for obvious reasons and came out beautifully. It has earned an AACA Senior Award and countless other shows and has actually been quite reliable.\r
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The quality is

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Melin and Classic restored my 1957 Chevy pickup.\r
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Best job. I have had many dealings with him and know these lies people are saying are just that. Lies.\r
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Shame on you and your mothers!

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Melin and Classic restored my 1957 Chevy pickup.\r
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Best job. I have had many dealings with him and know these lies people are saying are just that. Lies.\r
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Shame on you and your mothers!

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I had my 65 Thunderbird convertible restored by Classic.\r
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Great job, great car and I am so happy with it. I would bring them additional work anytime and know that it will be done correctly and safely.\r
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These reviews are not knowing

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I had my 65 Thunderbird convertible restored by Classic.\r
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Great job, great car and I am so happy with it. I would bring them additional work anytime and know that it will be done correctly and safely.\r
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These reviews are not knowing

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I have read these reviews and can tell the negative ones are fake. \r
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1) scamalama says Classic doesn't advertise in Hemmings because of them throwing him out? Well, I have my most recent Hemmings and there is

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I have read these reviews and can tell the negative ones are fake. \r
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Lets break this down:\r
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1) scamalama says Classic doesn't advertise in Hemmings because of them throwing him out? Well, I have my most recent Hemmings and there is

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Good place to have your car restored as I had.\r
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Excellent communication, excellent restoration.\r
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Will go back to them again for repairs and updates.\r
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Best in the business!

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Good place to have your car restored as I had.\r
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Excellent communication, excellent restoration.\r
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Will go back to them again for repairs and updates.\r
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Best in the business!

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Classic restored my 1972 Mercedes Benz. It was not an easy restoration as it had a lot of rust.\r
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Mel was an unbelievable fountain of knowledge that is unparalleled in this industry. The car came out great and Mercedes Benz even used it

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Classic restored my 1972 Mercedes Benz. It was not an easy restoration as it had a lot of rust.\r
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Mel was an unbelievable fountain of knowledge that is unparalleled in this industry. The car came out great and Mercedes Benz even used it

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These postings make me sick and it just shows how f-d up people are. \r
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Truly cowardly and unwillingly to listen to the other side of the story shows mental instability.\r
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My 1959 Cadillac convertible was restored by Classic and is

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These postings make me sick and it just shows how f-d up people are. \r
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Truly cowardly and unwillingly to listen to the other side of the story shows mental instability.\r
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My 1959 Cadillac convertible was restored by Classic and is

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I have had my 1969 Camaro Z28 restored by Classic. Outstanding restoration, this car drives better than I thought it would and kills at shows.\r
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The process (restoration) is a difficult one to go through, especially if this is your

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I have had my 1969 Camaro Z28 restored by Classic. Outstanding restoration, this car drives better than I thought it would and kills at shows.\r
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The process (restoration) is a difficult one to go through, especially if this is your

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Looks like the old joke when you see 2 people arguing it is difficult to tell which one is the idiot.\r
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It is so obvious the people saying these negative things are not real. A hero? Really lame. As if you need a hero for a shop if you

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Looks like the old joke when you see 2 people arguing it is difficult to tell which one is the idiot.\r
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It is so obvious the people saying these negative things are not real. A hero? Really lame. As if you need a hero for a shop if you

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I too have had dealings with Classic and Melvin. All positive. He absolutely knows his business and how to restore these old cars. These negative posters obviously have no life and deserve what is coming to them.\r
Classic is an excellent

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I too have had dealings with Classic and Melvin. All positive. He absolutely knows his business and how to restore these old cars. These negative posters obviously have no life and deserve what is coming to them.\r
Classic is an excellent

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Really a real mess here. I know personally that this is all nothing more than people who refuse to take responsibility for their decisions.\r
Classic has resorted to utilizing law enforcement to investigate the head perpetrator and other

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Really a real mess here. I know personally that this is all nothing more than people who refuse to take responsibility for their decisions.\r
Classic has resorted to utilizing law enforcement to investigate the head perpetrator and other

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I have known and been a customer of Classic for many years starting with the restoration of my 1949 Ford and going forward with maintaining it throughout the years. Melvin is a smart guy and knows his business in and out and is a

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I have known and been a customer of Classic for many years starting with the restoration of my 1949 Ford and going forward with maintaining it throughout the years. Melvin is a smart guy and knows his business in and out and is a

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I am a current and past customer of Classic.\r
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These reviews are unbelievable and make Classic, and most importantly, Mel look as though he is a thug.\r
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How is that possible? They have been in business for over 20 years and have

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I am a current and past customer of Classic.\r
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These reviews are unbelievable and make Classic, and most importantly, Mel look as though he is a thug.\r
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How is that possible? They have been in business for over 20 years and have

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I have 2 vehicles restored at Classic Restorations and know that the negative statements made on this site are patently false. I have seen the extensive court documentation in which Classic has sued one of the posters who has 7 different

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I have 2 vehicles restored at Classic Restorations and know that the negative statements made on this site are patently false. I have seen the extensive court documentation in which Classic has sued one of the posters who has 7 different

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To me it is quite simple: it is the word of the last 3 postings, which are very possibly written by Mel himself, against the 3 recent judgments against him, by the NY department of motor vehicles. Take your pick.

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To me it is quite simple: it is the word of the last 3 postings, which are very possibly written by Mel himself, against the 3 recent judgments against him, by the NY department of motor vehicles. Take your pick.

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I have read these reviews and called Classic about them. I have heard many good things about them for many years.\r
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I am a former customer and have had very good relations with them and in the past. I am contemplating another

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I have read these reviews and called Classic about them. I have heard many good things about them for many years.\r
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I am a former customer and have had very good relations with them and in the past. I am contemplating another

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I have met Mel and his staff many times over the course of having my 1965 Pontiac restored by them.\r
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Did my car have hidden problems? Yes. We're they fixed properly? yes.\r
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Was it cheap? No. \r
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Has my car held up over the past

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I have met Mel and his staff many times over the course of having my 1965 Pontiac restored by them.\r
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Did my car have hidden problems? Yes. We're they fixed properly? yes.\r
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Was it cheap? No. \r
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Has my car held up over the past

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To the fools who believe whatever nonsense has been written about this great place known as CLASSIC RESTORATIONS, as it truly exists under it's actual name (fyi: there is no such place as Classic Restoration Enterprise and sarcasm is free

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To the fools who believe whatever nonsense has been written about this great place known as CLASSIC RESTORATIONS, as it truly exists under it's actual name (fyi: there is no such place as Classic Restoration Enterprise and sarcasm is free

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DO NOT go here. The owner is a racist and sent me profanity-filled racist messages

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DO NOT go here. The owner is a racist and sent me profanity-filled racist messages

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By the posting's on this site this guy seems really bad!.There should be some way to bring him to justice !.From what i see the wheels of justice are in motion and turning for everyone KARMA is a big thing belive in it and your friend Mel

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By the posting's on this site this guy seems really bad!.There should be some way to bring him to justice !.From what i see the wheels of justice are in motion and turning for everyone KARMA is a big thing belive in it and your friend Mel

 

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